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#1 pjgj13

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:11 AM

1994-95 Devils beat Wings, Devils win cup.
1995-96 Avalanche beat Wings, Avalanche win cup.
1996-97 CUP CHAMPS
1997-98 CUP CHAMPS
1998-99 Avalanche beat Wings, Avalnche lose before finals.
1999-00 Avalanche beat Wings, Avalanche lose before finals.
2000-01 Kings beat Wings, Kings lose before finals.
2001-02 CUP CHAMPS
2002-03 Ducks beat Wings, Ducks lose in finals.
2003-04 Flames beat Wings, Flames lose in finals.
2004-05 LOCKOUT
2005-06 Oilers beat Wings, Oilers lose in finals.
2006-07 Ducks beats Wings, Ducks win cup.
2007-08 CUP CHAMPS
2008-09 Penguins beat Wings in finals.
2009-10 Sharks beat Wings, ????

So since the 94-95 season (14 seasons not incl this season or the lockout, either the Wings win the cup OR the team that eliminates them win the cup, with the exception of 3 years (the 99, 00 and 01 champs).

Pretty odd stat over this long of a stretch!!

#2 Reds4Life

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:33 AM

I hope they win it all (would be much better than Chicago or s***sburgh win).

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:51 AM

I'd like to see Todd Mclellan win it. Though the thought of Hossa finally beating Pittsburgh in the Finals has a certain appeal to it.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 08:02 AM

Road to the cup goes through Hockeytown.

I know we just lost to 'em and there were moments of hatred, but as far as the remaining teams go it would be nice to see the Sharks win it. A good way to break the choking rep they've earned.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 08:04 AM

Well, as a hockey fan, I am going to root for a team to win the Cup that hasn't won it in a while. That means anyone but Pittsburgh at this stage.

Yes, I will even root for the sharks and the hawks.
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#6 YzermanLives

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 09:13 AM

They look determined ..

But the reputation for choking is still intact until they make the finals
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 09:35 AM

Thornton is scoring playoffs goals. This is a different shark team. I'd like them to sweep the Pens in the finals.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 10:09 AM

I hope they win it. Just so we can tell how we lost to the best.
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#9 Hockeymom1960

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 10:17 AM

Sorry but I'm cheering for the Hawks.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 10:22 AM

Two things. First, I was hoping for an Original 6 CF and SCF. There's no O-6 WCF now but still hope for a SCF matchup. So by default I have to hope for the Hawks in the West. Which leads to...


Road to the cup goes through Hockeytown.



Second, absolutely true.

I like the team that kicks Detroit to win because I always feel that the team that beats us has to win the next round, or the wrong team won. Since '02 that has been the case so SJ has to win but that would kill the O-6 matchup, so I am conflicted.

Point is I have a reason to back either team but no reason to like 'couver. In the east, given my O-6 bias, Go Bruins and Go Habs!

I hope they win it. Just so we can tell how we lost to the best.


Exactly to my point of wanting the team that beats the Wings to win at least one more round.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 11:23 AM

I hope the Sharks pull it off. They deserve it this year.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 11:44 AM

I'm pulling for the 'Hawks, but regardless - I think the Sharks will have their toughest test with Chicago. They are embarassing Vancouver at this point.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 11:50 AM

I hate the Canucks, dislike the Hawks, and got nothing against the Sharks, they're my team in the West now. A San Jose Pittsburgh final would be great because San Jose would destroy them. As someone above mentioned it would be cool to see Hossa beat the Pens too, but I can't cheer for a team with Kane over the Sharks, as much as I like Hossa. These things said I would prefer the Pens lose asap.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 12:06 PM

Sharks won't win because unless the Ref's hand them 3 games again.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 12:11 PM

I hope the Sharks pull it off. They deserve it this year.

Agreed. Their fans have been through a lot. McLellan is a good coach and wouldn't mind seeing Bab's mentee do well. The only player that bugs me a little on their team is Thornton - but he is actually playing better this year and contributing.

Sharks-Hawks will be a good matchup but I think SJ has the edge in goal and coaching. The West needs to crush the Pens - still hoping Habs do it but they have such a pansy path to the SCF it's ridiculous.
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#16 Heroes of Hockeytown

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 12:54 PM

San Jose have drafted well (Pavelski, Clowe) made good trades (Thornton) and savvy free agent signings (Boyle) and pretty much built their team from the ground up. They've strived for success for many seasons, like the Wings, but obviously haven't attained it like Detroit has, but they didn't just fall assbackwards into riches via the draft like Chicago or Pittsburgh.

So, in that way, I'd prefer for them to win it over anyone else at this stage. I wouldn't mind Boston or Montreal either but it seems unlikely either can beat the Pens.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 12:58 PM

It'll be Pens and Hawks in the Finals, despite what we may want.

Good luck picking a team to cheer for in that sad affair.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 01:04 PM

My daughter's fiance is from San Jose, so I'll be 'rooting' for them. At least in a 'sort-of-care-a-little-but-whatever' way. Really the only team I don't want to win is the Pens. Not because I hate them, just because they already won one so I want to see someone new.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 01:04 PM

Sharks will definitely be winning it all, no one in their path now. Definitely better then the Hawks and East won't be winning it this year, even the best team the Pens won't be able to handle the Sharks or Hawks. I'm routing for the Sharks, if the Nucks lose. Otherwise go Nucks!

#20 Seraph

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 01:06 PM

I am actually going to root for the Sharks, which I rarely do for a team that's beaten us. I kind of want to keep playing monkey in the middle with the cup and Hossa. We all hate Pittsburgh, so basically any team that opposes those two teams.

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