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04-23-2013, 11:17 PM
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Every time Torres scores an angel falls to its death.
I was wondering what that sound was. It was terrible.

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04-23-2013, 11:20 PM
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Nash would still be worth it
Not at all

That trade disrupted the Rangers chemistry and they were better overall team with Dubinsky/Anisimov

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Yotes eliminated by Wild win (Good ,, Doan and Smith can enjoy playoffs from home)

Stars beating Sharks 2-1 right now

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Always make sure puck is in net ,, Don't start celebrating

If he just stuck his stick out and made an effort he could have poked it in net... Instead he started coasting and celebrating

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Dallas up a goal late in SJ.

I want to see the Sharks tie this. One of the rare times when I'd like both teams to get points. I really want the Sharks to stay in 5th so the Blues gotta play Vancouver. And I'd have no issues with Dallas finishing 8th.

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04-24-2013, 12:27 AM
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BAM!!

San Jose scores twice in about 30 ticks and are in front with 5 to play!!!

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04-24-2013, 12:40 AM
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Dallas blows it. It looks like it will be either Minny, Detroit or Columbus.

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04-24-2013, 01:36 AM
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04-24-2013, 05:20 AM
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Western Conference
WESTERN GP W L OTL PTS ROW SOW SOL HOME ROAD GF GA DIFF L10 STRK
1 z - Chicago 45 34 6 5 73 28 6 5 17-3-3 17-3-2 147 97 +50 7-1-2 Lost 2
2 y - Anaheim 46 29 11 6 64 23 6 3 16-6-1 13-5-5 134 112 +22 5-4-1 Won 2
3 y - Vancouver 46 26 13 7 59 21 5 6 15-5-3 11-8-4 124 111 +13 7-2-1 Won 2
4 x - Los Angeles 46 26 15 5 57 24 2 4 18-4-1 8-11-4 129 113 +16 6-2-2 Lost 1
5 x - San Jose 46 25 14 7 57 17 8 4 17-2-5 8-12-2 121 111 +10 6-3-1 Won 1
6 x - St. Louis 46 27 17 2 56 22 5 1 13-8-1 14-9-1 122 113 +9 7-3-0 Won 1
7 Minnesota 46 25 18 3 53 21 4 2 14-7-2 11-11-1 118 120 -2 4-5-1 Won 1
8 Columbus 46 22 17 7 51 17 5 4 13-5-5 9-12-2 114 117 -3 7-3-0 Won 1
Detroit 45 21 16 8 50 19 2 5 11-7-4 10-9-4 113 112 +1 4-3-3 Won 1
Dallas 46 22 20 4 48 20 2 1 11-9-2 11-11-2 129 136 -7 6-3-1 Lost 3
Phoenix 45 19 18 8 46 15 4 5 13-8-1 6-10-7 114 122 -8 5-3-2 Lost 1
e - Calgary 46 19 23 4 42 19 0 3 13-9-2 6-14-2 126 153 -27 6-4-0 Lost 1
e - Edmonton 45 17 21 7 41 15 2 3 8-10-4 9-11-3 111 127 -16 2-8-0 Lost 2
e - Nashville 46 16 21 9 41 14 2 6 11-9-4 5-12-5 108 131 -23 2-7-1 Won 1
e - Colorado 46 15 24 7 37 14 1 2 12-8-3 3-16-4 110 145 -35 3-4-3 Lost 1

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I want the Wild in the POs... close race with DET hopefully missing the POs

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So happy for the Caps and Isles.

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So happy for the Caps and Isles.
Same here. I've always enjoyed watching the Caps play, and I've wanted to see if JT can/will elevate his game in the playoffs.

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04-24-2013, 09:02 AM
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I'm thinking were going to get the Blue Jackets based on the games from last night. I'm not happy about it

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So its going to be Detroit or Columbus for the 8th seed. I guess its possible Detroit wins out and gets the 7 but unlikely.

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04-24-2013, 10:31 AM
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What happened to the ?? They were on our tails for most of the season, only like 3 points behind us for a good portion of the season too.

