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Vancouver vs. Chicago (Who wins?)

View Poll Results: How will the remainder of this series play out?
Vancouver in 6 78 37.14%
Vancouver in 7 41 19.52%
Chicago in 7 91 43.33%
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04-23-2011, 12:09 AM
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This series has been embarassing and frustrating. I don't know what's happened, it's the worst hockey the team has played since.. well, last time they met Chicago. I don't get WHAT the Hawks have on us. Series should've been over 2 games ago.

That said, this Canucks team has never been down for long the entire season. I expected a much better Game 5 than the joke we got, but that only raises my expectation for Game 6.

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04-23-2011, 12:11 AM
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With Vancouver winning the first three games of the series convincingly, and then losing Games 4 and 5 in blowout fashion
Not to nitpick, but Vancouver has not won a game in this series "convincingly."

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04-23-2011, 12:11 AM
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The Canucks have **** the bed the last two games, but they did so the last year against Chicago and were still able to come back and win one more game which is all they need now. The difference being they were behind in the series at that point. I think the best thing for the Canucks was to have the extra day off and being on the road, hopefully that can strengthen them as a team and get them to focus on the system that helped them win the first 3 games.

Credit to the Hawks, the last two games have really shown why they won the Cup last season, there's no quit in these players.

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04-23-2011, 12:15 AM
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Ask me again if this goes to Game 7. Until then, we're still in the hole.

I don't count my chickens before they hatch.

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04-23-2011, 12:18 AM
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Ask me again if this goes to Game 7. Until then, we're still in the hole.

I don't count my chickens before they hatch.
Great post! 100 % agreed

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04-23-2011, 12:21 AM
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04-23-2011, 12:56 AM
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We'll see what kind of mental toughness this Canucks team have.
Choking away a 3-0 series lead is an embarrassment, paper bag over the head worthy.
What is it about Chicago that the Canucks just wilt if they score one gdamn goal.

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04-23-2011, 01:06 AM
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I'll take the hawks, I don't think the fact that vancouver had a 3-0 lead is relevant anymore except that it puts that much more pressure on vancouver to close it out. If the past two games had been hard fought I might feel differently but as it is the hawks earned two wins without really draining themselves and that might be the worst part of the past two games for Vancouver. Not only did Chicago get back into the series but Chicago didn't have to work terribly hard to do so.

For my part I look at this as just another 3-2 series and those can usually go either way, but the hawks have all of the momentum and confidence right now.

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04-23-2011, 01:10 AM
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It could go either way really. I voted for Chicago because I am superstitious when it comes to the Canucks ergo I will not tempt fate by picking them to win the series.

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04-23-2011, 01:22 AM
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I doubt the Hawks win, but am thankful for them dragging out this series and showing the Canucks' weaknesses.

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04-23-2011, 01:25 AM
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My gut feeling says Chicago. My head says Vancouver in 6.

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04-23-2011, 01:50 AM
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My gut feeling says Chicago. My head says Vancouver in 6.
Ditto. It's hard to imagine that the Canucks don't close it out in game 6 or 7... but my gut tells me that the Hawks will come back and win it.

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04-23-2011, 02:03 AM
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Ditto. It's hard to imagine that the Canucks don't close it out in game 6 or 7... but my gut tells me that the Hawks will come back and win it.
I think everybody, Canucks and Hawks fans included, feels the same way. Chicago has all the momentum right now, but the Canucks are just too good to blow a 3-0 lead. It's so rare it's almost impossible.

However, it's 3-2 now, which is a whole lot different than 3-0. I'm extremely nervous right now. The last time the Canucks have pulled off something so terrible is blowing a 3-1 lead to the Wild.

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04-23-2011, 02:05 AM
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I still think Vancouver, but this series has at least shown they have some mental toughness issues, as President's Trophy winning teams sometimes do because of lack of adversity (I'm a Sabres fan and remember the 06-07 season all too well).

I could see Chicago taking it though, as they'll be playing at home with a chance to tie, and if they do they'll have all the momentum for game 7.

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04-23-2011, 02:06 AM
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my gut says chicago and heart says chicago and im retiring from hardcore hockey fandom if it happens

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04-23-2011, 02:25 AM
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Voted Chicago. But even if I'm wrong I just don't see teams with fragile goaltending like PHI and VAN going far into playoffs. Their goaltenders are masters at deflating their own teams (Schneider is probably an exception but he won't play).

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I think everybody, Canucks and Hawks fans included, feels the same way. Chicago has all the momentum right now, but the Canucks are just too good to blow a 3-0 lead. It's so rare it's almost impossible.

However, it's 3-2 now, which is a whole lot different than 3-0. I'm extremely nervous right now. The last time the Canucks have pulled off something so terrible is blowing a 3-1 lead to the Wild.
It is not even the rarity, it how they are losing. I do not believe a team as talented as the Canucks have ever been so absolutely dominated in every aspect of the game two games in a row while being lit up in the process. Even significantly inferior teams have mustered a somewhat competitive game. Look back when the Bruins swept the Habs. Sure the Habs were manhandled but never to this extent. That is what is so baffling and why I agree.

Game six will be the deciding factor in my opinion. If Chicago takes it, then frankly I will cheer for the "sweep." I may love Vancouver however if they cannot be bothered to put up an effort, then I cannot be bothered to cheer for them. I cannot even imagine what the city would be like if Chicago does complete the comeback. It may well go down as one of the biggest collapses in playoff history.

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04-23-2011, 02:45 AM
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Game six is the Canucks game seven. If they don't win game six, you can kiss the Canucks playoff hopes goodbye.

Game sevens throw skill out the window and it becomes a battle of who wants it more.

I picked the Canucks to win in five, so I am shocked to see how bad they have been. I expected a game four loss, but losing game five in that manner is just downright embarassing.

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04-23-2011, 02:51 AM
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Picked Hawks in7 and im sticking with it.

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the odds of the Hawks coming back from 0-3 are so huge, that i cant believe it would happen.. esp after we just saw this happen last yr with Bos/Phi.

Vancouver in 7.
0-3 has nothing to do with it anymore. The series is 3-2 for the nucks. It doesn't matter how it got to 3-2 for the calculation of the odds. Each game is a separate event, and you cannot consider the series as a whole in the statistics calculations anymore. This is exactly the same thing as the gambler's fallacy in game theory.

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Vancouver in 6 or Hawks in 7 IMO.

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the odds of the Hawks coming back from 0-3 are so huge, that i cant believe it would happen.. esp after we just saw this happen last yr with Bos/Phi.

Vancouver in 7.
That it happened last year makes no difference to how likely it is to happen this year. Neither does the fact that they had to win four straight at one point. Right now, all the Blackhawks have to do is win 2, just like any other team down 3 - 2.

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Canucks in six....it ends on Sunday!

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Canucks in 6, and the experience will make them a better team

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the odds of the Hawks coming back from 0-3 are so huge, that i cant believe it would happen.. esp after we just saw this happen last yr with Bos/Phi.

Vancouver in 7.
So if I flip a coin 9 times and it lands on heads 9 times in a row, does that mean if I flip the coin a 10th time that it will be more likely to be tails?

Just a heads up, you probably shouldn't gamble.


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