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Post by govmentchedda » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:35 pm

Three minutes left on the third, Carolina has no shots in the period, and their 2-0 lead is now a 4-2 deficit.
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Post by brian » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:23 pm

After this Flames/Stars game, the next six straight games are possible elimination games.

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Post by sancarlos » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:10 pm

Plenty of upsets early, but the last eight games have gone with the chalk.
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Post by brian » Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:03 pm

Lightning move on. Pretty impressive comeback in third period to tie it and the winner from Point in OT.

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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:04 pm

Fuck yeah!
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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:05 pm

At this point, unless Montreal come back, we face the winner of the Boston/Carolina series. Either is fine by me.
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Post by brian » Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:09 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:04 pm
Fuck yeah!
Columbus still 5-4 against Tampa in the playoffs last two years. <wink>

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brian wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:09 pm
govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:04 pm
Fuck yeah!
Columbus still 5-4 against Tampa in the playoffs last two years. <wink>
Point for Conn Smythe!
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Post by degenerasian » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:37 pm

What would the odds have been that Matt Martin would play more playoff games than John Tavares through a couple years.
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Post by brian » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:39 pm

I’m 5 for 5 on series so far. But I do have Calgary St Louis and Philly from here.

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Post by degenerasian » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:51 pm

brian wrote:
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I’m 5 for 5 on series so far. But I do have Calgary St Louis and Philly from here.
Calgary just scored!!
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Post by degenerasian » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:55 pm

And again. Flames are playing agsinst the worst goalie in the playoffs. Need to fire from everywhere.
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Post by degenerasian » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:43 pm

The Flames never let me down.
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Post by degenerasian » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:55 pm

This game is a microcosm of my life as a Flames fan.
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Post by sancarlos » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:12 pm

I’m sorry, Degen.
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Post by brian » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:28 pm

Man wasn’t meant to fly that close to the Sun.

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Post by degenerasian » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:36 pm

Ha that's awesome!
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Post by degenerasian » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:40 pm

I expect the GM to be canned after this. In 5 years he has not found a coach or a goalie.
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degenerasian wrote:
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I expect the GM to be canned after this. In 5 years he has not found a coach or a goalie.
Mike Vernon ain’t walking through that door!
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Post by MaxWebster » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:36 am

first team in NHL playoff history to be leading by 3 then lose by 4 in same game.

i was texting w a friend this morning, comparing the Flames these last 2 seasons to the ffng frustrating as shit Sabres of the mid-80s. Some huge talent and they just rolled over in the playoffs.

Obviously goaltending was bad and losing Tkachuk... those may have turned the tide. But results and all (and last year's embarrassment) are probably going to lead to some changes. Degen - what do you think? what would you want? change for the sake of it is kinda dumb but something is likely to happen.

What's the local consensus on Johnny Hockey?

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Post by degenerasian » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:14 am

MaxWebster wrote:
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first team in NHL playoff history to be leading by 3 then lose by 4 in same game.

i was texting w a friend this morning, comparing the Flames these last 2 seasons to the ffng frustrating as shit Sabres of the mid-80s. Some huge talent and they just rolled over in the playoffs.

Obviously goaltending was bad and losing Tkachuk... those may have turned the tide. But results and all (and last year's embarrassment) are probably going to lead to some changes. Degen - what do you think? what would you want? change for the sake of it is kinda dumb but something is likely to happen.

What's the local consensus on Johnny Hockey?
Interesting. Different time in the 80s as there were teams that could never get out of their division. Buffalo could never get past Boston and Montreal. Quebec had the same problem. Montreal made the final in 86 and 89, Boston in 88 and 90. The Hawerchuk-led Jets could never get past Calgary and Edmonton, they even had the juggernaut Oilers down 3 games to 1 twice but couldn't convert. The other two divisions were crapshoots.

