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BOSTONJOE
05-30-2011, 08:56 AM
hey guys and girls im very very excited for this years cup . because my favorite team (the Boston bruins ) has final made it its been along 20 years filled with hart break =(( and injury's ! we are huge hockey fans and since the lock out it seems like allot of people have forgotten about one of the toughest sports ever.
now the canucks scare me .. they are a very talented and physical team and the bruins are build some what the same, so this should be one of the toughest series in a few years ..i hope .. just wanted to get others thoughts on this .. ! go BRUINS ! :cheers:

Retro
05-30-2011, 08:59 AM
GO BOSTON!!!!!!!!

(Not a fan of the Bruins, but I REALLY HATE Vancouver!!!!!)

Long live the BLACKHAWKS!!!!!!!

DayliteMag
05-30-2011, 09:04 AM
I would be VERY happy to see the Bruins hoist the cup. Vancouver sucks, Go Bruins!

unerds
05-30-2011, 03:52 PM
retro.....daylite.... your canadian citizenship has been revoked! :))


now, i don't really give a shit about sports...
but i think i'd like to see vancouver lose just so all the ridiculous over the top 'nucks fans out here can shut the f. up about it.

Jackie R
05-30-2011, 05:57 PM
I'm a long-time Habs fan and, although we lost, I thought our first round against the Bruins was a classic. I never thought Montreal would win more than 1 game but they took it as far as it could go (losing game 7 in overtime).

The Canucks have to be heavily favored in this one but on the ice, anything can happen. One thing is for sure though, Thomas really can't afford to have a couple of nights off like he's had in the previous series. Don't get me wrong, he's played some games where it's clear that he should win the Vezina. Against Vancouver however, he will need to play like that every night.

That beings said, my prediction is Vancouver in 6.

Retro
05-30-2011, 06:40 PM
I think Vancouver is in trouble. They nearly got beat by a depleted Chicago team that physically beat up on the Canucks and made them play cautious. Nashville, well the lack of talent bit them in the ass. San Jose is basically a carbon copy of Vancouver expect the Canucks have better depth. Plus the Canucks needed luck on their side to win. The Sharks should have had an empty net goal to avoid OT and then in OT they Canucks got the luckiest goal ever.

Now Boston plays like Chicago, but unlike Chicago they are BIG. The Twins will disappear yet again once Boston comes out throwing the body around. In goal Loungo has been, meh. He hasn't really had to "win" a game on his own yet. Thomas in my opinion is the second best goalie in the league right now behind Ryan Miller, but that's only when he's "on". When Thomas is good he is very good, but when he is off, the Bruins can not compensate.

Boston in 5.

=T4NUKI=
05-30-2011, 06:54 PM
I'm happy .... what a finale !
An original 6 and a canadian team....whoever wins, I'm a happy man !
And BostonJoe....I wish you guys the cup....you've waited too long....(Raymond Bourque should have won it with Boston !)
Hopefully my Montreal Habs'll do better next year !

RATA MUERTA
05-31-2011, 08:08 AM
Well I am from Tampa so I was rooting for the Lightning..... :(. That is all.

RFK48
05-31-2011, 11:50 AM
I'm a Flyers fan....GO CANUCKS! :D

Retro
05-31-2011, 12:09 PM
I'm a Flyers fan....GO CANUCKS! :D

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RFK48
05-31-2011, 12:50 PM
I'm a Flyers fan....GO CANUCKS! :D

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BOSTONJOE
06-01-2011, 06:45 AM
i wonder if Tampa bay and Philly have the same tee off time ..... =)) ..here we go ladies and gents tonight game 1!

BOSTONJOE
06-02-2011, 08:00 AM
wooo what a game one :applause: hats off to the nucks . now i hope the Bs can take the next one :-ss

DayliteMag
06-02-2011, 05:00 PM
wooo what a game one :applause: hats off to the nucks . now i hope the Bs can take the next one :-ss

Don't start :-ss just yet. No one ever expected a sweep, so there's still plenty of room for :party: !

BOSTONJOE
06-04-2011, 10:59 AM
here we go tonight game 2 ! can not wait :D

Law
06-07-2011, 02:51 PM
Yeah, yeah!! You got us in game 7 after a brutal battle!! So good luck to the team that beat us... -TampaJeff

unerds
06-16-2011, 10:45 AM
Vancouver riots after losing the cup.
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/4957033.bin?size=620x400

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/4953793.bin?size=620x400

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/4953766.bin?size=620x400

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/4953594.bin?size=620x400

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/4953726.bin?size=620x400

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/4953869.bin?size=620x400

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/4955759.bin?size=620x400

apparently, one gentleman was photographed while stuffing a burning rag into the gas tank of a police interceptor.
cars flipped over and burning, trash cans on fire, windows smashed, businesses looted... all kinds of family fun stuff went on last night over here!
...what a bunch of assholes.

DayliteMag
06-16-2011, 12:08 PM
.....and this is what happened even though all liquor stores were required to cloes hours earlier than normal.

Psalm
06-16-2011, 12:14 PM
Damn Canada...you really are America's cousin.

unerds
06-16-2011, 12:29 PM
.....and this is what happened even though all liquor stores were required to cloes hours earlier than normal.

yeah really, if they thought that would prevent riots, they're dumber than i would have guessed... though it's likely that they did that to prevent all the idiots from looting more booze further increasing the level of belligerence.
still. what a farce!
all because their team didn't win some whatever cup.

but hey, i hear this sort of thing happens all the time amongst european football fans... so we're a bit behind the curve in that respect :D

Trez
06-16-2011, 12:33 PM
Hubba hubba! :x

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/292280/VANCOUVER-RIOTS-2011.jpg

Vancouver Riots 2011: Couple Kisses During Chaos (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/16/vancouver-riots-2011_n_878128.html)

sam007
06-16-2011, 02:22 PM
That's an awesome shot! Its just too bad the cop's arm is growing out of the dude's head.

After the first goal Boston scored, I turned on the PS3 and played some BC2, it was all over for Vancouver from that moment.

And good for Kaberle, finally winning a Cup.

Raider
06-16-2011, 04:01 PM
So........there's millions of people putting their lives at stake rioting because of repressive regimes. Canadians are rioting because they lost a hockey game. LOL, you Canadians are more American than you think! =)) =)) =)) =)) =))

Jackie R
06-16-2011, 04:43 PM
What a black eye on such a fine city. It's a shame how a few hundred people can really soil a reputation.

Congrats to the Bruins for winning the cup! They really deserved it...and I'm a Habs fan so you know that hurt to say. ;)

johnboy
06-16-2011, 05:17 PM
.....and this is what happened even though all liquor stores were required to cloes hours earlier than normal.

yeah really, if they thought that would prevent riots, they're dumber than i would have guessed... though it's likely that they did that to prevent all the idiots from looting more booze further increasing the level of belligerence.
still. what a farce!
all because their team didn't win some whatever cup.

but hey, i hear this sort of thing happens all the time amongst european football fans... so we're a bit behind the curve in that respect :D

As far as I'm aware, it now mostly happens in some of the less less civilised countries. Both in Europe in the Americas. While I was in Mexico and the locals found out I was English and a footy fan I had my hand shaken and was called a hooligan. That is something from the history of English football I am not proud of. It's also something that you Canadian hockey fans will come to be viewed as if these idiots carry on doing that kind of shit! Did I read somewhere that some of these losers did some shit like this last year?

Raider
06-29-2011, 11:48 AM
A friend of mine had this posted on his facebook photos. It's the Boston Bruins bar tab. I'm sure it's their victory tab. lol

sam007
06-29-2011, 03:26 PM
Who the f is gonna pay that tab? 15k from a nights worth of boozing???

Oh wait I re-read you mentioned the Bruins' bar tab, looks like ownership will pay for it. :cheers:

and I misread 15k, its $156,000 @-) @-) @-)

Raider
06-29-2011, 04:09 PM
Good time eh?!!!!!!!

