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Mike I just picked them cause I hate Zach and Ryan for choosing them over the wings :) Seriously just don't think they are that good.

 

Was in 6

Sens in 5

Edm in 6

Nas in 7, hard to pick against a team that made the Hawks look like an ECHL team.

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I'm not paying much attention to hockey this year, but Wofsey told me earlier that the Blackhawks are good this year. Why isn't anyone picking them to win in the second round?

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pens in 7. actually think it would be great if the Caps won this and the cup. they have been a good franchise but have never won it. still, malkin (the other russian), crosby, kessel...if fleury continues to play well.

 

rangers in 6. want the sens to win but they were anything but dominant against the bruins who were hurt on the back end

 

Ducks in 6. love the oilers to win because canada, they are a good story and i hate the ducks but SJ is older and banged up, annaheim is bi, fast and mean.

 

preds in 7. who the hell knows. both goalies played well in round one but both have histories of being bad. blues have more depth up front but like washington have a history of being better in the regular season

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I'm not paying much attention to hockey this year, but Wofsey told me earlier that the Blackhawks are good this year. Why isn't anyone picking them to win in the second round?

Now that Detroit is in the East, the blood feud is gone, and they have no hated rivals. Chicago is the new Wings, everyone studies them. Careful what you wish for, you might get it.

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OK, theres some great hockey being played..... :)

 

Caps in 7

Rangers in 6

Preds in 6

Ducks in 6

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Blues came around and made a game of it. At one point early though the preds were teeing up suban Josi and were just blasting away.

 

1-1 in the 3rd in Anaheim

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1-1 in the 3rd in Anaheim

Solid West Coast style hockey there, trying to drive each other to exhaustion because they're too evenly matched to get an edge any other way.

 

Oil!

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1-1 in the 3rd in Anaheim

Solid West Coast style hockey there, trying to drive each other to exhaustion because they're too evenly matched to get an edge any other way.

 

Oil!

 

from an article this morning: "And Corey Perry? It’s not a Southern California hockey game unless Perry spears someone, is it?" hehehe

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nice win sens.....

lets go Caps!!!!!!!

last win they get ;-)

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Did you see that wild goal mouth scramble in front of fluery? He made about 5 desperation saves, crazy.

That was great, and he took a run over from OV as well.........

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Did you see that wild goal mouth scramble in front of fluery? He made about 5 desperation saves, crazy.

That was great, and he took a run over from OV as well.........

Fleury is good with those crazy attacks, he has to be, his skaters looked like the five stooges in front of that net. He did roughly the same thing Game 7 of the Cup in 2009 ... probably avoided a win by the Wings that year.

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Did you see that wild goal mouth scramble in front of fluery? He made about 5 desperation saves, crazy.

That was great, and he took a run over from OV as well.........

Fleury is good with those crazy attacks, he has to be, his skaters looked like the five stooges in front of that net. He did roughly the same thing Game 7 of the Cup in 2009 ... probably avoided a win by the Wings that year.

 

all that and with no stick....... well done...

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Class act in Edmonton.

The microphone for the singer didn't work, so he held up the dead mic for the crowd.

Huge singalong for the national anthem of the visiting team.

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Go sens Go..... :lol:

They're going alright.... the direction, however, is not what you'd want.

 

3--0 rangers-

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Go sens Go..... :lol:

They're going alright.... the direction, however, is not what you'd want.

 

3--0 rangers-

 

So you sayeng tthey suckeng the bittere rootte?

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Oilers in huge collapse last night, blowing a 3 - 0 lead with less then 3 mins too go...

then loosing in double OT.....

 

Go Preds go........

 

 

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Spring has gotten in the way of me watching hockey lately. Imagine how surprised and happy I was to check my phone and see the sens win game 5.  They are doing everything the hard way....comebacks, one goal games and overtimes.  It would be great if they would score first and win by two in regulation in game 6.

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3 hours ago, chester said:

Wow. Edmonton is hanging a nasty beating on the ducks

Yes, and a game 7 on Wednesday.... should be a great battle.

