2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by L-Jam3 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:43 pm

degenerasian wrote:
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Its like answering "a plane crash" when asked who you want to advance. Flyers are self-evidently awful and Montreal has the worst or second worst fans in hockey.
Hmm I've always enjoyed Hab fans way better than Oiler, Leaf and Canuck fans.

Maybe for me it's because Habs fans were very cordial when we won our Cup there.
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Post by brian » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:44 pm

It's been fascinating to see what opposing fans visiting Vegas are like vs. what opposing fans in Detroit were like, especially considering Detroit was a dynasty when I was going to games there and Vegas was supposed to be a laughingstock at first and then of course turned out not to be.

Some of it is due to randomness of course, especially since East teams only play in Vegas once a year and I haven't been to every single game played here meaning I've only seen some fanbases once or twice.

I have opinions, but not interested in stirring up any shit. I'll only say that basically only three or four fanbases in the West are really truly horrible and roughly half in the East are.

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Post by mister d » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:47 pm

I've been cursed at and had popcorn thrown at me at a Flyers game but I was cheering for Leetch (on the Maple Leafs) so it wasn't completely unjustified.
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degenerasian wrote:
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Its like answering "a plane crash" when asked who you want to advance. Flyers are self-evidently awful and Montreal has the worst or second worst fans in hockey.
Hmm I've always enjoyed Hab fans way better than Oiler, Leaf and Canuck fans.

Maybe for me it's because Habs fans were very cordial when we won our Cup there.
As far as the West goes, I think the Canuck fans are known to be pretty obnoxious. Even amongst themselves.
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It's been fascinating to see what opposing fans visiting Vegas are like vs. what opposing fans in Detroit were like, especially considering Detroit was a dynasty when I was going to games there and Vegas was supposed to be a laughingstock at first and then of course turned out not to be.

Some of it is due to randomness of course, especially since East teams only play in Vegas once a year and I haven't been to every single game played here meaning I've only seen some fanbases once or twice.

I have opinions, but not interested in stirring up any shit. I'll only say that basically only three or four fanbases in the West are really truly horrible and roughly half in the East are.
Can't imagine Caps fans being a pain... Just a weird combo of being a very good team for a long time, but monumental collapses that truly humbled most in the fan base. Even now, Caps fans I know are "They can pretty much do whatever and I'm still going to be happy."

Winning that cup didn't make anyone I know cocky... just fucking relieved. And most are eyes wide open that they great players are rapidly approaching the end of the productive portions of their career. Gonna suck to lose Holtby, but certain moves just have to be made.
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mister d wrote:
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I've been cursed at and had popcorn thrown at me at a Flyers game but I was cheering for Leetch (on the Maple Leafs) so it wasn't completely unjustified.
i was spit on at msg during the 97 conference finals. probably had it coming considering i was wearing a flyers jersey and at one point signaled my approval of a flyers goal. my brother and i had seats in different rows in the same section. the 6'4" rags fan sitting next to me said he had my back if i got fucked with because he respected me for wearing my jersey in the blue seats. thank god the game was 3-2. if it was a blowout he might have been the first to squash my fuckin head. i lived, but a little piece of me died that night.

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Post by brian » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:37 pm

OT in the playoffs is stressful.

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Post by degenerasian » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:22 pm

Brind'Amour challenged again and lost.
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Brind'Amour challenged again and lost.
They won't be giving him any breaks.
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Post by degenerasian » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:26 pm

Canes up 3-2. That's the definition of a cannonating drive by Hamilton.
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Post by degenerasian » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:01 pm

Benn just speared Tkachuk in the nads which will please everyone.
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Post by degenerasian » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:03 pm

I hate Game 2s.
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I hate Game 2s.
Tell me about it
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Post by brian » Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:02 am

Here's a crazy stat -- the Arizona Coyotes have a series record of 0-12 after losing Game 1 of a series.

