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The ugly elephant in the room

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If it comes down to Chi and Pit, i'll root for Pit, they will always be my second favorite team even if Crosby is a whiny *****, hes got talent. Im a huge fan of Letang and Malkin, Neal is good too. Plus i wanna see Iginla hoist the cup. I never wanna see Kane or Toews lift the cup ever again.

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The hockey purist in me says Bruins/Hawks (o-6 mathup) but the TV hockey fan says Kings/Pens, it seems the more exciting choice... (I love watching Quick play)

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The ugly elephant in the room is that Datsyuk looked old tonite.

There, I said it.

I was thinking the same thing while watching last night's game. He was at 3/4 speed all night except for a few takeaways on the forecheck. I hope for our sake he was playing with an injury and not playing with a lack of heart. Edited by turbowhistle86

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The Wings are the last team to win back to back cups. I don't want that to end this year.

This is where I am exactly.

The Kings are the only team left that I actually like. I'll tolerate Chicago, maybe the Bruins for Jagr if he grows a mullet, but I like the Kings.

The problem with them winning it is that no matter who wins the Cup, the next season someone (usually Emerick) says something like, "______________ will be trying to be the first to repeat since the Detroit Red Wings did it in 97-98."

That always fills me with such pride that I don't want the Kings to win this year.

But I guess it's better than the other teams winning.

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Red Wings are out so who FN cares. I wont give them the TV ratings.



If it comes down to Chi and Pit, i'll root for Pit, they will always be my second favorite team even if Crosby is a whiny *****, hes got talent. Im a huge fan of Letang and Malkin, Neal is good too. Plus i wanna see Iginla hoist the cup. I never wanna see Kane or Toews lift the cup ever again.

I might actually agree with you that on. Where I differ is I don't like Shaw and Bickell. I don't like seeing disrespectful punks win.

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Kings are capable of tight-checking style that won the Wings 3 straight games this series, while having a bit more experienced D and by far the hottest goaltender. Boston has the firepower to beat the Pens at their own game and there is always the size/physicality advantage if they play smart.

Either way, I have varying degrees of hatred for all 4 teams still in it. Either way, it will be a tough pill to swallow.

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This is the last time i can say this. The Bruins are my Eastern team (soon to be my second favorite Eastern team). I think they have a great balance of skill, scoring, toughness and goaltending. I think their mix of talents is better than any of the other teams left remaining. To say they dont have a chance for the cup, let alone a good shot to beat the Pens is ridiculous. I'm not saying they are going to sweep the Pens, but its going to be a hell of a good series, and I'm rooting for them one last time before i have to start rooting against them. In my mind, whoever wins the East is going to win the cup at this point. Western and Eastern teams just seem to play different styles. The Hawks and Kings are well rounded teams, but in my mind they just dont measure up with the Bruins or Pens for that matter. So, for me im going for the Bruins. A cup for the Bruins means two great things in my book. 1) The Hawks or Pens dont raise the cup 2) It solidifies that the Eastern conference is a tougher one (which means more competitive, exciting and important regular season match ups for the Wings next season). I can only hope that the move to the East makes Holland and the whole crew get into a new mindset not only of how we play, but also who we suit up for next season. Hopefully they have a strong offseason and go after free agents and trades that will make us competitive.

All in all...(One last time) LETS GO BRUINS!!!!!!!!!!

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well the hawks struggled to score against the wings so of course an LA team which has a better, more experienced D and the best goalie in the world has a massive chance. it will also be interesting to see how the hawks cope against a much bigger and more physical team over 7 games. i actually make the kings favourites in that series.

i also think the bruins-pens series is pretty even

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Anyone else want to bring up the fact that it doesnt matter who wins the Cup this year? Whoever gets it will ALWAYS have a star next to their name in the record books.

And President's Trophy winners? So they were the best team over 40+ games. Whoopdie doo.

I am proud of our team and extremely happy that our youngsters got the experience of 2 game 7s! What a playoff experience for our rookies. Now they know how deep they have to dig. The future is bright! Talk to me when there is a full season...

Edit: Kelsey.

Edited by swedishconnection

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Anyone else want to bring up the fact that it doesnt matter who wins the Cup this year? Whoever gets it will ALWAYS have a star next to their name in the record books.

And President's Trophy winners? So they were the best team over 40+ games. Whoopdie doo.

I am proud of our team and extremely happy that our youngsters got the experience of 2 game 7s! What a playoff experience for our rookies. Now they know how deep they have to dig. The future is bright! Talk to me when there is a full season...

Edit: Kelsey.

I'm not trying to be rude or disrespectful by any means, but I have to disagree with ya. Was the season shortened for selfish greedy reasons? yes. Were the fans cheated out of a lot of good hockey? yes. Are there a number of different outcomes that would have happened if they played a full 82 game season? yes. However, was there a distinct advantage that any one team had over another because of the shortened season? No. Every team faced the same circumstances that all other teams faced. Just because it was a shortened season doesn't mean their should be an asterisk next to anyones name. All teams knew what the season was going to be before the season started. All teams faced injuries and played bad games. It's not like any team cheated another. The presidents trophy winner was still the team that won the most regular season game, and the cup winner will still be the team that wins 16 games first, period. If the Wings won the presidents trophy or the cup would the victories be any less sweet? not in my book. So why should it be for the real winners? I'm a fan of hockey, and am damn glad i got to watch some games this year or i would have gone crazy. As Wings fans i think we should be grateful that we got to see what we did. I think the reason we got to see a lot of the young guys for once was due to the shortened season. If we had a full 82 game season from the start, who knows who would still be buried in Grand Rapids. Plus, we got to see what alot of our guys were made of when not being a top seed and on everyones radar. They proved a lot this year, and we may not have had that opportunity on a full 82 game season. I, for one, will not be thinking of the winners as flukes or deserving of an asterisk mainly because no one was at an advantage. The only people that were cheated out of anything were the fans, not the players.

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I have to root for the Kings to beat the Hawks, if they don't and it ends up Hawks vs Pens... I will choose then. I will also root for Boston to beat Pens though.

Man, I hope somebody steps up and starts the aggression on Toews all over again... who is the Kings' best two-way center?

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It looks like a Stanley cup final between the hawks and penguins is all but inevitable. If this nightmare scenario comes to fruition who do you root for?

That's the problem living in an ultra polarized black/white, left/right society... People feel like they HAVE to choose a side.

I will root for neither if the final comes down to the Hawks and Pens.

Edited by sleepwalker

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Just remember, this years cup does have an asterisk by it :P

Hah, yeah... plus, our only way of seeing how West competes vs East is in the Stanley Cup playoffs this year... if East sweeps West, for example, would Hawks' really have been President's Cup winners if they actually had East teams on their schedule this year?

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That's the problem living in an ultra polarized black/white, left/right society... People feel like they HAVE to choose a side.

I will root for neither if the final comes down to the Hawks and Pens.

I don't see the relevance of the social commentary. I'm a hockey fan, I like having someone to root for.

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