Jackie R
06-29-2011, 05:02 PM
Wow! That's a lot of drinking!

http://1389blog.com/pix/SmileyDrunk.gif

Raider
06-29-2011, 05:21 PM
After reviewing the receipt it shows near the bottom that $100,000 was spent on one bottle of Ace Midas? Anyone tried this Ace Midas? If so, you couldn't convince me that it tasted good enough or got you drunk enough to be worth that money. What the hell is it? Liquid Platinum? :-\

Well, here is an article on it...
http://theoriginalwinger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/ace_of_spades_midas.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/06/20/article-2005974-0CA753B900000578-985_634x421.jpg

sam007
06-29-2011, 05:34 PM
Look at all those Puck Bunnies!

Spike Forehand
04-11-2012, 06:46 PM
Go Flyers!!!

http://www.hockeydrunk.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/crosby_is_a_pussy.jpg

Jackie R
04-11-2012, 07:06 PM
Go Habs!

At the draft I mean. ;)

cubizzle
04-11-2012, 08:08 PM
Here come the Hawks....The mighty Blackhawks!

sam007
04-12-2012, 01:39 PM
Season 2 for the Leafs....golf.

=T4NUKI=
04-12-2012, 04:20 PM
The Habs had an horrible season.....I only hope they'll draft someone usefull for a change !

Jackie R
04-12-2012, 05:04 PM
The Habs had an horrible season.....I only hope they'll draft someone usefull for a change !
I agree. Hopefully, they won't put too much pressure on him either and let him develop properly.

=T4NUKI=
04-12-2012, 07:46 PM
[quote="=T4NUKI=":3np9d0iq]The Habs had an horrible season.....I only hope they'll draft someone usefull for a change !
I agree. Hopefully, they won't put too much pressure on him either and let him develop properly.[/quote:3np9d0iq]
... just dont pick anyone from russia ! L-)

=T4NUKI=
04-13-2012, 07:49 PM
I'm drinking to that , Dre ! :cheers:

DayliteMag
04-14-2012, 10:28 AM
Go Sens, Go!!!

I will be at the game on Monday praying that the Rangers fall on their faces.

Spike Forehand
04-14-2012, 01:12 PM
Please don't defeat the Rangers. I want the Flyers to be the ones to kick their asses, right after we're done making Sidney Crosby cry like a little bitch.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-M7jrNLdgadI/TcaTSwBaqYI/AAAAAAAAADY/MDFGyXLGkNs/s1600/CryingCrosby.jpg

cubizzle
04-14-2012, 01:24 PM
Spike, your love for Sidney Crosby makes me =)) .

DayliteMag
04-14-2012, 07:44 PM
Haha! Del Zotto just scored on his own goalie! FAIL

cubizzle
04-18-2012, 09:51 AM
Anyone else finding the officiating, as well as Shanahan's decisions, absolutely pathetic?

cubizzle
04-18-2012, 10:56 AM
I agree that so far the Rangers/Sens series has been the most entertaining. The Pens/Flyers series has been UGLY to say the least. When scorers aren't scoring it's tough to watch some times.

As a Hawks fan maybe I'm just a little sensitive today after last night's debacle. The NHL should not be able to "own" a team!

Spike Forehand
04-18-2012, 12:14 PM
As a Flyers fan first, and a hockey an second I can say that so far the playoffs have been great. Especially watching one of your most hated rivals, who happened to also be big favorites in the series, crumble like a stale cookie and become a sniveling undisciplined mess at your team's play.

Spike Forehand
04-18-2012, 12:34 PM
From today's Philly Daily News - :))

http://media.philly.com/images/041812_crosby_DNcover_600.jpg

cubizzle
04-18-2012, 04:00 PM
almost as good as this one in 2010

http://i.usatoday.net/communitymanager/_photos/game-on/2010/06/09/1ablog-prongerx-large.jpg

Jackie R
04-18-2012, 05:10 PM
Wow...indefinite suspension for Torres pending a face-to-face with Shanahan on Friday.

That's pretty much 5+ games.

DayliteMag
04-18-2012, 11:42 PM
Just got back from game#4 of the rangers/sens series. A great win for the Sens in OT! I'm exhausted!

dinsdale1978
04-19-2012, 10:23 AM
From today's Philly Daily News - :))

http://media.philly.com/images/041812_crosby_DNcover_600.jpg

That didn't go so well for the Flyers.

Spike Forehand
04-24-2012, 12:03 PM
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Danbo
04-26-2012, 11:56 AM
Proud to report the Boston Bad boys will be scheduling tee times as of today! This Habs fan is oblivious.

Have a great summer!

DayliteMag
04-27-2012, 10:36 AM
Well that's it for me. Sens eliminated in Game 7 against the NY Rangers. Never thought they would have made it to the playoffs let alone hold off the number one team in the conference right to Game 7. Way to go Sens!

Danbo
04-27-2012, 10:46 AM
Well that's it for me. Sens eliminated in Game 7 against the NY Rangers. Never thought they would have made it to the playoffs let alone hold off the number one team in the conference right to Game 7. Way to go Sens!

It was a great run. Habs fans were secretly on the Sens Bandwagon ;) I can assure you.

cubizzle
04-30-2012, 10:54 AM
Well that's it for me. Sens eliminated in Game 7 against the NY Rangers. Never thought they would have made it to the playoffs let alone hold off the number one team in the conference right to Game 7. Way to go Sens!

That was a great series to watch... Great hockey from both teams.

FWIW if Phoenix makes it to the finals and wins there should be an Asterisks put next to their name on the cup!!! Greatest example of the Wreckman trying to make the NHL work in a market that will never survive..


THANK YOU!!! now I don't feel like I'm just whining.

Danbo
05-03-2012, 07:34 AM
You ain't the only one!

cubizzle
05-03-2012, 12:34 PM
I still think the officials should be punished in some way for not making the call on the Torres hit as well as the number of calls they missed or phantom calls they made for the Yotes. I hate being that bitter Hawks fan, but I'm willing to admit they didn't play their best hockey in that series. That doesn't take away from the fact that the Zebras were doing an AMAZING job at tipping the scales.

Ullrsdog
05-03-2012, 01:47 PM
I still think the officials should be punished in some way for not making the call on the Torres hit as well as the number of calls they missed or phantom calls they made for the Yotes. I hate being that bitter Hawks fan, but I'm willing to admit they didn't play their best hockey in that series. That doesn't take away from the fact that the Zebras were doing an AMAZING job at tipping the scales.

The zebs we're chocking pretty good on the whistle last night...


All I can say is if you blow a 6 goal lead at home you shouldnt even get to see game 3...stupid flightless birds played like CRAP!! now I have to root for Jersey cause there is no chance I can root for Filthydelphia plus Jersey is a CO transplant. As for the Zebra's never know what you'll get with those guys some games you wonder if they are just watching from really good seats or if their wives just got done screaming at them for not putting away he dishes and you end up with 145 penalty minutes...yes that includes a couple majors.

Danbo
05-03-2012, 02:15 PM
I might be repeating myself, but the Bruins are out, so I am happy :)) :)) =)) =)) =))

I am really quite enjoying this year's playoffs. Even if the officiating is somewhat very much off. But hey, we don't live in a perfect world, or the Bruins would finish last every year ;)

TrojanTeacher
05-10-2012, 03:44 PM
Funny, all this talk and no one has really mentioned the team that's gonna finally win their first Stanley Cup (knock on wood).

http://cdn.nhl.com/kings/images/upload/2008/11/third_jersey_logo.jpg

Danbo
05-10-2012, 06:04 PM
That's easy to say now that they were only 4 ;) And the Habs aren't around to take the cup from you this time around!

Although I do admit I like the Kings for the cup. The Blues seemed to have a very solid system. But I guess when you have mediocre goal keepers, it will catch up to you in the end! (Bryzgalov anyone?)
Whilst the Eastern teams are tearing at eachother, the Western teams will rest up. I do think the Eastern final will go to 6-7 games and the Western final should be done in 5.

Retro
05-11-2012, 08:37 AM
That's easy to say now that they were only 4 ;) And the Habs aren't around to take the cup from you this time around!

