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If the Cup was handed to the most talented team, the Pens, Canucks, Caps or Red Wings would win every single year. Fight and grit have their place in hockey, and a big place at that.

 

Puck drops at 7:30 ET with the Pens and Flyers. I'm clearing my schedule and stocking the beer-section of my fridge.

 

Playoffs!! Can I get a 'fuck yeah'?

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If the Cup was handed to the most talented team, the Pens, Canucks, Caps or Red Wings would win every single year. Fight and grit have their place in hockey, and a big place at that.

 

Puck drops at 7:30 ET with the Pens and Flyers. I'm clearing my schedule and stocking the beer-section of my fridge.

 

Playoffs!! Can I get a 'fuck yeah'?

 

Fuck Yeah! Go Bruins!

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a bunch of people made first round play off picks in the NHL 2011-2012 thread if you want check that out.

 

Sorry. I usually don't go to page 2 unless it's for tits.

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a bunch of people made first round play off picks in the NHL 2011-2012 thread if you want check that out.

 

Sorry. I usually don't go to page 2 unless it's for tits.

 

I'll bump it up, you coffee-swilling, no-umbrella carrying Nucks fan, you.

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a bunch of people made first round play off picks in the NHL 2011-2012 thread if you want check that out.

 

Sorry. I usually don't go to page 2 unless it's for tits.

 

I'll bump it up, you coffee-swilling, no-umbrella carrying Nucks fan, you.

 

Only until Seattle lands a team.

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a bunch of people made first round play off picks in the NHL 2011-2012 thread if you want check that out.

 

Sorry. I usually don't go to page 2 unless it's for tits.

 

I'll bump it up, you coffee-swilling, no-umbrella carrying Nucks fan, you.

 

Only until Seattle lands a team.

fingers-crossed.jpg

 

As long as Winnipeg is in the Southeast, and realignment looms, you have a good shot. Realignment without adding a team in the East and a team in the West is going to be nearly impossible.

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Is Shea Weber that stupid? time running out, punches Zetterberg in the back of the head (ok that could be part of a hockey play) but then slams his face into the boards. I hope Shanahan has the balls to treat this the same as he would have in the regular season.

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waiting for round 2 , so the Rangers can beat the shit out of the Devils (if the filthy Devils get there). I was there for the 94 finals...I'll be there for the 2012 finals...go King Henrik

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Is Shea Weber that stupid? time running out, punches Zetterberg in the back of the head (ok that could be part of a hockey play) but then slams his face into the boards. I hope Shanahan has the balls to treat this the same as he would have in the regular season.

 

The punch was fine, but the second effort was not cool. I honestly don't think he'll get anything. If he does, a fine or maybe one game, max.

 

Wow, where did Pittsburg go after the first period?

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waiting for round 2 , so the Rangers can beat the shit out of the Devils (if the filthy Devils get there). I was there for the 94 finals...I'll be there for the 2012 finals...go King Henrik

 

All hail King Henrik ... but, Andy can be an insanely effective goalie when his defense is there, and the Sens have something this season. Don't underestimate the first round.

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I saw more guys get separated from their skates tonight than I have in the last month of the regular season. w00t!

 

Also, I'm not sure if LA looks really good, or Vancouver looks very shaky.

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17 minutes of penalty time? fuck. those delay of game penalties were brutal, 5 minute major, sedin sitting on the bench watching kessler/burrows kill penalties...that will make any opponent look good. having said that LA has quick doughty, kopitar, williams, carter and richards, that's pretty high end talent.

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Is Shea Weber that stupid? time running out, punches Zetterberg in the back of the head (ok that could be part of a hockey play) but then slams his face into the boards. I hope Shanahan has the balls to treat this the same as he would have in the regular season.

 

The punch was fine, but the second effort was not cool. I honestly don't think he'll get anything. If he does, a fine or maybe one game, max.

 

Wow, where did Pittsburg go after the first period?

 

No doubt! I think this will be the best 1st round series. I'm taking la in 6 too.

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I saw more guys get separated from their skates tonight than I have in the last month of the regular season. w00t!

 

Also, I'm not sure if LA looks really good, or Vancouver looks very shaky.

 

They just finished rebuilding the city from the last time they lost. There's a little politics breathing on their neck.

