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Which opponent do you prefer?

View Poll Results: Which opponent do you prefer?
San Jose Sharks 9 24.32%
Vancouver Canucks 13 35.14%
Calgary Flames 8 21.62%
Can't decide; all are just as tough 7 18.92%
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03-21-2004, 02:21 PM
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Which opponent do you prefer?

Since I think its unlikely the Stars will catch the Sharks (5 point cushion with 7 games left? Forget it), the Stars have 3 possibilities, 1st, they remain 4th and face the Nucks/Flames but with crucial home ice advantage, if they finish 5th, they will likely face the simular team, but without home ice advantage. They can also finish 6th (Nucks and Flames are on our tails, definitely a strong possibility) which has the Stars facing the Sharks in the first round, but this would pretty much mean a huge disadvantage in terms of home ice throughout the entire playoffs. The Stars are unbeaten vs these teams.

Crucial tidbits:

Vancouver Canucks (3-0-0)

- Miss Bertuzzi, making their scoring lines very soft.
- Their starting netminder is known for choking in the playoffs.
- They have huge trouble with the Stars style of play.
- Still have a good set of D-men and a forward corps with a lot of chemestry.

San Jose Sharks (3-0-1):

- Very inexperienced.
- We own them, Turco owns them, Modano owns them, everyone owns them.
- "Stars are in a different class in terms of motivation and smarts" At least according to their coach.
- Rivalry has faded away and Stars have handled them pretty easily, I hope the Stars do not take them for granted.

Calgary Flames (3-0-0):

- Obviously suffer from the rookie-goalie-playoff-jinx. Kipprussof has yet to prove he can play a full season, let alone playoffs. Turek has owned us though, we seem to be the only ones where he doesn't stink it up.
- Scoring depth might be underrated but remains slim nonetheless.
- While a tight group, they have no clear standout defenseman, or even a bonafide first pairing one.

Regardless if we try to win every game possible, which opponent do you prefer?

Personally I prefer the Sharks, though they are the most unlikest opponent.

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03-21-2004, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Modano = God
Since I think its unlikely the Stars will catch the Sharks (5 point cushion with 7 games left? Forget it), the Stars have 3 possibilities, 1st, they remain 4th and face the Nucks/Flames but with crucial home ice advantage, if they finish 5th, they will likely face the simular team, but without home ice advantage. They can also finish 6th (Nucks and Flames are on our tails, definitely a strong possibility) which has the Stars facing the Sharks in the first round, but this would pretty much mean a huge disadvantage in terms of home ice throughout the entire playoffs. The Stars are unbeaten vs these teams.

Crucial tidbits:

Vancouver Canucks (3-0-0)

- Miss Bertuzzi, making their scoring lines very soft.
- Their starting netminder is known for choking in the playoffs.
- They have huge trouble with the Stars style of play.
- Still have a good set of D-men and a forward corps with a lot of chemestry.

San Jose Sharks (3-0-1):

- Very inexperienced.
- We own them, Turco owns them, Modano owns them, everyone owns them.
- "Stars are in a different class in terms of motivation and smarts" At least according to their coach.
- Rivalry has faded away and Stars have handled them pretty easily, I hope the Stars do not take them for granted.

Calgary Flames (3-0-0):

- Obviously suffer from the rookie-goalie-playoff-jinx. Kipprussof has yet to prove he can play a full season, let alone playoffs. Turek has owned us though, we seem to be the only ones where he doesn't stink it up.
- Scoring depth might be underrated but remains slim nonetheless.
- While a tight group, they have no clear standout defenseman, or even a bonafide first pairing one.

Regardless if we try to win every game possible, which opponent do you prefer?

Personally I prefer the Sharks, though they are the most unlikest opponent.
Dude, Vancouver is sucking it up right now, Cloutier is hurt, Bertuzzi isn't playing the rest of the season. I'd play the Canucks in a heart beat.

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Dude, Vancouver is sucking it up right now, Cloutier is hurt, Bertuzzi isn't playing the rest of the season. I'd play the Canucks in a heart beat.
Hmmm...after the playoff-like game Saturday night, still feeling that way?

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If the Canucks can take the division from the Avalanche (one point back, both teams have four games left), then it's possible that the Stars could play the Avs.

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I would say Vancouver. I like Kipprusoff and Nabokov a lot more than I do Cloutier.
The best team of those 3 would be San Jose. They have more depth than the other teams IMO.

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I should remind you all that theres still a viable chance that the Stars could meet the Avs in the first round.

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Hmmm...after the playoff-like game Saturday night, still feeling that way?
Why would his opinion change? The Stars missed their MVP in Marty Turco, played without 3 of their best defensemen, and also missed 3 other top 6 forwards, including their best one. Everything was in the Nucks advantage, they played home, were a lot more healthier, etc.. Why would this one goal OT loss overshadow the 3 previous ass kickings?

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Originally Posted by Modano = God
Why would his opinion change? The Stars missed their MVP in Marty Turco, played without 3 of their best defensemen, and also missed 3 other top 6 forwards, including their best one. Everything was in the Nucks advantage, they played home, were a lot more healthier, etc.. Why would this one goal OT loss overshadow the 3 previous ass kickings?
What do the regular season Canuck win or Dallas wins have anything to do with the playoffs? nothing. You could make excuses from either team in each game, but it doesn't really matter. All that matters is the playoffs, playoffs is where is starts, throw all that other crap out the window. I don't think the Stars players put much into their regular season success against the Canucks this year, if they do they will be over confident and in for a rude surprise. This is all a moot point if the Canucks win the Northwest division.

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I should remind you all that theres still a viable chance that the Stars could meet the Avs in the first round.
That would be awesome. I vote for that one!

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Hmmm...after the playoff-like game Saturday night, still feeling that way?
One word....TURCO!!!

Enough Said.

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It's gonna be the Oilers, you guys know that right? Somehow it will be

EDIT: oh yeah, Dallasman, you don't have Hatcher as your "star" anymore, might wanna switch up your avatar movie...

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You should put an Avs option in this poll

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Well well well, Mr. M=G overlooks it, and it turns out its a Dallas-Colorado first round match-up. :eek

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