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02-26-2013, 09:41 AM
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The Hawks lost against the Canucks in their first meeting in the SO. The Canucks had a 5.4 million dollar second line in that game. (No Kelser or Booth)

The Hawks still couldn't beat the Canucks in regulation in their second meeting.

False, the Canucks couldn't beat the Hawks in regulation.

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02-26-2013, 09:47 AM
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Are you saying Chicago won't win the cup? Bold prediction. I'll follow up your bold prediction with one of my own. The best team in the east right now, Montreal, won't win the cup. Peaking too early.
I don't expect Montreal to win the cup. I'm happy with them simply making the playoffs this year. People predicted them finishing at the bottom again.

People have already given the cup to the Hawks... High expectation is high.

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02-26-2013, 09:48 AM
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Where's your proof? Why would you make ridiculous claims like this without any back up info. Doesn't look to bright on your side and seems like you are making a thread just to make a thread.
2006 Detroit. 2012 Canucks. Capitals.

All bounced in the first round. Why would the Hawks be any diffrent..

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I don't expect Montreal to win the cup. I'm happy with them simply making the playoffs this year. People predicted them finishing at the bottom again.

People have already given the cup to the Hawks... High expectation is high.
Where did it go? I can't seem to find my cup anywhere around here, blasted cup always goes missing when I need it.

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02-26-2013, 09:50 AM
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I don't expect Montreal to win the cup. I'm happy with them simply making the playoffs this year. People predicted them finishing at the bottom again.

People have already given the cup to the Hawks... High expectation is high.
Sorry, so did they give the cup to them, or do they expect them to win?

Seems like two very different things to me.

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02-26-2013, 09:50 AM
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This Hawks team is missing some intangibles. 2nd round KO.

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Discussed this at the bar with some cronies last night.... was pointed out to me last 2 teams who held the record for best starts both went on to win the cup (oilers/ducks).

If it's betting on the Hawks to fall on their face or return to glory... I am betting on glory. The core there has won before and knows what it takes to win.

Chicago is so good, nearly everyone on that teams plays a 200 foot game... real joy to watch.

Boston/Chicago finals, book it.
No one should be dumping on Chicago right now. They're way too strong a team.

An original six final would be really cool.

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Sorry, so did they give the cup to them, or do they expect them to win?

Seems like two very different things to me.
You know what I mean dude, stop trying to be a smartass.

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No one should be dumping on Chicago right now. They're way too strong a team.

An original six final would be really cool.
I was thinking a playoffs where every O6 team makes it would be neat too. Montreal and Toronto will have to keep on keeping on, the Rangers need to right the ship, Bruins should be fine, Chicago should be ok and Detroit needs to keep pace.

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02-26-2013, 09:57 AM
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Jealous haters, the hawks are for real.

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02-26-2013, 09:58 AM
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They will come back to earth come playoffs time and lose. Teams that absolutely dominate above and beyond every other teams, tend to deflate come playoffs time and lose. We see it in every sport.

They can't elevate their play more than they already are.
I can't remember the exact stat, but TSN said the other day, something along the lines of, "Teams who have started with a 15 game win streak have won the cup every single time".

I would say the Habs are playing above their heads more than the Hawks are.

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02-26-2013, 09:59 AM
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2006 Detroit. 2012 Canucks. Capitals.

All bounced in the first round. Why would the Hawks be any diffrent..
shorter season, it just happened last year, if Goaltending keeps up and there are no injuries to the Centers they are the most complete team....


They won't lose in the 1st round just because it happened about 20% before.

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02-26-2013, 10:01 AM
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Unless the Hawks are playing Al Qaida next, I think this is as much 'peak' as a team can get.
Read the 2nd part of the quote. Right now they're winning but some of the games are close, maybe at their peak, they're blowing everyone away.

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While I don't think Chicago is quite as good as they look right now, I don't think they'll be in any danger of "peaking early."

The playoffs will be a dogfight, I wouldn't bet on anyone or count anyone out personally.