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Is Shea Weber that stupid? time running out, punches Zetterberg in the back of the head (ok that could be part of a hockey play) but then slams his face into the boards. I hope Shanahan has the balls to treat this the same as he would have in the regular season.

 

The punch was fine, but the second effort was not cool. I honestly don't think he'll get anything. If he does, a fine or maybe one game, max.

 

Wow, where did Pittsburgh go after the first period?

 

Weber earns a $2500 fine: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=392950

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Jesus, Mike! Your man Anderson should stay within striking distance of the crease!

 

The sens are in this game

 

Tortarella is fucking whiner

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Jesus, Mike! Your man Anderson should stay within striking distance of the crease!

 

The sens are in this game

 

Tortarella is fucking whiner

 

 

you spoke too soon

 

 

the king is showing who is king

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Jesus, Mike! Your man Anderson should stay within striking distance of the crease!

 

The sens are in this game

 

Tortarella is fucking whiner

 

 

you spoke too soon

 

 

the king is showing who is king

 

damn fukking strait............got tix for game 5 but I hope it's over before then and I trade them in for round 2 tix instead....go Rangers

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Fuck the Rangers. Life Long Islanders fan. Well always have the early 80's.

 

The who? Aren't the Ice landers an AHL team?

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Wanna match up the number of Lord Stanleys won by each?

I didn't think so.

 

Not sure you want to go down this road Shadow. Toronto and Montreal have also won a bunch.

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By my count the the rangers and islanders are tied at four each, with the rangers in a position to take the lead.

 

Yep.

 

Perhaps The Shawdow thinks extra credit is given for getting them all in a row? Not so much.

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bullmotherfuckerbullcockfuckshit. what a fucking ridiculous call to throw our Dubinsky......fuck you ref.

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Nasty hit on Alfredsson. The players don't seem to have got the message.

 

Still have faith in my Canucks. They've lost two, but they were somewhat strange games. LA is a disciplined bunch. Vigneault may play Schneider just to do something different. Can't blame Lou at all.

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Nasty hit on Alfredsson. The players don't seem to have got the message.

 

Still have faith in my Canucks. They've lost two, but they were somewhat strange games. LA is a disciplined bunch. Vigneault may play Schneider just to do something different. Can't blame Lou at all.

 

Except for the five minutes he spent licking the ice on the other side of the crease from the puck.

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Scrappy, scramblely, hockey but the sens won. Anderson made some great saves. Chris neil, neither he or his game are pretty but he is effective. Boyle got what he deserved for roughing up the kid, dubinsky was third man...i,my sure torterella will piss and moan like the little bitch he is. Are they going to review the hit on alfredson?

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Fuck the Rangers. Life Long Islanders fan. Well always have the early 80's.

 

+1

 

Anyone but the rangers and bruins.

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Scrappy, scramblely, hockey but the sens won. Anderson made some great saves. Chris neil, neither he or his game are pretty but he is effective. Boyle got what he deserved for roughing up the kid, dubinsky was third man...i,my sure torterella will piss and moan like the little bitch he is. Are they going to review the hit on alfredson?

 

The chaos in the East takes a shit all over what is neat and tidy. The Sens intend to crash this cocktail party.

 

Yes, Andy makes some of the filthiest saves in hockey. The guy is borderline insane.

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Wanna match up the number of Lord Stanleys won by each?

I didn't think so.

 

Not sure you want to go down this road Shadow. Toronto and Montreal have also won a bunch.

 

Nothing but the greatest respect for The Canadiens and The Leafs. In fact even respect Edmonton. Glad to be even mentioned with these wonderful franchises.

The Rangers, that is another story.

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PIts and Philly is the series too watch..... a real high scoring battle..

 

 

Philly looks good, and Pits looks very beatable.

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This series is really punctuating the point Pittsburgh's critics have been making: they feel entitled, are arrogant and are one of the cheapest/dirtiest teams in the league.

 

Really disappointing.

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This series is really punctuating the point Pittsburgh's critics have been making: they feel entitled, are arrogant and are one of the cheapest/dirtiest teams in the league.

 

Really disappointing.

I hate to say this, but Philly was the cleaner team today. A bunch of Penguins deserve to be broken in half...I hate Cindy and today he reinforced why...

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This series is really punctuating the point Pittsburgh's critics have been making: they feel entitled, are arrogant and are one of the cheapest/dirtiest teams in the league.

 

Really disappointing.

