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12-30-2005, 11:43 AM
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If the playoffs began today... (12/30)

...and you seeded based on percentage instead of points (to make up for the varying numbers of games played), here's how the Western Conference playoffs would look:

#8 Colorado vs. #1 Nashville (Central champ)
#7 Edmonton vs. #2 Dallas (Pacific champ)
#6 Calgary vs. #3 Vancouver (Northwest champ)
#5 Los Angeles vs. #4 Detroit

This looks eeriely familiar in a lot of respects... *sigh*

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12-30-2005, 11:49 AM
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We can't beat Detriot. We need to pass up Dallas and play Edmonton or Calgary

 
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12-30-2005, 12:19 PM
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We can't beat Detriot. We need to pass up Dallas and play Edmonton or Calgary
Hear him, hear him!

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Detroit will be the #1 seed...we just have to hope the Kings aren't # 8.

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12-30-2005, 12:55 PM
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you never know in the playoffs...

maybe yzerman and shanny will both sprain an ankle and miss it entirely...

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I think the Kings could take Detroit, however it would be really nice to play Colorado or Edmonton.

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12-30-2005, 01:24 PM
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you never know in the playoffs...

maybe yzerman and shanny will both sprain an ankle and miss it entirely...
Franzen is the King killer this year. We need to send him on an Alaskan Cruise during the playoffs

 
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12-30-2005, 03:12 PM
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Franzen is the King killer this year. We need to send him on an Alaskan Cruise during the playoffs

Maybe they can by a one way ticket on that boat for Paul Mara too, ya know just in case theymake it too.

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12-30-2005, 03:28 PM
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Well I know one thing......If we matchup against Colorado then all the Avalanche fans will pitch in to send Demitra on a cruise. He is definitely the Av killer.

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12-30-2005, 04:04 PM
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We can beat Dallas, Colorado. I think we can beat Detroit...they have cooled off considerably since last time we played them.

We would have a harder time beating Nashville, Calgary or Vancouver.

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We can beat Dallas, Colorado. I think we can beat Detroit...they have cooled off considerably since last time we played them.

We would have a harder time beating Nashville, Calgary or Vancouver.
We just went to Calgary and Vancouver and came out with 2 victories. They are not the ones that worry me.

Nashville and Detroit on the other hand always seem to find a way to beat us.

Bure will be the difference come playoff time though.

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12-30-2005, 04:22 PM
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We can beat Detroit. Nobody thought we could in 2001. The playoffs is ALOT different than the regular season.

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12-30-2005, 04:26 PM
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We can beat ANY of those teams. The team we'd have trouble with imo is Nashville. Too bloody fast.

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The Avs as they are right now would be no problem, but if they do as rumored and get Luongo or Kolzig etc. then we might have some problems.

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12-30-2005, 07:03 PM
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The Avs as they are right now would be no problem, but if they do as rumored and get Luongo or Kolzig etc. then we might have some problems.

Colorado could be very dangerous if they get a goalie. The only reason we beat them 3 times is because their poor goaltending.

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12-30-2005, 07:11 PM
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Call me crazy, but Tomas Holmstrom is one Red Wing player that I think would benefit the Kings if he were not dressed. His presence alone in front of the net causes a disruption that leads to many Wings goals. Could they win without him? Sure. But without him, the Kings defensemen won't have to worry as much trying to defend the front of the net. Shanahan always seems to play well against the Kings as well.

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12-30-2005, 07:31 PM
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Call me crazy, but Tomas Holmstrom is one Red Wing player that I think would benefit the Kings if he were not dressed. His presence alone in front of the net causes a disruption that leads to many Wings goals. Could they win without him? Sure. But without him, the Kings defensemen won't have to worry as much trying to defend the front of the net. Shanahan always seems to play well against the Kings as well.
Agreed. Holmstrom, and Maltby are awesome hockey players.. They're smart for doing not doing so.. But I wish they would drop the gloves when the stir it up.

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12-30-2005, 09:12 PM
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We can beat Detroit. Nobody thought we could in 2001. The playoffs is ALOT different than the regular season.
Detroit was also missing Yzerman for pretty much the entire series and Shanahan missed a few games, himself, if I recall. Kings fans rarely remember those facts. Sure, if the Kings are fortunate to meet the Red Wings in the playoffs when one or two of their most important players are injured, they have a good shot, but even with a smaller gap between the two teams in 05-06, I still would not at all want the Kings to face them in the playoffs.

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There's no way I want to line up against Detroit in the first round. I also don't want it to be Nashville. They've given us fits this year.

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12-30-2005, 09:23 PM
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Detroit was also missing Yzerman for pretty much the entire series and Shanahan missed a few games, himself, if I recall. Kings fans rarely remember those facts. Sure, if the Kings are fortunate to meet the Red Wings in the playoffs when one or two of their most important players are injured, they have a good shot, but even with a smaller gap between the two teams in 05-06, I still would not at all want the Kings to face them in the playoffs.
Ok.. So without two old, and damn near washed up players means that you get basically swept the rest of the series.. The Kings DID win 4 straight.

It also doesn't mean that you give up 3 goals in 6 minutes, and then lose in overtime. The Kings played well that series. Quit trying to find excuses as to why we play good. It happens.

Are you a Kings fan?

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Its a bit early to be making a playoff call but as for Detroit...unless Fischer miraculously does make it back then their defense will take a big hit downward.

Their best vets are old and may not be in such great shape come playoff time.

They are an impressive team but since the tragic (do we call it, an injury?) heart issue with Fischer I have to say that by the time playoffs start that is what will get the focus as a weakness.

Are you guys sold on their golatending? Not that ours is proven or anything, but I'm just sayin.

Detroit can be beaten...but still its a long ways to the playoff season.

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My money would go on the team with the hottest goalie.


In the playoffs you never know who is going to step up or sit down.



Its a loooooong way away though.

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12-30-2005, 09:46 PM
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Its a bit early to be making a playoff call but as for Detroit...unless Fischer miraculously does make it back then their defense will take a big hit downward.

Their best vets are old and may not be in such great shape come playoff time.

They are an impressive team but since the tragic (do we call it, an injury?) heart issue with Fischer I have to say that by the time playoffs start that is what will get the focus as a weakness.

Are you guys sold on their golatending? Not that ours is proven or anything, but I'm just sayin.

Detroit can be beaten...but still its a long ways to the playoff season.
True enough about their defence. Offensively, two of the kids, Zetterberg & Datsuk, are really coming on strong.

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12-30-2005, 09:55 PM
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Quit trying to find excuses as to why we play good.
Why is it wrong to suggest that injuries were a factor in the 2001 series, but it's okay to blame injuries for the Kings' performance the last couple of seasons?

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12-30-2005, 10:02 PM
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Why is it wrong to suggest that injuries were a factor in the 2001 series, but it's okay to blame injuries for the Kings' performance the last couple of seasons?
Because Detroit was missing two players, and that doesn't mean you fail to play hockey with 6 minutes left.

The Kings set the record for man games lost two years in a row.

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