That's got to hurt, I mean when the Habs beat the Kings for the cup 19 years ago, that was the last time Montreal was ...relevant! B-)

Danbo
05-11-2012, 08:54 AM
That's got to hurt, I mean when the Habs beat the Kings for the cup 19 years ago, that was the last time Montreal was ...relevant! B-)

Ahem, last I remember, Habs have far more post-season action than the Kings since 1993...AND No matter how much we've sucked in the past 19 years, we will ALWAYS have the leafs to look down on for a worse performance! Besides, our situation is lookup up, rather than down. We can't say the same for many of the non-playoff teams this year, as well as a few playoff teams!:

Philadelphia can't blame Bryzgalov for their 2nd round loss, the problem lies elsewhere this time.
The penguins just found out what everybody outside of Pittsburgh already knew: Fleury is as useless as tits on a bull.
The big bad Bruins can't win a series if they are playing hockey (instead of being big and bad).
The sedin sisters are indeed the little girls when playoff time comes along!
The Blues are 10 years behind the Flyers: even with the best system, you can't win without an "OK" goalie.

Is the grass truly greener elsewhere? Rarely. The red wings are a dying breed.

Danbo
05-11-2012, 09:19 AM
I'm not a Red Wing fan by any means but they have money to spend and the word is they are goin after Parise of Jersey and Suter of Nashville hard this off season.

Fleury is still one of the top goalies in the league.. The thing that did the penguins in this year was falling into the Flyers trap of taking bad penalties and as a goalie when you're team is taking stupid penalties and such it's hard keep your team in the game. Not saying he played bad cause he did let in some very weak goals but watching his team play on in front of him the way they did can really zap a goalies confidence.

Funny the one thing Philly is always known for is blaming goalies... but if you're not putting the puck in the net then it can't be the goalies fault... Jersey just outclassed Philly and were just relentless on the puck...

Amen to that!

I've heard of the wings' interest in those two players, but I think that Suter is hardstruck on staying in Nashville, and the further the Devils go in the playoffs, the higher the price will be for Zach Parise.

One thing is for sure, for a habs fan, this is one of the most exciting off-seasons ever!

Retro
05-11-2012, 01:03 PM
That's got to hurt, I mean when the Habs beat the Kings for the cup 19 years ago, that was the last time Montreal was ...relevant! B-)

Ahem, last I remember, Habs have far more post-season action than the Kings since 1993...AND No matter how much we've sucked in the past 19 years, we will ALWAYS have the leafs to look down on for a worse performance! Besides, our situation is lookup up, rather than down. We can't say the same for many of the non-playoff teams this year, as well as a few playoff teams!:

I think the Habs are in for a long long run at the bottom. They were rebuilding very nicely under Gillette's ownership, I don't think fans knew how good they had it with him. None of it matters though, Chicago will pick up a goalie soon enough and return to take the Cup. :D

Danbo
05-11-2012, 01:15 PM
Habs will be in the playoffs next year. Mark ma words;)

Retro
05-11-2012, 01:20 PM
Habs will be in the playoffs next year. Mark ma words;)
Making the playoffs is easy, 53% of the teams make the playoffs! Winning the cup, hell getting to the cup final, that's the hard part!

Danbo
05-11-2012, 03:56 PM
I think the Habs are in for a long long run at the bottom.


Habs will be in the playoffs next year. Mark ma words;)
Making the playoffs is easy, 53% of the teams make the playoffs! Winning the cup, hell getting to the cup final, that's the hard part!

So what does being at the bottom mean? Im confused :-? when you make the playoffs, you have a chance at the cup. Look at the kings this year. Look at the habs from a few years back. And try telling this years' Leafs that its easy to make the playoffs; they were first in east in late december! Parity makes the details that much more important.

The Habs decided to tank to hit last place in March. Gauthier made some key trades to make sure of that(at least he did THAT right!) If they hadn't we wouldn't have been at the bottom. The Habs are not a basement team, no matter what people think.

Retro
05-11-2012, 04:37 PM
I think the Habs are in for a long long run at the bottom.


Habs will be in the playoffs next year. Mark ma words;)
Making the playoffs is easy, 53% of the teams make the playoffs! Winning the cup, hell getting to the cup final, that's the hard part!

So what does being at the bottom mean? Im confused :-? when you make the playoffs, you have a chance at the cup. Look at the kings this year. Look at the habs from a few years back. And try telling this years' Leafs that its easy to make the playoffs; they were first in east in late december! Parity makes the details that much more important.

The Habs decided to tank to hit last place in March. Gauthier made some key trades to make sure of that(at least he did THAT right!) If they hadn't we wouldn't have been at the bottom. The Habs are not a basement team, no matter what people think.
The Maple Laughs over the last few years have gone on tears at the end and just missed out on the playoffs. People in Toronto looked their late season runs and thought it meant great things were coming in the next season. All it was in the end was a rinse and repeat. The last 20 games of a season, good or bad do not offer a view of what the next season will bring. A good run at the end can lead to the playoffs and a shot, but is in no way an indicator of what the team will be the following season. Same thing for a team that stumbles at the end and just misses the playoffs.

That said, the Habs never tanked it. No professional team is going to tank it. Even if management wants them too, the players won't. These guys are hyper competitive. Losing on purpose is just not in their blood.

Plus there is no benefit to hit last place. With the lottery in the draft the last place team no longer has a guarantee to get the 1st overall pick, so what's the point in trying to finish last? Especially this season when they would have had to tank back in early December to have a shot at being worse than Columbus!

Danbo
05-11-2012, 04:41 PM
That said, the Habs never tanked it. No professional team is going to tank it. Even if management wants them too, the players won't. These guys are hyper competitive. Losing on purpose is just not in their blood.



Players didn't tank. Management did it for them. Trading 50% of Montreal's PK (Hal Gill) and 30% of Montreal's goal scoring power (Cammalleri & AK46). I'm sorry, but this is seen as tanking, no matter what you think!

Edit: Ok, maybe Hal Gill isn't 50% of the PK, but it's still big shoes and a huge hole that the Habs just couldn't fill.

Retro
05-11-2012, 07:39 PM
That said, the Habs never tanked it. No professional team is going to tank it. Even if management wants them too, the players won't. These guys are hyper competitive. Losing on purpose is just not in their blood.



Players didn't tank. Management did it for them. Trading 50% of Montreal's PK (Hal Gill) and 30% of Montreal's goal scoring power (Cammalleri & AK46). I'm sorry, but this is seen as tanking, no matter what you think!

Edit: Ok, maybe Hal Gill isn't 50% of the PK, but it's still big shoes and a huge hole that the Habs just couldn't fill.

If Hal Gill being moved creates a huge hole in a teams depth, then that team is nowhere close to contending! Cammalleri has diminishing skills that were not exactly the type to centre your offense around to begin with. He's only had two top shelf seasons, one with LA & one with Calgary. Plus he was an injury waiting to happen. Only 3 times has he come close to playing all 82 games.

I hope folks in Montreal are not coming down with Maple Leafitis, believing their team is better than it really is. I guess it happens when the last win/sniff at a cup is spoken about in terms of decades, not seasons.

Danbo
05-11-2012, 08:03 PM
Sorry to say, but if you can't see where Hal Gill is useful, you have a lot to learn;) the big dude has his share of weaknesses, but Id take him first 5 on 3 in the entire league over anyone in the league.

Im no Cammy defender, but he still scored his share of goals in Montreal, and his production was not replaced.

Who do you cheer for so I can bashyour team the same way youre bashing mine? :P

Retro
05-11-2012, 10:42 PM
Sorry to say, but if you can't see where Hal Gill is useful, you have a lot to learn;) the big dude has his share of weaknesses, but Id take him first 5 on 3 in the entire league over anyone in the league.

Im no Cammy defender, but he still scored his share of goals in Montreal, and his production was not replaced.

Who do you cheer for so I can bashyour team the same way youre bashing mine? :P
Chicago. Sorry but your way over rating Gill. He's got no legs and skates like he has cinder blocks on.

