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« Reply #1190 on: June 09, 2021, 11:30:59 AM »
Man, I don't want to root for Montreal to beat the Golden Knights if it comes to that, but I hate the Golden Knights more at the moment, so there we go.

I'm not sure which team I loathe more.  As a Canadian, I should be cheering for the Canadiens, but I really don't see that happening.
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« Reply #1191 on: June 09, 2021, 12:52:18 PM »
why so much hate for the Canadiens? I live in Habs country so itís sometimes hard to see how they are perceived elsewhere. 

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« Reply #1192 on: June 09, 2021, 01:11:09 PM »
I can't speak for Chad but I'm a Bruins fan so I think you can understand that one.  LOL  Though this years team is not hateable like in the past.
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« Reply #1193 on: June 09, 2021, 01:23:11 PM »
why so much hate for the Canadiens? I live in Habs country so itís sometimes hard to see how they are perceived elsewhere.
You're new to this thread, so I'll fill you in: jingle.boy=Leafs fan.

If you need more explanation than that, you're lying about where you live and your knowledge of NHL fandom in the region.

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« Reply #1194 on: June 09, 2021, 02:19:15 PM »
why so much hate for the Canadiens? I live in Habs country so itís sometimes hard to see how they are perceived elsewhere.
You're new to this thread, so I'll fill you in: jingle.boy=Leafs fan.

If you need more explanation than that, you're lying about where you live and your knowledge of NHL fandom in the region.

right, that makes sense , lol  :D

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« Reply #1195 on: June 09, 2021, 02:45:18 PM »
As an Albertan, I don't really care if the Habs win or lose. Part of me doesn't want them to win just so we don't have to hear form Habs fans about how no other canadian  team can win except the Habs. Honestly though, I'd rather them win than the Flames, Leafs,  or Canucks, in that order.

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« Reply #1196 on: June 09, 2021, 02:59:09 PM »
As an Islander fan, during the lean years of the 2000s, I remember Habs fans scooping up dirt cheap discount Isles tickets and descending on the coliseum in busloads. At times, they actually outnumbered the isles fans in the building, cheering and serenading in French. It was galling to some of the die hards. In the end, I realized it was a great excuse for Canadians to make a road trip to NYC without having to pay for exorbitantly priced Rangers tix at corporate-dominated MSG.
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« Reply #1197 on: June 09, 2021, 03:05:34 PM »
In the end, I realized it was a great excuse for Canadians to make a road trip to NYC without having to pay for exorbitantly priced Rangers tix at corporate-dominated MSG.

Or for Bostonians to do the same thing. That's why we went last year. For the price of four tickets at the Garden (the Boston one..), we were able to see them on Long Island, AND pay for a night at the Hampton Inn. Plus, spend a nice Sunday afternoon in the city..
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« Reply #1198 on: June 09, 2021, 03:25:41 PM »
That's why it's nice to have Sabres seasons tickets.  I'd never spend my own coin to go see a game at the Scotiabank Arena.  My company has a box there, so I did see 2 or 3 games a couple years back.
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« Reply #1199 on: June 09, 2021, 03:37:50 PM »
As you might expect, the Kings have always drawn a fair number of visiting fans.  It was particularly obnoxious in the 2000s when, for the most part, the Kings were awful.  At game 4 of the 2000 playoffs, some asshole Red Wings fan made a piss poor effort to chuck an octopus on the ice and it (or part of it) hit me instead.  Had I been able to figure out who did it, I'd have done some serious violence.  I despised the Wings for the next 10-15 years as a result.  Anyway...

In 2010, I went to a Kings v. Habs game.  We were in the lower bowl, and directly above us, in the upper bowl, was a large contingent of Habs fans.  This was not long after Canada had beaten the U.S. in the Gold Medal game at the Vancouver Olympics.  As a result, and instead of getting choruses of whatever Habs fans normally chant, we got, "SILver MEdal...SILver MEdal...SILver MEdal!"  Yeah...seriously.  I really wished I had had some way of communicating to these dumbasses that, at that time, the Kings actually had more Canadian players than did the Canadiens.  Oh well...

Nonetheless, I would have no problems with the Habs winning the Cup.


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« Reply #1200 on: June 09, 2021, 03:47:22 PM »
In the end, I realized it was a great excuse for Canadians to make a road trip to NYC without having to pay for exorbitantly priced Rangers tix at corporate-dominated MSG.

Or for Bostonians to do the same thing. That's why we went last year. For the price of four tickets at the Garden (the Boston one..), we were able to see them on Long Island, AND pay for a night at the Hampton Inn. Plus, spend a nice Sunday afternoon in the city..

Nice. Canít beat that.
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« Reply #1201 on: June 09, 2021, 03:51:22 PM »


Bottom line is....you have to play the games and execute. Things happen in the game for both teams and it's how you respond that matters. And Vegas has responded in kind every since that weak penalty call on them that gave the AVs the PP and essentially the win in Game 2. It's been impressive.

Vegas looks like a scrappy team. They just keep fighting and fighting.  The Avs look like a fighter that doesn't know quite how to react when they get punched hard.  A bit of a frontrunner.  We'll see how they react tomorrow night when facing elimination.

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« Reply #1202 on: June 09, 2021, 03:56:55 PM »
I know the Avs are capable of pushing to get a series to 7.  They did it in 2019 against the Sharks before losing the series and they were down 3-1 against the Stars last year (with an Avs roster that was pretty darn injured).  We'll see on how they respond against this legit Vegas team.