 

Canucks of the Eastern Conference.

 

With the exception of Pirates fans, all Pittsburgh fans feel entitled.

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This series is really punctuating the point Pittsburgh's critics have been making: they feel entitled, are arrogant and are one of the cheapest/dirtiest teams in the league.

 

Really disappointing.

 

Canucks of the Eastern Conference.

 

With the exception of Pirates fans, all Pittsburgh fans feel entitled.

 

+1 my respect meter just did a nose dive with the Croz in this game today.............Flyers in 5

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Philly should put there goon out at center and have him take Ryan Howard like swing straight into Crosbys face to start the game after all the shit that happened tonight.

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Philly should put there goon out at center and have him take Ryan Howard like swing straight into Crosbys face to start the game after all the shit that happened tonight.

 

Second-impact syndrome ain't no joke...

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Philly should put there goon out at center and have him take Ryan Howard like swing straight into Crosbys face to start the game after all the shit that happened tonight.

 

Second-impact syndrome ain't no joke...

 

well the penguins take lots of liberties with other players heads so I wouldn't give a shit if cindy never plays again after that

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Second-impact syndrome ain't no joke...

 

I was thinking the same thing as I watched Neal illegally run Giroux (and Couturier). If Shanahan doesn't sit him down for game four, my guess is, Simmonds will.

 

I am no Crosby hater, but he was playing like an angry child today. Not very Captian like.

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This series is really punctuating the point Pittsburgh's critics have been making: they feel entitled, are arrogant and are one of the cheapest/dirtiest teams in the league.

 

Really disappointing.

 

Epic, haven't seen that kind of total penalty minutes in a while.

 

Philadelphia pulled some clearly disrespectful crap, but so did the Pens. I think it was clear that Crosby is unfairly on the receiving edge of some unneeded bs to throw off his game ... he's talented enough not to take the bait, but he does it anyway. I understand why Crosby perhaps felt it necessary to change the momentum, but they're cooked, and that just pushed them over the edge to burnt.

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Unfortunately Pittsburgh's goal tending has also been brutal,

 

If the team has little confidence in their goalie, their in real trouble,

 

Pittsburgh's goal tender has to steal the next game, for his team, regardless of how the team plays in front of him. ;)

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Unfortunately Pittsburgh's goal tending has also been brutal,

 

If the team has little confidence in their goalie, their in real trouble,

 

Pittsburgh's goal tender has to steal the next game, for his team, regardless of how the team plays in front of him. ;)

 

With the exception of Pikka Rinne and Elliot/Halak, all the real interesting tending is happening in the East ... Theo in Florida, Andy in Ottawa, King Henrick, Flower.

 

Then with the fights, total of four games suspension with the Sens-Rangers series, pretty cool, suddenly Eastern Hockey looks like Western Hockey used to ... undisciplined and explosive.

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Vancouver swept in four??? :ph34r:

 

I never thought i would have to say that, but it looks like its coming, like a freight train.

 

Now who plays in net for Vancouver's next game?

 

I would go Schneider, as he's more stable under pressure.....

 

Luongo has played very well, but when under pressure, he loses his focus much easier......;)

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Canucks were up 3-0 on the Hawks last year...they've seen this movie before. A goal or two past Quick, LA starts squeezing their sticks, and voila--game 7 here we come.

 

Hey--one has to believe.

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This series is really punctuating the point Pittsburgh's critics have been making: they feel entitled, are arrogant and are one of the cheapest/dirtiest teams in the league.

 

Really disappointing.

 

Epic, haven't seen that kind of total penalty minutes in a while.

 

Philadelphia pulled some clearly disrespectful crap, but so did the Pens. I think it was clear that Crosby is unfairly on the receiving edge of some unneeded bs to throw off his game ... he's talented enough not to take the bait, but he does it anyway. I understand why Crosby perhaps felt it necessary to change the momentum, but they're cooked, and that just pushed them over the edge to burnt.

 

Making any effort to equate the two team's behavior in this game is stupid- Pittsburgh were the spoiled brats who always feel put upon. Wankers all.

 

 

 

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Philadelphia pulled some clearly disrespectful crap, but so did the Pens.

 

I missed that part. Please refresh my memory on specific instances where they instigated cheap and/or disrespectful play in that game.

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Philadelphia pulled some clearly disrespectful crap, but so did the Pens.

