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#81 Marty Barry

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:03 AM

PLEASE Philly beat the pens! After that my emotional choice out of the east is the Caps. Love Ovie and want to see him get his Cup ring just like s***ny has. Don't really see it happening but that's my choice. Out of the West I love Hichcock. Go bloos! I love how he was cast out of Columbus as not good enough to coach that dynasty. Usually, after the Wings are out I stop watching but this year I will keep tabs on what's going on. Babcock is out in the first round, Hitchcock wasn't good enough for his old team. Say what you will, but those two ***** know hockey!

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:08 AM

As much as it pisses me off, I like the Preds because Rinne and St. Louis because Ive like Tj Oshie since he's came into the league. Ive wanted him multiple times actually. I really dont care about the east as long as the pens dont make it, maybe Ill pick Ottawa do to my geographical location.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

Sorry even after all this time I don't know how to add a "reply" to my post. So to the person who asked if I would cheer for the Sharks, Hawks etc to win the cup .. I would say the same thing I did in my original post. I always will root for the West. Maybe its just me but I have always been so sick of the Eastern Conference bias and hockey experts, analysts, pundits etc all treating the West like the redheaded stepchild. I get that it will probably never change but I have been watching hockey my whole life and just don't like it.
Theres the saying that "the East is made up of good players and the West is made up of good teams" but it seems like the high scoring players get far more attention than the high scoring teams. Other than a Sedin or Perry appearing out of nowhere the high scorers are always out of the East and get all the attention - Stamkos, Ovie, Malkin, Crosby, Tavares, Kovalchuk etc etc. The West has the better goalies but all you hear about is Thomas, Fleury and Brodeur. I find it irritating.
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Maybe if the Western teams win a bunch of Cups in a row it may make people take notice. Probably not but, just speaking for myself, I will not root for an Eastern team to win the Cup
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:12 PM

Its not who you root FOR, Its who do you root AGAINST. We should only root for the Wings.

You should root against-

-Canadian teams

-Chicago

-Pitt

-SJ (but they are thankfully gone from the competition)

-Preds
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:15 PM

Flyers for me. Would love to see them win the cup since the wings are gone.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:33 PM

Its not who you root FOR, Its who do you root AGAINST. We should only root for the Wings.


This is basically my feeling as well. I hate the s***birds, so I'm rooting against them. Doesn't mean I'm a Philly fan. I could care less who wins the Cup now, as long as it's not Pittsburgh. Then I'd care. For me, it's time to dive headlong into baseball. Best part of the end of hockey season, whenever it comes, is now I can devote myself to my other sports passion.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:01 PM

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:21 PM

It's crazy to think who's been eliminated in the first round so far.

San Jose, Detroit, Pittsburgh..
(Boston, Chicago, Vancouver on their way)

Whoa..that's a lot of firepower.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:27 PM

It's crazy to think who's been eliminated in the first round so far.

San Jose, Detroit, Pittsburgh..
(Boston, Chicago, Vancouver on their way)

Whoa..that's a lot of firepower.


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Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:48 PM

Hockey is essentially over for me. I can only truly root for the Wings.
I do care enough to follow standings on NHL.com to see who ends up in each round and inevitably, wins The Cup, though. So not really rooting for, per se, but I'm going with the Kings/Sens crowd for whatever it's worth.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:00 PM

As the homeless man outside of Detroit sporting events says, Panthers "goin all the way to the Stanley Cuuuuup".

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:16 PM

Kings are my favorite of the remaining teams so them first, then the Bruins (all of my brothers love them), and as much as it kills me to say right now...Preds because I like watching Rinne

 
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

Kings. Bruins. Flyers. Blues. Just say no to Preds!
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:57 AM

Philly
Predators
Sens
Yotes

in no particular order, though Preds > Yotes, Philly > Sens if they would meet in a series.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:23 AM

I'm cheering for the Caps and Ovechkin. Personally, I don't think they have a snowball's chance and they have a big test on Wednesday in Boston. Ovie plays hard and deserves to have his hard work pay off eventually.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:36 PM

The New York Rangers though I'd be okay with Ottawa winning this one.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:43 PM

G/F is a Kings fan, so I'm going with LA.


Besides, it's not line some assbucket we all hate plays for LA.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:39 AM

I will follow the series online, but I probably won't watch any games. As much as I love hockey, my life is just too busy, and not having cable means I'd have to dig around for streams and sit on my computer all night. So as far as watching hockey goes, I'm probably done until one of the last games of the Finals. It's hard to justify to people letting hockey take up 80% of my free time when my team isn't even playing.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:27 AM

Philly and LA, but Philly > LA.

That would be a sweet finals series too with the whole underlying story of Carter and Richards getting dumped by PHI and then going to LA and a chance to get their revenge. I think LA could take them too.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:37 AM

I can't believe everyone rooting for the Preds and Blues. Team that eliminated the Wings? No thanks. Division rival with petulant fans? No thanks. I'll be pulling for PHX to knock off NSH and LA to take out STL. After that, I couldn't care less. I like the way LA is playing but I also sort of want PHX to pull something off, they finally won a playoff series and all it took was an opponent other than Detroit.

In the East, I have wanted OTT to take out NYR simply because if the Wings are out, I want the 'rest of the best' out in the first as well. Wouldn't really matter in the end, but it helps take a little bit of the sting out. WSH to beat Boston because I don't want them winning back-to-back before we do. I don't really have an opinion on the FLA/NJD, the Pens are out in the East and that's all I really care about. I wouldn't mind FLA going far because they are our AHL affiliate (who is also in the Calder Cup for the first time in several years, so I'm actually paying more attention to that at this point).

My please-dont-win-s***-list has grown shorter rather quickly, so I can just sit back at watch from this point on.

San Jose
Nashville
Pittsburgh
Chicago
St Louis
Vancouver


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