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05-07-2012, 10:51 PM
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Sound familiar? Very similar to the '06 Oilers, a team mostly made up of grinders and a few skilled guys, getting severely outplayed for the most part and relying on extremely hot goaltending and timely goal scoring.
Been saying this for weeks now. Almost the entire board discounting it. But this was pretty much the story in 06.

Its not how you win that anybody ends up asking about later.

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05-07-2012, 10:54 PM
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Been saying this for weeks now. Almost the entire board discounting it. But this was pretty much the story in 06.

Its not how you win that anybody ends up asking about later.
I'm personally not rooting for Phoenix because their style of paly bores me but i can admire the way that they are winning.
They are playing a great "team" game right now, playing the Tippett system to a T, gotta respect that.

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05-07-2012, 11:18 PM
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Dear god could the fans handle the Yotes in the SCF?

Hopefully the Kings prevent that from being a problem.

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Phoenix's luck will run out sooner or later.

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Thanks to the Yotes success, my friend will continue to use his lame "If the Yotes won the cup they'd have a good fanbase" excuse.

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05-07-2012, 11:42 PM
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I'm happy for Doan

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05-07-2012, 11:47 PM
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**** Phoenix. A team full of plugs who rely on luck and their hot goaltender. I hope LA destroys them.

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05-07-2012, 11:51 PM
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Sound familiar? Very similar to the '06 Oilers, a team mostly made up of grinders and a few skilled guys, getting severely outplayed for the most part and relying on extremely hot goaltending and timely goal scoring.
The Oilers are not at all comparable IMO. They got outplayed and needed Roloson to save them in a couple of the wins against Anaheim, that's about it. When they outplayed Detroit, San Jose, and Carolina they won. When they didn't, they lost. With each passing year, Roloson seems to get more and more credit and the rest of the team less and less. The Oilers were not "carried" by Roloson; he was one of several big contributors. If he really was the be all and end all, it would have been a quick sweep for Carolina, not a 7-game struggle.

Have to agree with Replacement on the Rangers. I picked them to come out of the east, but it's ridiculous how badly they've had to labour to gut out wins against the 15th and 16th best teams in the playoffs. Boston and Pittsburgh both getting bounced was a gift, but they may not take advantage. I'd actually take the Devils to beat them, if the Rangers even survive Washington, which is far from certain.

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I'm happy for Doan
Indeed.

How many times through a couple decades I've wondered what it would be like with him as an Oiler. You can't find a nicer guy on or off the ice. Class individual and very gritty hockey player.

Anyway hats off to the Coyotes the deserving winners of this series. Shame on Nashville spotting the Yotes the first 2 games and expecting to come back. As Tippet mentioned its pretty clear what team has better leadership in the dressingroom.

Preds go golfing yet again. lol. Wonder if this is the last we see of the Preds as we know it.

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I actually would like to see Phoenix win the cup because of Shane Doan.


The guy is one of the greatest leaders in the game and deserves a cup.

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Whoever gets coach of the year trophy should be honest and just hand it over to Tippet.

Oh well, Preds are out, happy days are here again.

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I'm happy for Doan
That's about it. Otherwise, **** that team. What a joke.

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05-08-2012, 12:21 AM
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I don't like Doan, he can be pretty dirty.

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Yeah, seriously, I hope LA eviscerates them.

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Yeah there's no way Nashville compares to Edmonton in terms of playoff performance. Makeup may have been similar, but everyone bought into the system. I see more similarities between LA and us in 06 in terms of play, LA having the edge in talent.

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05-08-2012, 12:27 AM
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Anyone else happy for Phoenix? A pretty feel-good team, imo.
Mike Smith goes from zero to hero
Doan finally wins a playoff series or two
Brule goes from AHLer to fourth-line depth guy
Turris says no to the team, they still win without him
Torres almost decapita... It eventually breaks down, but I'm happy.

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05-08-2012, 12:29 AM
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Yeah there's no way Nashville compares to Edmonton in terms of playoff performance. Makeup may have been similar, but everyone bought into the system. I see more similarities between LA and us in 06, LA having the edge in talent.
Nobody compared Nashville to Edmonton.

In anycase the Yotes are definitely buying in. Anybody they throw over the boards believes. Thats a nice atmosphere to have when you have it. Its why the playoffs is special and you can never tell for sure what teams get on a roll.

Lets be clear about a thing here too. Yotes won this in 5 games. They outshot and outplayed Nashville in the only game they lost. Its not like the series was even all that close. Yotes did everything they wanted to in this series, applied their game to it from game one and never looked back. Preds were very guilty of not matching puck battle intensity in this series. Just look at the late icing call where Weber and Suter get beat to the puck by the lone Yote. Fairly symbolizes one team wanting it a hell of a lot more. The yotes one this series at their own blueline and they won that battle repeatedly in every game.

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05-08-2012, 12:31 AM
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**** Phoenix. A team full of plugs who rely on luck and their hot goaltender. I hope LA destroys them.
What plugs? their #5 dman would be 1 or 2 on the Oilers.... Their "plugs" actually give a **** each shift, unlike half the Oilers "plugs".

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Anyone else happy for Phoenix? A pretty feel-good team, imo.
Mike Smith goes from zero to hero
Doan finally wins a playoff series or two
Brule goes from AHLer to fourth-line depth guy
Turris says no to the team, they still win without him
Torres almost decapita... It eventually breaks down, but I'm happy.
Turris is such a tool. For his sake alone I love whats going down here.

Gotta say though Smyth is looking pretty silly as well.

Kind of the risk you take when you want out.

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What plugs? their #5 dman would be 1 or 2 on the Oilers.... Their "plugs" actually give a **** each shift, unlike half the Oilers "plugs".
Plus the yotes are the third highest scoring team in the playoffs.

I could see some of the vitriol if they were winning every game 2-1. Yotes scored 9 goals in the first 2 GP. Shame on Nashville.

ps Yotes and Devils both have 22ES goals and lead the playoffs in that category. So this isn't the result of any special favors. Just getting it done even strength like nobody else. Thats usually a recipe for winning.


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Turris is such a tool. For his sake alone I love whats going down here.

Gotta say though Smyth is looking pretty silly as well.

Kind of the risk you take when you want out.
Would the Kings have been able to bring in Richards and the like had Smyth not been traded though?

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Would the Kings have been able to bring in Richards and the like had Smyth not been traded though?
No doubt its been a big help for them. Smyth coming to the Oil worked out obviously for LA. With Richards and Carter the Kings get better offensive depth than they've had before.

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What plugs? their #5 dman would be 1 or 2 on the Oilers.... Their "plugs" actually give a **** each shift, unlike half the Oilers "plugs".
Oh yeah, Derek Morris and Adrian Aucoin would totally be #1/2 dmen on the Oilers.

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Oh yeah, Derek Morris and Adrian Aucoin would totally be #1/2 dmen on the Oilers.
Outside of Petry I would take them over any other Oiler Dman (Whitney being the exception if he is healthy though), they both avg 18-23 mins in the reg season, and the playoffs, but yeah, a team with a top 6 of Yandle, Klesla, OEL, Morris, Aucoin, and Rozisval are clearly all plugs.

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Wow did not expect the Blues to get swept. Kind of scary. I wonder how Smyth feels about the Kings going so far. Hopefully they lose to Phoenix so he doesn't feel that bad for choosing the Oilers.

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