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canadianbroncosfan
05-21-2013, 06:24 AM
Possibly....they missed that boarding call in my opinion.

I don't see taking away a goal "making up for" a missed call, they're not quite on the same level of impact on the game.

canadianbroncosfan
05-21-2013, 06:27 AM
About as clear as you can get that it was a horse **** call

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Baba Booey
05-21-2013, 06:45 AM
Would really be something if the Wings could pull this off. I still say Hawks in seven though.

Smiling Assassin27
05-21-2013, 08:44 AM
Bad call on the disallowed goal imo. Maybe making up for the missed boarding call...


Fair result. That boarding call was blatant and led directly to a goal. If the Hawks have to rely on whining about the refs, they probably ain't as good as advertised. Face it, Howard's outplaying Crawford and the Wings are every bit the skaters that the Hawks are. The hawks, however, are turning into goons, which speaks to their inability to deal with this unexpected adversity like pros.

Wings are playing with house money and are ahead of schedule in their development, while the hawks are making marginal plays, psyching themselves out, and not getting great goalie play. The refs are nothing more than an excuse...again.

socalorado
05-21-2013, 09:02 AM
About as clear as you can get that it was a horse **** call

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SouthStndJunkie
05-21-2013, 09:16 AM
I don't see taking away a goal "making up for" a missed call, they're not quite on the same level of impact on the game.

That missed boarding call resulted in a Blackhawk goal.

Doesn't really matter to me....I hope the refs screw over the Blackhawks the rest of the series.

They can keep whining about the refs instead of looking in the mirror and realizing they have been outplayed thus far in the series.

I expect the Blackhawks to come out and play some good hockey the rest of the series, so the Red Wings will have to be ready for their best shot in Game 4.

SoCalBronco
05-21-2013, 09:26 AM
IMO....Game 4 is for the series in DET-CHI.

Ray Finkle
05-21-2013, 09:35 AM
That missed boarding call resulted in a Blackhawk goal.

Doesn't really matter to me....I hope the refs screw over the Blackhawks the rest of the series.

They can keep whining about the refs instead of looking in the mirror and realizing they have been outplayed thus far in the series.

I expect the Blackhawks to come out and play some good hockey the rest of the series, so the Red Wings will have to be ready for their best shot in Game 4.

I think I've seen more of this this year (against almost every team) than I have in the last few years.

bronco militia
05-21-2013, 09:58 AM
That missed boarding call resulted in a Blackhawk goal.

Doesn't really matter to me....I hope the refs screw over the Blackhawks the rest of the series.

They can keep whining about the refs instead of looking in the mirror and realizing they have been outplayed thus far in the series.

I expect the Blackhawks to come out and play some good hockey the rest of the series, so the Red Wings will have to be ready for their best shot in Game 4.


yes and no...For the most part Chicago dominated game 3, but when the blackcocks were not whining about the zebras, Jimmy Howard was keeping the Wings in the game.

Smiling Assassin27
05-21-2013, 10:36 AM
After all those years of Holmstrom being jerked over for interference, costing him TONS of goals, I don't feel bad for the Hawks. Nice to see someone else have to deal with it for a change. The hard part was listening to that fool Olczyk and then Roenick--both partisan blackhacks...

Smiling Assassin27
05-21-2013, 10:41 AM
Oh, and Patrick Roy will be the new head coach of the Avalanche. As a Wings fan, I am very happy with this hire. He's an over-emotional douchebag that will cost his team games because of his bravado and inability to harness his temper. Good luck, Avs. You still need players, though.

Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy is reportedly on the verge of being the next head coach of the Colorado Avalanche.

A report posted on the Denver Post's website Monday night says Roy's younger brother, Stephane Roy, leaked the impending announcement.

24champ
05-21-2013, 10:49 AM
Avalanche should have went with Tippett or someone with NHL coaching experience.

Smiling Assassin27
05-21-2013, 10:52 AM
Avalanche should have went with Tippett or someone with NHL coaching experience.

Lindy Ruff is an intriguing option too.

Ray Finkle
05-21-2013, 11:10 AM
Lindy Ruff is an intriguing option too.

Ruff is a dinosaur.....get someone new. He is Tom Renney like. You'll fall asleep watching his team play.

gyldenlove
05-21-2013, 11:43 AM
Avalanche should have went with Tippett or someone with NHL coaching experience.

Tippett would be a really solid option, he worked magic with some of the kids in Phoenix.

SoCalBronco
05-21-2013, 11:44 AM
Avalanche should have went with Tippett or someone with NHL coaching experience.

I'm hoping we can get Tippett after the season ends.

bronco militia
05-21-2013, 11:52 AM
the avs have not officially offered Roy the job.....these reports are coming from his brother

Lestat
05-21-2013, 12:45 PM
Oh, and Patrick Roy will be the new head coach of the Avalanche. As a Wings fan, I am very happy with this hire. He's an over-emotional douchebag that will cost his team games because of his bravado and inability to harness his temper. Good luck, Avs. You still need players, though.

that was Roy the player, Roy the coach is damn good and a pretty calm and collected dude. similar to Oates.

bronco militia
05-21-2013, 12:49 PM
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bronco militia
05-21-2013, 12:49 PM
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Ray Finkle
05-21-2013, 12:58 PM
that was Roy the player, Roy the coach is damn good and a pretty calm and collected dude. similar to Oates.

Oates is a joke.....

Mogulseeker
05-21-2013, 02:00 PM
that was Roy the player, Roy the coach is damn good and a pretty calm and collected dude. similar to Oates.

He's been stellar in the QMJHL, but the NHL is basically two steps up. We'll see.

Still would have preferred Gwoz, but I can live with Roy.

canadianbroncosfan
05-21-2013, 02:37 PM
That missed boarding call resulted in a Blackhawk goal.

Doesn't really matter to me....I hope the refs screw over the Blackhawks the rest of the series.

They can keep whining about the refs instead of looking in the mirror and realizing they have been outplayed thus far in the series.

I expect the Blackhawks to come out and play some good hockey the rest of the series, so the Red Wings will have to be ready for their best shot in Game 4.

Outplayed? Have you watched the games? The only reason this series isn't 3-0 is Jimmy Howard. Chicago outplayed Detroit the first two periods of game two and the first period last night.

maher_tyler
05-21-2013, 05:06 PM
I do agree that Howard has played better the past 2 games. Chicago hasn't faced any adversity all year. We'll see how they respond in game 4.

gyldenlove
05-21-2013, 05:27 PM
Outplayed? Have you watched the games? The only reason this series isn't 3-0 is Jimmy Howard. Chicago outplayed Detroit the first two periods of game two and the first period last night.

Chicago didn't outplay Detroit in any period of game 2 - but they did outplay Detroit in both the 1st and 3rd periods last night. Howard is doing what he has been doing since getting that extension, keeping the team in the game long enough to give the forwards a chance to win it.

The biggest thing that has changed for Howard is his rebound control, rebounds used to fly of him in all directions and some times it would be okay and some times it would lead to easy 2nd chance goals. This year his rebound control has been stellar, he rarely gives up rebounds in the slot, usually he kicks it to the corner or if it does come off him it dies and he can smother it on the ice.

24champ
05-21-2013, 06:41 PM
Yeah, Chicago is getting out hit in the series, and clearly the physicality the Red Wings brought to them the last couple games are bothering the Blackhawks.

gyldenlove
05-21-2013, 07:24 PM
Yeah, Chicago is getting out hit in the series, and clearly the physicality the Red Wings brought to them the last couple games are bothering the Blackhawks.

The secondary guys for Chicago are just not showing up, Dave Bolland has 0 points, -2 rating and 10 PIM, Saad has 0 points, -1 rating, Shaw has 0 points, -2 rating and 18 PIM, Bickell has 0 points, -2 rating and 4 PIM, Kruger has 1 point, an even rating, has won 8 faceoffs and lost 25.

Outside of Kane and Sharp nobody is really producing. Hossa, Keith and Toews have 1 point each this series.

SouthStndJunkie
05-21-2013, 07:32 PM
Outplayed? Have you watched the games? The only reason this series isn't 3-0 is Jimmy Howard. Chicago outplayed Detroit the first two periods of game two and the first period last night.

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Ray Finkle
05-21-2013, 08:08 PM
Rangers going down left and right.....except Brad Richards....why can't he be the one to get hurt?

The Bruins are also playing really well....

Lestat
05-21-2013, 08:18 PM
wow, the King is acting like he's LeBron during the Cleveland days lately.

Beantown Bronco
05-22-2013, 04:22 AM
B's are just dominating right now. All 4 lines rolling.

And the NYR haven't had a penalty called against them at home since game 4 last series? 11 power plays in a row without one against them? C'mon now. The league isn't even trying to make it look legit. The refs last night literally missed 10 obvious minutes in calls against them. Pierre was even incredulous. As much as Ovy & co. sounded like whiners, they were right.

Ray Finkle
05-22-2013, 05:14 AM
B's are just dominating right now. All 4 lines rolling.

And the NYR haven't had a penalty called against them at home since game 4 last series? 11 power plays in a row without one against them? C'mon now. The league isn't even trying to make it look legit. The refs last night literally missed 10 obvious minutes in calls against them. Pierre was even incredulous. As much as Ovy & co. sounded like whiners, they were right.

I'll give you the Chara high sticking, they should have been called. The Rangers all year were the least penalized team.

The 4th line has killed the Rangers this series.

Smiling Assassin27
05-22-2013, 10:55 AM
Props to this guy for coaching like a boss, thus far:

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24champ
05-22-2013, 06:14 PM
Vigneault got canned in Vancouver.

Ray Finkle
05-22-2013, 06:35 PM
Vigneault got canned in Vancouver.

Not shocked but he's a good coach.

SoCalBronco
05-22-2013, 07:55 PM
The Penguins have completely destroyed Anderson in the third period.

7-2.

Al Wilson
05-22-2013, 08:10 PM
More like the league and the refs want the little bitch and his **** buddies to go all the way. The reffing in this series has been disgusting. If the Pens actually deserved credit then I'd give them some credit, but most of their wins the refs have been giving them power plays and won't call anything on them. Pathetic.

SoCalBronco
05-22-2013, 08:19 PM
More like the league and the refs want the little b**** and his **** buddies to go all the way. The reffing in this series has been disgusting. If the Pens actually deserved credit then I'd give them some credit, but most of their wins the refs have been giving them power plays and won't call anything on them. Pathetic.

Officiating?

PIT got just one more PP than Ottawa tonight.......and won by 4 (would have been 5 if not for a meaningless garbage time goal by Alfie).