And well, I love busting Habs fans balls since I grew up having to listen to their elitist drivel! :p Almost as bad as Yankee fans! ;)

TrojanTeacher
05-12-2012, 01:13 AM
Regarding the Kings: you guys have to remember that the west was so close that one point separated 3rd and 8th. The Kings didn't barely get in, they fought and clawed and earned their spot. One more win on their side and they could have had home ice. In hockey, home ice doesn't really matter, but still, it's home ice. The Kings were able to make mince meat of the Sedins (Two girls, no cup). The blues were much tougher, hard hitting and grinders, but what I noticed is that they gave up easily when they were down. It was really weird. If the Kings can take out the Coyotes, it sure would go down in history as one of the Cinderella stories. Do I think the Kings can win it all? Well, you guys know that hockey is all about the goalie and whose hot. Quick is hot now, hopefully this layoff didn't hurt their momentum. The only goalie that I worry about is Lundquist. I'm hoping the Caps take out the Rangers tomorrow.

Retro
05-12-2012, 01:38 AM
Regarding the Kings: you guys have to remember that the west was so close that one point separated 3rd and 8th. The Kings didn't barely get in, they fought and clawed and earned their spot. One more win on their side and they could have had home ice. In hockey, home ice doesn't really matter, but still, it's home ice. The Kings were able to make mince meat of the Sedins (Two girls, no cup). The blues were much tougher, hard hitting and grinders, but what I noticed is that they gave up easily when they were down. It was really weird. If the Kings can take out the Coyotes, it sure would go down in history as one of the Cinderella stories. Do I think the Kings can win it all? Well, you guys know that hockey is all about the goalie and whose hot. Quick is hot now, hopefully this layoff didn't hurt their momentum. The only goalie that I worry about is Lundquist. I'm hoping the Caps take out the Rangers tomorrow.

Not really. The Yotes only got the 3rd seed for winning the division. The 4th place Preds had 9 more points. Going by that only 2 points seperated 3rd from 8th in the East too.

It would be cool to see the Devils get it done and maybe let Marty go out with a bang.

Jackie R
05-12-2012, 08:25 AM
I really wanted to weigh in on this discussion yesterday but unfortunately, I am only able to reply with the 'quick reply' option at work.

I would like to see Martin Brodeur win one more cup before he rides off into the sunset. That being said, I would not take the Kings too lightly. The Blues were a great defensive team this year and what LA did to them amazes me. Every move Hitchcock made was countered.

As far as my Habs go, I think the fundamental mistake the organization made was believing that they could win with speed and skill (pretty much ignoring size). What ended up happening was that sure, the Habs could match up against similar quick teams teams but when things got a little physical, it was lights out for the Bleu, Blanc, Rouge. I believe that the worst thing to happen was going to the conference final a couple of years ago. Halak stood on his head which had the organization thinking that they were on the right path so they stayed the course. Yes, small, skilled players do have a place in the NHL but they need to be surrounded by bigger players. A good example would be the Cole-Desharnais-Pacioretty line. In any case, I am curious to see how Bergevin handles guys like Gomez and Kaberle in the off season. If he can bury them in the minors, that will free up a lot of dough.

The Leafs? Burke could have done some great things but in my opinion, he really blew it when he gave up 2 1st rounders for Kessel. Don't get me wrong, Kessel is a great player. However, if you are going to give up 2 1st rounders for a player, you do it when you are ready to challenge for the cup, not when you are still on the outside looking in. In 5 years from now, who would Toronto be been better off with? Phil Kessel or Tyler Seguin?

Retro
05-12-2012, 11:55 AM
The Leafs? Burke could have done some great things but in my opinion, he really blew it when he gave up 2 1st rounders for Kessel. Don't get me wrong, Kessel is a great player. However, if you are going to give up 2 1st rounders for a player, you do it when you are ready to challenge for the cup, not when you are still on the outside looking in. In 5 years from now, who would Toronto be been better off with? Phil Kessel or Tyler Seguin?
That's hindsight though. Draft picks are hit or miss. Going into that trade you knew what you were getting in Kessel and had no clue what you would get from those picks and how they would develop in the NHL. Of the 3 total picks given up, Seguin is the only debatable one and I don't think it's a slam dunk either. Kessel is only 24 and he had just turned 22 after the trade. Who do you put more stock in at the time? Unknown/unproven draft pick or a 21 year old proven NHL level player? Sequin or any other pick could have been the equal or better to Kessel or they could have been Alexander Daigle. Kessel is a 30 goal scorer for 4 consecutive seasons and is not even in his prime yet. That and he plays on a crap team.

I think overall Burke has shit the bed. He should have dumped Ron Wilson after one season. And he made the opposite mistake of Montreal, trying to get too big.

I liked what Montreal did in theory with smaller, faster, skilled players. But it's been done before and failed. Ottawa went that route in the end of the 90's and early 2000's. They kicked butt in the regular season and owned the Leafs in the regular season only to get man handled by the Leafs in the playoffs every year.

TrojanTeacher
05-12-2012, 08:56 PM
Regarding the Kings: you guys have to remember that the west was so close that one point separated 3rd and 8th. The Kings didn't barely get in, they fought and clawed and earned their spot. One more win on their side and they could have had home ice. In hockey, home ice doesn't really matter, but still, it's home ice. The Kings were able to make mince meat of the Sedins (Two girls, no cup). The blues were much tougher, hard hitting and grinders, but what I noticed is that they gave up easily when they were down. It was really weird. If the Kings can take out the Coyotes, it sure would go down in history as one of the Cinderella stories. Do I think the Kings can win it all? Well, you guys know that hockey is all about the goalie and whose hot. Quick is hot now, hopefully this layoff didn't hurt their momentum. The only goalie that I worry about is Lundquist. I'm hoping the Caps take out the Rangers tomorrow.

Not really. The Yotes only got the 3rd seed for winning the division. The 4th place Preds had 9 more points. Going by that only 2 points seperated 3rd from 8th in the East too.

It would be cool to see the Devils get it done and maybe let Marty go out with a bang.

That is true, but if the Kings would have had one more point they would have had the division title and been 3rd in the West.

Jackie R
05-13-2012, 08:17 AM
So the conference finals are set.

I like the Devils in 6 and the Kings in 5.

How about you guys?

TrojanTeacher
05-13-2012, 06:37 PM
I like how you think. :)) :D go Kings go!

Danbo
05-14-2012, 06:41 AM
I liked what Montreal did in theory with smaller, faster, skilled players. But it's been done before and failed. Ottawa went that route in the end of the 90's and early 2000's. They kicked butt in the regular season and owned the Leafs in the regular season only to get man handled by the Leafs in the playoffs every year.

I have to agree with this part. History has proved that small teams don't fare well in the playoffs. The talent would have to be exceptionally superior for teams to prevail, and in this time of parity, it won't happen. The refs change their criteria for making calls and are far less inclined to manage games with the whistle.

I had a few bucks on Kings covering the 1.5 spread last night. Won my bet! =)

Danbo
05-14-2012, 08:21 AM
I've got Devils Vs Kings in the Finals..

I wanna see Marty hoist one more cup and cement his legacy in hockey history.

The leafs will not be relevant as long as Burke is GM and second that they are owned by "MLSE"

I wanna see Marty win once more too. Just for those who don't acknowledge him as being on the same level is #33. He totally deserves his place in that category.

Ullrsdog
05-14-2012, 09:43 AM
I've got Devils Vs Kings in the Finals..

I wanna see Marty hoist one more cup and cement his legacy in hockey history.

The leafs will not be relevant as long as Burke is GM and second that they are owned by "MLSE"

I wanna see Marty win once more too. Just for those who don't acknowledge him as being on the same level is #33. He totally deserves his place in that category.

I'd put him before #33... that's just my opinion


with all this analysis all I can say is that #33 guy was called "Roy" by the media when he first came here instead of "Wah" which was very funny to those Coloradians that were already hockey fans...and How could the Habs trade him to the Dieques WOW!!!!

Hopefully at this point I can start somesort of fire with that...

