Jump to content


Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

Eastern Conf.


  • Please log in to reply
63 replies to this topic

#1 DetroitYZ19

DetroitYZ19

    Rookie

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 190 posts

Posted 27 April 2010 - 06:44 AM

Ok...i'm still a little bitter about the finals last year BUT what are your thoughts on the east? If washington gets bounced in the first round...ugh and i HATE to say this...but I guess the pens would have the best shot of going to the finals. I think I just threw up in my mouth as I typed that. If they get back to back cups when that was supposed to be us a year ago....

#2 KrazyGangsta

KrazyGangsta

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Gold Booster
  • 2,465 posts
  • Location:Montreal

Posted 27 April 2010 - 06:47 AM

Watch out for the Flyers, there defense is big and aggressive. They could possibly be the upset from East. All tho if in your case yes Pitts does have the best chances.

#3 stevkrause

stevkrause

    Legend

  • Bronze Booster
  • 5,236 posts
  • Location:Detroit, MI

Posted 27 April 2010 - 06:51 AM

Watch out for the Flyers, there defense is big and aggressive. They could possibly be the upset from East. All tho if in your case yes Pitts does have the best chances.

they're playing really well right now... I also wouldn't write off Boston, Rask is in a zone and as we all know... a hot goalie can throw a monkey wrench in everything...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#4 crotty99

crotty99

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,985 posts
  • Location:Perth, Western Australia

Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:08 AM

If the caps lose then yes there is a very good chance the Pens will return. Philly would be the only real competition in my opinion.

However once they get to the finals I think it will be a different story. Wings/Phoenix, SJS, Chicago and Vancouver are all strong contenders.

Posted Image


Thanks TeeMan!


#5 Z Winged Dangler

Z Winged Dangler

    Part 3: Return of the Hammer Hands

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,219 posts
  • Location:Winnipeg, MB

Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:40 AM

they're playing really well right now... I also wouldn't write off Boston, Rask is in a zone and as we all know... a hot goalie can throw a monkey wrench in everything...


i would love to see Boston and Detroit play for the cup. atleast if detroit was to lose that series it wouldn't sting like losing to the pens.

just wait until next year with hopefully a healthy savard and the addition of most likely seguin.

"I play hockey, but I am not very good.  Can someone please tell me what it would take to sign with the Wings ? I can use a million or two."  ~ arag

 

Dan Cleary is an Xbox 360.  While good for a while, it's time for the new generation to take over.


#6 VM1138

VM1138

    Legend

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,561 posts
  • Location:Michigan

Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:43 AM

i would love to see Boston and Detroit play for the cup. atleast if detroit was to lose that series it wouldn't sting like losing to the pens.

just wait until next year with hopefully a healthy savard and the addition of most likely seguin.


Pittsburgh will have a cakewalk to the finals again, but the good news is that any one of the remaining Western teams could beat them. The only thing they have going for them is Crosby and we all know how easily Zetterberg shuts him down every year.
Check out my short e-book on the Red Wings' 1937 Stanley Cup championship entitled: "Nothing Could Keep 'Em Down." Please download it from my profile at Smashwords: https://www.smashwor...ile/view/victor

New e-book: The Spanish-American War: A Brief History. Relatively short, introductory read for casual history buffs and people who want to learn more about a forgotten war that changed America. Available at BN.com, Smashwords, Kobo, and Diesel E-Books right now. Same link as above.

#7 stevkrause

stevkrause

    Legend

  • Bronze Booster
  • 5,236 posts
  • Location:Detroit, MI

Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:46 AM

i would love to see Boston and Detroit play for the cup. atleast if detroit was to lose that series it wouldn't sting like losing to the pens.

just wait until next year with hopefully a healthy savard and the addition of most likely seguin.

Well I think it stings the same, if any team were to win it out of the east, I would rather it be Boston - the Bruins have been my favorite EC team forever...

With that said, I would LOVE the Wings to have a chance to get a rubber match with Pit, however, we need to get out of the 1st round for that to even be a possibility and tonight is NOT going to be easy...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#8 titanium2

titanium2

    Asha... I want I want!!!

  • Bronze Booster
  • 10,495 posts

Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:00 AM

As soon as the Pens get knocked out the better. I don't want to hear about how they were able to repeat and the Wings weren't and with less talent overall.

#9 b.shanafan14

b.shanafan14

    One good Swede deserves another!

  • Silver Booster
  • 2,872 posts
  • Location:Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:01 AM

The Eastern Conference is a joke from October to June, period. The competitive balance in the playoffs is even worse. The playoffs in the East so far are decent but with the Capitals a funky goal or two away from losing Game 7 and the series the 'gauntlet' of teams the Penguins could see heading to another final are as follows: Ottawa, Montreal, Philly/Boston. Philly's defense has gotten better and may be able to bang around the Pens, but we've thought that in the past and the Bruins are in the same boat, but after a series of hitting each other silly, the team that remains may not have enough personnel/energy left. But really, if the Capitals get knocked out Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Anointed Ones will be back to the final.