But in today's salary-cap and parity world there is no excuse for this. Flames are not losing to dynasty teams, they're just a poorly built team. Coaching the goaltending are the main things the the GM Treviling has never addressed. You all laughed when he hired Peters, and rightfully so. Then kept this interim loser while Gallant, Laviolette and others were out there. I still can't believe he put in Rittich last night in a 3-3 game.

As for the local consensus on Gaudreau, it's 50/50. Some thing he'll never be a playoff player and want him gone. And others, like me, would like to keep him as he is a gamebreaker. The bigger problem is Monahan. He's a very useless #1C in the playoffs. In 30 career playoffs game, he's got 8 points, playing top line minutes. I don't think the team is that far off. Trade Monahan for some pieces, Pay Lehner whatever he wants, hire a real coach and go from there. This team plays in spurts. You all saw the first 10 minutes last night, they looked like Brazil.

Flames D core of Giordano, Brodie, Hanafin, Hamonic and Anderson, plus some other youngsters, I'm not sure there's a better group in the league.
Heck the Islanders absolutely dominated the Capitals with Pullock, Peleck, Leddy and Toews. That's because they have a coach.
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Post by MaxWebster » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:42 am

i'll take Monahan for some pieces, see who you can talk to. :) not sure it's widely known but hey Buffalo could sure use a #2 center ha


oddly enough, Buffalo's biggest nemesis in those mid-80s was Quebec, they fucked us. were our biggest/nastiest rival for probably 3 years, they knocked us out 2 straight years and the last one was a doozy - IIRC we hadn't won in Le Colissee in like 4 years, game 5 (best of 5 then) Sabres were up 2 in the 3rd period with maybe 7 minutes left. And lost. And not in overtime.

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Post by degenerasian » Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:52 am

MaxWebster wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:42 am
i'll take Monahan for some pieces, see who you can talk to. :) not sure it's widely known but hey Buffalo could sure use a #2 center ha


oddly enough, Buffalo's biggest nemesis in those mid-80s was Quebec, they fucked us. were our biggest/nastiest rival for probably 3 years, they knocked us out 2 straight years and the last one was a doozy - IIRC we hadn't won in Le Colissee in like 4 years, game 5 (best of 5 then) Sabres were up 2 in the 3rd period with maybe 7 minutes left. And lost. And not in overtime.
sure, I'll take Buffalo's 7th overall pick :)
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Post by sancarlos » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:57 pm

NHL on NBC analyst Mike Milbury is receiving criticism from media and fans for a comment he made during Thursday's broadcast regarding the NHL bubble, suggesting that there are "not even any women here to disrupt your concentration."
https://twitter.com/i/events/1296817053119082498

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Post by degenerasian » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:50 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:57 pm
NHL on NBC analyst Mike Milbury is receiving criticism from media and fans for a comment he made during Thursday's broadcast regarding the NHL bubble, suggesting that there are "not even any women here to disrupt your concentration."
https://twitter.com/i/events/1296817053119082498

As soon as I heard him say that, I knew he'd catch hell. Someday, maybe he'll learn to think before he sends things directly from his brain to his mouth.
I can't believe he's still around. Worse even the they put him in the booth! Anson Carter's been refreshing. Sportsnet's new guy is Kevin Bieksa and he's been excellent. Get new blood in there, it's a totally different game.
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Post by MaxWebster » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:53 pm

done. :)

same friend just sent me this - i'm sure Monahan has some influence

Johnny Gaudreau 5v5 during these playoffs:

• 0 points in 10 games
• on ice for three Calgary goals
• 44.00 Corsi For%
• 41.84 Expected Goals For%
degenerasian wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:52 am
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Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:42 am
i'll take Monahan for some pieces, see who you can talk to. :) not sure it's widely known but hey Buffalo could sure use a #2 center ha


oddly enough, Buffalo's biggest nemesis in those mid-80s was Quebec, they fucked us. were our biggest/nastiest rival for probably 3 years, they knocked us out 2 straight years and the last one was a doozy - IIRC we hadn't won in Le Colissee in like 4 years, game 5 (best of 5 then) Sabres were up 2 in the 3rd period with maybe 7 minutes left. And lost. And not in overtime.
sure, I'll take Buffalo's 7th overall pick :)

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Post by degenerasian » Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:22 pm

Yes, I think Monahan held Gaudreau back and Lindholm was garbage and held them both back. What pisses me off about Monahan is he struggled to take on a prominent role with the team despite going up against the likes of Adam Lowry, Andrew Copp and Radek Faksa. For $6.3M, you have to dominate these matchups and I didn’t see that from him. He was actually pretty invisible to me for 80% of the games he played in.

