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12-03-2012, 04:54 PM
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Hurricanes/Devils 2009 gave me some of the most dramatic mood shifts of my life. The series had a GWG with 0.2 left, no repeat winners until Games 6 and 7, five one-goal games, and two overtimes. Oh, and it features the craziest Game 7 ending I've seen in quite a while. At the time NO ONE payed attention to this series, but it may have been the most exciting round of hockey in the 2009 playoffs

The greatest series that no one witnessed.

*Shudders* Thats honestly the first time I watched those two goals since then.

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12-03-2012, 04:55 PM
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Every single series the Leafs ever won in my lifetime, especially any against Ottawa. (Biased)
Vancouver/Chicago have had a couple great ones recently.
Pittsburgh/Washington featuring the Crosby/Ovechkin war was awesome.

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12-03-2012, 05:05 PM
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Not hockey, and not looking to get off topic but as much as hockey is my favourite sport, for me it's

2004 - Red Sox vs Yankees

Best series I've ever seen in my lifetime and nothing comes close.

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12-03-2012, 05:12 PM
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That series was insane. No kidding, I believe Halak in this series was the most dominant a goalie has been in the playoffs since Giguere in 2003. He was just unreal. Everytime you thought he was out of position, he would just stretch his arm or his leg to make un unreal save.

Generally, the Montreal Boston series are always very entertaining. Except 2009, we got destroyed by the bruins...
I credit Halak with getting me into watching hockey. Easily one of the best series performances ever by a goaltender.

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12-03-2012, 05:32 PM
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Bruins/Lightning and Canucks/Blackhawks in 2011 were two of the best I've seen in quite a while.

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12-03-2012, 05:48 PM
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How has the 2009 Penguins vs. Capitals not been brought up yet? Game 7 was lopsided, but the first six games was some of the most dramatic hockey I've seen.

So many "moments" in that series. The dueling hat tricks, Varlamov's absurd stick save, the Ovechkin knee-to-knee hit on Gonchar, the Penguins winning two OT games by deflecting pucks off of Caps defensemen, etc.
From recent years that is the one that popped into my head first... There was high expectations that it was going to be an entertaining series going in and it pretty much delivered. Crosby and Ovechkin living up to the hype didn't hurt things either.

Come to think of it Washington has had a few really entertaining series post(previous) lockout... The first round series with the Flyers in '08 (I think it was '08) I remember enjoying and of course with Montreal in the first round in '10. I might be crazy but I also remember NJ and Carolina having a first round series ('08 or 09' maybe?) where games kept on being decided in OT or in the last minute of regulation. If I am not crazy and this actually did happen I will toss that one in as well.

Actually... IMHO the most entertaining stuff usually does happen early in the playoffs. There have probably been tons of great first round series but because so many games are going on at that time a lot of it just ends up being a blur.

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Bruins/Lightning and Canucks/Blackhawks in 2011 were two of the best I've seen in quite a while.
Ya... That one was good as well. The Blackhawks, since returning to relevance, generally seem to find themselves in entertaining and wacky (can't think of a cooler word to use) series.

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Hurricanes/Devils 2009 gave me some of the most dramatic mood shifts of my life... ...but it may have been the most exciting round of hockey in the 2009 playoffs
Cool... I am not crazy.


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12-03-2012, 06:03 PM
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12-03-2012, 06:22 PM
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The greatest series that no one witnessed.

*Shudders* Thats honestly the first time I watched those two goals since then.
I have not seen those goals since and I will never watch them again

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12-03-2012, 06:43 PM
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12-03-2012, 08:17 PM
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As a canucks fan since 2000 three favorite series.
Canucks vs. Hawks 2011
Canucks vs. Bruins 2011
Canucks vs. Flames 2004

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Those Canadiens v. Nordiques series in the early 80's were wars and flat out entertaining.

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12-03-2012, 08:25 PM
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The two best series of the 2000's were in the first round.

2002 Leafs/Islanders
2004 Flames/Nucks

IMO

HM to 2003 Wings/Avs and 2009 Caps/Pens even though their game 7s were anything but climatic.

For my team I'd say their greatest playoff series was the '87 SC finals, which is always in the conversation for best series of all time.

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12-03-2012, 08:31 PM
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anything out of the Bruins playoff run from 11

Others:

Sharks/Stars 2008 (That Nabokov save still gives me chills)
Ducks/Wings 2009 (very underrated)
Caps/Pens 2009
Yotes/Hawks 2012 (What's not to like from 4 or 5 straight OT games)

Probably more but those are the ones that come to mind first

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12-03-2012, 08:32 PM
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2003 Ducks vs Red Wings
2006 Ducks vs Flames
2007 Ducks vs Red Wings
2009 Ducks vs Sharks
2009 Ducks vs Red Wings

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12-03-2012, 08:33 PM
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The greatest series that no one witnessed.

*Shudders* Thats honestly the first time I watched those two goals since then.
I remember watching that game, i was stunned.

...And of course thanks to your Devils you indirectly cost the Bruins a trip to the conference finals

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12-03-2012, 08:48 PM
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2012 Coyotes vs. Blackhawks
2011 Bruins vs. Canadiens
2011 Canucks vs. Blackhawks
2011 Canucks vs. Bruins
2010 Canadiens vs. Capitals
2010 Bruins vs. Flyers
2009 Capitals vs. Penguins
2009 Penguins vs. Red Wings
2007 Ducks vs. Red Wings

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12-03-2012, 08:55 PM
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Do you.. watch other teams? Ever?
Sorry buddy, I wasn't aware it was a problem for me to just name some Bruins series. Of course I watch other teams. Is it really odd that my absolute favorite series come from my favorite team?

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12-03-2012, 11:16 PM
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Since so many people have 02 Isles/Leafs, what was so good about it? (Turned NHL fan a couple of years back).

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2012 flyers/pens

such a fun series to watch

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2010 vs Boston
2012 vs Pittsburgh
2008 vs Capitals
2010 Canucks vs Blackhawks

Those are the most recent ones that I really enjoyed

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my favourite is the boston vs. washington series in 2012. every game was a 1 goal game with 4 of them going to overtime. also a rookie goalie vs. the defending stanley cup champions.

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My Two favorite in recent memory were 2002 isles and leads and bruins and nucks cup final series

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2012 Flyers/Pens

For Ottawa I liked their 2003 series with New Jersey the most even though I lost.

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