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03-14-2013, 12:11 PM
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With ANA and CHI domination, some Western teams fans are being so insecure, it makes me

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03-14-2013, 12:16 PM
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Chicago and Anaheim are the only two that have risen up over the rest and can relax.
A sure recipe for postseason success.

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03-14-2013, 12:20 PM
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And people try to say the east is better
The east is more defined in terms of haves and have nots. The west, outside a couple of teams is a sea of mediocrity. It's just...soo bland. No one can even tell the difference between a Nashville or Dallas or Phoenix or Minnesota or Calgary. They're all the same team and they all play the same way. Give me the east any day. Teams actually have identities and personalities, not to mention significantly more entertaining level of play.

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03-14-2013, 12:27 PM
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So the West has mediocre teams and the East doesn't ok got it.

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03-14-2013, 12:29 PM
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It seems like the majority on here see the west as being tighter and more defensive, whereas the east is more wide open and offensive. Your post seems to support that.
The stats also support the idea that the east has more talented forwards depending on how you look at it. You could look at it as the phenomenal D in the west holding back the scoring totals of the forwards in the west or as the phenomenal forwards in the east make the D in the east look bad. Its really all subjective. Unfortunately the more opinionated posters will overlook that just so they can beat their chests and talk about how some league they have absolutely no influence on is better...which for some reason makes them feel better about themselves.

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03-14-2013, 12:30 PM
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The Red Wings are going to destroy the east next year.
Uh, no. They are a significantly weaker team than Boston and Pittsburgh.

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03-14-2013, 12:36 PM
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Uh, no. They are a significantly weaker team than Boston and Pittsburgh.
Detroit could, and should, be a much better team next year. They've got money to spend, old useless guys leaving and young promising players coming in. I definitely don't see them being "significantly weaker" than Pitt and Boston.

But of course they won't "destroy". I do see them matching up pretty well against many of the Eastern teams.

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03-14-2013, 12:37 PM
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The stats also support the idea that the east has more talented forwards depending on how you look at it. You could look at it as the phenomenal D in the west holding back the scoring totals of the forwards in the west or as the phenomenal forwards in the east make the D in the east look bad. Its really all subjective. Unfortunately the more opinionated posters will overlook that just so they can beat their chests and talk about how some league they have absolutely no influence on is better...which for some reason makes them feel better about themselves.

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My opinion on this is the East just overall has more money they are willing to throw around.

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03-14-2013, 12:39 PM
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So the West has mediocre teams and the East doesn't ok got it.
Don't you guys get it??? Beat the ducks and hawks a little more often, then we'll start taking this West better than East crap a little more serious. The hawks and ducks have so many points because they play against mediocre team. Not to say those 2 are not good I believe they could beat any eastern teams, but to say the whole conference is better than the east imo is wrong.


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03-14-2013, 12:41 PM
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No one can even tell the difference between a Nashville or Dallas or Phoenix or Minnesota or Calgary. They're all the same team and they all play the same way.
I didn't even know we had a "way" of playing (neither does our team).

I do know that all of those teams, outside of Minnesota, have embarrassed us this season so there's that.

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03-14-2013, 12:42 PM
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I hope the Wings miss the playoff's this year to break their streak. When they move to the East, they will glide right into the playoffs every year... Nothing against the Habs (they're my second team), but when they're leading the Eastern Conference with that roster... Wings will tear the East up!
let me guess, you predicted the rangers would walk away with the east?

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03-14-2013, 12:46 PM
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Don't you guys get it??? Beat the ducks and hawks a little more often, then we'll start taking this West better than East crap a little more serious. The hawks and ducks have so many points because they play against mediocre teams. Not to say those 2 are not good I believe they could beat any eastern teams, but to say the whole conference is better than the east imo is wrong.
I didn't say the West was better than the East so I have no idea what you're rambling about. They are different. The East tends to play a little more wide open. Most games in the West are defensive grind it out type games. No conference is better or worse.

