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#21 stevkrause

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:09 AM

Watch out for Leino being a big factor.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:14 AM

I was just about to make a topic about this.

Yeah, if Montreal upsets Washington, I think the Pens would make it back to the finals. Especially since that would make their second round opponent the Habs, who although they stand poised to upset the Caps, I honestly don't think they could do it to the Pens.

Our best chance of seeing the Pens golfing early, is them facing the Flyers in the Conference Finals. How would we feel about the Flyers if the Wings made it to their 3rd cup finals in a row? I personally feel like the Wings can take on any opponent, but obviously that doesn't guaruntee them a win (last years game 7 wound hasn't healed).

I just would hate to see the Pens in the finals, poised to repeat a year after the Wings couldn't get it done. You know we'd never hear the end of it as fans, if this nightmare transpired.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:34 AM

First we need to focus on tonight. I don't know if it's been mentioned yet but here is a stat I found. Detroit is 12-8 all-time in Game 7s, while the Winnipeg/Phoenix franchise has lost all four times in this situation. Link to article here.
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Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:54 AM

I just would hate to see the Pens in the finals, poised to repeat a year after the Wings couldn't get it done. You know we'd never hear the end of it as fans, if this nightmare transpired.


If the Caps blow Game 7, the Pens will have a free trip to the Finals, pretty much like last year when two of the top 3 seeds got knocked out before the Pens could face them.

I wouldn't mind seeing Pens vs Wings III. Complete the trilogy and like all good trilogies, the good guys win the first one, the bad guys always win the second one and the good guys finish it off with a final decisive win. Could you imagine the Wings winning the Cup in the final game at Mellon Arena? HA!!

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 11:35 AM

At this point, I'm not too sure that Washington could beat Pittsburgh.

The Pens are a more complete team than Washington, despite what happened between them in the regular season. The Caps just look like total s*** right now.

If the Caps blow Game 7, the Pens will have a free trip to the Finals, pretty much like last year when two of the top 3 seeds got knocked out before the Pens could face them.

I wouldn't mind seeing Pens vs Wings III. Complete the trilogy and like all good trilogies, the good guys win the first one, the bad guys always win the second one and the good guys finish it off with a final decisive win. Could you imagine the Wings winning the Cup in the final game at Mellon Arena? HA!!


The way the Wings are playing right now, we'd be lucky to make it to the second round.
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Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:21 PM

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.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:51 PM

I had a dream that the Wings won the Cup. Dreams are nonsense, but I know this one is true :P

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:09 PM

Could you imagine the Wings winning the Cup in the final game at Mellon Arena? HA!!


I would totally get a boner if that happened and maybe even cream my pants

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:11 PM

I would totally get a boner if that happened and maybe even cream my pants

Lets not look ahead of ourselves, we're not even out of the first round and if they play like they did last game, they won't be doing anything but golfing this off season... they need a big effort tonight...

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#30 scottj

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:13 PM

hey i'm not playing for the red wings... i'll look ahead of em all i want :cool:

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:18 PM

Lets not look ahead of ourselves, we're not even out of the first round and if they play like they did last game, they won't be doing anything but golfing this off season... they need a big effort tonight...


exactly...i for one am not too optimistic right now. thef****** game needs to start already with a good hard nosed start by the wings to calm my nerves a bit. i couldn't sleep worth s*** last night!

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:29 PM

exactly...i for one am not too optimistic right now. thef****** game needs to start already with a good hard nosed start by the wings to calm my nerves a bit. i couldn't sleep worth s*** last night!

I agree... I've been uneasy as hell all day... I think I'm going to need a beer as soon as I get home just to calm down...

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#33 scottj

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:32 PM

I've been calm today for some reason... last year before game 7 I was at work n reading about the teams all day n I was sweating just thinkin about it

I dunno, I've got faith in our vets and our experience this time around... if we don't win it tonight, then we don't deserve to get to the second round WHODA THUNK IT?

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:36 PM

I'm not sold on Philly. I just can't see Bobby Boucher (yes, I know his name is Brian - I don't care :P) keeping up that level of play against a team that actually tries to score.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:50 PM

I'm not sold on Philly. I just can't see Bobby Boucher (yes, I know his name is Brian - I don't care :P) keeping up that level of play against a team that actually tries to score.


Don't forget that they also lost Gagné and Carter...
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Posted 27 April 2010 - 02:15 PM

The sad thing is, if Pittsburgh were in the West, I'd be shocked if they got out of the second round. Instead, they're getting a cakewalk to the Finals for the third straight year. The only legit team they've played in the East the last three years was Washington last year.
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Posted 27 April 2010 - 03:06 PM

Even if Washington gets passed Montreal, which is far from certain, Pittsburgh is all but guarenteed to go to the finals.

Philly - without Carter and Gagne won't have the offence to keep up and Boucher can only do so much
Boston - Rask and their d can only contain pitts for so long until their lack of scoring eventualyl does them in
Wash - their PP has been their down fall and even if they advance and their PP kicks in the lack of production from Semin and Green stings. Their D wont be able to contain the Pens and will be exposed just as they were last year.
Mtl - if they win and somehow magically their offence continues on this hot streak (which is unlikely) their D will get exposed (as it should have, and has at times, against Wash).

It pains me to say but the Pens are walking to the finals because the East is so disgustingly weak.
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Posted 27 April 2010 - 04:05 PM

You do realize that all this sudden talk of the Pens being the favorite out of the east means we'll s*** the bed, get some freak injuries and be done. :unsure:

In all seriousness though, nothing is guaranteed. I think the Devils would have been the worst matchup out of anyone for the Pens, for whatever reason, Lemaire and Marty completely sat on us and suffocated us all year. We could score on the Caps this year, but never the Devils. I still don't like to count the Caps out because they're so dangerous and talented when they're on, but going to 7 this early on and lack of deep playoff experience does hurt them and make them more beatable than before.

But anything could still happen, my biggest concern in general is them being able to stay healthy. Ever since 93 I've learned to never assume or take anything for granted, it doesn't take much to change an entire series.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 04:44 PM

eastern conf is way better than the western conf

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 04:48 PM

eastern conf is way better than the western conf


That sounds like something Barry Melrose would say. :D
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