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02-17-2013, 07:11 PM
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To be honest, I don't even want to win the Presidents Trophy again, just has been bad luck for us come playoff time.

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Yea.

Plus we already have two, so Roberto can say, "I can't hear you with my two presidents trophies plugged in my ear!" when somebody decides to trash talk him.
It's funny because I can see Strombone saying this...

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To be honest, I don't even want to win the Presidents Trophy again, just has been bad luck for us come playoff time.
Don't 33% of the presidents trophy winners end up winning the cup historically?

3rd times the charm

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Don't 33% of the presidents trophy winners end up winning the cup historically?

3rd times the charm
I'm not a huge percentage person when it comes to things like that.

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Hey guys, did you know that 85% of teams that go up 2-0 in the SCF win the Cup?























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To be honest, I don't even want to win the Presidents Trophy again, just has been bad luck for us come playoff time.
the first time they won it they went to the finals.

how is that bad luck?

I mean, sure they had too many injuries and too many key players who underperformed, but that has what to do with the presidents trophy.


Besides, what has ever been good luck for the Canucks come playoff time?

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02-17-2013, 07:32 PM
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02-17-2013, 07:38 PM
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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.

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Does anyone else think that Chicago is peaking too soon?

So pumped for this game, but I'm looking more forward to the chi game. If Lu gets the start for the hawks, I think cory will rage. Having said that, I think Cory will get the start against the hawks.

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Does anyone else think that Chicago is peaking too soon?

So pumped for this game, but I'm looking more forward to the chi game. If Lu gets the start for the hawks, I think cory will rage. Having said that, I think Cory will get the start against the hawks.
Hawks are benefitting from the tighter reffing with clutch and grab. That'll relent soon enough.

They're a stacked top 6 but they'll temper down soon enough. They're built pretty similarily to San Jose.

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It's funny because I can see Strombone saying this...
That thought crossed my mind as I was typing it out

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02-17-2013, 07:52 PM
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Wow, TSN is really pumping Jake Allen's tires.

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Outstanding goaltending was the foundation of the St. Louis Blues' success last season. Rookie Jake Allen must have taken notice.
His numbers aren't exactly impressive but I haven't watched his 3 starts. Maybe his play is much better than his numbers are showing.

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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.

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Wow, TSN is really pumping Jake Allen's tires.





His numbers aren't exactly impressive but I haven't watched his 3 starts. Maybe his play is much better than his numbers are showing.
Its really not. Allen is alright but not great. Binnington will be better for them.

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02-17-2013, 08:11 PM
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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

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02-17-2013, 08:18 PM
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To be honest, I don't even want to win the Presidents Trophy again, just has been bad luck for us come playoff time.
I agree

Placing high doesn't ensure an easy first round opponent, so I would rather be a well rested lower seed and a PT winner with injuries and such.

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02-17-2013, 08:24 PM
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I agree

Placing high doesn't ensure an easy first round opponent, so I would rather be a well rested lower seed and a PT winner with injuries and such.
I'd kill to have gotten who the Sharks got in the first round the year before our first PT.

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02-17-2013, 08:26 PM
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I agree

Placing high doesn't ensure an easy first round opponent, so I would rather be a well rested lower seed and a PT winner with injuries and such.
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.

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02-17-2013, 08:28 PM
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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.
we have really stepped up our physicality imo and should be hard hitting on both sides.

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Wow, TSN is really pumping Jake Allen's tires.


We need a permanent moratorium on that phrase.

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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.\

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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.

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wow, mike ribeiro has collected 17 points (5g12a - good for 9th place in the points race) and is an even on that struggling WSH squad. what a great start for him!

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We need a permanent moratorium on that phrase.
It is what it is.

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