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Preds look incredible this series. It was reasonably clear in the way they played against St. Louis that Chicago went down more because of Nashville, than any core Blackhawk coaching problems ... too late for Mike Kitchen though.

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And here we go, back to back game 7s coming on Wednesday.... whoooooooooooo

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Crosby's failure to go through concussion protocols last night is going to be a problem for the league, I think. 

I hope it's a HUGE problem, frankly.   I get the romantic notion of playoff hockey being a whole other level above regular season, and I get the reality that the superstars have different rules, but this is one area in which the hockey world truly needs a zero-tolerance approach.    Otherwise we're the NFL.

 

and yeah, GIGGITY FOR WEDNESDAY!

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Possible- but improbable

i think it's nice that Sidney Crosby has made a tribute to his mother during the lead up to Mother's Day by growing an almost exact replica of her mustache... mrs crosby must be so proud..

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2 hours ago, Keith said:

Is it possible, we might see an all Canadian final.

At this point, I fear that the only way Canada will see that Cup is if it's Sens-Oil.

But Andy still has to get past those Preds lines, four deep those guys are.

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43 minutes ago, mikewofsey said:

At this point, I fear that the only way Canada will see that Cup is if it's Sens-Oil.

But Andy still has to get past those Preds lines, four deep those guys are.

Yes, I think the Preds may be the team too beat this year, they look good.

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fuckin mother fucking fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck 

 

(let's go yankees ;-)

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On 09/05/2017 at 7:40 AM, Figment said:

Crosby's failure to go through concussion protocols last night is going to be a problem for the league, I think. 

I hope it's a HUGE problem, frankly.   I get the romantic notion of playoff hockey being a whole other level above regular season, and I get the reality that the superstars have different rules, but this is one area in which the hockey world truly needs a zero-tolerance approach.    Otherwise we're the NFL.

 

and yeah, GIGGITY FOR WEDNESDAY!

Don't disagree. He doesn't look concussed however and sheary came right back.

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On 09/05/2017 at 7:18 PM, USA190520 said:

Possible- but improbable

i think it's nice that Sidney Crosby has made a tribute to his mother during the lead up to Mother's Day by growing an almost exact replica of her mustache... mrs crosby must be so proud..

Groan

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22 hours ago, mikewof said:

At this point, I fear that the only way Canada will see that Cup is if it's Sens-Oil.

But Andy still has to get past those Preds lines, four deep those guys are.

I think the preds are rinne, an outstanding young blue line, an outstanding top three and 9 other guys playing a good system. And they look pretty dang good.  That Ellis kid is awesome

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22 hours ago, USA190520 said:

All that matters is that the pens go down-

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They might but MALKIN, kessel, Crosby, geuntzal leads the playoffs in goals and flurry is playing like its 2009.

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4 minutes ago, chester said:

They might but MALKIN, kessel, Crosby, geuntzal leads the playoffs in goals and flurry is playing like its 2009.

Oh, and hornquist just made it 2 zip

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7 minutes ago, USA190520 said:

I disregard your reality and substitute my own...

 

fucking hell fleury is a man possessed. 

Pretty good story. He's the oldest of this iteration and started the playoffs as the good soldier at the end of the bench

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Wow. I feel for Washington, they are a good franchise. I hate to say it but I think they suffer from too many Russians.  I think its better to have one great russian and the rest canucks, yanks, Swedes and fins.

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On 07/05/2017 at 8:03 AM, chester said:

Spring has gotten in the way of me watching hockey lately. Imagine how surprised and happy I was to check my phone and see the sens win game 5.  They are doing everything the hard way....comebacks, one goal games and overtimes.  It would be great if they would score first and win by two in regulation in game 6.

Wow! I scare me.

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Sigh... wash used it all up in game 6, they had absolutely nothing for Pittsburgh from the first drop...

only stanley cup ovi will see is from a thermos

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Bad night for hockey, Anaheim and the Pens, fmd.

For the pool, it's all Chester ...

