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gocanes88 05-12-2012 09:25 PM

The Official Round 3 (Conference Finals) Thread
 
The travel shall be light for both series... the Rangers and Devils don't even have to board a plane, and the Coyotes and Kings will have flights about as long as the bus ride for the East teams. I've done the Phoenix-Los Angeles flight... it's only 45 minutes.

Blueline Bomber 05-12-2012 09:33 PM

Funny things that have been brought up:

The only trade deadline player that's still in the playoffs is John Scott on the Rangers. Everyone else on the Rangers and the other teams were with their respective teams all year.

The Rangers could win the Cup by beating the 8th seed (Ottawa), the 7th seed (Washington), the 6th seed (Devils) and the 8th seed (LA). On paper, the weakest path to the Cup possible.

Sad King Jimmy 05-12-2012 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Blueline Bomber (Post 49629833)
Funny things that have been brought up:

The only trade deadline player that's still in the playoffs is John Scott on the Rangers. Everyone else on the Rangers and the other teams were with their respective teams all year.

The Rangers could win the Cup by beating the 8th seed (Ottawa), the 7th seed (Washington), the 6th seed (Devils) and the 8th seed (LA). On paper, the weakest path to the Cup possible.

Your Canes had it easier in 06 :rant:

That cup belongs to the Buffmonton Saboilers!

ANTON HIS HOLINESS 05-12-2012 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by AntonfortheHart (Post 49633043)
Your Canes had it easier in 06 :rant:

That cup belongs to the Buffmonton Saboilers!

Don't forget the Canadiens, who would have swept us in four and eventually won the Cup had Williams not decided to shish kebab Koivu's eye

Head Goose 05-12-2012 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by ANTON HIS HOLINESS (Post 49633447)
Don't forget the Canadiens, who would have swept us in four and eventually won the Cup had Williams not decided to shish kebab Koivu's eye

Or the Oilers, who would have won if Roloson wasn't hurt.

Carolinas Identity 05-13-2012 12:53 AM

Markannen was better

tarheelhockey 05-13-2012 06:28 AM

Let's hope it's better than the second round. 3 of those series were awful, and Rangers/Caps was unwatchable at times too.

Sens1Canes2 05-13-2012 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey (Post 49639387)
and Rangers/Caps was unwatchable at times too.

Thats because the Rangers were playing. They're heinously awful to watch.

faulkingdynamic 05-13-2012 09:51 AM

Three teams captained by Americans left.

Cardiac_Canes 05-13-2012 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blueline Bomber (Post 49629833)
Funny things that have been brought up:

The only trade deadline player that's still in the playoffs is John Scott on the Rangers. Everyone else on the Rangers and the other teams were with their respective teams all year.

The Rangers could win the Cup by beating the 8th seed (Ottawa), the 7th seed (Washington), the 6th seed (Devils) and the 8th seed (LA). On paper, the weakest path to the Cup possible.

Vermette wasn't traded right on the deadline but he was close enough that I'd consider him a deadline addition.

DaveG 05-13-2012 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Cardiac_Canes (Post 49643577)
Vermette wasn't traded right on the deadline but he was close enough that I'd consider him a deadline addition.

Same. Still pissed that Columbus turned down that trade. Then again I can't blame them with how ****** Kaberle had been for us.

PaulProteus 05-13-2012 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by faulkingdynamic (Post 49642079)
Three teams captained by Americans left.

/trolldance

On another note, I'm having an impossible time generating even an ounce of excitement for the East series, aside from epic NY/NJ fan-on hate. But I'm most decidedly *not* looking forward to the Devs/Rangers dry humping each other for 7 games.

I am looking forward to the West final, as I have no problem with low scoring games when great goaltending is the reason for it. [And having said that, Quick and Smith shall plummet back to Earth and become versions of Flower and Bryz.]

Novacane 05-13-2012 07:17 PM

Kopitar backhand snipe. :amazed:

HisIceness 05-13-2012 07:17 PM

Kopitar.......

Anton Dubinchuk 05-13-2012 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by PaulProteus (Post 49646185)
/trolldance

On another note, I'm having an impossible time generating even an ounce of excitement for the East series, aside from epic NY/NJ fan-on hate. But I'm most decidedly *not* looking forward to the Devs/Rangers dry humping each other for 7 games.

I am looking forward to the West final, as I have no problem with low scoring games when great goaltending is the reason for it. [And having said that, Quick and Smith shall plummet back to Earth and become versions of Flower and Bryz.]

In which case we see the Pens-Flyers series, which was the best one of the playoffs. It's a win-win. :naughty:

PaulProteus 05-13-2012 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Anton Dubinchuk (Post 49660477)
In which case we see the Pens-Flyers series, which was the best one of the playoffs. It's a win-win. :naughty:

This is certainly true. It was an exciting series of hockey with those two in net.

Novacane 05-13-2012 07:33 PM

Yikes Quick... :shakehead 1st line is dominating and you let that in.

Anton Dubinchuk 05-13-2012 07:34 PM

:laugh:

Poor Quick. Looks like PaulProteus was right, this is gonna be a barn burner.

PaulProteus 05-13-2012 07:35 PM

From center ice. You gotta be ****ing kidding me. I had to rewind it 3x to make sure it really happened.

Anton Dubinchuk 05-13-2012 07:47 PM

Amazed that Phoenix has gotten as far as they have without Raffi Torres. :sarcasm:

JustJoe2k5 05-14-2012 07:03 PM

Shame Forslund won't get to call any of the Conference Finals. Of all the different commentators I've heard these playoffs, he was still the best. He certainly would've been better than the duo they have announcing the Kings/Coyotes series.

Anton Dubinchuk 05-14-2012 09:14 PM

What a save from Marty.

Head Goose 05-15-2012 09:17 PM

So is Dustin "Pancakes" Penner a different player in these playoffs for the Kings or what?

He's ridiculously good now. At least he's showing up exactly when it counts.

Novacane 05-15-2012 09:28 PM

If we sign Penner Im calling him Pennercakes. He has not lived up to the lazy stereotype these playoffs.

HisIceness 05-15-2012 09:40 PM

Kings, they're just good.

'Yotes, need a spark.


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