 

I missed that part. Please refresh my memory on specific instances where they instigated cheap and/or disrespectful play in that game.

 

Just minor stuff, they did a good job of not getting drawn into the muck,.Timonen probably could have kept playing, but I agree that he didn't seem to instigate.

 

Not for nothing Meat, but didn't you have the Pens on this one? I had the Flyers, as far as I'm concerned, I would have rather seen another Flyers goal over toeing up.

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Not for nothing Meat, but didn't you have the Pens on this one? I had the Flyers, as far as I'm concerned, I would have rather seen another Flyers goal over toeing up.

Yeah, oops! :D If the Pens and Nucks go down in 4, it will pretty much screw a lot of playoff pools.

 

 

Fantastic trending topic on Twitter right now.

 

AWESOME find!

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Kinda coincidental ... I was just waiting on line at the sandwich cart and the old man in front of me ordered too many sandwiches, so I pulled a Crosby and hit him in the back of the knees with a sonotube packed with gravel.

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Canucks were up 3-0 on the Hawks last year...they've seen this movie before. A goal or two past Quick, LA starts squeezing their sticks, and voila--game 7 here we come.

 

Hey--one has to believe.

 

 

wakey......wakey.....your in la la land again......:rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

 

dde: now thats funny

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wakey......wakey.....your in la la land again......:rolleyes:

 

 

Daniel comes back and they win three straight. Then, they vanquish the Sharks, who will have their roster greatly depleted following the battle with the Blues. After that, a hard fought 6 game win over the Preds (again) as Kesler comes alive. And then, to top it all off, beat the Rangers in 5. You heard it here first!

 

Likely? No. Possible? Certainly.

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Some girl in front at Dunkin ordered such a complicated coffee that it took the cashier two tries to make it and it made me last to class, so I pulled a Crosby and threw a handful of Splenda in her eyes.

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Some girl in front at Dunkin ordered such a complicated coffee that it took the cashier two tries to make it and it made me last to class, so I pulled a Crosby and threw a handful of Splenda in her eyes.

 

Wow, good job.

 

I was trying to get to work on time this morning but I was stuck behind some slowpoke in a BMW crossover vehicle. So I waited until the road came close to a cliff, then I pulled a Crosby and ran him off the road and laughed when his vehicle plunged onto the rocks below and exploded in a fireball.

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Some girl in front at Dunkin ordered such a complicated coffee that it took the cashier two tries to make it and it made me last to class, so I pulled a Crosby and threw a handful of Splenda in her eyes.

 

Wow, good job.

 

I was trying to get to work on time this morning but I was stuck behind some slowpoke in a BMW crossover vehicle. So I waited until the road came close to a cliff, then I pulled a Crosby and ran him off the road and laughed when his vehicle plunged onto the rocks below and exploded in a fireball.

 

a guy offered me $50 to wax his 36 ft. boat, so I pulled a Crosby on him and shit in his drivers seat when he wasn't looking, then I went home and watched the Rangers beat the fucking Senators....go King Henrik

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Some girl in front at Dunkin ordered such a complicated coffee that it took the cashier two tries to make it and it made me last to class, so I pulled a Crosby and threw a handful of Splenda in her eyes.

 

Wow, good job.

 

I was trying to get to work on time this morning but I was stuck behind some slowpoke in a BMW crossover vehicle. So I waited until the road came close to a cliff, then I pulled a Crosby and ran him off the road and laughed when his vehicle plunged onto the rocks below and exploded in a fireball.

 

a guy offered me $50 to wax his 36 ft. boat, so I pulled a Crosby on him and shit in his drivers seat when he wasn't looking, then I went home and watched the Rangers beat the fucking Senators....go King Henrik

 

Hats off, you just pulled a Crosby on both lazy boat owners and Sens fans.

 

I'm really going to miss the Rangers when Andy pulls a Crosby on King Henrik.

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Philly should put there goon out at center and have him take Ryan Howard like swing straight into Crosbys face to start the game after all the shit that happened tonight.

 

Maybe they can get Wilf Paiment to come out of retirement.

 

5,4,3,2,1 Yeah Mike I went there again.

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hmmmmmm seems like florida are the real deal in this series..................whats going on with Brodeur?