Al Wilson
05-22-2013, 08:31 PM
Officiating?

PIT got just one more PP than Ottawa tonight.......and won by 4 (would have been 5 if not for a meaningless garbage time goal by Alfie).
What games have you been watching ? Those officials gave Ottawa a couple of power plays at the end of the game. There was so many missed calls, and all the bs calls going Pitt way. I've watched every second of the series, and the officiating has gone way overboard with their calls/misscalls. The entire series has been like this. You're just a homer and won't admit ****. Point is the league and Bettman want those bitches to win the cup.

Requiem
05-22-2013, 08:57 PM
What games have you been watching ? Those officials gave Ottawa a couple of power plays at the end of the game. There was so many missed calls, and all the bs calls going Pitt way. I've watched every second of the series, and the officiating has gone way overboard with their calls/misscalls. The entire series has been like this. You're just a homer and won't admit ****. Point is the league and Bettman want those b****es to win the cup.

I think you are just a big crybaby who is jealous that this team is cast with All-Stars while the team you root for (whoever that would be) sucks balls. Get over it. Child please.

SoCalBronco
05-22-2013, 08:57 PM
What games have you been watching ? Those officials gave Ottawa a couple of power plays at the end of the game. There was so many missed calls, and all the bs calls going Pitt way. I've watched every second of the series, and the officiating has gone way overboard with their calls/misscalls. The entire series has been like this. You're just a homer and won't admit ****. Point is the league and Bettman want those b****es to win the cup.

Lol. Why is it that every team that has been losing has blamed the officials?

The bottom line is but for a freak short handed goal in the last 30 seconds last game there would have been handshakes tonight.

Oh and your boy Alfie picked up the puck at the end of the game....he's mentally checked out.

maher_tyler
05-22-2013, 09:04 PM
Lol. Why is it that every team that has been losing has blamed the officials?

The bottom line is but for a freak short handed goal in the last 30 seconds last game there would have been handshakes tonight.

Oh and your boy Alfie picked up the puck at the end of the game....he's mentally checked out.

Seemed as though the fans think the series is over as well with the reaction to the end of that game.

SoCalBronco
05-22-2013, 09:17 PM
Looking forward to tomorrow's games. Go Detroit....mortally wound Chicago please....k thx

Al Wilson
05-22-2013, 09:26 PM
I think you are just a big crybaby who is jealous that this team is cast with All-Stars while the team you root for (whoever that would be) sucks balls. Get over it. Child please.
If you got nothing to say about the series then stfu dumbass.

Al Wilson
05-22-2013, 09:30 PM
Lol. Why is it that every team that has been losing has blamed the officials?

The bottom line is but for a freak short handed goal in the last 30 seconds last game there would have been handshakes tonight.

Oh and your boy Alfie picked up the puck at the end of the game....he's mentally checked out.
The officiating has been horrible in this series. Any neutral fan with a brain knows this if he/she has seen the games. I'm not going to die if the Sens lose against the Pens (I said they would lose in 6 games anyways), but the lob sided officiating has killed this series.

Requiem
05-22-2013, 09:34 PM
If you got nothing to say about the series then stfu dumbass.

How about no?

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Requiem
05-22-2013, 09:38 PM
The Captain taking a big **** on Ottawa.

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Requiem
05-22-2013, 09:38 PM
Hey Al Wilson, how do you like these apples?

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BroncosSR
05-22-2013, 10:02 PM
Hey Al Wilson, how do you like these apples?

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You might want to wait to talk sh#t until you get past that looming brick wall called Boston. You only get to play the 7 and 8 seed so many times.

SoCalBronco
05-23-2013, 06:56 AM
You might want to wait to talk sh#t until you get past that looming brick wall called Boston. You only get to play the 7 and 8 seed so many times.

I agree that Boston will be a very tough test. Should be a good series.

DivineLegion
05-23-2013, 10:06 AM
Hey Al Wilson, how do you like these apples?

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Is that an AIDs cobra spitting a gaybow?

maher_tyler
05-23-2013, 03:48 PM
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=671814&navid=DL|NHL|home

Boom! Roy is Avs head coach and VP of Hockey Operations. Stoked...can't be any worse than Sacco!

SoCalBronco
05-23-2013, 08:02 PM
Rags win in OT to send it to Game 5.

Beantown Bronco
05-23-2013, 08:36 PM
Rags win in OT to send it to Game 5.

What a weird game. 2 goofy goals against the B's that we'll definitely never see again. B's absolutely dominate OT and then have one lapse that ends it. Oh well. Never saw them winning this series in less than 5 anyway. Rangers just delayed the inevitable.

SoCalBronco
05-23-2013, 08:48 PM
Detroit wins again and now up 3-1 over the Presidents Trophy winning Hawks. Color me shocked. Huge achievement for Detroit and Babcock. They need 1 more....but at this point it's quite likely they will get it, as I don't see Chicago beating Howard three times in a row.

gyldenlove
05-23-2013, 08:48 PM
The big red machine is ****ing back and James Kirk Howard is at the helm up in this bitch.

SouthStndJunkie
05-23-2013, 08:49 PM
How bout dem Red Wings!

SoCalBronco
05-23-2013, 08:50 PM
This is super premature but how bout a rubber match fellas?

gyldenlove
05-23-2013, 08:51 PM
This is super premature but how bout a rubber match fellas?

I would take it, best of 3 for ultimate supremacy?

Kid A
05-23-2013, 08:53 PM
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=671814&navid=DL|NHL|home

Boom! Roy is Avs head coach and VP of Hockey Operations. Stoked...can't be any worse than Sacco!

With this and bringing Sakic into the FO a month ago, looks like they're trying to go the Broncos/Elway reunion route. Hope it works. Certainly could give needed fan enthusiasm to a team that's kind of lost the interest of Denver sports fans.

How it plays out in terms of getting back to the playoffs consistently, well it seems like a gamble. Hope these guys prove to have the management chops to match their on ice legacies.

Kid A
05-23-2013, 08:55 PM
How bout dem Red Wings!

Completely stuffed up the Blackhawks. Powerplays have been almost unwatchable (if you're partisan to Chicago), but have to credit an impressive job by Detroit and Babcock.

maher_tyler
05-23-2013, 08:57 PM
****in Chicago. Looks like my last hope coming from the west is LA...can't stand Detroit or SJ.

SouthStndJunkie
05-23-2013, 08:57 PM
This is super premature but how bout a rubber match fellas?

I'm not looking that far ahead....the next win will be the toughest.

broncosteven
05-23-2013, 08:59 PM
Completely stuffed up the Blackhawks. Powerplays have been almost unwatchable (if you're partisan to Chicago), but have to credit an impressive job by Detroit and Babcock.

Yes it is painful to see them not get a shot off on goal. Then they kill 30 straight PK's and give up the difference maker with one second left on the 31st.

President's cup is a kiss of death.

broncosteven
05-23-2013, 09:01 PM
Detroit wins again and now up 3-1 over the Presidents Trophy winning Hawks. Color me shocked. Huge achievement for Detroit and Babcock. They need 1 more....but at this point it's quite likely they will get it, as I don't see Chicago beating Howard three times in a row.

what pissed me off about this loss was the sloppy puck control and passing. Detroit is in their heads.

Game 2 they couldn't shoot straight and hit Iron at least 3 times.

Very sad performance.

maher_tyler
05-23-2013, 09:07 PM
what pissed me off about this loss was the sloppy puck control and passing. Detroit is in their heads.

Game 2 they couldn't shoot straight and hit Iron at least 3 times.

Very sad performance.

Detroit is playing like they want it more. Props to them...Babcock has them playing out of their skulls.

gyldenlove
05-23-2013, 09:11 PM
what pissed me off about this loss was the sloppy puck control and passing. Detroit is in their heads.

Game 2 they couldn't shoot straight and hit Iron at least 3 times.

Very sad performance.

The Hawks were really good the first 12 minutes or so but then Zetterberg and Kronwall got to Toews and the tide turned.

broncosteven
05-23-2013, 09:26 PM
The Hawks were really good the first 12 minutes or so but then Zetterberg and Kronwall got to Toews and the tide turned.

I wouldn't say really well, they were ok and had a plan that sort of worked. They looked good in the 2nd half of the 3rd but it was too late by then. Even then they had too many mishandles and bad passes.

Chicago has a lot of work to extend this series to a game 6.

Jekyll15Hyde
05-23-2013, 10:59 PM
All I have to say is F%#$ the wings. **** them. **** their ****ty fans who think the hockey world revolves around them. **** their garbage arena. **** everything about the winged wheel. Its right there with Raider hate for me.

Lestat
05-23-2013, 11:36 PM
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=671814&navid=DL|NHL|home

Boom! Roy is Avs head coach and VP of Hockey Operations. Stoked...can't be any worse than Sacco!

changing the culture back to one of excellence and pride in winning with high expectations is obviously a part of this move.

so glad both Roy and Sakic would only agree to the jobs if ownership promised to spend money and do whatever it takes to win.

now... bring on Seth Jones!

broncocalijohn
05-23-2013, 11:52 PM
Yes it is painful to see them not get a shot off on goal. Then they kill 30 straight PK's and give up the difference maker with one second left on the 31st.

President's cup is a kiss of death.

Says the SJ Sharks.

24champ
05-23-2013, 11:52 PM
Kings up 3-2 over the Guppies in their series.

Let's end this **** on Sunday.

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24champ
05-23-2013, 11:53 PM
This is super premature but how bout a rubber match fellas?

Pens are gonna have a tough time getting past the B's.

maher_tyler
05-24-2013, 02:31 AM
All I have to say is F%#$ the wings. **** them. **** their ****ty fans who think the hockey world revolves around them. **** their garbage arena. **** everything about the winged wheel. Its right there with Raider hate for me.

Rep!

maher_tyler
05-24-2013, 02:52 AM
changing the culture back to one of excellence and pride in winning with high expectations is obviously a part of this move.

so glad both Roy and Sakic would only agree to the jobs if ownership promised to spend money and do whatever it takes to win.

now... bring on Seth Jones!

Hopefully they go out and sign a quality vet defenseman and another scorer. Tired of seeing 3rd 4th liners on the scoring lines. David Jones, McGinn immediately come to mind. Hopefully first line of business is to send Hunwick, O'Brien and Zanon packing. Ask Stastny and Jones to take pay cuts.

SouthStndJunkie
05-24-2013, 06:43 AM
Jonathan Toews completely lost his composure.

If he would have had a knife instead of a hockey stick last night, I think he would have disemboweled a couple of the Red Wings players right out there on the ice.

