If the Hawks win the President's Trophy there will be an asterisk beside it! Plus if they win it and win the cup that would be 1 of the last 3 pres trophy winners to take home the mug, which is right as expected, both in terms of odds and in terms of being a Canucks fan.
I'm not a huge percentage person when it comes to things like that.
Remember when we'd mention that the previous two Canadian cities to host the Winter Olympics (Montreal and Calgary) would win the Cup the year after? Nice to think back on little things people would look for back then. But then injuries occur, **** happens and it all goes out the window. Percentages never seem to align for this team.
Halak is probably their no 1 for a while, the guy has yet to hit his prime.
I don't understand all the hoopla with that one save.
1. Allen put himself out of position by committing to the butterfly before the shot came, if he didn't go down before the shot came in the first place, he could have just stayed upright and shuffled back to be square to Brodie's shot.
2. I don't think Allen was even looking at the puck when he whacked it out of the air, all luck
3. Allen wasn't fully extended or anything, so its not like he used amazing athleticism or agility to make the save either.
This is just TSN being TSN, Allen isn't even playing well in the AHL, he has a 0.903 save percentage and a 2.94 GAA playing for Peoria. I know statistics don't mean everything, but Mike McKenna, Allen's goalie partner in the AHL, has a .907 save % and a 2.79 GAA in comparison.
To sum. Jake Allen is not that good at all, he is better than Brian Elliott though
I can't believe some of you guys don't want to be the highest seed.
In 10-11, we went up 2-0 in all 4 series. I doubt we'd do that without home ice for the entire playoffs. It was such a cool feeling knowing that we were always going to have the first 2 home games and a potential game 7. I'll take a series against a lower seed any day of the week. Of course all teams are competitive, but the Kings were an anomaly last year. If we had beaten them, I think we would have went all of the way to the Cup. There is just as much a chance of being injured when you win the President's Trophy as there is when you're any other seed.\
Originally Posted by Mr. Canucklehead
Look at our two number 8 seeds the past two years - the defending champion Blackhawks, and the LA Kings (who had been lauded as contenders before underachieving majorly throughout the regular season).
You'll end up with a challenge no matter what the seeding, but that hasn't been overly friendly to us.
Anyway - I expect a hard checking, close game. The Blues play the body hard (or at least they do against us), so we'll need to have our heads up.
Our team went full-out headcase against the Hawks in that series. We were up 3-0 and then they let off the gas. I'd say it has more to do with this team's inability to put away a team when they're down rather than what seed they are. Very little killer instinct.