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#41 Electrophile

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:53 AM

I don't really care if they do or if they don't. I don't concern myself with the goings on of teams that aren't the Detroit Red Wings.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

If the playoffs start as the standings are currently, if the top 4 teams in the east move on to the 2nd round, the Penguins potential opponents in the east are the Flyers, Rangers, and if they make it past those 2, the ECF would be Pens/Bruins. If they win the cup, they'll certainly have to earn their way against the 3 toughest (physically and skilled) teams the east has to offer. here's hoping that the Flyers beat the piss out of them and win or they soften them up for the Rangers/Bruins.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:57 PM

I don't really care if they do or if they don't. I don't concern myself with the goings on of teams that aren't the Detroit Red Wings.


Lol why did you get negged for a simple, honest response?

To say the Pens have the cup locked up is kinda ridiculous. They may be one of the favorites but nobody is a lock and that's why they play the games. I know Crosby doesn't look rusty now which is insane considering how many games he has missed but the playoffs are a different beast and I will be interested to see if he will still be able to match the high tempo of play as everyone else for 4 full rounds.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:55 PM

Nope they don't. Anything can happen come playoff time
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:21 PM

Plus Letang's injured again.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:27 PM

I guess the Pens suck too just like the wings... have lost 3 of 4... including an 8-4 loss at Ottawa and now after tonight's loss, lost both games of a home and home with the Islanders... I bet they are freaking out too :rolleyes:

Come on guys, we know the wings are a really good team... Let's get after the Preds tomorrow!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:52 AM

I think they're still the favorite though right? Not that it means anything.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:41 AM

Lol why did you get negged for a simple, honest response?


You got me swingin'. Not to put too fine a point on it, but no one has the Cup locked up until there's 30 seconds left in the 3rd period of the clinching game and the winning team has a >1 goal lead. Anything can happen. Cliche yes, but it's a cliche for a reason. Crappy teams can come out of nowhere and win everything, while world-beaters can get their asses handed to them. We've seen it happen to us, we've seen it happen to other teams.

So tell me again why we're worried what Pittsburgh is doing? We wouldn't theoretically see them until the Cup finals anyway, should we progress that far. It's not like we're talking about a potential WC opponent.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:27 PM

Does a team that plans on winning the Stanley Cup have to be playing well going into the playoffs? If the six previous seasons since the 2004-05 NHL lockout is an indication the answer is yes.

Only the 2005-06 champion Carolina Hurricanes had piled up fewer than 10 wins in their final 20 games of the season. The 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks (13-3-4), 2007-08 Detroit Red Wings (12-6-2), 2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins (15-3-2), 2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks (11-6-3) and Boston Bruins (10-6-4) all put together 24-or-more point finishes in their final 20 games.

Interestingly, the two hottest teams entering the playoffs will clash in the first round this spring.

Here are the final 20-game segments for the 16 teams that made the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs:

Pittsburgh 15-4-1--31 points

Philadelphia 13-5-2--28 points

New Jersey 13-5-2--28 points

Chicago 12-4-4--28 points

Los Angeles 12-5-3--27 points

St. Louis 11-5-4--26 points

Nashville 12-7-1--25 points

Vancouver 11-6-3--25 points

Washington 11-6-3--25 points

Phoenix 10-6-4--24 points

Boston 11-8-1--23 points

San Jose 10-7-3--23 points

Florida 8-6-6--22 points

NY Rangers 10-9-1--21 points

Ottawa 9-9-2--20 points

Detroit 7-10-3--17 points -- Yikes, :angry:.

http://www.cbc.ca/sp...-on-a-roll.html


Hmm... Interesting theory.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:52 AM

No, for crying out loud, I do not think the Pens have the Cup locked up. What wins the cup is hard work and a lot of luck. Anyone has a shot or they all would give up and give it to the team the idiot media predicts will get it.

#51 Hockeymom1960

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:37 PM

So........................

#52 Dirty Dangle

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:42 PM

So........................


Yeah....................

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

*crickets*

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#54 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:55 PM

The only thing they got going for them at this moment is probably the first tee times of any NHL playoff team. I've heard most of the Penguins are pretty good golfers :P

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

No.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:25 PM

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:26 PM

I gotta admit the only time I really pay attention to them is when they start making total fools of themselves. Which seems to be what they're doing. And then I just eat that s*** up. They are horrible losers. Hopefully in every sense of the word.

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#58 Electrophile

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

Gotta love those early prognosticators, don't you?

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

So much for those "smart" hockey media types.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:39 PM

Loved how this thread is brought back up :D





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