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As usual, Dallas is choking away a golden opportunity. Still, they play CBJ and Detroit, still not out of it.

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04-24-2013, 10:40 AM
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What happened to the ?? They were on our tails for most of the season, only like 3 points behind us for a good portion of the season too.
Advanced metrics have hated them all year, seems their luck is catching up to them

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04-24-2013, 01:27 PM
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It doesn't look like Ladd or Big Buff will be seeing the playoffs. That'll be 3 years in a row. They haven't been since they were traded and we haven't won a series since we traded them. Hmmm?

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Com'on now. Jets dont have anywhere near the talent level or prospects like the Hawks. Its a complete rebuild including their pipeline. When their centers are Little, Antropov, Jokinen, and Wellwood, you're hurting. Thats the Hawks several years ago with Lang, Smolinski and others. Their defense with Bogosian and Trouba will be soild.

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Com'on now. Jets dont have anywhere near the talent level or prospects like the Hawks. Its a complete rebuild including their pipeline. When their centers are Little, Antropov, Jokinen, and Wellwood, you're hurting. Thats the Hawks several years ago with Lang, Smolinski and others. Their defense with Bogosian and Trouba will be soild.
Hawks are a great team with lots of high end talent but as good as we have been this year we don't have the physical clutch scoring beasts that these guys were. Ladd and Buff aren't good enough to lead a team every night and be counted on like Kane and Toews but when teams focused on our high end players in the playoffs our depth with these guys was so strong nobody could shut us down. It's like our 2010 depth players needed us for them to succeed and vice versa. We haven't proved that we can win a round without them yet.

I remember when we had our purge Kane was saying the Hawks would be ok cuz we retained all our high end players and that those guys that were traded "were just depth guys"! He and the Hawks have been eating those words for the last 2 playoffs. Saad and Bickell at times is the closest thing we have to the Buff, Ladd and Brouwers of those teams.

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What happened to the ?? They were on our tails for most of the season, only like 3 points behind us for a good portion of the season too.
They stopped being the most lucky team in the NHL.

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04-24-2013, 02:29 PM
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Hawks are a great team with lots of high end talent but as good as we have been this year we don't have the physical clutch scoring beasts that these guys were. Ladd and Buff aren't good enough to lead a team every night and be counted on like Kane and Toews but when teams focused on our high end players in the playoffs our depth with these guys was so strong nobody could shut us down. It's like our 2010 depth players needed us for them to succeed and vice versa. We haven't proved that we can win a round without them yet.

I remember when we had our purge Kane was saying the Hawks would be ok cuz we retained all our high end players and that those guys that were traded "were just depth guys"! He and the Hawks have been eating those words for the last 2 playoffs. Saad and Bickell at times is the closest thing we have to the Buff, Ladd and Brouwers of those teams.
Oh the myth of Andrew Ladd. Its my favorite of all. With the Hawks in the playoffs Andrew Ladd: 36 games, 6 goals, 10 points. In 11 games, Brian Bickell has 4 goals and 6 points. Buff and Versteeg were studs in 09-10 but Ladd just wasn't much of anything. People have these fond memories of him that didn't exist.

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what? the Ducks aren't that good? I thought they were the next best thing

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04-24-2013, 02:55 PM
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Oh the myth of Andrew Ladd. Its my favorite of all. With the Hawks in the playoffs Andrew Ladd: 36 games, 6 goals, 10 points. In 11 games, Brian Bickell has 4 goals and 6 points. Buff and Versteeg were studs in 09-10 but Ladd just wasn't much of anything. People have these fond memories of him that didn't exist.
Like the memory of him scoring the Game 4 OT winner against Vancouver that prevented us from going 3-1 to the Nucks. Or how about the goal he scored against the Sharks in Game 2 that helped us win that game. Or when he destroyed Kesler in Game 6 against the Nucks 2009. I never said his numbers were all world but come playoff time he steps up his game. Ladd over Bickell all day every day. Bickell will never play like Ladd cause he thinks he's more than he is.

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