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Which Team Had The Most Suprising Weekend

View Poll Results: Which Team had the Most Surprising Weekend
Philly 14 8.00%
Chicago 7 4.00%
Vancouver 49 28.00%
Los Angeles 3 1.71%
Anaheim 14 8.00%
New York Rangers 60 34.29%
Pittsburgh 6 3.43%
St. Louis 12 6.86%
Other 10 5.71%
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01-20-2013, 11:44 PM
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Which Team Had The Most Suprising Weekend

What team surprised you the most this weekend?

Philly: Losing both there games
Chicago: Knocking off the the Cup winners and Western Conference finalists
Vancouver: Lost to Anaheim and Edmonton
Los Angeles: Having a poor outing against the Hawks after raising the banner.
Anaheim: Bombarding Schneider for 5 goals and going on to beat last years president trophy winners 7-3
New York Rangers: Losing both their games.
Pittsburgh: Knocking off the NYR and Philly and looking good doing it.
St. Louis: Taking out Detroit 6-0.
Other: Why?

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01-20-2013, 11:51 PM
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Gonna say ducks. My biggest concern was anaheim ability to score beyond the top line and we got the production we needed.

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01-20-2013, 11:53 PM
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Rangers losing both their games.

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01-20-2013, 11:57 PM
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Rangers for sure. Didn't expect Vancouver to do well without a second line but NY has no excuses.

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01-21-2013, 12:01 AM
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Detroit and Vancouver. Some might say the Ducks, but they routinely thump teams like the Canucks, then disappear altogether for games at a time; it's not really a surprise.

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01-21-2013, 12:03 AM
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St Louis and Rangers

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01-21-2013, 12:10 AM
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Rangers going 0-2.

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01-21-2013, 12:44 AM
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Anaheim or St. Louis

The Rangers played the other 2 top teams in the east, had almost no guys play earlier, and are notoriously slow starters. Nothing surprising there

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01-21-2013, 01:30 AM
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Detroit and Vancouver. Some might say the Ducks, but they routinely thump teams like the Canucks, then disappear altogether for games at a time; it's not really a surprise.
neither one was really surprising since both are on the decline

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01-21-2013, 04:07 AM
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neither one was really surprising since both are on the decline
If you think the Canucks are on a decline because of two games where we're missing 2/3s or our top line and being notoriously slow starters, you need to just pay attention to your own team or actually watch the games and see learn what the team is about


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01-21-2013, 06:47 AM
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Rangers going 0-2 is probably the biggest surprise in the early stages.

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01-21-2013, 06:57 AM
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Homer pick for my Pens.

It was great to see our boys play hard and extract revenge on the Flyers for all of the losses they served us and how they ended our playoff series last year. And then to play NY last night and to not only chase King Henrik out of the net, but to beat them and win against another division rival...yep...I was surprised.

Plus the fact that Tyler Kennedy scored in both games is no doubt a surprise in itself.

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01-21-2013, 07:13 AM
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Torn between Rangers and Vancouver

Rangers faced better teams but I picked them because everyone has them as the cup favourites and Vancouver had uncertainty about their goaltending, so it wasn't as surprising really

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01-21-2013, 07:22 AM
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Anaheim or St. Louis

The Rangers played the other 2 top teams in the east, had almost no guys play earlier, and are notoriously slow starters. Nothing surprising there
I realize it's only 2 games into the season, but even a team like the Rangers can't afford a slow start with a short 48 game season. There must be some surprise and concern to lose the first 2 games, and the Rangers weren't close either game.

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I realize it's only 2 games into the season, but even a team like the Rangers can't afford a slow start with a short 48 game season. There must be some surprise and concern to lose the first 2 games, and the Rangers weren't close either game.
Agreed, 5 games into the season is 10%, 10 games 20%, you can't afford a slow start unless you go havoc in the last 20 games or so.

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I think either VAN or NYR is acceptable.

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Vancouver, more then the NYR

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The Rangers.

NYR didn't do too well in that back to back with Boston and Pittsburgh.

Vancouver is not a suprise, they are a one line with bad goaltending right now.

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The Rangers.

NYR didn't do too well in that back to back with Boston and Pittsburgh.

Vancouver is not a suprise, they are a one line with bad goaltending right now.
Sure, post that without full knowledge, cause whenever a team lets in alot of goals, it's always the goalies fault right.

Plus maybe it's cause they have key players out which is maybe why they are letting in more goals which you said.

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Torn between Rangers and Vancouver

Rangers faced better teams but I picked them because everyone has them as the cup favourites and Vancouver had uncertainty about their goaltending, so it wasn't as surprising really
That's funny, cause the coaches were pretty certain about the goalies.

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That's funny, cause the coaches were pretty certain about the goalies.
I mean uncertainty about whether Schneider would be able to handle the pressure of starting more games, and he's not as good as Vancouver fans think he is

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Vancouver, more then the NYR
This.

Pittsburgh and Boston are superior teams. Vancouver should have beat Edmonton and Anaheim.

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VAN easily to me. NYR lost to two cup contenders; granted they lost pretty convincingly in both games, but still. VAN got smoked by ANA and gave up a 2 goal lead to lose to the Oilers at home. I had VAN being top seed in the West over STL by virtue of playing in the NW instead of the Central; not sure about that prediction anymore.

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