Can't pull for LA for whatever reason have some small ties to AZ so maybe the 'yotes but that sounds blah too. East well NJ started in CO as the Rockies so maybe that will be a good one but Ping might not like me rooting against his Rangers...so in the end I get to watch something other than cartoons or some random fashion / home improvement / nature show which makes my evenings a bit nicer.

Danbo
05-14-2012, 09:53 AM
I will always remember Madison Square garden chanting " ROUUUUUUUUUUUAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ROUUUUUUUUUUUUAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

I won't state on whether I think Roy is better than Brodeur or vis-versa. It's really hard to compare oranges with apples. My meaning is that they played for different styles of teams, coaches and systems. Another factor is Brodeur has played in the post-lockout era, not Roy. All these things make it mighty hard to make good comparisons. Both were greats, but I can't put one in front of the other.

I'm also ambiguous to the possibility of Roy coming to Montreal in a coaching position. He's a dream candidate for the media, but I'm not so sure how I feel as a fan who wants his team to win.

Ullrsdog
05-14-2012, 11:04 AM
I would almost bail on the team...could you imagine a pens fan rooting for Filthy now that they have Jagar BOOOOOOOO!

TrojanTeacher
05-14-2012, 02:28 PM
All this talk about Roy and Brodeur...what about Felix "The Cat" Potvin...oh wait...nevermind.

My observations about the Kings vs. Yotes

The Yotes looked intimidated since the start of the match. Their passing was terrible; causing turn overs that were leading to King breakaways. Their touted 'defense' was absent for most of the game. Their two goals came on a fluke shot (which was amazing and embarrassing at the same time as a Kings fan) from 98 ft. and a bad handle by Quick (credit to the Yotes for that one). The Kings looked like they were enforcing their will on the Yotes. They looked rested and most, if not all, of their passes were tape-to-tape. I felt the game looked closer than it was. The Yotes coach made no bones about it either, he said his team didn't show up. Hopefully, the Kings continue this run and face NJ. I think they may stand a better chance against an older goalie. Not to say that Brodeur isn't great, but with the amount of shots the Kings put on net, Brodeur may tire out (or I would at least hope so) faster than Lundquist. As for now, let's hope the Yotes rally cry is:

http://www.mcsorleys-stick.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Screen-shot-2012-05-07-at-9.58.45-PM-440x248.png

TrojanTeacher
05-23-2012, 10:30 AM
KINGS!!!

How about that toe-save by Quick! After 19 long years, they're in the Finals again, hopefully with different results than their first time.

Retro
05-23-2012, 10:51 AM
KINGS!!!

How about that toe-save by Quick! After 19 long years, they're in the Finals again, hopefully with different results than their first time.
Refs gave them the game, just like 93.

cubizzle
05-23-2012, 01:34 PM
Mike Smith bitching about poor officiating......oh the irony

HardlyCapable13
05-23-2012, 01:48 PM
I played goalie for 9 years, so I can really appreciate what they do. That being said, the one you call "number 33" has always been my favorite. But that's how it goes in sports, everyone has their favorites.
I always get into arguments with people who say Wayne was better than Mario. :))

Ullrsdog
05-23-2012, 01:49 PM
I played goalie for 9 years, so I can really appreciate what they do. That being said, the one you call "number 33" has always been my favorite. But that's how it goes in sports, everyone has their favorites.
I always get into arguments with people who say Wayne was better than Mario. :))


pfffthtttt like anyone can touch Super Mario!

HardlyCapable13
05-24-2012, 09:20 AM
Even though I live in Arizona, I am not a Yotes fan. I grew up a Penguins fan. Not really a Pens fan, but really a Mario fan. When he retired, there was nothing holding me to the team so I moved on (never could stand Jagr). I always enjoyed watching Roy play, and started following him. When he went to the Avs, I followed and really started liking a lot of the players there. It also helped I lived in Colorado for a year and a half, went to tons of games, and they won the cup their first year. I still follow them to this day. (awesome side note, I did get to see Mario play in Colorado, and not being a full blodded Avs fan, was one of the only ones wearing black and gold).

Back to this years cup. I did root for the Yotes this last series because I can not stand the Kings. The first five years I've lived here, my brother and myself would go to the Kings/Avs preseason game in Vegas. It was always considered a Kings home came because LA was closer, however with cheap plane tickets into Vegas there were an equal number of Avs fans. The Kings fans are complete assholes. I have been to tons of college and professional sporting events in my life, and have never witnessed anything like it. There is just no excuse for that type of behavior, and it wasn't even their HOME rink. It is the reason we quit going a couple years back.

Oh, and they also stole Rob Blake back from us. After Roy retired, he was my next favorite player to watch.

I guess the moral to this whole rant is I will be rooting for either NJ or NY in the finals.

Danbo
05-24-2012, 11:12 AM
Even though I live in Arizona, I am not a Yotes fan. I grew up a Penguins fan. Not really a Pens fan, but really a Mario fan. When he retired, there was nothing holding me to the team so I moved on (never could stand Jagr). I always enjoyed watching Roy play, and started following him. When he went to the Avs, I followed and really started liking a lot of the players there. It also helped I lived in Colorado for a year and a half, went to tons of games, and they won the cup their first year. I still follow them to this day. (awesome side note, I did get to see Mario play in Colorado, and not being a full blodded Avs fan, was one of the only ones wearing black and gold).

Back to this years cup. I did root for the Yotes this last series because I can not stand the Kings. The first five years I've lived here, my brother and myself would go to the Kings/Avs preseason game in Vegas. It was always considered a Kings home came because LA was closer, however with cheap plane tickets into Vegas there were an equal number of Avs fans. The Kings fans are complete assholes. I have been to tons of college and professional sporting events in my life, and have never witnessed anything like it. There is just no excuse for that type of behavior, and it wasn't even their HOME rink. It is the reason we quit going a couple years back.

Oh, and they also stole Rob Blake back from us. After Roy retired, he was my next favorite player to watch.

I guess the moral to this whole rant is I will be rooting for either NJ or NY in the finals.

Yotes were a fraud in this year's playoffs. The Kings totally tore up the game plan. Kudos on them. Let's see how the east plays out.

HardlyCapable13
05-24-2012, 11:43 AM
Yotes were a fraud in this year's playoffs. The Kings totally tore up the game plan. Kudos on them. Let's see how the east plays out.

Agreed. Plus I hate the term "Yotes".

cubizzle
05-25-2012, 09:04 AM
Yotes were a fraud in this year's playoffs. The Kings totally tore up the game plan. Kudos on them. Let's see how the east plays out.

Agreed. Plus I hate the term "Yotes".

Double agreed!

TrojanTeacher
05-25-2012, 04:10 PM
KINGS!!!

How about that toe-save by Quick! After 19 long years, they're in the Finals again, hopefully with different results than their first time.
Refs gave them the game, just like 93.

You must have been watching another game, the refs were making so many mistakes a blind person could have guessed penalties better than them. I think the Kings got out of that one by the skin of their teeth because they were playing 6 on 9 the whole game.

TrojanTeacher
05-25-2012, 04:13 PM
Even though I live in Arizona, I am not a Yotes fan. I grew up a Penguins fan. Not really a Pens fan, but really a Mario fan. When he retired, there was nothing holding me to the team so I moved on (never could stand Jagr). I always enjoyed watching Roy play, and started following him. When he went to the Avs, I followed and really started liking a lot of the players there. It also helped I lived in Colorado for a year and a half, went to tons of games, and they won the cup their first year. I still follow them to this day. (awesome side note, I did get to see Mario play in Colorado, and not being a full blodded Avs fan, was one of the only ones wearing black and gold).

Back to this years cup. I did root for the Yotes this last series because I can not stand the Kings. The first five years I've lived here, my brother and myself would go to the Kings/Avs preseason game in Vegas. It was always considered a Kings home came because LA was closer, however with cheap plane tickets into Vegas there were an equal number of Avs fans. The Kings fans are complete assholes. I have been to tons of college and professional sporting events in my life, and have never witnessed anything like it. There is just no excuse for that type of behavior, and it wasn't even their HOME rink. It is the reason we quit going a couple years back.