BroncoFanatic
05-24-2013, 07:03 AM
Pens are gonna have a tough time getting past the B's.

Yeah cause the can beat the juggernaut that is the rangers. Color me unimpressed

Beantown Bronco
05-24-2013, 07:21 AM
Yeah cause the can beat the juggernaut that is the rangers. Color me unimpressed

You can only beat who you play.

Smiling Assassin27
05-24-2013, 08:04 AM
Completely stuffed up the Blackhawks. Powerplays have been almost unwatchable (if you're partisan to Chicago), but have to credit an impressive job by Detroit and Babcock.


The Hawks had their chances--odd man rushes, turnovers with guys all alone in front of howard, etc., but just couldn't close the deal. OTOH, the wings had TONS of chances on the transition that they didn't bury as well. Nyquist is bound for stardom, IMO. He and Brunner are pieces of the puzzle for years to come.

Kindl and Ericsson really are impressive--young guys who are developing into what Holland thought they could be. It ain't over and a team like the Hawks can rally but not with Toews losing all composure and Howard doing what he's doing right now.

The series to this point:

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SoCalBronco
05-24-2013, 08:24 AM
The Hawks had their chances--odd man rushes, turnovers with guys all alone in front of howard, etc., but just couldn't close the deal. OTOH, the wings had TONS of chances on the transition that they didn't bury as well. Nyquist is bound for stardom, IMO. He and Brunner are pieces of the puzzle for years to come.

Kindl and Ericsson really are impressive--young guys who are developing into what Holland thought they could be. It ain't over and a team like the Hawks can rally but not with Toews losing all composure and Howard doing what he's doing right now.

The series to this point:

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Haha nice.

24champ
05-24-2013, 09:25 AM
Yeah cause the can beat the juggernaut that is the rangers. Color me unimpressed

They should have swept the rangers, but a couple lucky bounces prevented that.

Beantown Bronco
05-24-2013, 09:48 AM
Funny fact of the day: Johnny Boychuk has more goals these playoffs than Tyler Seguin, Rick Nash, Jaromir Jagr, Brad Richards, Anze Kopitar & Corey Perry combined.

yikes....

Lestat
05-24-2013, 10:14 AM
Hopefully they go out and sign a quality vet defenseman and another scorer. Tired of seeing 3rd 4th liners on the scoring lines. David Jones, McGinn immediately come to mind. Hopefully first line of business is to send Hunwick, O'Brien and Zanon packing. Ask Stastny and Jones to take pay cuts.

Stastny is a FA after next season so he's not taking a pay cut until next year so the cap implications are nothing.

Jones, for all the wonderful work Sherman did with negotiating contracts for the core was terrible. but he was coming off back to back 20 goal seasons and was a UFA so he got overpaid as such.

something tells me there will be multiple players dealt real soon from the team.
i'd say the likelihood of taking Jones #1 has gone up as Roy loves a aggressive D with really good skating D men.
i'd hazard a guess that they will also bring in a top notch D man through FA or trade.

Requiem
05-24-2013, 07:35 PM
See ya Ottawa.

SoCalBronco
05-24-2013, 08:25 PM
Say goodnight, Alfie.

SoCalBronco
05-24-2013, 08:33 PM
BTW this is the type of hockey they need to be playing to win a Cup. Its about consistency. They massacred a good team and great goaltender. Keep it up boys because the competition will only get tougher.

Beantown Bronco
05-24-2013, 09:22 PM
Here's to the B's taking care of business tomorrow and on to a potentially epic ECF.

Requiem
05-24-2013, 09:30 PM
Good luck to you Beantown. Should be a great series. Bruins are a great squad. Hope we get to play them. :)

SoCalBronco
05-24-2013, 09:45 PM
8 more..get it done.

Al Wilson
05-25-2013, 03:14 AM
Pens played a great series. I knew Ottawa had a slim chance of even winning the series, but the Pens have too much experience and firepower. They're going to have a very difficult time against the Bruins as the Bruins match up very well; they are big and probably the most physical team in the league. They have everything that Ottawa lacks. If Ottawa had more size and were as physical as the Bruins then I would have had higher hopes of the Sens winning the series. I hope Alfredsson comes back, he deserves to win the cup more than any other player in this league.

SouthStndJunkie
05-25-2013, 06:50 PM
It's looking like the Blackhawks might take it to the Wings in Game 5.

They're only up 1-0, but it feels like they are going to open up a can tonight.

Beantown Bronco
05-25-2013, 06:54 PM
It's looking like the Blackhawks might take it to the Wings in Game 5.

They're only up 1-0, but it feels like they are going to open up a can tonight.

That's fine by me. B's could use a few extra days off before the ECF.

gyldenlove
05-25-2013, 06:59 PM
Except for the Sharks (1 of the 2 teams to make the playoffs every year after the 2004 lockout), only the most recent Stanley Cup Winners are left in the playoffs:

2012: LA Kings
2011: Boston Bruins
2010: Chicago Blackhawks
2009: Pittsburgh Penguins
2008: Detroit Red Wings

Talk about parity all you want, but good teams are good teams.

Ray Finkle
05-25-2013, 07:40 PM
That's fine by me. B's could use a few extra days off before the ECF.

It was a good series, congrats and whip Pitt.

Kid A
05-25-2013, 08:26 PM
Hawks are actually cashing in on PP tonight. Hold on here, could turn this series toward an epic final game or two...

RedskinBronco
05-26-2013, 08:48 AM
They should have swept the rangers, but a couple lucky bounces prevented that.

Well apparently, Henrik Lundqvist thinks that the rangers were a couple of lucky bounces from prevailing.

http://espn.go.com/nhl/playoffs/2013/story/_/id/9305330/2013-stanley-cup-playoffs-henrik-lundqvist-says-bruins-getting-lucky-bounces

I guess he sees it through a different lens; it's pretty clear without him; they lose every game 7-0 or 8-1.

RedskinBronco
05-26-2013, 08:52 AM
Hawks are actually cashing in on PP tonight. Hold on here, could turn this series toward an epic final game or two...

It's weird, Wings are playing extremely well but Hawks are completely underachieving.

If Hawks find their mojo, they still seem like they are the better team and probably take it in 7.

Crawford still scares me though. Howard is playing so well, he is really impressive this spring.

OrangeSe7en
05-26-2013, 09:01 AM
It's weird, Wings are playing extremely well but Hawks are completely underachieving.

If Hawks find their mojo, they still seem like they are the better team and probably take it in 7.

Crawford still scares me though. Howard is playing so well, he is really impressive this spring.

Game 6 seems like the series. It's the game that is most winnable by each team. Chicago might have found a groove in game 5. And their backs are still against the wall. They can go into Detroit and get a game. On the other hand, Detroit has played better for most of the series and will be at home.

But if it goes to a game 7, it seems the odds swing in the Blackhawks favor since they will be at home with momentum. Detroit could win a game 7 but game 6 is by far their best chance.

Beantown Bronco
05-26-2013, 09:12 AM
Well apparently, Henrik Lundqvist thinks that the rangers were a couple of lucky bounces from prevailing.

http://espn.go.com/nhl/playoffs/2013/story/_/id/9305330/2013-stanley-cup-playoffs-henrik-lundqvist-says-bruins-getting-lucky-bounces

I guess he sees it through a different lens; it's pretty clear without him; they lose every game 7-0 or 8-1.

Seriously, talk about delusional. Oh well.

SouthStndJunkie
05-27-2013, 08:10 PM
****ing Wings gave up 2 quick goals to start the 3rd period and are down 3-2.

SouthStndJunkie
05-27-2013, 08:18 PM
That seemed like a pretty chintzy call to give the Blackhawks that penalty shot.

SoCalBronco
05-27-2013, 08:23 PM
Detroit needs to somehow win Game 7. WTF is this ****.

Don't let them off the hook. Chicago needs to be eliminated in this round.

DivineLegion
05-27-2013, 08:26 PM
That seemed like a pretty chintzy call to give the Blackhawks that penalty shot.

Meh, it was close, but pretty true to the letter of the rule. It was pretty obvious the shooter was slashed, and it affected his ability to complete his shot (ie his shot didn't even get to Howard); therefore it's a penalty shot.

SoCalBronco
05-27-2013, 08:33 PM
Jimmy Howard...sack up in Game 7, son.

You better ****ing bring it.

I'm going to to have a massive emotional meltdown if we are able to defeat Boston but lose to Chicago in the Final. My personal life will go absolutely to hell. There is no excuse for this ****. You can't ****ing win 1 game in 3 tries, Wings? ****ing garbage. You are ruining EVERYTHING.

Howard needs to completely own it in Game 7. This **** better not happen.

Lestat
05-27-2013, 08:42 PM
oh my, we have ourselves a game 7

SoCalBronco
05-27-2013, 08:43 PM
This is ****ing bull****.

SouthStndJunkie
05-27-2013, 08:48 PM
That penalty shot call sucked, but the Wings still **** their pants all over the ice in the 3rd period tonight.

broncosteven
05-27-2013, 08:50 PM
Woo Hoo, Hawks finally pulling their heads out of their asses! Making it interesting.

No reason they can't beat the Redwings on home ice Wednesday.

24champ
05-27-2013, 09:21 PM
Assuming the Kings win tomorrow night, I will be rooting for the Detroit Dead Things so we get home ice. Otherwise, I could give a rats rear end how it all ends.

Smiling Assassin27
05-28-2013, 07:46 AM
Woo Hoo, Hawks finally pulling their heads out of their asses! Making it interesting.

No reason they can't beat the Redwings on home ice Wednesday.


yup, the wings' let their chances slip away, and there weren't gonna be a whole lot of those chances to begin with. the kids are learning on the fly and it shows. what Brendan Smith was doing last night, I have no idea. but again, it's all house money at this point so we'll see if the wings can shock the world in Chicago, but it all hinges on howard. if he's spectacular, they can win. if not, it'll be more of the last 2 games.

Al Wilson
05-28-2013, 10:17 AM
Jimmy Howard...sack up in Game 7, son.

You better ****ing bring it.

I'm going to to have a massive emotional meltdown if we are able to defeat Boston but lose to Chicago in the Final. My personal life will go absolutely to hell. There is no excuse for this ****. You can't ****ing win 1 game in 3 tries, Wings? ****ing garbage. You are ruining EVERYTHING.

Howard needs to completely own it in Game 7. This **** better not happen.
I doubt the Pens beat the Bruins, Hawks or Kings in a best of 7 series

SoCalBronco
05-28-2013, 11:48 AM
I doubt the Pens beat the Bruins, Hawks or Kings in a best of 7 series

Bitterness.

This is it.