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03-14-2013, 12:54 PM
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let me guess, you predicted the rangers would walk away with the east?
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the performance of the New York Rangers.

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03-14-2013, 12:57 PM
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I guess western conference GM's don't understand that players in the east only have good stats because they play in a wide open pond hockey conference that's like the NBA on ice. If they were aware of that it would save them the embarrassment when signing guys like P.A. Parenteau who can't score at all against the mighty western defensive juggernauts.

Remember how awful Mike Ribeiro was in Dallas? Thank god he's back in the east where he can score opposed to having career worst seasons like he did out west. Maybe if he was tougher he could've competed with the real men.

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03-14-2013, 01:05 PM
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The east traded Ribeiro out west cuz of his lack of manliness.

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03-14-2013, 01:05 PM
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Watch Columbus and Detroit easily secure a playoff spot in the east next year.

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03-14-2013, 01:09 PM
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Reading through threads like this it's honestly hard to tell which conference's fans have the bigger inferiority complex.

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03-14-2013, 01:11 PM
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Reading through threads like this it's honestly hard to tell which conference's fans have the bigger inferiority complex.
Definitely the East. West have better fans.

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03-14-2013, 01:16 PM
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As I have said numerous times, it is literally impossible to tell which is the better conference this year since they do not play each other.

However, since it seems that many people on here insist on saying the east is better, please answer me the following questions:

1) What has changed significantly this season? The west has been consistently better than the east, based on cumulative record against eachother, since the last lockout. What has suddenly changed this year?

2) How is it that Chicago and Anaheim's records are somehow evidence that the West is inferior, and yet Montreal leading the East doesn't mean anything?

3) How is it that having a vast number of teams within spitting distance of a playoff spot automatically seen as mediocrity?

Unless someone can provide intelligent answers to the above questions, I really don't see how anyone can say definitively that one conference is better than the other this year.

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03-14-2013, 01:31 PM
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As I have said numerous times, it is literally impossible to tell which is the better conference this year since they do not play each other.

However, since it seems that many people on here insist on saying the east is better, please answer me the following questions:

1) What has changed significantly this season? The west has been consistently better than the east, based on cumulative record against eachother, since the last lockout. What has suddenly changed this year?

2) How is it that Chicago and Anaheim's records are somehow evidence that the West is inferior, and yet Montreal leading the East doesn't mean anything?

3) How is it that having a vast number of teams within spitting distance of a playoff spot automatically seen as mediocrity?

Unless someone can provide intelligent answers to the above questions, I really don't see how anyone can say definitively that one conference is better than the other this year.
And 4) what does the fact that an Ottawa team decimated by injuries is still in playoff position say about the East?

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03-14-2013, 01:44 PM
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So the West has mediocre teams and the East doesn't ok got it.
Yeah, West is ten times the conference than what East is. For all the Eastern fans, picture Boston and that is basically what every team in the West is. No doubt majority of them are not stronger than Boston (Bruins are a top 3-5 club), but are built the same way.

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03-14-2013, 01:49 PM
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What's funny is that people will go to the ends of the earth arguing which conference is better, when they'll be gone in a few months anyways.

I bet this offseason we'll see "What conference was stronger the past x years"

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03-14-2013, 02:01 PM
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The West has more parity, and is overall better (although the very best teams in the East are just as good as the best teams in the West - the Cup could go either way this year).

The main difference between East and West is that more teams play a defensive style in the West, which obviously keeps scoring down (and helps to make the games and standings closer).

Another factor is that generally speaking, the goaltending is much better in the West. Almost half of the teams in the East suffer from below average NHL or even AHL quality goaltending. If Crosby played in the West, his production would automatically go down 15-20% (the same applies to Stamkos et al).

Edit to add: Before any Eastern fans get too upset, I prefer the firewagon hockey of the East over the stifling defense of the West.

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