Oh, and they also stole Rob Blake back from us. After Roy retired, he was my next favorite player to watch.

I guess the moral to this whole rant is I will be rooting for either NJ or NY in the finals.

Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with Kings fans, but then again, you were in Vegas. It would be like me visiting Mardi Gras and saying that the people in Louisiana are just out of control. Sure, we get on the visiting fans, but never to the point were it's flaming or viscious. I'm sure all hockey fans do this. Either way, I want the NJ v NY to go 7 and hopefully have NY win. Lundquist has proven to be human and the Rangers are not as fast as the Devils, so selfishly I pick them to hopefully win. Then again, it could backfire.

On Gretzky: Mario and Gretzky...I mean, how can you really compare the two. It's like saying Jordan and Magic...it's too tough. Super Mario was great, Gretzky was great. You gotta give it to both of them. Jagr was a douche...but he is good. Oh yes, and don't speak poorly of the Great One...he's watching... :-o

http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/3468982/141278552_extra_large.jpg

Ullrsdog
05-29-2012, 12:27 PM
On Gretzky: Mario and Gretzky...I mean, how can you really compare the two. It's like saying Jordan and Magic...it's too tough. Super Mario was great, Gretzky was great. You gotta give it to both of them. Jagr was a douche...but he is good. Oh yes, and don't speak poorly of the Great One...he's watching... :-o

http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/3468982/141278552_extra_large.jpg


Just messing here so I'll start by saying yes both are hall of fame gimmies but very hard to compare...you get the best all around forward (SUPER MARIO) vs a goal scoring persistant Lady Bing winner...c'mon lady bing says enough there! ;)

again both great in there own ways think of lines that we could make if we had our wishes and some of the less notable players that were very good in their own ways may have become some of the best in history...players need teams otherwise they end up like Ray Bourque one of the best defenders ever, should of had 5 cups, but left his legacy in Bean town to snatch a cup before he retired.

HardlyCapable13
05-29-2012, 01:27 PM
but left his legacy in Bean town to snatch a cup before he retired.

With #33 between the posts, I might add... :-"

Retro
05-29-2012, 01:44 PM
On Gretzky: Mario and Gretzky...I mean, how can you really compare the two. It's like saying Jordan and Magic...it's too tough. Super Mario was great, Gretzky was great. You gotta give it to both of them. Jagr was a douche...but he is good. Oh yes, and don't speak poorly of the Great One...he's watching... :-o


I'll say this, Wayne played with a GREAT team that was able to win after he left. Mario elevated a very good team to greatness that they could not recapture when he left (until the Kid came along).

Gretzky played along side of one of the greatest collections of talent the game has ever seen. He definitely made some of those guys better, but he was also elevated by them.

HardlyCapable13
05-29-2012, 01:54 PM
I'll say this, Wayne played with a GREAT team that was able to win after he left. Mario elevated a very good team to greatness that they could not recapture when he left (until the Kid came along).

Gretzky played along side of one of the greatest collections of talent the game has ever seen. He definitely made some of those guys better, but he was also elevated by them.


Touche, sir...touche.

TrojanTeacher
05-30-2012, 01:26 PM
I do agree with you on that one, Retro. I still have the Gretzky "802" goal poster. Pretty sweet.

HardlyCapable13
05-30-2012, 02:31 PM
Mario does have one of the coolest records that you won't find in any book, and probably will never be broken.

He is the only player to score all 5 ways in one game: full strength, power play, short handed, penalty shot, and empty net.

Also he scored on his first game, first shift, first shot in the NHL. That's pretty cool too.

Retro
05-30-2012, 06:29 PM
Mario does have one of the coolest records that you won't find in any book, and probably will never be broken.

He is the only player to score all 5 ways in one game: full strength, power play, short handed, penalty shot, and empty net.

Also he scored on his first game, first shift, first shot in the NHL. That's pretty cool too.
Let's not forget his return in 2000 against the Leafs, assist 33 seconds into the game, then adding another assist and a goal. Then finishing 26th in scoring while only playing 43 games and putting up 76 point.

HardlyCapable13
05-30-2012, 10:14 PM
That was a fun OT!

TrojanTeacher
05-31-2012, 10:22 AM
Yes it was, I especially liked the ending! Go Kings!

HardlyCapable13
06-06-2012, 09:44 PM
Not sure about the boarding call to tie it at 1...

Retro
06-07-2012, 07:31 AM
Not sure about the boarding call to tie it at 1...

That was a make up call when the Devils scored.. that was a brutal call, these zebra's need to make up their mind.
Good luck with that ever happening.

Ullrsdog
06-07-2012, 08:07 AM
Not sure about the boarding call to tie it at 1...

weakest call in the playoffs...bad form zebra.

Jackie R
06-07-2012, 10:56 AM
well i obviously know that... it's the playoffs and we all know it's a different game from the regular season and we all know it's "put the whistle away" during OT's, just stating the nhl can't make up it's mind with officiating games.
Actually, I have found the officiating to very consistent this year. It has sucked from day 1 and still does now. ;)

cubizzle
06-07-2012, 11:05 AM
well i obviously know that... it's the playoffs and we all know it's a different game from the regular season and we all know it's "put the whistle away" during OT's, just stating the nhl can't make up it's mind with officiating games.
Actually, I have found the officiating to very consistent this year. It has sucked from day 1 and still does now. ;)


EXACTLY!!!!

Ullrsdog
06-07-2012, 11:06 AM
well i obviously know that... it's the playoffs and we all know it's a different game from the regular season and we all know it's "put the whistle away" during OT's, just stating the nhl can't make up it's mind with officiating games.
Actually, I have found the officiating to very consistent this year. It has sucked from day 1 and still does now. ;)

you win :party: :party:

Retro
06-09-2012, 09:56 PM
DEVILS! Oh boy...!!!

I remember someone on this board saying after game 3 the Devils had given up. Hmmmmm. If the Kings lose this series, it goes down as one of the biggest chokes in sports history.

HardlyCapable13
06-10-2012, 12:50 AM
Great game! I'm loving this series!

TrojanTeacher
06-11-2012, 01:07 PM
DEVILS! Oh boy...!!!

I remember someone on this board saying after game 3 the Devils had given up. Hmmmmm. If the Kings lose this series, it goes down as one of the biggest chokes in sports history.

Kings will get it tonight. They better. Haha! I was right, though, look at the videos, the Devils looked defeated. That comment did not mean that they wouldn't step it up, which they did. Game 5 was a game that should have been won 1-0 by the Kings, but for some reason we wanted them to score by our own hand. Voynov has scored two goals for the Devils...he's a King. Quick made a bad clear that became a great pass to an open net, bad play. Great series, very close games and very exciting.

sam007
06-11-2012, 01:18 PM
Man, I thought the Kings would have bagged it in game 4.

But it would be nice to see Brodeur win another Cup.

Retro
06-11-2012, 02:00 PM
I'm not a Devils fan at all, I'd really just like to see Brodeur bag another cup.

TrojanTeacher
06-11-2012, 02:03 PM
I would like Brodeur to get the Cup and then retire, but that would be at the expense of the Kings. Now, if the Blackhawks were playing, I'd be rooting for the Devils. =)) J/K Retro. ;)

cubizzle
06-11-2012, 02:51 PM
I would like Brodeur to get the Cup and then retire, but that would be at the expense of the Kings. Now, if the Blackhawks were playing, I'd be rooting for the Devils. =)) J/K Retro. ;)

you are now my enemy! X(

Retro
06-11-2012, 04:29 PM
I would like Brodeur to get the Cup and then retire, but that would be at the expense of the Kings. Now, if the Blackhawks were playing, I'd be rooting for the Devils. =)) J/K Retro. ;)
Best thing about the Kings

[spoiler:300zwln9]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_hZuoTjvh1kc/TFGoPxTe5uI/AAAAAAAACe0/ov66VFc4arM/s1600/kings+girls.jpg[/spoiler:300zwln9]

Representative of 90% of current Kings fans today

[spoiler:300zwln9]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-r9cnyXGSR6Q/T7XNB62o_tI/AAAAAAAAA3I/bzECsie8zFM/s1600/kings+name+five+players.jpg[/spoiler:300zwln9]

HardlyCapable13
06-11-2012, 04:35 PM
Representative of 90% of current Kings fans today

[spoiler:1vuxgqq9]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-r9cnyXGSR6Q/T7XNB62o_tI/AAAAAAAAA3I/bzECsie8zFM/s1600/kings+name+five+players.jpg[/spoiler:1vuxgqq9]

That is classic!