Kid A
05-28-2013, 01:18 PM
This is ****ing bull****.

U scared, bro?

http://i.imgur.com/3rV3LsJ.gif

SoCalBronco
05-28-2013, 01:27 PM
U scared, bro?

http://i.imgur.com/3rV3LsJ.gif

Out of the 3 teams in the West I am most concerned about them should we advance...yes.

Tombstone RJ
05-28-2013, 01:47 PM
I've only gone a few pages back on this thread and I did not see any mention of this, but did the Avs hire Patric Roy as their new HC or is this just a rumor?

bronco militia
05-28-2013, 01:53 PM
I've only gone a few pages back on this thread and I did not see any mention of this, but did the Avs hire Patric Roy as their new HC or is this just a rumor?

http://www.denverpost.com/avalanche?source=Subnav_Sports_Avalanche

broncosteven
05-28-2013, 02:13 PM
yup, the wings' let their chances slip away, and there weren't gonna be a whole lot of those chances to begin with. the kids are learning on the fly and it shows. what Brendan Smith was doing last night, I have no idea. but again, it's all house money at this point so we'll see if the wings can shock the world in Chicago, but it all hinges on howard. if he's spectacular, they can win. if not, it'll be more of the last 2 games.

Howard has been the difference so far, they had good PK up until the last couple games and they have got inside Toew's head with Zetterberg until last night. I like what Quenneville did subing for Toew's last night.

Toew's should have his full confidence back on home ice, Even Hossa was chippy last night, It is certainly Detroit's series to lose.

Kid A
05-28-2013, 02:28 PM
I've only gone a few pages back on this thread and I did not see any mention of this, but did the Avs hire Patric Roy as their new HC or is this just a rumor?

Had the press conference today. Hope he can be the guy to keep the franchise from squandering a good core of young talent.

SoCalBronco
05-28-2013, 05:59 PM
SoCals Prediction for tonights Game 7:

LA 3 SJ 1

24champ
05-28-2013, 06:18 PM
SoCals Prediction for tonights Game 7:

LA 3 SJ 1

Goddammit.

The SoCal jinx= Barry Melrose Jinx.

SoCalBronco
05-28-2013, 07:22 PM
Lol. If the Kings lose I expect to get negged by 24.

Actually my predictions aren't usually too awful....at least not like Melrose.

24champ
05-28-2013, 08:04 PM
Lol. If the Kings lose I expect to get negged by 24.

Actually my predictions aren't usually too awful....at least not like Melrose.

I'm just giving you ****.

0-0 after one. Kings got to get a lead ASAP, I can't take a tie game into the third period of a game seven.

SoCalBronco
05-28-2013, 08:53 PM
Well you are up 2-0 so far, so my 3-1 prediction looks good so far.

SoCalBronco
05-28-2013, 09:18 PM
Sharks score......LA leads 2-1 in a very exciting game.

bronco militia
05-28-2013, 09:20 PM
http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site36/2013/0525/20130525__20130526_C1_SP26HKNROY~p1.jpg

hey ref....dis say right here, "REDWINGS SUCK"

SoCalBronco
05-28-2013, 09:30 PM
Quick absolutely robbed Joe Pavelski. He needed to get the puck up but didn't really have time.

SoCalBronco
05-28-2013, 09:42 PM
The Kings hold on, 2-1. Quick was great for them.

24champ
05-28-2013, 10:02 PM
Woot!

Back to Back conference final appearances!

Gonna sit back and watch the Wings/hawks destroy each other.

DivineLegion
05-28-2013, 11:00 PM
I can't express how happy I am for Justin Williams, always one of my favorite players, and always clutch in the post season.

Lestat
05-28-2013, 11:09 PM
wow, Quick is a beast. i hope Roy hiring a full time goalie coach helped Varly play at a high level consistently.
he has the talent to get to that elite level but is way too inconsistent and for some stupid ass reason the Avs wouldn't hire a full time goalie coach before Roy.

24champ
05-28-2013, 11:53 PM
We're down to the last 5 Cup Winners. Pretty surreal.

Also Conference Final Schedule confirmed.


2013 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

SERIES M TIME (ET) #1 VS. #4 NETWORKS/RESULTS
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013 8 P.M. BOSTON AT PITTSBURGH NBC, CBC, RDS
MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013 8 P.M. BOSTON AT PITTSBURGH NBCSN, CBC, RDS
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013 8 P.M. PITTSBURGH AT BOSTON NBCSN, CBC, RDS
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013 8 P.M. PITTSBURGH AT BOSTON NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2013 8 P.M. BOSTON AT PITTSBURGH NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013 TBD PITTSBURGH AT BOSTON NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013 TBD BOSTON AT PITTSBURGH NBCSN, CBC, RDS





2013 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS - IF CHICAGO WINS
SERIES N TIME (ET) #1 VS. #5 NETWORKS/RESULTS
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013 5 P.M. LOS ANGELES AT CHICAGO NBCSN, TSN, RDS
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013 8 P.M. LOS ANGELES AT CHICAGO NBCSN, TSN, RDS
TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013 9 P.M. CHICAGO AT LOS ANGELES NBCSN, TSN, RDS
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013 9 P.M. CHICAGO AT LOS ANGELES NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013 8 P.M. LOS ANGELES AT CHICAGO NBC, CBC, RDS
*MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013 9 P.M. CHICAGO AT LOS ANGELES NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013 TBD LOS ANGELES AT CHICAGO NBCSN, CBC, RDS




2013 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS - IF DETROIT WINS
SERIES N TIME (ET) #5 VS. #7 NETWORKS/RESULTS
FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013 9 P.M. DETROIT AT LOS ANGELES NBCSN, TSN, RDS
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013 8 P.M. DETROIT AT LOS ANGELES NBCSN, TSN, RDS
TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013 8 P.M. LOS ANGELES AT DETROIT NBCSN, TSN, RDS
THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013 8 P.M. LOS ANGELES AT DETROIT NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013 8 P.M. DETROIT AT LOS ANGELES NBC, CBC, RDS
*MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013 8 P.M. LOS ANGELES AT DETROIT NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013 TBD DETROIT AT LOS ANGELES NBCSN, CBC, RDS



Not a big fan of the Schedule NBC put out, b2b games in the Conf. Finals? GTFO.

Mogulseeker
05-29-2013, 12:27 AM
Kizla reporting the Avs will entertain trade offers for #1 overall.

Al Wilson
05-29-2013, 01:03 AM
Bitterness.

This is it.
Not at all. The penguins are a top 5 team in this league, possibly the best, but the teams that are left are much more physical and dominant defensively & goaltending; and they can match the penguins in scoring depth. I'm not bitter the Sens lost the series (I said they would in 6 games) because I knew they weren't a good match up where as the Bruins and Kings would be a tough matchup for the Penguins.

Cheers

Lestat
05-29-2013, 01:57 AM
Kizla reporting the Avs will entertain trade offers for #1 overall.

that's standard practice. make Florida or Tampa sweat a bit and see if they'll pay us to trade up.
no way we sacrifice drafting Jones or even MacKinnon for less than a severe overpayment.

still think it's Jones for the Avs though. too good, too skilled, too perfect a fit.

UberBroncoMan
05-29-2013, 03:40 AM
I swear it feels like LA has a Championship level team ****ing up the traffic during E3 every year as of late.

Smiling Assassin27
05-29-2013, 10:34 AM
Logan Couture ‏@Logancouture 1m

Today sucks. F this

LOL

Smiling Assassin27
05-29-2013, 11:05 AM
Katie Strang ‏@KatieStrangESPN 3m

#NYR BREAKING: John Tortorella has been dismissed as head coach of the Rangers, source confirms

Ray Finkle
05-29-2013, 11:12 AM
Katie Strang ‏@KatieStrangESPN 3m

#NYR BREAKING: John Tortorella has been dismissed as head coach of the Rangers, source confirms

WTF? he was safe as of yesterday....wonder who reached out about the coaching job (if it is Ruff, I am going to punch myself in the face).

Lestat
05-29-2013, 11:18 AM
Katie Strang ‏@KatieStrangESPN 3m

#NYR BREAKING: John Tortorella has been dismissed as head coach of the Rangers, source confirms

that dude is about the biggest jackass i've ever seen publicly in a coach.
he knows how to coach but he wears out his welcome fast.

i wonder if they go after Eakins or Tippett.

Ray Finkle
05-29-2013, 11:23 AM
that dude is about the biggest jackass i've ever seen publicly in a coach.
he knows how to coach but he wears out his welcome fast.

i wonder if they go after Eakins or Tippett.

he is an ass in public but one of the nicest and helpful people out of the public eye. I'm pissed and wish him the best.

apparently there was a disagreement last night and when Tort wouldn't agree to said change, he was out.

Ruff, Tippet, and a dark horse are rumored.

Smiling Assassin27
05-29-2013, 11:27 AM
he is an ass in public but one of the nicest and helpful people out of the public eye. I'm pissed and wish him the best.

apparently there was a disagreement last night and when Tort wouldn't agree to said change, he was out.

Ruff, Tippet, and a dark horse are rumored.

you're gonna LOVE barry Melrose... :wiggle:

Ray Finkle
05-29-2013, 11:30 AM
you're gonna LOVE barry Melrose... :wiggle:

AV or Dallas Easkins was more of what I am thinking....

if it was Melrose, I'd punch myself in the face and nuts at the same time.

Lestat
05-29-2013, 11:34 AM
he is an ass in public but one of the nicest and helpful people out of the public eye. I'm pissed and wish him the best.

apparently there was a disagreement last night and when Tort wouldn't agree to said change, he was out.

Ruff, Tippet, and a dark horse are rumored.

i know there were rumors of him and the King being a bit at odds but i wonder what he refused to change?

Ray Finkle
05-29-2013, 11:42 AM
i know there were rumors of him and the King being a bit at odds but i wonder what he refused to change?

Nothing has been said but it's believed to be a few of the following:

1. Hire another coach to run the power play
2. Hank's comments
3. Fire Sullivan
4. Buy out Richards

I think it's a combo of all 4. Hank's comments could not have helped.

DivineLegion
05-29-2013, 11:43 AM
you're gonna LOVE barry Melrose... :wiggle:

ROFL!

Lestat
05-29-2013, 11:48 AM
Nothing has been said but it's believed to be a few of the following:

1. Hire another coach to run the power play
2. Hank's comments
3. Fire Sullivan
4. Buy out Richards

I think it's a combo of all 4. Hank's comments could not have helped.

probably more #1 and #3

24champ
05-29-2013, 12:27 PM
you're gonna LOVE barry Melrose... :wiggle:

Ha!