1. Chester - 19

2. Dyslexic Dog - 14

3. Mikewof - 13

3. Keith - 13

5. Peacefrog - 12

6. Figment - 7

7. Tax Man - 6

8. Hard Aground - 0

 

My picks for the next round;

Preds in 6

Sens in 6

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On 5/9/2017 at 9:29 PM, USA190520 said:

All that matters is that the pens go down-

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I hope to see this used again in a couple of weeks, and hopefully Nashville can do what needs to be done, for the sake of all that is good and decent in this world.

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Nobody has the Pens yet? Is that wishful thinking or do we actually think that Ottawa can manage that damned horde of girlish hooligans?

In my case, it's more hope than confidence.

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My prediction is based purely on wishful thinking- I'm not a fan of the pens and I absolutely loathe pens fans...

I would love to see them swept

 

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I see you guys are all picking the way I WANT to see it go (Sens - Preds)...I'm going to pick how I actually THINK it will go:

 

Pens in 6

Fucking Ducks in 6

The senators are a team with one superstar and 20 good, run of the mill players.  The pens are a team with 2 hall of famers and 7 other very good players.  the sens have been playing ropadope, scrambling to come from behind against the rangers, trying to protect 1 goal leads I honestly don't think that will work against the penguins.  The preds are looking great, fast and skillful...the ducks are fast enough to get in your space and then they run you the fuck over...fucking kessler.  both teams have excellent and activated top 4 defence, edge preds; both have a talented top 3, a wash, i'm not sure if the preds other 9 forwards are going to able to overcome the ducks 9.  homeboy getzlaff is on a fucking mission...fucking perry...fucking kessler.  If i'm right i just might win this pool!  if i'm wrong the Senators are in the cup final!

 

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4 hours ago, USA190520 said:

My prediction is based purely on wishful thinking- I'm not a fan of the pens and I absolutely loathe pens fans...

I would love to see them swept

 

Which are worse, Pens fans or Flyers fans?

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2 hours ago, chester said:

I see you guys are all picking the way I WANT to see it go (Sens - Preds)...I'm going to pick how I actually THINK it will go:

 

Pens in 6

Fucking Ducks in 6

The senators are a team with one superstar and 20 good, run of the mill players.  The pens are a team with 2 hall of famers and 7 other very good players.  the sens have been playing ropadope, scrambling to come from behind against the rangers, trying to protect 1 goal leads I honestly don't think that will work against the penguins.  The preds are looking great, fast and skillful...the ducks are fast enough to get in your space and then they run you the fuck over...fucking kessler.  both teams have excellent and activated top 4 defence, edge preds; both have a talented top 3, a wash, i'm not sure if the preds other 9 forwards are going to able to overcome the ducks 9.  homeboy getzlaff is on a fucking mission...fucking perry...fucking kessler.  If i'm right i just might win this pool!  if i'm wrong the Senators are in the cup final!

 

I go with the goalies. I assume that Rinne has been the most consistent goalie of this series. I think he can manage any of those 2/3 Anaheim lines, as long as he can avoid getting injured by them.

And Fleury has that nagging and well-worn ability to go sieve at exactly the wrong time. I'm more worried about a collapse by Fleury than him just droppinga a few two goal games, because a collapse will put Murray back in the net. Anderson is a psychopath when he has something to prove. He's been my favorite goalie in the league since he was with the Avs because he's so instinctive. When he thinks about what he's doing he fucks it up, lately by leaving the crease. But when he's in autopilot, he's filthy, he'll do anything to stop a shot, the dirtiest, messiest saves in hockey.

A Rinne - Andy series would be epic.

One bright side you a Ducks-Pens series, Anaheim will have zero problem giving them their own medicine. 

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I think that the power play/penalty kill may make the difference in that series.  the ducks will be penalised and their PK has been shit in the playoffs. the preds should be able to make them pay dearly for that. 

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2 hours ago, mikewof said:

Which are worse, Pens fans or Flyers fans?

Pens fans- 

 

flyers fans will actually fight you pens fans run away twirling yellow towels

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7 minutes ago, USA190520 said:

Pens fans- 

 

flyers fans will actually fight you pens fans run away twirling yellow towels

:lol:

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Tick tock.... almost time for the sens to crush the pens leaving Crosby in a puddle of his own excriment and tears. 

 

 

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