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#21 winger30

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 12:26 AM

no preference either way
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 12:38 AM

I love Tampa Bay thanks to Stevie but I gotta say I'm glad Boston won, Tampa wouldn't have stood a chance IMO but Boston should be a real challenge for Vancouver. Boston has a tonne of depth up front, a future 2 time winning Vezina goalie, one of the best defenseman in the league. I say Boston in 6

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 01:01 AM

I hate both teams, but I hate boston less. Why can't they both lose?
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 02:12 AM

I like both of these teams and would not mind seeing either of them win it all, as the home team has never done it, while Boston is in the midst of a 39 year Cup drought.

When taking into consideration that the West is the better conference, the travel, and the that this seems to be the year of the home teams, I think Vancouver takes this.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 02:56 AM

Boston in four wins. Don't know how many games but I think Boston gets four wins.


Boston in 3.



Edit: Oh s*** someone already said that. :(

Edited by Z and D for the C, 28 May 2011 - 02:57 AM.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:37 AM

I really don't mind Vancouver's team, but I sure want their fans to lose. And I've thought Boston could've made it to the finals the last 3 years, so I'm kind of glad they made it. Even if it did come from beating Stevie's team. I think they have the defense to make the Sedin's invisible like they were in the first 2 rounds. That may be what brings The Cup to Beantown. I'm saying Bruins in 6.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:51 AM

Why the hate on Vancouver fans? They're flipping excited about the game of hockey and the prospect of bringing the cup back to Canada after a long absence. It will be a good series...I really expect Tim Thomas to stand on his head and steal a couple games. He really is better than Luongo. If Boston has the firepower to get enough goals to win...well that remains to be seen.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:56 AM

Why the hate on Vancouver fans? They're flipping excited about the game of hockey and the prospect of bringing the cup back to Canada after a long absence. It will be a good series...I really expect Tim Thomas to stand on his head and steal a couple games. He really is better than Luongo. If Boston has the firepower to get enough goals to win...well that remains to be seen.



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Posted 28 May 2011 - 04:04 AM

Go B's! Beat that 40-year-old virgin!
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 04:21 AM

What an awful cup final. Wont be much fun to watch, Vancouver in 5. Danny will remain the only Newfie with this name on the cup.. until next season of course :ph34r:

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 08:26 AM

I'll be rooting for the Bruins on this, I kinda like the team in general and original 6 teams need more cups. Kinda hoping Rask would get a start but that's not gonna happen with the way Thomas has been playing, unless he really breaks down a couple of games in a row.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 08:43 AM

I would say the power play will be the difference, but the Bruins have managed to win three series so far while running a dismal 8% PP so I guess they've got something figured out.

Probably the biggest development is that the Sedins stepped up their game in the conference finals; if they carry the mail in the SCF than Vancouver wins for sure. But if they wait around for Kesler to do all the work again then I'd pick Boston.

The weird thing about the B's is that they don't really have a big time superstar player like the Sedins but manage to get good scoring from all up and down the line up. I wouldn't have guessed a "scoring by committee" type team would manage to get this far, but they beat the team that had all the superstars in Tampa, so here they are.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 09:18 AM

C'mon, Wankouver!

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:08 AM

Sorry, Mr. Yzerman, but I just couldn't take Stanley getting another tan. Besides, if you win a Cup in your first season, there's nowhere to go but down after that.

This could be a very interesting series or one of the most boring SCF in history. I'm hoping for the former, and that the B's pull it off. Original Six and they have the best commercials. :)
History tells us the refs will pretty much swallow their whistles in this series; I'm hoping the Nucks respect the Finals and don't feel the need to continue with their previous antics. And if they do, I hope Chara Kronwalls them.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:38 AM

I like both teams. Both deserved to be in the finals. A bit skewed towards Boston winning.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:45 AM

Awesome that we get to see a couple more weeks of Cam Neely grimacing.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:47 AM

Why the hate on Vancouver fans? They're flipping excited about the game of hockey and the prospect of bringing the cup back to Canada after a long absence. It will be a good series...I really expect Tim Thomas to stand on his head and steal a couple games. He really is better than Luongo. If Boston has the firepower to get enough goals to win...well that remains to be seen.

HFBoards had made a lot of people root against Vancouver due to their fan base on the site. I'd like to see the Bruins win this series but I'd probably put my money on Vancouver.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 12:26 PM

Boston in 6.

Vancouver's best chance here against the big bruins and Tim Vezina is speed. If the Sedins/Burrows/Kesler/Raymond wake up and turn this into a track meet, they can win it. Otherwise, D is Deep on both sides, Thomas > Luongo, due to Lu's history of s***ting the bed, and the Sedins won't match up physically with the Bruins (Lucic, Ryder, Thornton, etc)

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 12:42 PM

In reality, this is the best matchup for the NHL. Tampa may have had a good team, but they've got--at best--only a medium-sized fanbase.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 12:49 PM

From what I saw last night, the Bruins dominated the game and Roloson kept it close. So I am glad the Bruins won. Personally, I don't see this going more than 5 games but I hope I'm wrong. I think the Canucks speed and transition game, along with the Sedin's cycle game is too much for the Bruins to handle. Plus the Bruins PP is terrible and special teams always plays a big part in who wins and loses in a Cup Final. Look at 2009 when the Pens scored most of their goals on the PP. The Canucks PP has been getting better each series and is in fine form right now. Thomas will have to play like a 1993 Patrick Roy for the Bruins to have any chance in this series. That being said, this is why they play the games. No one really knows what will happen.

Edited by Hatethedrake!, 28 May 2011 - 12:49 PM.

Jordan Tootoo will wreck shop.

We need someone like Parise that can penetrate the box.-blueadams





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