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    Holland set to become GM of Oilers

    LOL All good.
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    WCF: San Jose Sharks vs. St Louis Blues

    I'm thinking this one is over. Blues are one win away from their first Conference title in team history. Back when they made the Finals three straight years from '67-'68 to '69-'70 and were swept in all three, the format was screwed up with the Original 6 in one division and all the '67 expansion franchises in another. Can't even really count those, as the Blues had no chance of winning against Montreal and Boston.
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    ECF- CAR vs. BOS

    4-0 Dump Bears win and sweep the series. I didn't see a sweep coming, that's for sure, but Carolina just couldn't get it done. Too many bad penalties, missed chances, bad defensive plays, and switching goalies didn't work either.
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    ECF- CAR vs. BOS

    Oh man, if they could pull it out in 7 that would be a heavy burn, but that's pretty unlikely. Never say never, I guess. If Boston plays SJ or STL, doesn't matter as long as they win their franchise first cup by beating Boston. The Thornton storyline would be cool. He doesn't look like he's got much left in him. Let the man finally raise one and retire.
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    ECF- CAR vs. BOS

    So Mac did get the start, will probably get next one too. It was kind of hinted about before. Lost the game anyways, pretty much last chance, cause they are not climbing out of a 3-0 hole. Dump Bears are pretty much Finals bound...disgusting.
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    WCF: San Jose Sharks vs. St Louis Blues

    They JUST beat Anaheim in 7 with a late 3rd period goal. Think it was Draper that scored. Lost the first game to Chicago, took the next three. Then dropped the rest, lost in OT in Game 7 2-1. Put a good scare in them either way, but it would have been nice to win 1 of 3. FFS. haha
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    WCF: San Jose Sharks vs. St Louis Blues

    They did give him the full time starting job, he lost it. As Osgood did more than once. And then instead of hanging onto him to work with him more, as they did with Osgood, it was "OMG we owe him $4 million, trade him!" And then Holland signed Bernier for $3 million a year for 3 anyways, so the money excuse didn't really fly with me. They gave up on him too early, but he didn't make the decision too hard on them either. His first contract negotiations with Holland didn't go as smooth as Holland thought they would. Seems like there was still bad blood there, and when he acted entitled, slacked off, and wouldn't take coaching advice, his fate was sealed. Goaltending had never been an easy job in Detroit during The Streak, still isn't. People jumped on every goalie down the line for many reasons. Chevy (sucked), Bob (sucked), Ozzie (inconsistency and back breaking playoff goals in his first stint), Cujo (unwarranted hate IMO, he was great), Legace (for s***ting the bed in '06 playoffs), Hasek during his second stint (bad goals and falling apart in '08), Howard (inconsistent), Conklin during his second stint (sucked), Gustavsson (made of glass) and Mrazek (inconsistent, attitude problem). No Detroit goalie has been universally loved by fans..Vernon might be the exception but i'm sure some hate him for no reason at all. Ozzie even still has haters to this day, despite what he did in '08-'09.
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    WCF: San Jose Sharks vs. St Louis Blues

    Yes. He was robbed of that Smythe. And another Cup, IMO. Only allowed 14 goals in 7 games. That series annoys me to this day anytime I see video of the end of Game 7, because it never should have gotten that far. Up 2-0, had to win two of five and couldn't do it. And Game 7 was one of the flattest performances by a home team in the Finals i've ever watched. Was unreal how it all fell apart.
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    WCF: San Jose Sharks vs. St Louis Blues

    The Wings allowed Osgood quite a bit of time to develop and tried to avoid throwing him into the full time starter's role as much as they could until he was truly ready. They had the ability to do that back then, as there wasn't Cup expectations quite yet. The Cheveldae trade for bobblin' Bob was absolutely pointless, and did nothing to help Osgood out. Vernon was crucial in Osgood's development IMO. Ozzie was at an elite level in the '08 and '09 playoffs, Smythe worthy performances. Def one of my all time faves as well, got his autographed picture on the wall. If he doesn't get into the HHOF, it would only be because he didn't win a Vezina, which seems to be mandatory criteria to get in as a goaltender. His other achievements and his career numbers should win out over that though, eventually. Had he won a Vezina, he'd already be in.
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    Holland set to become GM of Oilers

    I know.
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    ECF- CAR vs. BOS

    I hope they can. But if not, still a season well beyond expectations for that team. Especially with the doubts in goal heading into it and their expected starter who talked of a rebound season being demoted permanently to the AHL.
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    Holland set to become GM of Oilers

    Yeah. The video does mention that though, to be fair.
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    ECF- CAR vs. BOS

    Well, got two back too late. 6-2. Better win those two coming up at home, boys. Pathetic game today.
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    Holland set to become GM of Oilers

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    WCF: San Jose Sharks vs. St Louis Blues

    Haha it was 25 years ago, but man, that one stung. Still kinda does, what a pathetic loss. Osgood coughed that puck up hard, but if Essensa wasn't being Essensa, he wouldn't have had to play. And it led to Vernon coming aboard, so things turned out ok in the end.