I would die laughing if the Rangers hired Melrose.

Smiling Assassin27
05-29-2013, 12:30 PM
Ha!

I would die laughing if the Rangers hired Melrose.


hey, the knicks hired Isaiah Thomas...

24champ
05-29-2013, 12:35 PM
hey, the knicks hired Isaiah Thomas...

Does Dolan own the Rangers?

24champ
05-29-2013, 12:39 PM
I got the Wings winning tonight, 4-3.

Al Wilson
05-29-2013, 12:42 PM
I got the Wings winning tonight, 4-3.
Hawks in a blowout

Kid A
05-29-2013, 12:52 PM
Hawks in a blowout

Just in case they don't, I'm using this now:

http://i.imgur.com/Y3MmKM0.gif


Trolololol

SoCalBronco
05-29-2013, 12:55 PM
SoCals pick for tonight:

Chicago 3 Detroit 1.

I hope Detroit wins but I'm not seeing it.

Smiling Assassin27
05-29-2013, 01:39 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7314/8734811696_c85dab28c6_z.jpg


Euro Twins activate...

bronco militia
05-29-2013, 01:51 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7314/8734811696_c85dab28c6_z.jpg


Euro Twins activate...

http://www.safety247.com/images/adult%20choking-color.JPG

DivineLegion
05-29-2013, 02:54 PM
Hawks 5 Wings 2, this one is over by the 2nd period.

24champ
05-29-2013, 08:05 PM
1-1 Tie game.

Let's go Home Ice!

SouthStndJunkie
05-29-2013, 09:03 PM
Blackhawks win in OT....they were the better team.

Still blows to piss away a 3-1 lead in the series.

gyldenlove
05-29-2013, 09:06 PM
Blackhawks win in OT....they were the better team.

Still blows to piss away a 3-1 lead in the series.

That is what is going to happen when guys like Abdelkader and Cleary are playing on the top 2 lines. You can't have guys like that who can't handle the puck and can't hit an open net on your scoring lines. Hopefully Darren Helm can come back and Cleary can be sent packing over the summer - that would definitely help the situation.

maher_tyler
05-29-2013, 09:11 PM
LOL

Suck it Wings!

SoCalBronco
05-29-2013, 09:49 PM
I knew this would happen. Dammit.

I have a feeling I will rue this day. Thanks for nothing, Detroit.

SoCalBronco
05-29-2013, 09:51 PM
SoCals Predictions

WCF

CHI 4 LA 2

ECF

PIT 4 BOS 3

Jekyll15Hyde
05-29-2013, 09:59 PM
http://bloguinmedia.com/lightthelamp/images/stories/fun_pics/redwings_dead_wings_logo.jpg

Suck it all you ****ty ****ing wings fans. And good luck in the "Eastern" conference. Next year will be like this year... scratching and clawing to make the playoffs. You havent figured it out yet with your nose so high in the air but the post Lidstrom era wont be so kind to you.

The below graph is entitled: The Lidstrom Effect
http://postmediaedmonton.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/rsz_lidstromeffect2.jpg

Loving seeing ~$20M in cap tied up next year for garbage (for the $$) like Quincey, Kronwall, Howard, Samuelson, Bertuzzi.... Keep thinking Holland is god.... ROFL!

24champ
05-29-2013, 10:16 PM
I really hate the scheduling of the Conference finals, back to back games on Saturday and Sunday. All because of the Stones concert in Chicago.

Anyway I feel pretty confident about the series, Blackhawks have trouble with the forecheck, Kings have bigger bodies than the Red Wings and hit twice as hard. 'Hawks have some firepower, but the Kings can neutralize it with their defense.

24champ
05-29-2013, 10:25 PM
SoCals Predictions

WCF

CHI 4 LA 2

ECF

PIT 4 BOS 3

What if Jagr goes and pots the series clincher in game 7? ;D

Kid A
05-29-2013, 10:37 PM
It's cool how Chicago got to score 2 winning goals in the same game!

bronco militia
05-29-2013, 11:09 PM
Kings will win it all again.

Adios detroit. You ****ers willl probably dominate a weak eastern conference for the next few years :cuss:

maher_tyler
05-29-2013, 11:14 PM
http://bloguinmedia.com/lightthelamp/images/stories/fun_pics/redwings_dead_wings_logo.jpg

Suck it all you ****ty ****ing wings fans. And good luck in the "Eastern" conference. Next year will be like this year... scratching and clawing to make the playoffs. You havent figured it out yet with your nose so high in the air but the post Lidstrom era wont be so kind to you.

http://postmediaedmonton.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/rsz_lidstromeffect2.jpg

Loving seeing ~$20M in cap tied up next year for garbage (for the $$) like Quincey, Kronwall, Howard, Samuelson, Bertuzzi.... Keep thinking Holland is god.... ROFL!

As long as they have Babcock they have a chance every year. They have some talent on that team. Howard and Kronwall are pretty good btw. I hate the Wings but just bein real.

SoCalBronco
05-29-2013, 11:17 PM
What if Jagr goes and pots the series clincher in game 7? ;D

He hasn't done anything in the playoffs so far. If he does do something now, props to him.

Baba Booey
05-29-2013, 11:45 PM
Now that the Rangers are out I can sit back and enjoy the final four.

Predictions:

BOS 4
PIT 3

CHI 4
LA 2

Jekyll15Hyde
05-30-2013, 12:15 AM
As long as they have Babcock they have a chance every year. They have some talent on that team. Howard and Kronwall are pretty good btw. I hate the Wings but just bein real.

I am not saying that they arent good. I am looking at their contracts and how they handcuff the team. The cap is dropping quite a bit next year. They are paying Kronwall like a #1/2 D man and he isnt (4.75M/yr). He can hit like a mother but that is it. And Howard isnt bad but the 5.3M long term deal they gave him when he really isnt that proven hurts. That is top 5 goalie money and he isnt top 5.

The only truly elite talent on that roster is Datsyuk.

broncosteven
05-30-2013, 12:23 AM
It was a great game, one that had to go to OT just to make it even more epic even if the late goal should have counted and if anything Chicago should have been on the power play for the rest of the regulation time.

maher_tyler
05-30-2013, 02:33 AM
I am not saying that they arent good. I am looking at their contracts and how they handcuff the team. The cap is dropping quite a bit next year. They are paying Kronwall like a #1/2 D man and he isnt (4.75M/yr). He can hit like a mother but that is it. And Howard isnt bad but the 5.3M long term deal they gave him when he really isnt that proven hurts. That is top 5 goalie money and he isnt top 5.

The only truly elite talent on that roster is Datsyuk.

Zetterberg is every bit as good imo.

socalorado
05-30-2013, 08:13 AM
It was a great game, one that had to go to OT just to make it even more epic even if the late goal should have counted and if anything Chicago should have been on the power play for the rest of the regulation time.

It no longer amazes me how the Ref Wings always get the calls.
I just expect it now.

LA is the best built team to beat either of the East teams.

Smiling Assassin27
05-30-2013, 08:23 AM
I am not saying that they arent good. I am looking at their contracts and how they handcuff the team. The cap is dropping quite a bit next year. They are paying Kronwall like a #1/2 D man and he isnt (4.75M/yr). He can hit like a mother but that is it. And Howard isnt bad but the 5.3M long term deal they gave him when he really isnt that proven hurts. That is top 5 goalie money and he isnt top 5.

The only truly elite talent on that roster is Datsyuk.

There's so much wrong with this post, IMO. Kronwall has shown he's a #1/2 D-man this year and got plenty of buzz as a Norris candidate on a team that lost HUGE amounts of man-games to injury. A cap hit of 4.75M for him is perfect. He shows no signs of slowing down and has become the defensive captain, bringing along guys like Ericsson and Kindl, who both improved immensely due in part to Kronwall.

As for Howard, I don't get your take. Holland can't create a market that isn't there, but can only operate within the market that exists. The Howard deal is perfectly reasonable and adds stability to the team since he's young and has shown he can sustain quality play, including playoffs. Plus, if a young stud (Mrazek?) comes along and is better 2 years from now, it won't be too hard to move Howard with only about 15M left on that deal, if he remains a top 10 goalie. I would've preferred him at 5M but 5.3 isn't out of the question.

The key decisions will be with some of the dead wood in Detroit. Guys like Bertuzzi, Drew Miller, Eaves, Filppula, Cola, Cleary, Samuelsson, and Ian White. Really, they may just cut bait on ALL of these guys (maybe keep miller and see if they can sign fil at a reasonable salary or let him walk). The key signing has to be Brunner, IMO. Gotta get him back in Detroit, considering it's only his rookie season and he should get better. My shocker prediction is that Franzen gets bought out and/or Helm retires.

They will sign their RFA's, get Brunner signed, cut some dead wood, and continue building from within. DeKeyser will be back, which brings some young talent back to the D, so I think Holland has put us in pretty good position.

Jekyll15Hyde
05-30-2013, 09:16 AM
Zetterberg is every bit as good imo.

Zetterberg is the one I probably like the most but he just disappears at times. I honestly hold my breath every time Datsyuk has the puck.

gyldenlove
05-30-2013, 09:41 AM
I am not saying that they arent good. I am looking at their contracts and how they handcuff the team. The cap is dropping quite a bit next year. They are paying Kronwall like a #1/2 D man and he isnt (4.75M/yr). He can hit like a mother but that is it. And Howard isnt bad but the 5.3M long term deal they gave him when he really isnt that proven hurts. That is top 5 goalie money and he isnt top 5.

The only truly elite talent on that roster is Datsyuk.

Only 5 backs had more points than Kronwall, so the idea that he is just a hitter clearly demonstrates how much you know.

5.3 is not top 5, there are currently 9 goaltenders in the league with a caphit higher than 5.3, so it is barely top 10 and he is a top 10 goaltender - this year he ranked 5th for GAA among starters, 9th for save% and 1st in SOs so he is clearly a top 10 goalie.

They have 12 million in cap space next season, they need to resign 4 RFAs and that will leave them with 12 forwards under contract, 7 backs and 2 goalies and about 6 million in cap space to add a 13th forward.... I don't think that will be a problem.

gyldenlove
05-30-2013, 09:43 AM
Zetterberg is every bit as good imo.

Zetterberg plays a different game. He is not as obviously talented as Datsyuk, Datsyuk can do some things that very few if anyone else can do which makes it easy to see that he is good. Zetterberg plays a much more basic game, but does it very well - the problem for him is that he is asked to play the matchup game so he is pretty much always on the ice against the number 1 line for the other team which is not a situation very conductive for carrying the puck and cycling in the offensive zone.

