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02-05-2007, 07:10 PM
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Good Luck down the stretch

It seems that either the oilers or the wild will be making the playoffs and the two teams will be battling for that last spot. Just want to wish everyone here the best of luck and no hard feelings either way. Cheers.

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its going to be either the nucks or wild battling for 7-8th spot

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02-05-2007, 09:52 PM
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It seems that either the oilers or the wild will be making the playoffs and the two teams will be battling for that last spot. Just want to wish everyone here the best of luck and no hard feelings either way. Cheers.
thanks man,same for you and your squad too.

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02-06-2007, 09:40 AM
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i don't know if it's that clear yet actually - imagine if Luongo went down with an injury... the nucks would definately nose dive.

well that's about all i have to say. i was just coming to this board to see why the hell Fernandez isn't on IR... they did recall Belle, so maybe they already had an open roster spot?

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02-08-2007, 10:22 AM
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The Wild could well finish third in the Western conference this season. IMO, they will definitely make the playoffs. The Northwest division is probably the most difficult division to play this season. Every team has a winning record.

Having between 62-66 points in the Northwest division this season is almost the equivalent of having 76-77 points in the Central division.

The Northwest division teams could well make a killing in the playoffs.

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02-11-2007, 01:50 PM
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canucks,minnesota, and clagary are all battleing for 1st in the northwest. I hate how everybody automatically put the flames first. I doubt luongo gets injured he is the last person you will see on are team get injured. Knock on wood!!

I have a feeling luongo is going to get hotter than he already is becuase we all know he wants to make the playoffs badly an do something while he is in there.

I think the team who wins the division is going to need the hottest goalie down the stetch. Out of all the teams in the northwest canucks have the easist. They have the most home games left, we play st loius 2 times,pheonix 3 time and L.A 3 times.

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02-11-2007, 02:26 PM
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Yup best of luck to my other Northwest division fans.

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02-11-2007, 03:52 PM
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Out of all the teams in the northwest canucks have the easist. They have the most home games left, we play st loius 2 times,pheonix 3 time and L.A 3 times.
Incorrect.

As of today, the Canucks have 12 home games remaining, and 14 road games. The Wild have 13 home games remaining, and 12 road games.

Another thing in the Wild's favor.

Only 1 more game against Nashville
Only 1 more game against San Jose
Only 1 more game against Dallas
Done playing Detroit
Done playing Anaheim

While Vancouver has....

2 more games against Anaheim
2 more game against San Jose
Only 1 more against Nashville
Only 1 more against Detroit
Only 1 more against Dallas

These are the top 5 teams in the west record wise.

Additionally, the Wild play 8 of their final 9 games at home.

I'd say between Vancouver and Minnesota, MN has the favorable schedule from here on out.

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02-11-2007, 05:14 PM
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Incorrect.

As of today, the Canucks have 12 home games remaining, and 14 road games. The Wild have 13 home games remaining, and 12 road games.

Another thing in the Wild's favor.

Only 1 more game against Nashville
Only 1 more game against San Jose
Only 1 more game against Dallas
Done playing Detroit
Done playing Anaheim

While Vancouver has....

2 more games against Anaheim
2 more game against San Jose
Only 1 more against Nashville
Only 1 more against Detroit
Only 1 more against Dallas

These are the top 5 teams in the west record wise.

Additionally, the Wild play 8 of their final 9 games at home.

I'd say between Vancouver and Minnesota, MN has the favorable schedule from here on out.
Are these really advantages tho? I mean Vancouver is really good on the road? Plus sometimes its better to be playing a team that is comfortable in four place than to being a spoiler.

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02-11-2007, 06:03 PM
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Are these really advantages tho? I mean Vancouver is really good on the road? Plus sometimes its better to be playing a team that is comfortable in four place than to being a spoiler.
Well, his initial statement said Vancouver had the most Home games remaining. That was simply not true.

btw: The Wild have been extremely good on the road ever since Gaborik returned. Don't be fooled by the 12-17 record. The Wild are 7-2 in their last 9 road games.

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02-11-2007, 06:48 PM
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God you people are being too nice to each other. No wonder Canadians are getting a bad name! (I kid)

Down with the Wild, I hope you get Winnipeg weather and mosquitoes.

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i am loving the way it is looking right now... the flames lose important game tonight and avs lose again even farther back... the nucks have some hard games coming up and the wild are on a tear..... looking really good...

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ahahahha as of now nucks are first wild second flames third funny how the hole northwest standing changes with only 1 team playing.

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but calagry has a game in hand on minni but that wont mean anything becuase they are going to loose fo sho.

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02-12-2007, 02:58 PM
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The whole schedule for some teams makes no sense. Flames face the Avs 3 times in a row next month. If one team dominates that series, that'll be the difference between 1st and 3rd place in the NW (at least for Calgary). A lot of people say Min has the best home stretch.

I think it's a shame because so many teams deserve a seed in the playoffs this year and a number of them won't by such a small margin. ESPN just recently favored Vancouver for 3rd, Calgary for 7th and Minnesota finishing 8th. I can see Minnesota or Calgary finishing in 3rd (1st in NW) and Van in 8th.

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02-12-2007, 03:43 PM
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I can see Vancouver missing the playoffs altogether.

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I can see Vancouver missing the playoffs altogether.
Would you be from Edmonton, per chance? Oh ... it says right there ... silly me ... thought so ... says you're from Edmonton.

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I think it goes without saying ... If Kipper gets hurt in March, Calgary descends out of playoff contention. (I'm not sure why Kipper never gets hurt when he plays almost every game.) For the Wild it will be very tough to win the division without Manny.

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For the Wild it will be very tough to win the division without Manny.
I'll take Backstrom over Manny. I'm still hopeful Manny will regain his health before the trade deadline so he can be dealt.

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I think it goes without saying ... If Kipper gets hurt in March, Calgary descends out of playoff contention. (I'm not sure why Kipper never gets hurt when he plays almost every game.) For the Wild it will be very tough to win the division without Manny.
Of the three teams, we're in the best shape goalie-wise. If Luongo or Kipper get hurt, the Nucks and Flames chances go with them. We've still got a shot if Backstrom suddenly becomes our main dude.

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I think it goes without saying ... If Kipper gets hurt in March, Calgary descends out of playoff contention. (I'm not sure why Kipper never gets hurt when he plays almost every game.) For the Wild it will be very tough to win the division without Manny.
Having players step up and score 4 goals in a period helps then again, we still need 2-way forwards BAD!

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