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#1 blues_demitra38

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 11:12 PM

1) Features a team from the Midwest against a team from Pennsylvania.

2) Also features an extremely overrated player heralded to be something he is not (Crosby:Gretzky Toews::Yzerman)

3) Home team goes up 2-0 despite being outplayed

4) Home team has held serve up until this point

5) Both game 5's resulted in blowouts for the home team


If the pattern stays true then we should be in for a close victory by the Flyers in Game 6 and then an "anything can happen" scenario in Game 7. Stay tuned, it should be a good finish.

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 11:23 PM

1) Features a team from the Midwest against a team from Pennsylvania.

2) Also features an extremely overrated player heralded to be something he is not (Crosby:Gretzky Toews::Yzerman)

3) Home team goes up 2-0 despite being outplayed

4) Home team has held serve up until this point

5) Both game 5's resulted in blowouts for the home team


If the pattern stays true then we should be in for a close victory by the Flyers in Game 6 and then an "anything can happen" scenario in Game 7. Stay tuned, it should be a good finish.


i'd hardly call toews overrated. He's a great captain and knows how to lead a team at such a young age. Im not saying he's comparable to Yzerman yet, but something about the kid is special. On the other hand, Kane is overrated and so is Keith. I'd love to see Toews win a cup someday, but not Kane.

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 11:29 PM

The Flyers shouldn't have even been in this series! The way the Blackhawks are built this year, they should have totally dismantled this team in four. It's good to see a team like Philly, a true underdog hang in there like they are.

I have posted multiple times, prior to this series about my dislike for Philly. But in all honesty, I have found a great deal of respect for this team.
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 11:30 PM

Yeah, I'd say Toews is just a damn good player, and a damn good leader. Is he comparable to Yzerman at this point in his career? No. If the Blackhawks win the Cup this year, that is the only thing he would have before Yzerman at the same spots in their respective careers, but that's about it. Yzerman didn't have the offensive firepower backing him up like Toews does and that is the difference maker.

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 11:33 PM

Both Toews and Crosby are also Finals choke artists. Neither one of them produces when it matters most.

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 11:52 PM

i'd hardly call toews overrated. He's a great captain and knows how to lead a team at such a young age. Im not saying he's comparable to Yzerman yet, but something about the kid is special. On the other hand, Kane is overrated and so is Keith. I'd love to see Toews win a cup someday, but not Kane.


I agree, Toews is a great player. Obviously not on Yzerman-level, but good nonetheless.

However, Keith is definitely not overrated. Underrated if anything. He is simply one hell of a dynamic defenseman at both ends of the rink. He has one of the quickest first few strides in the entire league to go along with terrific hockey sense.

And Kane I hate. Enough said.

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 11:56 PM

i enjoy watching kane play hockey :):)

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 12:37 AM

i'd hardly call toews overrated. He's a great captain and knows how to lead a team at such a young age. Im not saying he's comparable to Yzerman yet, but something about the kid is special. On the other hand, Kane is overrated and so is Keith. I'd love to see Toews win a cup someday, but not Kane.


Toews is slightly overrated at this point. He's considered a superstar but really is just a star right now. He'll probably get there but right now he just isn't the super elite player people say he is (again it's worth noting that he has the potential to be that kind of player).

Yeah, I'd say Toews is just a damn good player, and a damn good leader. Is he comparable to Yzerman at this point in his career? No. If the Blackhawks win the Cup this year, that is the only thing he would have before Yzerman at the same spots in their respective careers, but that's about it. Yzerman didn't have the offensive firepower backing him up like Toews does and that is the difference maker.


Yeah... if you look at what Yzerman had to work with in the 80's it's not even close. Chicago is bursting at the seams with talent.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 01:10 AM

Pronger is the most overrated player in this series.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 01:54 AM

Toews is a much better leader than Crysob in my book. He brings way more to his team than just points, and he does a lot of the little things that rarely get noticed, but define a captain. He is the only 'Hawk that I won't mind seeing hoist the Cup (good thing he'd be first in line, so I could shut the TV off immediately after).

Comparing Toews to Yzerman, while still a lopsided draw at this point in his young career, is more fair than comparing Cindy to Gretzky.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 04:19 AM

A 7-4 game (including an empty net) is a blowout?

What are you smoking?

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 04:26 AM

i enjoy watching kane play hockey :):)


his effortless skating, creativity, and puck possession skills

oh my :)

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:22 AM

In both, the Pennsylvania team replaces their coach during the season.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:28 AM

In both, the Pennsylvania team replaces their coach during the season.

and in both, the Pennsylvania team is filled with d-bags...

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.


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Posted 07 June 2010 - 08:01 AM

I suppose but as far as I know, I haven't heard anything about Duncan Keith's testicles nearly rupturing; nor is Seabrook nearly injured from top to bottom.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:02 AM

A 7-4 game (including an empty net) is a blowout?

What are you smoking?


The closest Philly ever got was within two goals. Chicago was in the driver's seat for about 90% of the game.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:19 AM

hopefully pattern repeats itself and the flyers can pull it out!


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Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:12 AM

Said this exact same thing to a buddy of mine last night after s***cago started controlling the whole game... Pretty much the same series with way less defense and goaltending. (Probably some of the worst tending I have seen in a Finals in a long time)


If Marian Hossa must go through the exact same thing 3 years in a row and the exact same series 2 years in a row I think it could be time to pull chute on signing that guy for Cup runs. Just a thought Posted Image

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:20 AM

Yeah, I'd say Toews is just a damn good player, and a damn good leader. Is he comparable to Yzerman at this point in his career? No. If the Blackhawks win the Cup this year, that is the only thing he would have before Yzerman at the same spots in their respective careers, but that's about it. Yzerman didn't have the offensive firepower backing him up like Toews does and that is the difference maker.


Yzerman was his own offensive power at this point in his career.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 11:30 AM

his effortless skating, creativity, and puck possession skills

oh my :)


And, his ease of turning the puck over to the other team at the most inopportune times.





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