Jekyll15Hyde
05-30-2013, 10:18 AM
There's so much wrong with this post, IMO. Kronwall has shown he's a #1/2 D-man this year and got plenty of buzz as a Norris candidate on a team that lost HUGE amounts of man-games to injury. A cap hit of 4.75M for him is perfect. He shows no signs of slowing down and has become the defensive captain, bringing along guys like Ericsson and Kindl, who both improved immensely due in part to Kronwall.

He doesnt make a great first pass out of the zone, needs to work on his positioning and looks to blow people up too often instead of making the sound defensive play. I could care less if he was getting Norris consideration in the media or not. That was just because he started to finally put some points up. He had the worst +/- (-5 in regular season) of all their D and this was on a team that was #7 in 5-on-5 play. How did you like that line change that led to the first goal?

As for Howard, I don't get your take. Holland can't create a market that isn't there, but can only operate within the market that exists. The Howard deal is perfectly reasonable and adds stability to the team since he's young and has shown he can sustain quality play, including playoffs. Plus, if a young stud (Mrazek?) comes along and is better 2 years from now, it won't be too hard to move Howard with only about 15M left on that deal, if he remains a top 10 goalie. I would've preferred him at 5M but 5.3 isn't out of the question.

You dont know your contract situation very well. He was extended for the next 6 years. The number isnt actually all that terrible which I agree is the market, its the term that is more on Holland. In your scenario, you think they will be able to move him with 4yrs at 5.3M/yr if he continues to show that he isnt a goalie that can single handedly win you games? Keep hoping!

The key decisions will be with some of the dead wood in Detroit. Guys like Bertuzzi, Drew Miller, Eaves, Filppula, Cola, Cleary, Samuelsson, and Ian White. Really, they may just cut bait on ALL of these guys (maybe keep miller and see if they can sign fil at a reasonable salary or let him walk). The key signing has to be Brunner, IMO. Gotta get him back in Detroit, considering it's only his rookie season and he should get better. My shocker prediction is that Franzen gets bought out and/or Helm retires.

Again, it appears you arent up to speed on these contracts. Filppula, Cleary, Miller, White are already UFA and can walk if they want though I would suspect Cleary and Fippula will be (attempted to be) brought back. But you cant honestly want to buyout Betuzzi, Samuelsson, Colaiacovo, Quincey, Eaves all at the same time. This would be 3.7M and 4.4M in dead money in the next two years all the while the cap is dropping by 6M next year? Some of that has to be kept. I expect it to be Quincey and Colaiacovo.
**edit: I forgot about 2 amnesty buyouts. Would have to think its Bertuzzi and Samuelsson and maybe your outside call on Franzen is making more sense.

A Franzen buyout - though much less painful thanks to that BS structure of 14 years - is still painful in 2017-2020 at ~4M/yr (if I believe the online tools). That indeed is a bold prediction and that lifetime contract that Holland gave him was a beauty.

Helm retires? At 26? Is his injury career threatening? I remember reading he was hoping to come back if they advanced.

Oh and good luck in the East. This lineup will need to be retooled get a lot tougher to survive. But I expect this year will be similar to future years. Fighting to the end of the regular season, barely in or barely out. Most wings fans havent exactly figured how important Lidstrom was. He should get the credit for this run, not Holland.

Jekyll15Hyde
05-30-2013, 10:24 AM
Only 5 backs had more points than Kronwall, so the idea that he is just a hitter clearly demonstrates how much you know.

5.3 is not top 5, there are currently 9 goaltenders in the league with a caphit higher than 5.3, so it is barely top 10 and he is a top 10 goaltender - this year he ranked 5th for GAA among starters, 9th for save% and 1st in SOs so he is clearly a top 10 goalie.

They have 12 million in cap space next season, they need to resign 4 RFAs and that will leave them with 12 forwards under contract, 7 backs and 2 goalies and about 6 million in cap space to add a 13th forward.... I don't think that will be a problem.

See my later post on the supposed value of Kronwall. I would be plenty happy if you want to consider your top end D situation solved.

That 12M space is with only 19 players under contract. That is without Filppula, Cleary or Brunner resigned and without any buyouts. Next year will be tight.

gyldenlove
05-30-2013, 11:19 AM
See my later post on the supposed value of Kronwall. I would be plenty happy if you want to consider your top end D situation solved.

That 12M space is with only 19 players under contract. That is without Filppula, Cleary or Brunner resigned and without any buyouts. Next year will be tight.

+/- is irrelevant as a defensive stat, Paul Martin was +14, Shea Weber, Alex Pietrangelo, Keith Yandle and Drew Doughty were +12 combined. Are you telling me that Paul Martin is a top back and Drew Doughty, Alex Pietrangelo, Keith Yandle and Shea Weber are not as good as Martin?

Come on now, Kronwall is a matchup defenseman who only plays against top lines and as a result his +/- will suffer, the same is true for Weber, Pietrangelo and Doughty who all play almost exclusive against the best opposition and on the power play, both situations that are not conductive for great +/-. Meanwhile Kindl and Quincey who always play against 2nd and 3rd lines with Datsyuk up front are going to have good +/- because of the matchups they face.

Cleary will be allowed to walk so he is irrelevant. The Wings have 2 free buyouts left since they didn't use any last season so technically both Bertuzzi and Samuelson could be bought out without it costing a dime against the cap. Anderson, Nyquist, Smith and Kindl are RFAs and will be brought back, on average I would their contracts at around 1.5 million per which takes away about 6 of 12 million. That brings the roster up to 21 with 6 million in space, that 6 million should easy fit both Brunner and Filppula (who didn't do himself any favours from a contract negotiation perspective with his play this season and playoffs). On top of that Datsyuk comes off the books next season along with Bertuzzi and Samuelson, Quincey, Ericsson and Cola (which combines for nearly 20 million in cap savings).

SoCalBronco
05-30-2013, 11:21 AM
Paul Martin was very good this year, glyden. He looked like the NJ Paul Martin.....total reversal of last year.

Jekyll15Hyde
05-30-2013, 12:01 PM
+/- is irrelevant as a defensive stat, Paul Martin was +14, Shea Weber, Alex Pietrangelo, Keith Yandle and Drew Doughty were +12 combined. Are you telling me that Paul Martin is a top back and Drew Doughty, Alex Pietrangelo, Keith Yandle and Shea Weber are not as good as Martin?

Come on now, Kronwall is a matchup defenseman who only plays against top lines and as a result his +/- will suffer, the same is true for Weber, Pietrangelo and Doughty who all play almost exclusive against the best opposition and on the power play, both situations that are not conductive for great +/-. Meanwhile Kindl and Quincey who always play against 2nd and 3rd lines with Datsyuk up front are going to have good +/- because of the matchups they face.

Cleary will be allowed to walk so he is irrelevant. The Wings have 2 free buyouts left since they didn't use any last season so technically both Bertuzzi and Samuelson could be bought out without it costing a dime against the cap. Anderson, Nyquist, Smith and Kindl are RFAs and will be brought back, on average I would their contracts at around 1.5 million per which takes away about 6 of 12 million. That brings the roster up to 21 with 6 million in space, that 6 million should easy fit both Brunner and Filppula (who didn't do himself any favours from a contract negotiation perspective with his play this season and playoffs). On top of that Datsyuk comes off the books next season along with Bertuzzi and Samuelson, Quincey, Ericsson and Cola (which combines for nearly 20 million in cap savings).

Fair points and a good take.

My bottom line point is that I wouldnt be satisfied with him as my #1 D and my top D on the PP. I could live with him in the top pair assuming he was paired right. I look at him as a better 2nd pair type of guy. And based on that, his salary isn't commensurate with that.

Of all the guys coming off the books in future years, I would think you would want to lock up Datsyuk. He is still elite and I would think he will be at that level for a least 3-5 more years. The going rate for elite talent is near $10M. Will he take a hometown discount to stay in Detroit? Certainly they cant afford $10M without the cap growing significantly. You would have to think there is someone out there willing to pay top $$.

Jekyll15Hyde
05-30-2013, 12:21 PM
It was a great game, one that had to go to OT just to make it even more epic even if the late goal should have counted and if anything Chicago should have been on the power play for the rest of the regulation time.

You know I thought the same thing here. Wasn't mentioned on the broadcast but that whole situation was pretty one sided so the fact that it was a matching minor instead of just one on Detroit would have negated all of this.

I guessing winning game 7 twice was pretty sweet.

broncosteven
05-30-2013, 12:58 PM
You know I thought the same thing here. Wasn't mentioned on the broadcast but that whole situation was pretty one sided so the fact that it was a matching minor instead of just one on Detroit would have negated all of this.

I guessing winning game 7 twice was pretty sweet.

Yes it was, I was on the phone with my friend who as at the game his whole way home. He was amped up.

I liked the Hawks chances at home if they could push it to game 7. That quick goal to start the 3rd was unsettling but they fought all the harder. A very good memorable series.

gyldenlove
05-30-2013, 05:46 PM
Fair points and a good take.

My bottom line point is that I wouldnt be satisfied with him as my #1 D and my top D on the PP. I could live with him in the top pair assuming he was paired right. I look at him as a better 2nd pair type of guy. And based on that, his salary isn't commensurate with that.

Of all the guys coming off the books in future years, I would think you would want to lock up Datsyuk. He is still elite and I would think he will be at that level for a least 3-5 more years. The going rate for elite talent is near $10M. Will he take a hometown discount to stay in Detroit? Certainly they cant afford $10M without the cap growing significantly. You would have to think there is someone out there willing to pay top $$.

I agree that Kronwall is not a top number 1 D, but his cap hit is not too bad, he has 25th highest cap hit among D in the league behind guys like Paul Martin, Matt Carle, James Wisniewski, Dennis Wideman and Tyler Myers. Obviously Holland agrees since he went after Suter very heavily last year, but top number 1 D doesn't hang on trees. I do think Kronwall is a solid 1st pair guy, but he does need a good partner.

As for Datsyuk, the only top forward who has signed a big deal after the age of 30 is Shane Doan. I would imagine Datsyuk's level should be around what he is earning now, maybe a bit more. Given his age and the fact that there seems to be a general feeling that he doesn't want to remain in the States for ever, I would say something like 4 years at 25-30 million would be what he is looking at - it is possible a KHL team will go over top though. Datsyuk has always said he will only play in Russia or Detroit.

gyldenlove
05-30-2013, 05:47 PM
Paul Martin was very good this year, glyden. He looked like the NJ Paul Martin.....total reversal of last year.

NJ Paul Martin is still not as good as Doughty, Weber, Yandle or Pietrangelo.