=T4NUKI=
06-11-2012, 05:28 PM
I dont like Martin Brodeur at all....
who the hell leaves his wife for her sister ??!!
Not classy, Marty, not classy !!
(but I'll admit he used to be one of the best between the posts !)

Retro
06-11-2012, 05:44 PM
I dont like Martin Brodeur at all....
who the hell leaves his wife for her sister ??!!
Not classy, Marty, not classy !!
(but I'll admit he used to be one of the best between the posts !)
Maybe his wife was a complete cold hearted bitch? Plus it was his ex-wife's sister in-law, not her sister.

HardlyCapable13
06-11-2012, 07:12 PM
Sorry to the Kings fans out there, but I would love to see this thing go to game 7. Not ready for the season to be over...

HardlyCapable13
06-11-2012, 08:00 PM
Holy 5 minute major...

Retro
06-11-2012, 09:34 PM
Less than 10 minutes from your team winning the Stanley Cup and the crowd is quite and sitting down????

I therefore stand by....

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-r9cnyXGSR6Q/T7XNB62o_tI/AAAAAAAAA3I/bzECsie8zFM/s1600/kings+name+five+players.jpg

HardlyCapable13
06-11-2012, 09:38 PM
LOL! Congrats LA. About time!

Retro
06-11-2012, 10:32 PM
Nice job by the Kings. Must win game for both, Devils to stay alive and for the Kings well, if they lost tonight.......... :-ss

TrojanTeacher
06-11-2012, 11:43 PM
So sad to see Marty get scored on five times. On another note, did you guys see the Kings score on Marty five times! Haha.

Now for the parade on Thursday. I'm just disappointed that we aren't tearing our city to shreds like those crazy Canadians do. :D

Retro
06-12-2012, 02:15 AM
So sad to see Marty get scored on five times. On another note, did you guys see the Kings score on Marty five times! Haha.

Now for the parade on Thursday. I'm just disappointed that we aren't tearing our city to shreds like those crazy Canadians do. :D
L.A. hockey fan's won't riot, that would mean they had to wake up! :-"

Jackie R
06-12-2012, 07:11 AM
Congrats to the LA Kings! The cup is truly deserved. They dominated some very good teams on their way to the championship. http://icons.iconarchive.com/icons/bo/nhl/32/Los-Angeles-Kings-icon.png

cubizzle
06-12-2012, 07:31 AM
So sad to see Marty get scored on five times. On another note, did you guys see the Kings score on Marty five times! Haha.

Now for the parade on Thursday. I'm just disappointed that we aren't tearing our city to shreds like those crazy Canadians do. :D
L.A. hockey fan's won't riot, that would mean they had to wake up! :-"

WINNER!

TrojanTeacher
06-12-2012, 10:54 AM
18,000+ fans were definitely awake. Plus the 10,000+ watching at home were as well. It's a curse, you know, too many sports, too many championships, too many distractions. Dodgers, hopefully, are next. Meanwhile, I'll keep busy with USC recruiting.

Bow to your KINGS!!

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:party: :-" :D ;)

Retro
06-12-2012, 11:32 AM
18,000+ fans were definitely awake. Plus the 10,000+ watching at home were as well. It's a curse, you know, too many sports, too many championships, too many distractions. Dodgers, hopefully, are next. Meanwhile, I'll keep busy with USC recruiting.

Bow to your KINGS!!

What game were you watching? The fans were sitting staring off into space! Once it went under 10 minutes I expected the place to be going nuts, but all I saw was :| :| :| :| :|

I've never seen a crowd with their team about to win a championship (their first to boot) look so dead and uncaring. Some here have said maybe because it's a "non-traditional" hockey market which could be true since L.A. sports reporters thought the Kings making a playoff run were the Sacramento Kings. =))
I don't buy it though, because when Carolina (definitely not a traditional market) won, that place was crazy during the last 10. Too many celebs in the crowd looking to get face time on TV.

I really hope the Kings can keep the band together though, it's a good team. Sadly their contract situation is going to be tough the next 2 year (I hate the salary cap system). Penner, Stoll, Parse and Mitchell all go UFA in July, though Mitchell at 35 is an easy cut. Then next year Gagne, Richardson, Scuderi and most important Quick all go UFA. They already have big contracts in play for the next few years and Quick will not sign for less than $5-7 million so long as he plays well next year.
Unfortunately I think they will end up like most Cup winners the last few years, they will need to shed some key players just to fit under the cap. As it is right now they only have just of $2million in cap space left.

TrojanTeacher
06-12-2012, 11:52 AM
What game were you watching? The fans were sitting staring off into space! Once it went under 10 minutes I expected the place to be going nuts, but all I saw was :| :| :| :| :|

I guess I could ask you the same thing. I was watching the same game you were, maybe they were broadcasting less sound over the border ;) , I don't know, but I know that the Staples Center was rocking. Three co-workers were at the game and the said the place was deafening. I could hear it over the TV, so I have no idea why you would say they were dead. I recorded the game, I'll give it a re-watch and look at the 10 minute mark. I doubt any stadium has ever cheered for 10 straight minutes. At the 5 minute mark the stadium was loud and rockin', I know that for sure. When the Kings first started off in Long Beach (1945-1947) they use to get 8 minutes standing ovations upon introduction. That's a long time, it was tradition, that tradition is dead now, sadly.

Kings fans are a committed bunch, but like you said, it's non-traditional. I guess it's as traditional as PHX having the Coyotes (which are league owned). We're as die hard as they get, but, of course, in a smaller number compared to our Canadian brothers. It's like comparing USA soccer fans with England, there is no comparison in size, but some of the US fans are truly die hard (I'm not one of them, I like soccer, but prefer hockey and college football).


I really hope the Kings can keep the band together though, it's a good team. Sadly their contract situation is going to be tough the next 2 year (I hate the salary cap system). Penner, Stoll, Parse and Mitchell all go UFA in July, though Mitchell at 35 is an easy cut. Then next year Gagne, Richardson, Scuderi and most important Quick all go UFA. They already have big contracts in play for the next few years and Quick will not sign for less than $5-7 million so long as he plays well next year.
Unfortunately I think they will end up like most Cup winners the last few years, they will need to shed some key players just to fit under the cap. As it is right now they only have just of $2million in cap space left.

That is the question, I hear Parise (NJ) is looking to get out of his team next year. Hopefully the Kings front office will do what they have to do in order to keep the band together. They are fast, big, and talented. Some went as far as comparing them to the Oilers of old (I know, I know, FAAAAAR stretch. Oh yeah, that person *can't recall their name* was not affiliated to the Kings). Their point being was that the Kings had talent in all lines and it was hard for a coach to match up against them. Oilers of old (Gretzky, Messier, Coffey, Kurri, etc.) were definitely better than any team I can think of...in their prime they'd beat any team on the ice now.

Retro
06-12-2012, 12:20 PM
I doubt any stadium has ever cheered for 10 straight minutes.
Ever seen a Montreal home playoff game?

Jackie R
06-12-2012, 01:57 PM
Ever seen a Montreal home playoff game?
Geez...they'll go bananas when the Habs are winning an exhibition game. http://www.smileystar.com/emoticons/msn-funny-emoticons/insane-homer.gif

It's a really great atmosphere to watch a game though.

DayliteMag
06-12-2012, 02:27 PM
Congrats to the Kings! A well deserved and decisive win!

Retro
05-16-2013, 04:51 PM
Brent Seabrook!!!!

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Jackie R
05-17-2013, 09:56 AM
Brent Seabrook!!!!

http://www.sportsnet.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/eys72E7.gif

Nice!!!