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wakey......wakey.....your in la la land again......:rolleyes:

 

 

Daniel comes back and they win three straight. Then, they vanquish the Sharks, who will have their roster greatly depleted following the battle with the Blues. After that, a hard fought 6 game win over the Preds (again) as Kesler comes alive. And then, to top it all off, beat the Rangers in 5. You heard it here first!

 

Likely? No. Possible? Certainly.

 

 

there might be one saving grace here.................a couple of days rest for the wimpass Daniel.....then they play tomorrow night...WIN.......then 3 more days rest for Dannyboy....then play next sunday. Might be all the sisters need to get back on track.......

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Maybe they can get Wilf Paiment to come out of retirement.

 

5,4,3,2,1 Yeah Mike I went there again.

 

Joke's on you China. I've been pulling a Crosby on you all these years in defending Paiment.

 

While you were busy with him I led you away from the Don Cherry's time on coaching those goons.

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hmmmmmm seems like florida are the real deal in this series..................whats going on with Brodeur?

 

There's more tape on Brody than Watergate's in house transcriptionist. He can't swat a fly without the shooter knowing his moves.

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4 games for Asham, 1 game for Neal.

 

I rescind my previous note of confidence in Shannahan.

I get that it's the playoffs and things are different, but they can't be THAT different. Asham should be down for a dozen. Neal down for 4. (yes, the one game ends his season, I get that too)

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4 games for Asham, 1 game for Neal.

 

I rescind my previous note of confidence in Shannahan.

I get that it's the playoffs and things are different, but they can't be THAT different. Asham should be down for a dozen. Neal down for 4. (yes, the one game ends his season, I get that too)

 

The part I don't get is how Asham gets four and Backstrom gets one....for the same action. His consistency needs to be tuned up.

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Lets Go Panthers!

 

This is the first time I've been able to join in the NHL Playoff thread for real. Awesome, even if it will be short lived.

 

Dunno about short lived, Theo seems to have what he needs to do his job this time. He's stopping pucks like the MVP goalie he is, with two solid lines.

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Lets Go Panthers!

 

This is the first time I've been able to join in the NHL Playoff thread for real. Awesome, even if it will be short lived.

 

Dunno about short lived, Theo seems to have what he needs to do his job this time. He's stopping pucks like the MVP goalie he is, with two solid lines.

I sure hope so. They are definitely due for some success. Overdue.

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Maybe they can get Wilf Paiment to come out of retirement.

 

5,4,3,2,1 Yeah Mike I went there again.

 

Joke's on you China. I've been pulling a Crosby on you all these years in defending Paiment.

 

While you were busy with him I led you away from the Don Cherry's time on coaching those goons.

 

I should have known. No reasonable person would defend Paiment without an agenda

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Maybe they can get Wilf Paiment to come out of retirement.

 

5,4,3,2,1 Yeah Mike I went there again.

 

Joke's on you China. I've been pulling a Crosby on you all these years in defending Paiment.

 

While you were busy with him I led you away from the Don Cherry's time on coaching those goons.

 

I should have known. No reasonable person would defend Paiment without an agenda

 

Y'know, if he had attacked anyone other than Polo his career would have been over after that, being about a step away from attempted murder. But since it was Dennis Polonich, he instead faced the understanding that he was just the idiot who let it get to him.

 

Anyway, didn't those two guys play together on the Lumberjacks for a few games?

 

Aside ... I knew about Polo even as a tiny kid. In grade school we received little flimsy books to bring home and improve our reading skills. I received one on the Apollo missions, one on Oscar Robertson and one on Dennis Polonich, the point of the book being that even little guys can be tough.

 

He was a bit of a hero to me, especially one famous fight where he beat the hell out a defenseman twice his size. I liked the idea of being able to beat up bullies much bigger than me. Never was able to do it,.but I liked the idea.

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Torres suspended indefinitely pending an in-person hearing on Friday.

 

Should he get the boot, maybe Dale Hunter will give him a job.

 

Unnecessarily dangerous hit and a repeat offender? They'll bounce him for many games. Well deserved, IMO.

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Good thing the Tigers are playing and boats are in the water. This is looking like the shortest playoff run for the Wings in a while.

 

The way Rinne is playing, he's going to send a lot of people home early. That and the Wings look tired.

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Jeez, wtf happened to Bryz and Bob? They pulled a Crosby by pulling a Fleury.

 

Sens ... c'mon.

 

Edit ... that was fast. Most painful series, I love them both. Gotta edge to Andy though.

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