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02-17-2017, 12:39 PM
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i get the thinking that Pit/CBJ, then Caps, is a hard road,
but i don't see marching through 2 Canadian home teams to be an easy task either.

We play our game we can beat anyone,
we play like last night, its last April again
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Absolutely not, and it has nothing to do with pride.

Montreal is the worst matchup in the league for this team. I don't know what everyone is thinking.

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Don't care because I'm not convinced we beat anybody in the East, sans Ottawa.
Because every percentage less than 50% is just as good as zero?

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Absolutely not, and it has nothing to do with pride.

Montreal is the worst matchup in the league for this team. I don't know what everyone is thinking.
Better Montreal than potentially a team like Pittsburgh.

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Better Montreal than potentially a team like Pittsburgh.
Not even close.

The Habs are a top 3 possession team, and regardless of what you think about the stats, elite possession teams consistently kick the crap out of us, that's just a fact. Plus, the Bell Centre is an absolute house of horrors. How does everyone just forget this?

You can't say any of that for Pittsburgh or their arena.

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Because every percentage less than 50% is just as good as zero?
Well, in this particular instance Montreal are closer to zero than the others for me though so i guess that's a real answer.

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Choosing your opponent is a dangerous game. Be careful what you wish for. If you think Montreal is an easier opponent, you're in for some disappointment. And if you don't think you'd beat the Metro teams in the first round, what makes you think you'll beat them later?
Injuries and fatigue. The Rangers have 0 chance against Pitt and Wash in the first 2 rounds but could get lucky and beat them in the ECF. That's the Rangers only chance at a Stanley Cup right now and that's what I want for them. That being said, Montreal might not be any easier than Pitt/Wash but I know for sure that the second round would be in the Atlantic bracket. Not looking forward to watching Pittsburgh toy with us again in mid-April. Just don't make any stupid decisions at the deadline and plan for next season. I honestly don't think the Rangers make it out of the first round regardless of their opponent now that Washington has run away with the division.

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Well, in this particular instance Montreal are closer to zero than the others for me though so i guess that's a real answer.
Yes, I will accept this answer.

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The reason I do not want to play Pitt is not because of their great talent or speed. Its because Crosby wants to win. His hunger is contagious to his teammates. Years ago we matched his hunger and maybe even had more hunger but this team has not shown that kind of hunger in 2 years. Can we get that kind of hunger back?

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Plus their players are allowed to take baseball swings and leap into their opponents with out any repercussions.

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The reason I do not want to play Pitt is not because of their great talent or speed. Its because Crosby wants to win. His hunger is contagious to his teammates. Years ago we matched his hunger and maybe even had more hunger but this team has not shown that kind of hunger in 2 years. Can we get that kind of hunger back?
Yes, but what if they grab a Snickers?

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Its really funny that winning this season will be great to stick it to some of our own fans as opposed to rival fans

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Then we have a chance!

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The ultimate goal is to win the Cup, not to finish highest in the standings.

What route is a little easier to win the cup? That is the answer.

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Absolutely not, and it has nothing to do with pride.

Montreal is the worst matchup in the league for this team. I don't know what everyone is thinking.
Every year, I see a lot of posts from fans being scared to play the Habs. Every year, the Habs don't win the cup (they don't even come close). Hmm... Give me the Habs 10/10 over Pittsburgh.

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Every year, I see a lot of posts from fans being scared to play the Habs. Every year, the Habs don't win the cup (they don't even come close). Hmm... Give me the Habs 10/10 over Pittsburgh.
It's not about winning the Cup. It's a national ****ing tragedy every time we go to the Bell Centre. Am I seriously the only one who remembers this?

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It's not about winning the Cup. It's a national ****ing tragedy every time we go to the Bell Centre. Am I seriously the only one who remembers this?
I mean we did beat the Habs in Montreal to advance to the SCF...

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It's not about winning the Cup. It's a national ****ing tragedy every time we go to the Bell Centre. Am I seriously the only one who remembers this?
The fact the Rangers won 2 games there in the 2014 playoffs helps.

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I mean we did beat the Habs in Montreal to advance to the SCF...
Game 6 was at MSG, but we won Games 1 and 2 there.

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I mean we did beat the Habs in Montreal to advance to the SCF...
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The fact the Rangers won 2 games there in the 2014 playoffs helps.
Yes when we were an elite possession team and they were a garbage possession team.

I know nobody cares about that but it plays out in the playoffs time and time again, and it's the other way around this year.

In fact, it should say a lot that the ONLY time we beat them there is in the playoffs when we were an elite possession team. Again, this year, they are.

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I mean we did beat the Habs in Montreal to advance to the SCF...
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The fact the Rangers won 2 games there in the 2014 playoffs helps.
Tokarski.

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Tokarski.
Rangers win game 1 even if Price didn't get injured. It's not like Dustin was a liability in net for the other games either.

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It's not about winning the Cup. It's a national ****ing tragedy every time we go to the Bell Centre. Am I seriously the only one who remembers this?
I agree with you regarding the fact that the Rangers suck in Montreal.

I'm just kinda perplexed. Haven't they recently (last 5 years or so) been one of the better possession teams in the league? Advanced stats love them, but they don't win it all or come close to doing so.

Without Price playing elite hockey, the team stinks plain and simple. Possession Gods or not, they are basically the Rangers where an average performance by their goalie means being ousted.

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Rangers win game 1 even if Price didn't get injured. It's not like Dustin was a liability in net for the other games either.
Yeah, that's kind of the point. The Rangers made Tokarski look real good that series. Do you think they get past Montreal with Price in net?

I'm not so certain.

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Tokarski.
Tokarski was the reason why the games were so close. Put up his stats for that series. They were good enough to win.

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