2017-2018 NHL Playoffs

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  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 9,375
    mrussel1 said:
    Buffalo got fucked with that crease call.  
    Yes they did!!
    It was bullshit. That crease rule was ridiculous to begin with and all season long it was resulting in disallowed goals.  There was no leeway.  All of the sudden, there was a Cup clinching one, the NHL fails to review it... and then claims that there was a memo like a week earlier stating that the rule changed (bullshit).  They also tried to claim that Hull had 'possession' of the puck which allowed him to be in the crease (bullshit).  To not even have a review of that... ooof.

    In Game 1 of that series, Dallas had 7 straight powerplays including 2 in overtime and 10 for the game (powerplays were awarded with a bit lesser frequency then, especially in the playoffs.  Jason Wooley won the game for Buffalo in overtime.  After the victory by Buffalo in OT, Bob Swados, the original team counsel, wrote in his book that he met NHL executives in the elevator right after the game. He said the atmosphere of the elevator resembled that of a funeral. He described the league personnel as sullen and "stone-faced." He made a comment that the Sabres triumphed over adversity to which Bettman responded "Adversity justified." 

    With that said, the Sabres (who outplayed Dallas most of that game) were showing signs of running out of gas in that 7th period.  I would put $ on Dallas closing it out... and they would also be more likely to win Game 7.  
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 1,760

    I'd say if any team breaks the drought in Canada it will be Winnipeg...
    this city will fucking burn if that happens. 
    Winnipeg is young and talented and I think they will get better ...


    i agree. I just think this city will lose its fucking mind if we win. we haven't even won a GREY Cup in a frickin' 8 or 9 team league since 1990. 28 years with a 1 in 8 or 9 chance every year. that's mind boggling. 
    I did not realize the blue bombers haven't won a grey cup in that long ... the Jets should/hopefully bring a championship to town in the near future...
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 14,617

    I'd say if any team breaks the drought in Canada it will be Winnipeg...
    this city will fucking burn if that happens. 
    Winnipeg is young and talented and I think they will get better ...


    i agree. I just think this city will lose its fucking mind if we win. we haven't even won a GREY Cup in a frickin' 8 or 9 team league since 1990. 28 years with a 1 in 8 or 9 chance every year. that's mind boggling. 
    I did not realize the blue bombers haven't won a grey cup in that long ... the Jets should/hopefully bring a championship to town in the near future...
    yeah, they're kind of the laughing stock of the league in that regard. 
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 1,760

    I'd say if any team breaks the drought in Canada it will be Winnipeg...
    this city will fucking burn if that happens. 
    Winnipeg is young and talented and I think they will get better ...


    i agree. I just think this city will lose its fucking mind if we win. we haven't even won a GREY Cup in a frickin' 8 or 9 team league since 1990. 28 years with a 1 in 8 or 9 chance every year. that's mind boggling. 
    I did not realize the blue bombers haven't won a grey cup in that long ... the Jets should/hopefully bring a championship to town in the near future...
    yeah, they're kind of the laughing stock of the league in that regard. 
    I would think in a small league they'd win more often.  Just poor management I guess.  The Jets will keep the city happy for a while...
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 9,092
    MayDay10 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    Buffalo got fucked with that crease call.  
    Yes they did!!
    It was bullshit. That crease rule was ridiculous to begin with and all season long it was resulting in disallowed goals.  There was no leeway.  All of the sudden, there was a Cup clinching one, the NHL fails to review it... and then claims that there was a memo like a week earlier stating that the rule changed (bullshit).  They also tried to claim that Hull had 'possession' of the puck which allowed him to be in the crease (bullshit).  To not even have a review of that... ooof.

    In Game 1 of that series, Dallas had 7 straight powerplays including 2 in overtime and 10 for the game (powerplays were awarded with a bit lesser frequency then, especially in the playoffs.  Jason Wooley won the game for Buffalo in overtime.  After the victory by Buffalo in OT, Bob Swados, the original team counsel, wrote in his book that he met NHL executives in the elevator right after the game. He said the atmosphere of the elevator resembled that of a funeral. He described the league personnel as sullen and "stone-faced." He made a comment that the Sabres triumphed over adversity to which Bettman responded "Adversity justified." 

    With that said, the Sabres (who outplayed Dallas most of that game) were showing signs of running out of gas in that 7th period.  I would put $ on Dallas closing it out... and they would also be more likely to win Game 7.  
    Yep on all counts.

    Also, Scott Norwood was roughed.  
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 1,760
    I also will also be glad for Barry Trotz ... 
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 28,702
    so if the Caps win, how many players will go to the White House?  Will Trump even invite them?
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  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 9,092
    Ovechkin will. He'll carry a message from Putin.
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 14,617
    mrussel1 said:
    Ovechkin will. He'll carry a message from Putin.
    in a ridiculous oversized envelope that doucheboy won't even read. 
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 11,332
    3 Swedes, 8 Canadians, 1 Dane, 1 German, 3 Czechs, 3 Russians, 8 Americans, and an Aussie.  Most of them will go.  Hockey players are too kind.
  • NamiNami NewfoundlandPosts: 5,608
    i think tonight ol Stanley will make an appearance on the ice 
    Hamilton 9-13-05; Toronto 5-9-06, Toronto 8-21-09, Toronto 9-12-11, Hamilton 9-15-11....
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 9,092
    mrussel1 said:
    Ovechkin will. He'll carry a message from Putin.
    in a ridiculous oversized envelope that doucheboy won't even read. 
    Ha!  Touche
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 13,023
    Wild stuff in 2nd!
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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,859
    Lord Stanley getting polished up.
    Can Vegas delay it?
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 13,023
    C'mon....want the see a game 6
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 26,195
    I cannot imagine what the fuck a Stanley cup celebration in Vegas would be like. People may die
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 13,023
    I wish they would have kept Willie and he could've been a part of this...but congrats to the Caps.
    (How the fuck does the clock stop?)

