NHL Playoffs 2012
Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:14 PM
Flyers Giroux and Couturier making Cindy and Lurch their bitches. I must have fallen for the Pens hypetrain, and so it seems the team has as well. Flyers are no joke and if they can tighten up some more I could see them eliminate the Pens in quick fashion. Best case scenario would be that the Canucks and Pens get eliminated ASAP, two teams I can't stand.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:11 AM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:14 AM
Vancouver was the clearly dominant team in their first away game against LA. Only Quick was the reason that the Kings escaped with a 1-0 win and will have a chance to eliminate the President's trophy winners in a sweep, a first in the history since the trophy was created. Kings better play much more active hockey if they want to win game 4 or it goes back to Vancouver and then it's anybody's guess how it goes.
Did not watch the Florida game but glad to see that they tied the series. Funny that the early favourites are the ones that are facing an early elimination. Shows how unpredictable NHL playoff hockey can be.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:12 AM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:16 AM
watching det-nas it seemed like detroit was just the better team in the first game but both these teams look like they're not really trying that hard.
wish the stl-sj game was on earlier, i'll probably be asleep before the 1st intermission but quick looks very hot now. i'm calling the canucks dead now, i'd like to see if the kings will play their next opponent with such vigor.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:27 AM
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:25 AM
The Philly series has been absolutely hilarious. The latest being the implosion of Flyers goaltending. Pens still have a long way to go, though. Shit goaltending, dirty hits and goals galore, a far cry from the tight checking and defensive playoff hockey you could expect.
Ottawa tied 2-2 without having the lead a single second in the series. King Henrik 1-8 in playoff OTs, with all the Vezina talk he keeps getting he sure isn't clutch. If it's a Canadian team I hope advances it's the Sens.
And fuck Torres and the Coyotes. Hopefully the Hawks will respond as they did last year after Torres checked Seabrook into la-la land. Dirty POS and I hope Shanaban throws the book at him.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:22 PM
i'm pretty sure i had the same look on my face at the time. what a series quick had, the guy played the way he showed flashes of being able to during the regular season.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:21 AM
Flyers sending the other pretenders, the Penguins, out on the links, with a convincing 5-1 win also satisfied me. Giroux showed who's boss in his first shift to open up the game, first with a hard check on Crosby and then a wicked wrister past Fleury. The Pens weren't as good as all the pundits thought, with the majority of them picking them to faceoff with the Canucks in the SCF, shows how much they know.
Bruins forced game 7 after an OT win, which ought to be exiciting. I see the Bruins taking it, just don't think the young Caps goalie has it, but stranger things have happened. The Rangers are also in a pickle with the Sens. I hope the Sens win it as I find them a far more interesting team than the Rags.
My Blackhawks will fight off elimination for a second time in Chicago against the Coyotes and I hope they can pull it off and force a game 7. They have kept peppering Smith with a lot of shots and some of them must start to go in. I'd like to think that in a 7 game series the more talented team will prevail in the end. Crawford just needs to be solid and not let these awful OT goals in as he did the last two games in Chicago. This series also has a chance to set a new NHL record by being the first series to have all 6 games be decided in OT. They are tied with a series from the 50s, which also had all 5 games go to OT.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:23 AM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:19 PM
Quenneville got fined by the league $10k for calling out the officials for not calling a penalty on Torres after the hit (it in fact ended with a Phoenix PP), so it's hilarious that they are basically confirming Quenneville's call out with this suspension. I don't like that officials are above criticism, they are at least as an integral part of the NHL as the coaches and players are, who are both susceptible to sanctions if they misbehave. And officials make at least one bad call a game, sometimes really egregious ones and it should be allowed to call them out on their shit job.
The Chris Neil hit was clean, IMO. Hard body on body check, did not leave his feet and did not target the head. Not late either.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:59 PM
i don't know what the hell's going on, but something is bound to go wrong.
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