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« Reply #1203 on: June 09, 2021, 04:19:36 PM »

In 2010, I went to a Kings v. Habs game.  We were in the lower bowl, and directly above us, in the upper bowl, was a large contingent of Habs fans.  This was not long after Canada had beaten the U.S. in the Gold Medal game at the Vancouver Olympics.  As a result, and instead of getting choruses of whatever Habs fans normally chant, we got, "SILver MEdal...SILver MEdal...SILver MEdal!"  Yeah...seriously.  I really wished I had had some way of communicating to these dumbasses that, at that time, the Kings actually had more Canadian players than did the Canadiens.  Oh well...

It was absolutely savage when Jets fans did it specifically to Ryan Miller.  Ooof.
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« Reply #1204 on: June 09, 2021, 05:22:18 PM »
Whelp. T minus 10 minutes.
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« Reply #1205 on: June 09, 2021, 07:21:33 PM »
Oof.
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« Reply #1206 on: June 09, 2021, 07:24:21 PM »
Sorry, Joe and Tim, but as a hockey fan, I am marveling at this game.  That crowd is so wound up and loud, and it's a reminder of how great it is to have fans at the games again.  Boston crowd was the same way in the 3rd period the other night.

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« Reply #1207 on: June 09, 2021, 07:26:51 PM »
They are winning in every facet of this game. Just got to tip the hat.
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« Reply #1208 on: June 09, 2021, 07:57:45 PM »
What can you say...Barry Trotz  :hefdaddy
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« Reply #1209 on: June 09, 2021, 07:59:25 PM »
No shots in 13 minutes for the B's. The Isles were smothering. 

Tip of the hat to them.
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« Reply #1210 on: June 09, 2021, 08:08:56 PM »
That shift with about 2 and change left told the tale of that 3rd period. They played keep-away with the puck for a good 40 seconds. 

Islanders/Lightning should be great.

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« Reply #1211 on: June 09, 2021, 08:14:09 PM »
GO Isles!!!




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« Reply #1212 on: June 09, 2021, 08:29:14 PM »
Nice pics Tim!

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« Reply #1213 on: June 09, 2021, 08:40:52 PM »
Itís frightening to think what the Bruins mightíve looked like had they not passed on Matt Barzal... THREE STRAIGHT TIMES.
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« Reply #1214 on: June 09, 2021, 08:45:26 PM »
Itís frightening to think what the Bruins mightíve looked like had they not passed on Matt Barzal... THREE STRAIGHT TIMES.

And Beauvillier!


The three pick AFTER the Bruins' three picks?
Matt Barzal
Kyle Connor
Thomas Chabot




Not to mention Joel Erikson Ek, Brock Boeser, or Travis Konecny.




They did get Brandon Carlo in the second round though and he was a good pick. Jeremy Lauzon too, who finally found regular playing time this season.
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« Reply #1215 on: June 10, 2021, 09:05:57 AM »
Barry Trotz is probably without question the best coach of the last 5 years, maybe more.  THAT is how you defend a lead.  Now, can they do it against the $98M Tampa Bay Lightning.
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« Reply #1216 on: June 10, 2021, 09:42:35 PM »
Jebus, nicely done, Golden Knights.  I was rooting for that series to go to 7.  The travel for Montreal/Vegas is going to be harsh.

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« Reply #1217 on: June 10, 2021, 09:56:00 PM »
Bye bye to Kroenke's team.  :tup :tup

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« Reply #1218 on: June 10, 2021, 10:02:36 PM »
Letís Go Vegas!!!
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« Reply #1219 on: June 10, 2021, 10:03:05 PM »

The semis will be Bruins/Avs and Leafs/Bolts.

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« Reply #1220 on: June 11, 2021, 05:02:20 AM »
That's why they play the games.
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« Reply #1221 on: June 11, 2021, 05:06:08 AM »

The semis will be Bruins/Avs and Leafs/Bolts.



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« Reply #1222 on: June 11, 2021, 09:17:39 AM »
Petro with the game winner as well. I'm enjoying the fact that he's playing incredibly well right now, I like it as a little F U to the Blues and particularly Armstrong...... I really wish there had been a way for him to remain a Blue and retire with them, but there was no way they could have pulled the trigger on that contract he wanted. He's 'worth' every penny right now and maybe for the next two....three years.....but man, that's a brutal contract past that point.
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« Reply #1223 on: June 11, 2021, 11:08:03 AM »
^^ Well, if Vegas wins the cup now, they don't really care about how bad Petro's contract will be 3-4 years later.  It's just a big price to pay to get to the top.  Winning cups can soften a lot of blows to bad contracts down the line or justify giving out big contracts (which turned out to be bad years later) to certain players after they win it (which is something cup-winning GMs probably should avoid, but it's hard to say).
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« Reply #1224 on: June 11, 2021, 11:26:38 AM »
People have short memories.  If/when the team is hobbled because of this contract in its final two/three years, he and the management will surely take a beating.  It's not like he's the second coming of Nik Lidstrom.  That's the only way I see him and management not under a microscope in 3-4 years.

Chicago and LA sure aren't terribly happy with their 'bad' contracts (Toews/Kane/Keith; Kopitar/Doughty - sure they're all still top players and largely producing, but they've done squat in the playoffs since winning).  Leafs fans are already questioning their three massive contracts, AND THAT TEAM HASN'T WON JACK SHIT!!!
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