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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby darren » Mon May 13, 2013 5:46 am

Say what you will about Burke, but some of his trades are starting to look pretty good now.

The Leafs' trade for Phil Kessel may or may not have been a good idea long term, but:
Phil Kessel has been money so far: 3G-1A, and the goals were huge.
Tyler Seguin: 0 points

If anything, Rask has been BETTER than Reimer in the games I've seen, so goaltending isn't the story.

There is STILL some room on the LEAFS bandwagon, folks!!! :lol:
(unless you'd rather stew in your pathological hatred of all things Toronto) :eh:
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby rats19 » Mon May 13, 2013 7:53 am

Stewing is good darren, thanks
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby ODB » Mon May 13, 2013 7:57 am

Of course I'm rooting for Toronto!

Hate the Leaf's less than I hate Boston....

Fuckin Chara lifting the cup in our barn. :crazy:

Go Leaf's Go! :thumbs:
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby Benjo » Mon May 13, 2013 8:24 am

The only other Canadian team I may root for is Ottawa. Love the way they're coached, the way they draft and their team play even with several stars injured. I don't recall too many other provinces getting on the Canucks bandwagon except for Montreal and only because they too hate Boston. Who gives a fuck anyway, most teams are 1/2 to 3/4 full of Canadians anyways.
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby the Dogsalmon » Mon May 13, 2013 8:25 am

i have to admit it...as sick as it makes me feel i am pulling for the Leafs tonight...fuck the Bruins...
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby Groovypippin » Mon May 13, 2013 9:25 am

I guess I'm wired differently than most here. I always pull for any Canadian team in the playoffs. Never understood this irrational hatred of fellow Canadians
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby Aaronp18 » Mon May 13, 2013 10:06 am

darren wrote:The Leafs' trade for Phil Kessel may or may not have been a good idea long term, but:
Phil Kessel has been money so far: 3G-1A, and the goals were huge.
Tyler Seguin: 0 points


Ummm don't forget it was Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton for Phil Kessel.

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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby herb » Mon May 13, 2013 10:12 am

The biggest reason I don't like the Leafs is because of Don Cherry.

Other than that, generally I cheer for the Canadian team over an American team every time.

I dislike Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins more than I dislike Don Cherry, so I'll be pulling for Toronto tonight. Plus, I have a good buddy (Bruins fan) who goes on and on about the Bruins and I say fuck 'em!
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby BurningBeard » Mon May 13, 2013 10:18 am

ukcanuck wrote:
tantalum wrote:It will be interesting to see what the Blues do this summer.

They have been counting on Backes (29), Oshies (26), Perron (24) and Berglund (24) to step up and be those good first liners but it is looking like they are complimentary players rather than guys you build around though Berglund and Perron may yet develop some more but they need to develop in a hurry.

Are you thinking what they could trade with us to solve each others problems (if only partially at least ?)

Backes is a guy I'd love to see in a Canuck uniform, and apparently Gillis would too, because he signed him to an offer sheet in 2008. I find it hard to believe St. Louis would be putting their captain on the block though. Just think, if the Blues hadn't matched that offer sheet in 2008, not only would Backes be on the team but Gillis likely would have never picked up Bernier...
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby Puck » Mon May 13, 2013 10:38 am

I don't like this dilemma much either. Is there any chance they could annihilate each other? Maybe they'll smash into each other hard enough to break apart into 3 minor league clubs, a collection of equipment and an elite ringette team. If not, there can be no real winner.
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby Arachnid » Mon May 13, 2013 11:17 am

The Bruins didn't win the Stanley Cup, the Canucks lost it. Let's face it, we had the chance and they did everything and anything to win it. Boston use to be my favourite Original 6 before that series.
I have no problem with Toronto. It's the fans and media I can't stand. The fans think they will win it every year and it was clear that jealously drove the hate of Vancouver during our run. The media was also behind this if you read the papers here they clearly initiated a lot of the crap against us.
What drives me to not cheer for the Laughs this year is that they have to pay their dues. It's not a team you can get excited about. Kessel is a whiny little twerp. Dion likes sloppy seconds 8-) and Nonis is gunt. That said, I do like some of their young players and in a few years they will be a strong team in the East.

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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby Cornuck » Mon May 13, 2013 11:20 am

Puck wrote:I don't like this dilemma much either. Is there any chance they could annihilate each other? Maybe they'll smash into each other hard enough to break apart into 3 minor league clubs, a collection of equipment and an elite ringette team. If not, there can be no real winner.


I still like my idea of the their two planes crashing into each other mid-air.
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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby Aaronp18 » Mon May 13, 2013 11:25 am

Cornuck wrote:I still like my idea of the their two planes crashing into each other mid-air.


Boston did have a mechanical issue with their plane last night. Of course they waited the night in Tarrana to fix the problem.

So where were you during the game yesterday there Cornuck??

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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby Cornuck » Mon May 13, 2013 11:45 am

Aaronp18 wrote:
Cornuck wrote:I still like my idea of the their two planes crashing into each other mid-air.


Boston did have a mechanical issue with their plane last night. Of course they waited the night in Tarrana to fix the problem.

So where were you during the game yesterday there Cornuck??

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Re: Round 1 Discussion (non Canucks)

Postby tantalum » Mon May 13, 2013 12:38 pm

Boston may be an interesting place if they do lose game 7. Yes they have the benefit of a game 7 Cup final victory a couple of years ago but you have to imagine another first round exit means the end of Julian as it likely will be the end for AV. Players have seemingly tuned him out, or like the canucks in the west have expected teams just to roll over for them when the playoffs started.

Bruins also don't have a great cap situation about $6.5 mil cap room next year and that is not counting Horton (UFA), Ference (UFA), and Rask (RFA) who totalled about $10 mil in cap space this season. Rask himself is likely to take up much of that remaining cap room for next season. It's why I believe one of Horton or Lucic ($6 mil cap hit starting next season) will have to be gone. That is likely Horton

Now if they win game 7, they certainly have the tools to beat anyone. Which would be similar to the cup year for them.


edit: it seems as though they still have Savard counting against the cap, but they would only be able to use the LTIR space if they can engineer the roster such that Savard is on it opening day. Not sure they can do that with both Rask and Horton. They'd have to temporarily farm 4 or 5 mil in cap hit.
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