24champ
05-30-2013, 05:59 PM
Regehr signs a contract extension with the Kings. 2 years, 6 mil.

That's a 3 mil cap hit for the Kings, he was making over 4 mil.

gyldenlove
05-30-2013, 06:11 PM
Regehr signs a contract extension with the Kings. 2 years, 6 mil.

That's a 3 mil cap hit for the Kings, he was making over 4 mil.

Surely it is because he has massive ears he keeps making that kind of money.

SoCalBronco
05-30-2013, 06:25 PM
NJ Paul Martin is still not as good as Doughty, Weber, Yandle or Pietrangelo.

I know although a few of them had off years (Weber).

gyldenlove
05-30-2013, 06:35 PM
I know although a few of them had off years (Weber).

Weber is more a casualty of the steadily decreasing talent he is playing with - that preds team is bleeding talent in a big way. Other than Rinne that team is a who is who of players who belong in the AHL.

Lestat
05-30-2013, 06:43 PM
I know although a few of them had off years (Weber).

he's the best player on his team and signed to a ridiculous contract because he wanted out of Nash. his down year is still pretty damn good.

24champ
05-30-2013, 06:51 PM
Surely it is because he has massive ears he keeps making that kind of money.

He's not elite by any means, but his locker room presence, leadership, and toughness are hard to find in the NHL. It's a good contract and covers the Kings rear end in case Scuderi walks. Don't want to end up with a soft D corp.

24champ
05-30-2013, 06:52 PM
By the way it looks like the Rangers are considering a bunch of characters for their next Head Coach:

Marc Crawford
Mark Messier
Alain Vigneault
Lindy Ruff

Lestat
05-30-2013, 08:14 PM
By the way it looks like the Rangers are considering a bunch of characters for their next Head Coach:

Marc Crawford
Mark Messier
Alain Vigneault
Lindy Ruff

AV is the only one that would worry me if i was a EC team's fan.

Ray Finkle
05-30-2013, 08:34 PM
By the way it looks like the Rangers are considering a bunch of characters for their next Head Coach:

Marc Crawford
Mark Messier
Alain Vigneault
Lindy Ruff

It's not going to be Ruff or Crawford. I doubt Mess as well. I think AV, Eakins, or someone else.

Ray Finkle
05-30-2013, 08:35 PM
AV is the only one that would worry me if i was a EC team's fan.

Funny, AV is someone I don't want. I'd take Boucher or Eakins over him. I think Tippets staying put.

SoCalBronco
05-30-2013, 08:46 PM
It's not going to be Ruff or Crawford. I doubt Mess as well. I think AV, Eakins, or someone else.

Melrose? ROFL!

Lestat
05-30-2013, 09:04 PM
Funny, AV is someone I don't want. I'd take Boucher or Eakins over him. I think Tippets staying put.

Eakins or AV would be the ideal fits for that team. Boucher is meh.

cabronco
05-30-2013, 09:30 PM
He's not elite by any means, but his locker room presence, leadership, and toughness are hard to find in the NHL. It's a good contract and covers the Kings rear end in case Scuderi walks. Don't want to end up with a soft D corp.

He has Grit like the team motto.. We needed a replacement for Mitchell being out this long. I wonder if the guys ever coming back. He was a key player in winning the cup last year...Glad Greene is back, we needed his strength back on D.

canadianbroncosfan
05-31-2013, 02:09 AM
By the way it looks like the Rangers are considering a bunch of characters for their next Head Coach:

Marc Crawford
Mark Messier
Alain Vigneault
Lindy Ruff

Absolutely the best available for that team.

Plus he and Luongo can bunk together when Bobby Lu goes to the Isles.

canadianbroncosfan
05-31-2013, 02:10 AM
Just in case they don't, I'm using this now:

http://i.imgur.com/Y3MmKM0.gif


Trolololol

Boom!

canadianbroncosfan
05-31-2013, 02:10 AM
SoCals pick for tonight:

Chicago 3 Detroit 1.

I hope Detroit wins but I'm not seeing it.

I'm giving you this because that was the final score IMO

canadianbroncosfan
05-31-2013, 02:12 AM
It no longer amazes me how the Ref Wings always get the calls.
I just expect it now.

LA is the best built team to beat either of the East teams.

The worst part was the NHL coming to that goomba's defense yesterday.

Very reminiscent of the Packers-Seahawks game where it's the 'Defend our refs no matter what' rule.

Ray Finkle
05-31-2013, 06:54 AM
Eakins or AV would be the ideal fits for that team. Boucher is meh.

Boucher has a good offensive mind, he was handed dog crap the last few years in FL.

Smiling Assassin27
05-31-2013, 01:18 PM
He doesnt make a great first pass out of the zone, needs to work on his positioning and looks to blow people up too often instead of making the sound defensive play. I could care less if he was getting Norris consideration in the media or not. That was just because he started to finally put some points up. He had the worst +/- (-5 in regular season) of all their D and this was on a team that was #7 in 5-on-5 play. How did you like that line change that led to the first goal?



You dont know your contract situation very well. He was extended for the next 6 years. The number isnt actually all that terrible which I agree is the market, its the term that is more on Holland. In your scenario, you think they will be able to move him with 4yrs at 5.3M/yr if he continues to show that he isnt a goalie that can single handedly win you games? Keep hoping!



Again, it appears you arent up to speed on these contracts. Filppula, Cleary, Miller, White are already UFA and can walk if they want though I would suspect Cleary and Fippula will be (attempted to be) brought back. But you cant honestly want to buyout Betuzzi, Samuelsson, Colaiacovo, Quincey, Eaves all at the same time. This would be 3.7M and 4.4M in dead money in the next two years all the while the cap is dropping by 6M next year? Some of that has to be kept. I expect it to be Quincey and Colaiacovo.
**edit: I forgot about 2 amnesty buyouts. Would have to think its Bertuzzi and Samuelsson and maybe your outside call on Franzen is making more sense.

A Franzen buyout - though much less painful thanks to that BS structure of 14 years - is still painful in 2017-2020 at ~4M/yr (if I believe the online tools). That indeed is a bold prediction and that lifetime contract that Holland gave him was a beauty.

Helm retires? At 26? Is his injury career threatening? I remember reading he was hoping to come back if they advanced.

Oh and good luck in the East. This lineup will need to be retooled get a lot tougher to survive. But I expect this year will be similar to future years. Fighting to the end of the regular season, barely in or barely out. Most wings fans havent exactly figured how important Lidstrom was. He should get the credit for this run, not Holland.

Jeff Riger @riger1984

Asked Ken Holland if amnesty talk for Johan Franzen was crazy talk? He said "For me it is!" He asked how often do you find 30 goal scorers?

Lestat
05-31-2013, 01:33 PM
Boucher has a good offensive mind, he was handed dog crap the last few years in FL.

AV is the better coach though. if Gillis hadn't ****ted on that franchise and screwed up the team the Canucks would have at least one cup by now. this truly pains me to say because there are only 2 teams i truly hate in the NHL. the Red Wings, the Canucks and the mother****ing Red Wings

gyldenlove
05-31-2013, 01:48 PM
AV is the better coach though. if Gillis hadn't ****ted on that franchise and screwed up the team the Canucks would have at least one cup by now. this truly pains me to say because there are only 2 teams i truly hate in the NHL. the Red Wings, the Canucks and the mother****ing Red Wings

Don't hold back dude, tell us how you really feel.

gyldenlove
05-31-2013, 01:52 PM
If I was in charge of the Rangers I would send Glen Sather packing and call up Nashville and hear what they want for Barry Trotz. Trotz is one of the 4 or 5 best coaches in the league, he has a very solid foundation on how to play defensive hockey and he consistently gets production from mediocre talent. Sather needs to go, he has settled the Rangers with so many bad contracts and this offseason is going to be really key for the Rangers, they need to handle Stepan and Mcdonaugh right or they set themselves up bad for their next contracts.

24champ
05-31-2013, 04:48 PM
Barry Trotz would be the exact opposite of what the Rangers need. They need a smart offensive minded coach that can get the stars more production on the stat sheet.

gyldenlove
05-31-2013, 05:01 PM
Barry Trotz would be the exact opposite of what the Rangers need. They need a smart offensive minded coach that can get the stars more production on the stat sheet.

No, the Rangers need someone who can get them wins. They were getting a point per game from Nash which is his level, Callahan and Brassard are 50 point players playing like 50 point players and Brad Richards is not the player he was 5 years ago. Stepan played well this season and he can keep that level of play he will be fine.

Trotz is not a guy who kills offensive production, Paul Kariya was a point per game player for the 2 seasons he was in Nashville. Trotz has just not had a lot of offensive talent to work with.

Lestat
05-31-2013, 05:22 PM
Don't hold back dude, tell us how you really feel.

there is no way i can honestly comment on the Wings without getting banned. :sunshine:

RedskinBronco
06-01-2013, 09:17 AM
So apparently it was the exit interviews that got Torts fired.

I thought he was so loved by his players...

Man, even a 2nd round exit could not save this organizationally loved coach!

RedskinBronco
06-01-2013, 09:27 AM
LA/CHI should be interesting. I'll say Chicago finds their game and wins in 6, although I am a big believer in LA's style of play and personnel.

BOS/PITT. Pens will win this series with the help of some officiating.

Your headlines/coverage for the semis:

Crosby
Crosby
Crosby's superstitions
Crosby's childhood
Boston
Chicago
Profile on Crosby's cousin




LA

SoCalBronco
06-01-2013, 10:11 AM
LA/CHI should be interesting. I'll say Chicago finds their game and wins in 6, although I am a big believer in LA's style of play and personnel.

BOS/PITT. Pens will win this series with the help of some officiating.

Your headlines/coverage for the semis:

Crosby
Crosby
Crosby's superstitions
Crosby's childhood
Boston
Chicago
Profile on Crosby's cousin




LA

Sounds good to me. :sunshine:

24champ
06-01-2013, 10:54 AM
LA/CHI should be interesting. I'll say Chicago finds their game and wins in 6, although I am a big believer in LA's style of play and personnel.

BOS/PITT. Pens will win this series with the help of some officiating.

Your headlines/coverage for the semis:

Crosby
Crosby
Crosby's superstitions
Crosby's childhood
Boston
Chicago
Profile on Crosby's cousin




LA

And Pierre Maguire will fap to Crosby when he's between the benches for reporting.

Beantown Bronco
06-01-2013, 12:25 PM
I'll take Pierre's commentary over the god awful announcing team the B's were given last round. It was painful.