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HardlyCapable13
05-17-2013, 10:23 AM
Brent Seabrook!!!!

http://www.sportsnet.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/eys72E7.gif

Looks like he is owed a beer.

Spike Forehand
04-22-2014, 06:36 PM
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RC-1136
04-23-2014, 07:38 AM
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I don't follow Hockey, but since my Mother in Law annoyed me on Easter by being a bandwagon Flyers fan, GO RANGERS. I walked in on Sunday and she greets me with "Sorry about New York." I didn't know what the hell she was talking about. I thought something bad happened.

Danbo
04-23-2014, 07:42 AM
Philly ain't looking to good. Montreal on the other hand ;) :canada:

Snowblind
04-23-2014, 09:15 AM
I'm gonna say either boston or anahiem gets the cup this year.

Danbo
04-23-2014, 09:29 AM
As good as Boston looks, I doubt it. If they don't finish off Detroit in 5, Detroit will make them pay.

Gink
04-23-2014, 11:36 AM
Pens should have a good chance of making it at least to Eastern finals, might have a tough time against Boston or Montreal though.

The wife is rooting Dallas along, but I think they did well just to make the playoffs for the first time in some years. Would love to see them upset Anaheim, but doubt that's going to happen.

I think San Jose has a fighting chance this year, and could knock out the ducks. Colorado is playing strong, but St. Louis isn't out of it yet. I'd have to go with Colorado vs. San Jose for Western finals though.

Ullrsdog
04-23-2014, 12:02 PM
Pens should have a good chance of making it at least to Eastern finals, might have a tough time against Boston or Montreal though.

The wife is rooting Dallas along, but I think they did well just to make the playoffs for the first time in some years. Would love to see them upset Anaheim, but doubt that's going to happen.

I think San Jose has a fighting chance this year, and could knock out the ducks. Colorado is playing strong, but St. Louis isn't out of it yet. I'd have to go with Colorado vs. San Jose for Western finals though.

GO PENS!!! but if they keep blowing 2 point leads it won't happen...yes they had a huge run and racked up 3 goals in what 90 seconds to break a 2 goal deficit but that will not happen often.

My dream for the final Pens vs Nordiques...oops I mean Avs that way either team wins and I'm happy...my long time favs the pens or the home team.

Danbo
04-23-2014, 12:45 PM
Pens have one giant Question mark. I don't even need to tell you guys who that is. If he makes a stand, the Penguins will come out on top in the East. If not, they will have a hard time getting through Columbus, nevermind New York.

REMEC87
04-23-2014, 03:32 PM
Pens have one giant Question mark. I don't even need to tell you guys who that is. If he makes a stand, the Penguins will come out on top in the East. If not, they will have a hard time getting through Columbus, nevermind New York.

Habs are winning the cup! Did you not get the memo?

That's the Montreal canadiens for all you cornhuskers out there.

Danbo
04-23-2014, 03:45 PM
Habs are winning the cup! Did you not get the memo?

That's the Montreal canadiens for all you cornhuskers out there.

Can I have that in writing? You know, like you predicted the sweep.

REMEC87
04-23-2014, 06:47 PM
Can I have that in writing? You know, like you predicted the sweep.

I put that in writing every year. This could be the best shot we've had in a while.

Gink
04-23-2014, 09:39 PM
GO PENS!!! but if they keep blowing 2 point leads it won't happen...yes they had a huge run and racked up 3 goals in what 90 seconds to break a 2 goal deficit but that will not happen often.


You called it. It's infuriating. Up 3-0 after the 1st just to lose in OT.

Danbo
04-23-2014, 11:50 PM
Fleury is the weak point. No one on the team will admit it, but he's the chink in the chain.

Gink
04-24-2014, 02:13 AM
When he didn't play as much last season I thought they might finally have stopped relying on him as much, but looks like they are putting all their hopes on him for the playoffs. Even their 2009 victory came as the result of spectacular defense and shot blocking. Unfortunately the Rob Scuderi they signed back isn't bringing the same game he did 5 years ago.

Ullrsdog
04-24-2014, 09:07 AM
You called it. It's infuriating. Up 3-0 after the 1st just to lose in OT.

Hi my name is dumbass...my team has a one point lead with 26 seconds left I think I'll try to play this puck...oh shit how did I....GOOOOOAL!!!!! signed Marc Andre Fail...

Danbo
04-24-2014, 09:19 AM
Pens have one giant Question mark. I don't even need to tell you guys who that is. If he makes a stand, the Penguins will come out on top in the East. If not, they will have a hard time getting through Columbus, nevermind New York.

Can't say I didn't say it would be so :P Colombus in 7.

Retro
04-24-2014, 11:13 AM
Just like last year, started slow ....now the Hawks are starting to roll!

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Danbo
04-24-2014, 12:20 PM
When it was 2-0 for SJS and for STL I said: The Kings can come back in this series, but the Hawks WILL come back. Glad my second fav team is doing well :) Stayed up (perhaps too long) to watch the end of last night's game.

Retro
04-24-2014, 12:38 PM
When it was 2-0 for SJS and for STL I said: The Kings can come back in this series, but the Hawks WILL come back. Glad my second fav team is doing well :) Stayed up (perhaps too long) to watch the end of last night's game.

These close OT games are killing my nerves.

Danbo
04-25-2014, 03:21 PM
The playoffs are a beautiful thing. Looking forward to another Hockey Marathon on Saturday 3PM-Midnight. Awesomeness!

Danbo
05-15-2014, 07:35 AM
So... how bout them pesky Habs?

=T4NUKI=
05-15-2014, 12:07 PM
Habs against the blue shirts ! Original teams showdown ! What a way to finish things off in the East !

Danbo
05-16-2014, 08:47 AM
T4! Faudrait écouter une game ensemble ! :) Je t'invite! St-Paul-Farnham, ça se fait bien?

REMEC87
05-16-2014, 09:45 AM
T4! Faudrait écouter une game ensemble ! :) Je t'invite! St-Paul-Farnham, ça se fait bien?

Can the Anglo come along? Je peux parler francais aussi :)

Danbo
05-16-2014, 10:06 AM
Sure! Champlain is gonna be under heavy maintenance this weekend though! Until Tuesday!

Edit: Starting to smell like a Canadian-wing MP GT!

=T4NUKI=
05-16-2014, 09:33 PM
Ouaip ! Ça se fait fastoche !

Danbo
05-17-2014, 06:13 AM
Name the game guys;)

Gink
05-12-2016, 05:57 PM
Seems like no one is paying much attention to the playoffs this year around here. I guess with no Canadian teams making the playoffs, and the usual favorites mostly getting eliminated in the first round, I can see how that happens.

For me, being a Penguins fan, and the wife being a Stars fan, we've watched something like 24 games since the start of the playoffs. A game nearly every night. Been crazy! After the Stars fell flat on their faces against St. Louis though, the schedule is lightening up.

This year has made me realize just how screwed up the new(ish) seeding system is though. I feel like I've already watched the conference finals in round 2, with the #1 and #2 teams playing each other in both the east and the west.

Seriously, for the Eastern conference final, we've got the #2 team, who has already beat the #4 and #1 teams, playing against the #6 team, who have beaten the #8 and #5 teams. In the west, the #2 team started out playing #3, then had to beat #1 to move on. Now we're waiting for #6 vs. #7 to finish game 7 to see which low ranked team #2 will face.

This may be a big part of why there haven't been any series swept this year so far, and being hockey there's no guarantee that next round will be a cakewalk for either of the #2 teams going against #6 or #7 teams, but it still doesn't seem right to me, that the lower ranked teams have only had to play low ranked teams to get this far, while the #2 teams have had to face down against the top ranked teams in their conference and the league. Just makes the conference finals feel a bit weak.

Sure, the old system with first round having high ranked vs. low ranked could seem like some gimme rounds, but at least the conference finals tended to be the best teams facing off, rather than having that take place in rounds 1 and 2. I dunno, playoff season is still my favorite time of the year, but this system just seems backwards.