    So sad there is no more hockey
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  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,859
    Somewhere Putin smiles.....

    Congrats Caps.
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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 14,760
    Just glad Fleury didn't win another one
    I miss igotid88
  • NamiNami NewfoundlandPosts: 5,608

    I wish they would have kept Willie and he could've been a part of this...but congrats to the Caps.
    (How the fuck does the clock stop?)

    So sad there is no more hockey

    I agree it sucks... .cant wait for next season when the Wings win the cup!

    Great win for the Caps! 40+ years in the making....

    Hamilton 9-13-05; Toronto 5-9-06, Toronto 8-21-09, Toronto 9-12-11, Hamilton 9-15-11....
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 9,092
     That finals sucked.  Vegas (and the West) was under skilled. 
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,598
    I cannot imagine what the fuck a Stanley cup celebration in Vegas would be like. People may die
    What a city to win a championship in.  Right to the club to party with the Cup.  That's awesome.
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  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,598
    I wish they would have kept Willie and he could've been a part of this...but congrats to the Caps.
    (How the fuck does the clock stop?)

    So sad there is no more hockey
    So sad.  Nothing but baseball for the next 3 months....especially brutal when your baseball team is complete garbage.  A lot of Netflix nights in my future.
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 13,023
    I wish they would have kept Willie and he could've been a part of this...but congrats to the Caps.
    (How the fuck does the clock stop?)

    So sad there is no more hockey
    So sad.  Nothing but baseball for the next 3 months....especially brutal when your baseball team is complete garbage.  A lot of Netflix nights in my future.
    Yeah, I am a Reds fan so I am used to my team being trash. 
    Perhaps I can sleep a few extra hours a night.  (Right....)
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  • KC138045KC138045 Columbus, OHPosts: 2,506
    I wish they would have kept Willie and he could've been a part of this...but congrats to the Caps.
    (How the fuck does the clock stop?)

    So sad there is no more hockey
    So sad.  Nothing but baseball for the next 3 months....especially brutal when your baseball team is complete garbage.  A lot of Netflix nights in my future.
    Yeah, I am a Reds fan so I am used to my team being trash. 
    Perhaps I can sleep a few extra hours a night.  (Right....)
    The Reds haven't been watchable for a while.  I can't remember the last time i tuned into one of their games.
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 13,023
    KC138045 said:
    I wish they would have kept Willie and he could've been a part of this...but congrats to the Caps.
    (How the fuck does the clock stop?)

    So sad there is no more hockey
    So sad.  Nothing but baseball for the next 3 months....especially brutal when your baseball team is complete garbage.  A lot of Netflix nights in my future.
    Yeah, I am a Reds fan so I am used to my team being trash. 
    Perhaps I can sleep a few extra hours a night.  (Right....)
    The Reds haven't been watchable for a while.  I can't remember the last time i tuned into one of their games.
    I watch them when they are on here, or when the Season Pass is on free trial, but I dont pay for the pass like I did for a while.
    I see them when they play in Philly.
    They suck.

    Now....the Kings?  I stay up and watch any games they are on and only stopped buying the NHL package because it ruined 2 years of sleep.  I tried to tell myself I would go to bed at appropriate hours but I never did. 
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  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 8,653
    Love watching a team with the Cup.  They get so excited. way more than other sports.  and the Cup itself is just awesome.

    and where is the guy a month or two ago said Ovechkin wasn't one of the best 50 players of all time and not a superstar?
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 9,092
    pjhawks said:l
    Love watching a team with the Cup.  They get so excited. way more than other sports.  and the Cup itself is just awesome.

    and where is the guy a month or two ago said Ovechkin wasn't one of the best 50 players of all time and not a superstar?
    I said he wasn't.  But I also said if he won it,  then maybe he is.  He's still a Putin stooge who supports the regime of a man that kills with impunity and responsible for the downing of a commercial airline.  So i could give a shit how many cups or goals he scores.  Who gives a fuck in the grand scheme of things. 
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 11,332
    pjhawks said:
    Love watching a team with the Cup.  They get so excited. way more than other sports.  and the Cup itself is just awesome.

    and where is the guy a month or two ago said Ovechkin wasn't one of the best 50 players of all time and not a superstar?
    The Stanley Cup is without a doubt the best of championship celebrations! From the handshake line, to the presentation to the team captain, to the handoffs to veterans and teammates alike and skating it around the ice.  Unlike other professional sports where every championship team gets their own trophy to keep, there is only one Stanley Cup (technically 3, but for sake of argument there is one).  You win it, you cherish it for a year, you have your personal day with it, then you give it back and fight another grueling season for the honor of celebrating with it again.
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