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done. :)

same friend just sent me this - i'm sure Monahan has some influence

Johnny Gaudreau 5v5 during these playoffs:

• 0 points in 10 games
• on ice for three Calgary goals
• 44.00 Corsi For%
• 41.84 Expected Goals For%
degenerasian wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:52 am
MaxWebster wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:42 am
i'll take Monahan for some pieces, see who you can talk to. :) not sure it's widely known but hey Buffalo could sure use a #2 center ha


oddly enough, Buffalo's biggest nemesis in those mid-80s was Quebec, they fucked us. were our biggest/nastiest rival for probably 3 years, they knocked us out 2 straight years and the last one was a doozy - IIRC we hadn't won in Le Colissee in like 4 years, game 5 (best of 5 then) Sabres were up 2 in the 3rd period with maybe 7 minutes left. And lost. And not in overtime.
sure, I'll take Buffalo's 7th overall pick :)
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Post by brian » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:21 pm

Gotta admit I’m rooting for the Nucks. Want no part of the Blues.

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Post by L-Jam3 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:48 pm

31 on 33 for Carter “The Hitman” Hart*. Which is good, because during a failed breakaway I yelped “fucker!”, in front of my 12 y/o daughter for the first time.



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Post by DSafetyGuy » Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:39 pm

“All I'm sayin' is, he comes near me, I'll put him in the wall.”

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brian wrote:
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Gotta admit I’m rooting for the Nucks. Want no part of the Blues.
Man I would die before risking posting something like that during the playoffs.
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Post by brian » Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:22 pm

Just being honest though. In three years I feel like the Golden Knights have provided me as much satisfaction as a fan as the Lions have done in 47. VGK has been to a final at least. Not even joking and I love being a Lions fan. I’m a Lion fan til I die short of something worse than hiring a rapist for a coach.

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Post by brian » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:39 pm

I get it. I love MAF. Either his agent went off the reservation or he did but I don’t care. You can’t hate MAF.

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Post by travzilla » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:41 pm

Totally insane to post that during a playoff run, and 0% chance walsh does that without Fleury's OK. So much for the guy everybody loves.

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Post by govmentchedda » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:59 pm

I don't know. Walsh repped(reps?) Drouin, and I kind of remember that he's a bit of a wildcard. I mean, I can't imagine someone doing that without knowledge of the player, but if memory is correct, Walsh is maybe the most likely to do so, of NHL agents
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Post by travzilla » Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:06 pm

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I don't know. Walsh repped(reps?) Drouin, and I kind of remember that he's a bit of a wildcard. I mean, I can't imagine someone doing that without knowledge of the player, but if memory is correct, Walsh is maybe the most likely to do so, of NHL agents
He does stunts like this all the time but it always calculated and planned. His clients love him because he gets results and takes the bullets as the bad guy with his public persona. Tweet wouldn't still be up 5 hours later if Fleury wasn't ok with it.

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Post by govmentchedda » Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:09 pm

Yeah, you're right. Hasn't Lehner been the clearly superior goalie this off-season though?
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Post by travzilla » Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:12 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:09 pm
Yeah, you're right. Hasn't Lehner been the clearly superior goalie this off-season though?
yeah pretty clearly I think. That's why people (outside vegas at least) are gonna sour MAF. Him and DeBoer both just signed 3 year contracts if I'm not mistaken.

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Post by govmentchedda » Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:29 pm

Lehner's a UFA after the season?
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