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02-26-2013, 10:03 AM
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It's possible, especially with the shortened schedule, but if they can rebound from an inevitable slump before the playoffs, they'll be in good shape.

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You know what I mean dude, stop trying to be a smartass.
What's your point?

Chicago shouldn't be playing as hard? Chicago should lose some games? Chicago would be in a better position to win the cup if they were 14-2-3 instead of 16-0-3?

I'm just struggling here.

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02-26-2013, 10:04 AM
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I guess having a record-best start to the season has taken the spotlight away from some other teams with good starts......mmmm jealous?

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I don't expect Montreal to win the cup. I'm happy with them simply making the playoffs this year. People predicted them finishing at the bottom again.

People have already given the cup to the Hawks... High expectation is high.
Who are these " people " ?
You wont find the Hawk players saying or even thinking this.
You also wont find any half intelligent Hawk fan saying or thinking this.
These " people " are usually other fans who are either trying to jinx the Hawks or are just a little over zealous.

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02-26-2013, 10:08 AM
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I can't remember the exact stat, but TSN said the other day, something along the lines of, "Teams who have started with a 15 game win streak have won the cup every single time".

I would say the Habs are playing above their heads more than the Hawks are.
Why do people keep having to remind me that the Habs are playing over their head? I'm fully aware of my team unlike other fans around here.

*P.S: I haven't forgotten our bet, buddy.

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02-26-2013, 10:09 AM
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Sorry to interupt here... but the Hawks aren't peaking already. Just look at how "bad" Sharp plays so far, Bolland is almost a no show, Seabrook isn't close to what he can do. Right now, the team plays with fire and passion. They outplayed most of the teams so far. It looks like they are on a mission this year. They underperformed the last two years. Keith is the best example. Just wasn't really focused in the RS and then run into a hot goalie.

As much as you wish it, the Hawks are that good and they can play even better. The young guys will get better with more experience too. Not sure how many games the OP has seen, but most teams we played really wanted to end our streak and played at their best. Sure, a team like the Nucks or Kings could beat them in a PO series, but it would be a close series. Nobody is saying the Hawks will win the Cup, all Hawks fans know that it's a good start and nice time to being a fan. In the end, this won't matter if we don't make it to the SC Finals. It's all about the Cup and so far, I like the chances we have. Good teams will be good all year long. A slump will come around game 30-40 when a PO Spot looks to be secured and they just play it out.


Don't forget that the Hawks had some luck too and bounces coming their way. Streak would have ended if Yakupov scores in the 3rd instead of hitting the post.
Hawks have a 10-0-3 record in 1 goal games... that will even out a bit during the 2nd half of the season but the team is good to win those close games too. The Core knows how to win in the POs. They all made it to the WCF and SCF. They all know how it feels to lose in the 1st round watching other teams win "their" trophy.


If you want to talk about a team peaking too early, talk about the Ducks and Habs.
What a ridiculous post. What about Perrys slow start? What about Erik Cole not scoring? How are those examples ANY different from the Hawks? All 3 teams are peaking, and to suggest the Hawks aren't peaking when they are 16-0-3 is ****ing ridiculous. You think they are going to go undefeated? Really?

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02-26-2013, 10:12 AM
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The Hawks are a great team, and they should ride out this streak as long as they can. They're clearly the favorites, but no one is "giving them the Cup." They have a great shot.

But hockey is a game where upsets seem to happen fairly often (compared to other sports). Would I be surprised if they lost in the first or second round? Yes. In the WCF or SCF? Ehh, not really. If they won their next 5, I'd feel the same way. If they lost their next 5, I'd feel the same way. Losing now won't have any impact on losing a few months from now.

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They will come back to earth come playoffs time and lose. Teams that absolutely dominate above and beyond every other teams, tend to deflate come playoffs time and lose. We see it in every sport.
Except the last few teams to set the record or tie it in opening the season with a point streak went on to win the Stanley Cup.

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02-26-2013, 10:14 AM
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With the lead they have built in the standings they will be able to rest some bodies down the stretch and be 100% for the playoffs.

Hell of a problem to have.

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