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Re: Playoffs

Post by Tiger » Fri May 11, 2018 11:33 am

I have no idea how many russians are on the Jets... Think Vegas has a slight edge. Betting Caps over Lightning. Would love to see Caps vs Jets in the final..
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Re: Playoffs

Post by Hockey Widow » Fri May 11, 2018 5:16 pm

Wasn’t sure who I would be cheering for, Tampa/Washington, but I find myself cheering for Washington. As usual I need to wait for the puck to drop to see where my head is at.

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Re: Playoffs

Post by Strangelove » Fri May 11, 2018 6:21 pm

I want the Jets to beat the Knights and then lose to the Caps in the SCF.

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Re: Playoffs

Post by ukcanuck » Fri May 11, 2018 8:51 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 6:21 pm
I want the Jets to beat the Knights and then lose to the Caps in the SCF.

Go Caps Go!!!!!
Really?

Is that so The Donald can take credit for the Stanley cup too? 😛

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Re: Playoffs

Post by ukcanuck » Fri May 11, 2018 8:52 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 5:16 pm
Wasn’t sure who I would be cheering for, Tampa/Washington, but I find myself cheering for Washington. As usual I need to wait for the puck to drop to see where my head is at.

Go Caps Go!!!!!
Since Tampa is full of retired Montreal fans I’m with you.

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Re: Playoffs

Post by Strangelove » Sat May 12, 2018 1:04 pm

ukcanuck wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 8:51 pm
Strangelove wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 6:21 pm
I want the Jets to beat the Knights and then lose to the Caps in the SCF.

Go Caps Go!!!!!
Really?

Is that so The Donald can take credit for the Stanley cup too? 😛
That wasn't my thinking but that would be YUGE.

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Re: Playoffs

Post by rats19 » Sat May 12, 2018 1:12 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 1:04 pm
ukcanuck wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 8:51 pm
Strangelove wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 6:21 pm
I want the Jets to beat the Knights and then lose to the Caps in the SCF.

Go Caps Go!!!!!
Really?

Is that so The Donald can take credit for the Stanley cup too? 😛
That wasn't my thinking but that would be YUGE.

Go Caps Go!!!!!
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Re: Playoffs

Post by Strangelove » Sat May 12, 2018 1:26 pm

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Re: Playoffs

Post by Strangelove » Sun May 13, 2018 2:25 pm

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Re: Playoffs

Post by Hockey Widow » Sun May 13, 2018 7:53 pm

The Caps are looking good. Make Tampa look like minor leaguers. Playing out to be Winnipeg vs Washington in the finals. Early days I know but both teams looking good.
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Re: Playoffs

Post by Cherry Picker » Mon May 14, 2018 6:17 am

All the teams left, especially the Jets and Caps play a heavy physical game. This is where the Canucks noticeably fall short. Until we stop seeing average skilled players like Gagner, Boucher, Goldobin, jumping over the boards the Canucks are in trouble. Better to have supposedly lower-skilled, but agressive players like Lowry or Smith-Pelly on the team. A few light-weights who are extremely skilled are fine, but you can’t win with too many with average skill. We tried that in the Canucks Shriko/Tanti era and watched some of the worst teams in Canucks history. Lots of grit with a sprinkling of skill works, the reverse, not so much.
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Re: Playoffs

Post by RoyalDude » Mon May 14, 2018 7:00 am

Cherry Picker wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:17 am
All the teams left, especially the Jets and Caps play a heavy physical game. This is where the Canucks noticeably fall short. Until we stop seeing average skilled players like Gagner, Boucher, Goldobin, jumping over the boards the Canucks are in trouble. Better to have supposedly lower-skilled, but agressive players like Lowry or Smith-Pelly on the team. A few light-weights who are extremely skilled are fine, but you can’t win with too many with average skill. We tried that in the Canucks Shriko/Tanti era and watched some of the worst teams in Canucks history. Lots of grit with a sprinkling of skill works, the reverse, not so much.
Horvat, Boeser, Virtanen, Gaudette, Lind, Gadjovich, Gaunce can all handle a physical game. Juolevi is 6’-3” 200 lbs. but yeah speed, skill and size you definitely need good representation in those areas. Probably why you pick Dobson as he hits all 3 of those marks.
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Re: Playoffs

Post by Strangelove » Mon May 14, 2018 11:15 am

Cherry Picker wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 6:17 am
All the teams left, especially the Jets and Caps play a heavy physical game. This is where the Canucks noticeably fall short. Until we stop seeing average skilled players like Gagner, Boucher, Goldobin, jumping over the boards the Canucks are in trouble. Better to have supposedly lower-skilled, but agressive players like Lowry or Smith-Pelly on the team. A few light-weights who are extremely skilled are fine, but you can’t win with too many with average skill. We tried that in the Canucks Shriko/Tanti era and watched some of the worst teams in Canucks history. Lots of grit with a sprinkling of skill works, the reverse, not so much.
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Re: Playoffs

Post by Cherry Picker » Mon May 14, 2018 3:24 pm

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Re: Playoffs

Post by Hockey Widow » Mon May 14, 2018 7:40 pm

Winnipeg looked ordinary tonight. Vegas looked good.
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