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WCQF: (3) Phoenix Coyotes vs. (6) Chicago Blackhawks Discussion

View Poll Results: Who wins?
PHX in 4 1 0.71%
PHX in 5 12 8.57%
PHX in 6 13 9.29%
PHX in 7 5 3.57%
CHI in 4 6 4.29%
CHI in 5 18 12.86%
CHI in 6 69 49.29%
CHI in 7 16 11.43%
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04-08-2012, 12:09 AM
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Indeed, 12-2-5 in the last 19 games (all without Toews) certainly means they need to play better.

You guys are pretty ridiculous sometimes.
I forgot with the forum Nazi here none of us where allowed to have our own opinion.

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No need to overreact to his post.
Overreact?

It's simply pointing out that saying the Hawks haven't been playing well is blatantly incorrect.

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04-08-2012, 12:11 AM
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I forgot with the forum Nazi here none of us where allowed to have our own opinion.
No, it's the place where we argue about whose opinion is more correct. That is the nature of message boards.

How much better could you reasonably expect the team to play?

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04-08-2012, 12:13 AM
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Let's make this the last Coyotes playoff series.

Eh, I hope they stay. I've got a lot of family in Phoenix and Glendale, would be a shame to see them lose their team. The fans are there, they just need a stable owner to be willing to support them.

I was last down in Phoenix for Spring Training in '04, right after the move to Glendale. My mom, cousin, brother and I tried to go to a game. Here they were, a fringe playoff team probably on the outside looking in at that point down the stretch in March, and we couldn't get in the building.

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04-08-2012, 12:14 AM
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Overreact?

It's simply pointing out that saying the Hawks haven't been playing well is blatantly incorrect.
Well they have played well overall, but there's been some issues while playing well. Namely the power play and holding on to leads. Those needs to be tightened up and fast.

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Well they have played well overall, but there's been some issues while playing well. Namely the power play and holding on to leads. Those needs to be tightened up and fast.
Most of those leads were lost as a direct result of the Hawks choosing to sit back and take their proverbial foot off the other teams neck. I don't see that kind of apathy being there in the playoffs.

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04-08-2012, 12:45 AM
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No, it's the place where we argue about whose opinion is more correct. That is the nature of message boards.

How much better could you reasonably expect the team to play?
In the last 5 games they gave up a 2 goal lead to St. Louis, 4 goal lead to Nash, lost twice to a non playoff team and gave up a 2 goal lead to Det.

Not exactly confidence inspiring.

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04-08-2012, 12:51 AM
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Regular season is regular season, playoffs is playoffs. There's no such thing as "momentum", the head to head matchup doesn't matter either.

The Hawks are a better team than Phoenix and should win, but that doesn't mean they inevitably will.

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04-08-2012, 12:54 AM
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I've got us in 6. I think we're a better team than Phoenix and are more experienced in the playoffs. I don't love our habit of coughing up late in the game points...but I still think we should be able to take a win from this.

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Pretty overwhelming poll results. Slow start to the series then the Hawks pick up speed and dominate.

BOLD PREDICTION: Our powerplay nails it this series.

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04-08-2012, 01:32 AM
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It's interesting to root for a team where you're not worried about your opponent nearly as much as you're worried about your team's ability to "show up."

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04-08-2012, 04:52 AM
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Have to say that I don't want to sound disrespectful, but they don't have the offense to win a series. They don't have those go to guys, that guy they will look at when they need him most. The matchup I wanted most

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ups, voted Yotes in 5. Wanted to say Hawks in 5. We take 2 games away from them

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Split the 4 in PHX.

Hawks take 2 of 3 @ UC

Hawks in 7

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If Toews is back for game 1 we take this in 5. If Bolland, Toews, and Montador are all back, well, we still take it in 5.

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I wont be predicting any series this year. Too much parity in the league for anyone to be certain IMHO.

Looking forward to Crawford showing everyone that he's capable of being a lights out goalie.

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If Toews is back for game 1 we take this in 5. If Bolland, Toews, and Montador are all back, well, we still take it in 5.
Montador's eggs are scrambled. Just hope he passes the physical on July 1 so he can be traded.

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Hawks split the first 2 in PHX, win 2 at home, and go back to PHX to finish the job...

Hawks in 5!!!

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Phoenix worries me. It seems I'm mostly alone in that. Let's hope I'm wrong!
As they should! Smith has been playing lights out hockey this season.

No matter which team we had drawn it was going to be tough, but it was nice not to draw Preds or Kings. Just take a look at all the matchups in the West. Not a gimmee among them.

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I wont be predicting any series this year. Too much parity in the league for anyone to be certain IMHO.

Looking forward to Crawford showing everyone that he's capable of being a lights out goalie.

Agreed. I won't be surprised if all the series in the West go 7 games.

I haven't really looked at the East yet.

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Regular season is regular season, playoffs is playoffs. There's no such thing as "momentum", the head to head matchup doesn't matter either.The Hawks are a better team than Phoenix and should win, but that doesn't mean they inevitably will.
I'm not going to get into it, but momentum is talked about all the time in this league by coaches, management and commentators. It doesn't always translate from the regualer season into the playoffs, but I wouldn't discount it. Once the playofffs begin, the games and series are often all about momentum.

As for head-to-head matchups: When we're talking teams, regular season vs playoffs I tend to agree but individual players, not so much. Knowing the opps players and their tendencies is a big part of it.

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Please no Saturday game.... That's all I ask. Give us a Wednesday/Friday start, please!

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The Hawks should sweep this BS team. That's what the Yotes are, a BS team. This team ain't the Nucks, Predators, or Blows, this is the Yotes, a complete joke.

And take that regular season record and stick it up your ass!

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The Hawks should sweep this BS team. That's what the Yotes are, a BS team. This team ain't the Nucks, Predators, or Blows, this is the Yotes, a complete joke.

And take that regular season record and stick it up your ass!
your username suits you well.

Phoenix is not a joke. They play a system that could destroy the Hawks if they aren't clicking. Especially if we have shaky goaltending.

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So many negative nancys around here. I've watched a bit of Yotes hockey this season and I would say they are a team that plays well against the Hawks in the regular season, yes. We all know our regular season Hawks: don't like to play a tight checking game, lots of fancy passing, inconsistent effort, not very physical. However, we also know how this team turns it on in games that matter, especially in the playoffs; consider the 360 degree change from the team that backed into the playoffs last season and the team that played the Nucks to 7 games. This team will play tight, playoff hockey against the Yotes and I think we will win, fairly easily at that.

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