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Post by mister d » Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:11 am

degenerasian wrote:
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I hate Game 2s.
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Post by mister d » Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:52 pm

Today is the day Carter Hart became a true Flyer.
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Post by cerrano » Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:46 pm

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Today is the day Carter Hart became a true Flyer.
i'm gonna be the apologist, but of the 4 goals, only 1 is on hart. first 2 were breakdowns from the d in front of the net, he got screened by 304 people on one of the others. he doesn't have a long history of playoff hockey, so i'm not gonna say there's nothing to be concerned about, but since this isn't in front of the crowd, hart is going to be able to regroup pretty quickly and i think they flyers are going to be alright.
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Post by brian » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:08 pm

cerrano wrote:
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Today is the day Carter Hart became a true Flyer.
i'm gonna be the apologist, but of the 4 goals, only 1 is on hart. first 2 were breakdowns from the d in front of the net, he got screened by 304 people on one of the others. he doesn't have a long history of playoff hockey, so i'm not gonna say there's nothing to be concerned about, but since this isn't in front of the crowd, hart is going to be able to regroup pretty quickly and i think they flyers are going to be alright.
I dunno man. Game 3 is in front of Montreal's virtual fans

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Post by degenerasian » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:16 pm

Why hasn't Philly brought out virtual Kate Smith?
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Post by brian » Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:01 am

Whoa. Tuukka Rask opts out of playing for the rest of the playoffs.

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Post by govmentchedda » Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:03 am

Good on him.
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Post by sancarlos » Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:47 pm

I'm sure the Bruin fans are reacting and responding in a calm, rational manner.
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I'm sure the Bruin fans are reacting and responding in a calm, rational manner.
Any non-believer can check the comments at the Athletic. Always a great sign when the first comment has been flagged for review.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:00 pm

Isles have defenders holding Ovi's jock whenever he is on the ice. Saw it on 5 v 5 and the Caps PP goal. Basically said we will play 4-3 and just take the Ovi and his office out of the factor. I am sure Todd R is a good coach but there was a reason he worked for Trotz and not vice-versa.

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Post by degenerasian » Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:08 pm

Shell shocked in the playoffs

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Post by degenerasian » Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:32 pm

Stars-Flames game is intense. Pavelski should have scored 4 by now. There have been 26 shots in the 2nd, with 8 minutes left.
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Post by degenerasian » Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:35 pm

Toby Rieder with 5 career short handed goals. All scored at Rogers Place. None scored for the Edmonton Oilers.
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Post by degenerasian » Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:56 pm

I hate overtime
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Post by sancarlos » Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:59 pm

The Big Pavelski!
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Post by brian » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:59 pm

With first goal today Chicago avoids what would have been 21st “annihilation” in NHL history. (WhoWins.com)

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Post by L-Jam3 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:58 pm

It’d be nice to see a power play cash in for the first time in literally months.


ETA: my bad. They got one in Game One.
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mister d wrote:
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I hate Game 2s.
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Post by mister d » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:29 pm

Actually when he said he’d used PEDs he didn’t know that implied steroids he was referring to Pitching Enhancement Data I mean that’s so dumb it has to be true right???
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Post by degenerasian » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:42 pm

brian wrote:
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With first goal today Chicago avoids what would have been 21st “annihilation” in NHL history. (WhoWins.com)
Vancouver has led all the way as well, just scored first in Game 3.
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degenerasian wrote:
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With first goal today Chicago avoids what would have been 21st “annihilation” in NHL history. (WhoWins.com)
Vancouver has led all the way as well, just scored first in Game 3.
well, nevermind.
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brian wrote:
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With first goal today Chicago avoids what would have been 21st “annihilation” in NHL history. (WhoWins.com)
Heh. I have no idea how often it happens in baseball, but in the 2015 NLCS, not only did the Cubs never hold a lead, but they were only tied in about 3 or 4 innings out of 36. I don't know if anyone has ever done worse in a 4-game series. (Even the 1927 Pirates did better.)
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Re: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Post by govmentchedda » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:47 pm

The Blue Jackets (especially with Korpisalo playing like he is) are hard to play against, but I think the Bolts have enough talent to pull this series out.

Cooper's done some odd things with the lines today. On more than one occasion a fourth liner has been out with a first liner, and I can't tell if he's matching lines for faceoffs, switching lines for defensive matchups (we're the "away" team today), or what. Every time I've noticed it, it seems to have fixed itself already, almost like he's giving some players half shifts. He also had the 2nd PP line take the lion's share of the most recent PP (that 2nd PP line has 2 D).

The result is certainly going to dictate how all this is viewed. It'll either be Coop as genius, or Coop trying to be too cute.
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