24champ
06-01-2013, 12:50 PM
I'll take Pierre's commentary over the god awful announcing team the B's were given last round. It was painful.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/0ceb84239c85d6654ceaafe60e611954/tumblr_mn28dy6tgG1qbb52do1_1280.jpg

DivineLegion
06-01-2013, 04:58 PM
Damn, I thought Piere was going to make it through that second period intermission interview without blowing Crosby, but he found a way.


He lured Bergeron into it, then proceeded to salvate over every word of praise that Bergeron afforded Crosby. I swear he sounded like he just had an orgasm when he wrapped up the interview.

Lestat
06-01-2013, 05:04 PM
LA vs CHI is a great match up. big physical teams who play good D and have really good goalies.

SoCalBronco
06-01-2013, 05:15 PM
Damn, I thought Piere was going to make it through that second period intermission interview without blowing Crosby, but he found a way.


He lured Bergeron into it, then proceeded to salvate over every word of praise that Bergeron afforded Crosby. I swear he sounded like he just had an orgasm when he wrapped up the interview.

I thought you guys might get a kick out of this....

http://static.wix.com/media/9eb784_ce330706ca0356df3f165d81c9f7adca.gif_srz_57 6_320_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_gif_srz

Actually near the end of this it looks like the Penguin is returning the favor by giving Pierre a handjob.

:)

24champ
06-01-2013, 05:15 PM
Kings played really soft the first and second periods.

Looks like Sutter changed the lines to get more forechecking, it's working so far. Need to tie this up.

SoCalBronco
06-01-2013, 05:17 PM
LA vs CHI is a great match up. big physical teams who play good D and have really good goalies.

It's really not. Chicago is absolutely throttling LA just as I knew they would and Quick being otherworldly is the only thing keeping the score from reflecting reality.

If we are able to beat a pretty good Boston team, we're going to have the same problem and I'm going to be depressed and furious all summer that Detroit basically cost me a Cup due to their stupidity and it will substantially affect my personal life. I can see it coming from a mile away and I'm already really pissed off.

SoCalBronco
06-01-2013, 05:49 PM
Come on boys bring it tonight cause I'm already in a bad mood.

Kid A
06-01-2013, 05:52 PM
Fluke own goal aside, a total manhandling. That final minute of PP where Chicago just played 4 corners, run-out the clock like it was a practice drill was the game in a microcosm. Will be interesting to see how each team handles the playing the very next day. Here's betting on the home side...

Lestat
06-01-2013, 06:02 PM
It's really not. Chicago is absolutely throttling LA just as I knew they would and Quick being otherworldly is the only thing keeping the score from reflecting reality.

If we are able to beat a pretty good Boston team, we're going to have the same problem and I'm going to be depressed and furious all summer that Detroit basically cost me a Cup due to their stupidity and it will substantially affect my personal life. I can see it coming from a mile away and I'm already really pissed off.

yeah but Chicago did that in the Det series and was down 3-1. LA played well. it's a good match up.

DivineLegion
06-01-2013, 06:03 PM
I thought you guys might get a kick out of this....

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Actually near the end of this it looks like the Penguin is returning the favor by giving Pierre a handjob.

:)


LOL

Your freaking squad better win the cup so I get my draft pick or I'm going to be pissed too.

SoCalBronco
06-01-2013, 06:07 PM
lol

Your freaking squad better win the cup so I get my draft pick or I'm going to be pissed too.

I just have a bad feeling about it. I don't think they match up well with Chicago if they can advance past Boston. Detroit losing was probably a death knell for us.

24champ
06-01-2013, 06:09 PM
yeah but Chicago did that in the Det series and was down 3-1. LA played well. it's a good match up.

Played well? Kings played like Dog**** and soft as charmin.

Better come out with bodies flying tomorrow.

SoCalBronco
06-01-2013, 06:11 PM
Played well? Kings played like Dog**** and soft as charmin.

Better come out with bodies flying tomorrow.

Yeah...you didn't play well at all. Bring it in Game 2, please.

DivineLegion
06-01-2013, 06:13 PM
I just have a bad feeling about it. I don't think they match up well with Chicago if they can advance past Boston. Detroit losing was probably a death knell for us.

What's your biggest concern with matching up against Chicago. My brother-in-law is a Hawks fan so I'm familiar with their roster, and my best friend is a Penguins fan so the same goes there. That being said, again, what is your biggest concern? Goaltending, size...

DivineLegion
06-01-2013, 06:16 PM
Sucks for LA they have to do it again tomorrow. There is no time to lick their wounds, and work out the kinks.

SoCalBronco
06-01-2013, 06:16 PM
What's your biggest concern with matching up against Chicago. My brother-in-law is a Hawks fan so I'm familiar with their roster, and my best friend is a Penguins fan so the same goes there. That being said, again, what is your biggest concern? Goaltending, size...

I think they are more balanced than we are. PIT has a higher ceiling cause the offensive wizardry of guys like Sid, Geno, Letang, Neal and Iggy is amazing but Chicago has a much higher floor. They are more consistent, especially defensively. They're puck possession game is better. I'm not worried about Crawford, we can easily make him our b****, but I think Toews defensive work could frustrate us a bit and the Hawks will get under Geno's skin and make him take dumb penalties.

24champ
06-01-2013, 06:20 PM
Sucks for LA they have to do it again tomorrow. There is no time to lick their wounds, and work out the kinks.

The only kink they need to work out is to bring an effort.

Need to see bodies flying tomorrow by bringing back that strong forecheck game they are known for. Kings generally bounce back from losses, so we'll see an improved game tomorrow.

24champ
06-01-2013, 06:21 PM
I thought you guys might get a kick out of this....

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Actually near the end of this it looks like the Penguin is returning the favor by giving Pierre a handjob.

:)

I ****ing hate Pierre.

gyldenlove
06-01-2013, 06:23 PM
I think they are more balanced than we are. PIT has a higher ceiling cause the offensive wizardry of guys like Sid, Geno, Letang, Neal and Iggy is amazing but Chicago has a much higher floor. They are more consistent, especially defensively. They're puck possession game is better. I'm not worried about Crawford, we can easily make him our b****, but I think Toews defensive work could frustrate us a bit and the Hawks will get under Geno's skin and make him take dumb penalties.

Chicago has significantly more talent on the backend than Pittsburgh and I think it will be difficult for Pittsburgh to match up well against the top 10 of Chicago. It took the Hawks quite a while to work out the Detroit match ups, how they wanted to respond to the Datsyuk and Zetterberg lines and I think it will be the same against Pittsburgh, coach Q will need to work how to best counter Crosby and Geno.

No team has the explosive offensive firepower of Pittsburgh, but right now Pittsburgh is by some margin the worst defensive team remaining - they have the worst backs and the worst goalie.

Based on the Detroit series, I would guess Toews, Sharp and Bickell (with Keith and Seabrook) gets to play against Crosby and Hossa, Kane and Handsuz (with Oduja and Hjalmarson) goes against Geno.

For Pittsburgh to have a shot in that series they will need to take advantage of Rozival and Leddy and try to get Geno or Crosby out against that pair as often as possible, especially when they have last change.

SoCalBronco
06-01-2013, 06:28 PM
Haha...Pierre complaining about the quick whistle on our PP.

SoCalBronco
06-01-2013, 06:30 PM
Wasting alot of good chances so far.

SoCalBronco
06-01-2013, 06:33 PM
Doh

Softie

OrangeSe7en
06-01-2013, 06:39 PM
Chicago has significantly more talent on the backend than Pittsburgh and I think it will be difficult for Pittsburgh to match up well against the top 10 of Chicago. It took the Hawks quite a while to work out the Detroit match ups, how they wanted to respond to the Datsyuk and Zetterberg lines and I think it will be the same against Pittsburgh, coach Q will need to work how to best counter Crosby and Geno.

No team has the explosive offensive firepower of Pittsburgh, but right now Pittsburgh is by some margin the worst defensive team remaining - they have the worst backs and the worst goalie.

Based on the Detroit series, I would guess Toews, Sharp and Bickell (with Keith and Seabrook) gets to play against Crosby and Hossa, Kane and Handsuz (with Oduja and Hjalmarson) goes against Geno.

For Pittsburgh to have a shot in that series they will need to take advantage of Rozival and Leddy and try to get Geno or Crosby out against that pair as often as possible, especially when they have last change.

Chicago is good at transitioning from offense to defense since so many of their defenders are good skaters. Chicago also has talent at C and F. So, if you have a shaky goalie/defense, it can be a problem. It should also be pointed out that, if Chicago makes it past LA, they'll be coming off of a series where they're facing Quick (who is significantly better than what Pitt has).

SoCalBronco
06-01-2013, 07:55 PM
Is there like a magic forcefieldbehind Rask?

We've hit posts and had pucks just slide inches away. We've scored like 4 goals in this game, this is craziness.

SoCalBronco
06-01-2013, 07:56 PM
Lol...the Bruins got under Geno's skin.

Shocker. He always lets that happen.

Just turning into an all out brawl. Fun series.

At least I won't have RedskinBronco claiming the refs favor us anymore since Marchand didn't get the same 5 minutes Cooke got.

Beantown Bronco
06-01-2013, 08:02 PM
Crosby....way to talk tough to Chara. I'm sure he's intimidated.

When will teams learn? You don't want to poke the bear. This is when we play our best.

24champ
06-01-2013, 08:10 PM
Cooke probably gets the Torres treatment. Gone for the series.


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SoCalBronco
06-01-2013, 08:10 PM
Cooke probably gets the Torres treatment. Gone for the series.


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Marchand will be too....right?

SoCalBronco
06-01-2013, 08:11 PM
Keep it up one more period. Outside of the magic forcefield we are doing what we need to do to win. Keep fighting 20 more minutes.

24champ
06-01-2013, 08:16 PM
Marchand will be too....right?

It was a tap on the back, Neal sort of sold it a little too much.

Russian Judges give it a 5/10. LOL

OrangeSe7en
06-01-2013, 08:18 PM
Crosby....way to talk tough to Chara. I'm sure he's intimidated.

When will teams learn? You don't want to poke the bear. This is when we play our best.

Who do people want to watch more, someone like Chara or Crosby? I doubt Crosby is trying to intimidate that freak. He's probably trying to get some calls.

It would be interesting to see what would happen if Chara were to injure Crosby. Chara might never play again in the NHL again.

SoCalBronco
06-01-2013, 08:19 PM
Lol.....more magic forcefield.

I'm waiting for the law of averages to make an appearance....or 4.

SoCalBronco
06-01-2013, 08:22 PM
Yeah.....that wasn't the law of averages that just appeared.

Come on.