I hope I'm wrong, but I think any of the top Western teams would absolutely tear through that competition.

#10 lookalive07

lookalive07

    --19--

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 650 posts

Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:54 AM

TBH, if we don't win tonight, I'll root for anyone from the Western Conference.

Posted Image


#11 Carman

Carman

    Legend

  • HoF Booster
  • 5,114 posts
  • Location:Riverview, MI

Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:55 AM

As soon as the Pens get knocked out the better. I don't want to hear about how they were able to repeat and the Wings weren't and with less talent overall.


Haha, Crosby won't let that happen. He's the best player to ever play the game.

#12 titanium2

titanium2

    Asha... I want I want!!!

  • Bronze Booster
  • 10,495 posts

Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:57 AM

Haha, Crosby won't let that happen. He's the best player to ever play the game.


Actually I prefer 7UP over Sprite. Sprite is just a little too sweet for my test. Plus 7UP is a little cheaper around here.

#13 stevkrause

stevkrause

    Legend

  • Bronze Booster
  • 5,236 posts
  • Location:Detroit, MI

Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:57 AM

TBH, if we don't win tonight, I'll root for anyone from the Western Conference.

Same here... the East is a joke with their travel schedule and relative imbalance of talent... all the more reason we need a re-alignment...
http://www.letsgowin...showtopic=63908

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#14 hillbillywingsfan

hillbillywingsfan

    Awww poor butch

  • Gold Booster
  • 3,585 posts

Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:58 AM

Haha, Crosby won't let that happen. He's the best player to ever play the game.

and of course here you come to turn this thread into a crosby thread.starting the fire
msg-10491-1258682020.jpg


I LIVE IN TEXAS SO I DON'T DESERVE HOCKEY

#15 motorcitykid

motorcitykid

    Red Wings DJ

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,462 posts
  • Location:Wings dressing room

Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:59 AM

Montreal anyone?? :rolleyes:

Them or Boston meeting us in the Final would be awesome!! I realize that Gods team may not ever play the Habs for a Cup as long as we're alive but one can dream ??? :blush:

#16 stevkrause

stevkrause

    Legend

  • Bronze Booster
  • 5,236 posts
  • Location:Detroit, MI

Posted 27 April 2010 - 09:03 AM

Montreal anyone?? :rolleyes:

Them or Boston meeting us in the Final would be awesome!! I realize that Gods team may not ever play the Habs for a Cup as long as we're alive but one can dream ??? :blush:

hell, even a Montreal v. Boston ECF would be amazing...

ECF:
Montreal v. Boston

WCF:
Detroit v. Chicago

that would be amazing... very unlikely, but it'd be amazing...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#17 cupforwings

cupforwings

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,097 posts

Posted 27 April 2010 - 09:15 AM

I have said since january that Pitt would be in the finals this year, again.... If washington loses in the first round, then I would almost guarantee it. Even if Washington makes it to the ECF vs Pitt, Pitt will exploit their defense much like Montreal has done... Every team left in the west is better than every team left in the east.... It is now just a matter of how much the west beats each other up.

#18 dat's sick

dat's sick

    Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,347 posts
  • Location:Sweden

Posted 27 April 2010 - 09:19 AM

Honestly the only team left in the East that I can really see beat Pittsburgh is Boston. They have the defense and goaltending to make it happen.

Washington? They're just proving what most people knew already, they were feeding off their weak-ass division all year and are not built for playoff hockey.
Philly? I think they only matchup great against New Jersey, against any other team they're still a mediocre team. Boucher had a good 1st round but can he keep it up against Crosby and Malkin? Doubt it.
Montreal? Give me a break. It'd be a miracle if they win against the Caps and Halak couldn't possibly put on enough performances like last night to give them to have a chance to make it far.

#19 crotty99

crotty99

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,985 posts
  • Location:Perth, Western Australia

Posted 27 April 2010 - 09:28 AM

I have said since january that Pitt would be in the finals this year, again.... If washington loses in the first round, then I would almost guarantee it. Even if Washington makes it to the ECF vs Pitt, Pitt will exploit their defense much like Montreal has done... Every team left in the west is better than every team left in the east.... It is now just a matter of how much the west beats each other up.


A pens v caps matchup will be very interesting. As much as I think the pens will expose the caps weak D, you can't really ignore the fact that they went 0-5 against the caps this year. NJ were 1-5 or something against Philly and look what happened to them.

Posted Image


Thanks TeeMan!


#20 Finnish Wing

Finnish Wing

    13th Forward

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,475 posts
  • Location:Finland

Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:06 AM

Watch out for Leino being a big factor.
Detroit Red Wings & Tampereen Ilves forever!





Similar Topics Collapse

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users