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#1 SimonSin

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:09 PM

Chicago looks unbeatable right now. Yeah they took a little beating in Toronto the other night but I'm talking about a 7 game series. If they stay healthy I really don't see anyone beating them. It would be their 3rd cup in 4 years. It took Detroit 9 years to win four. I would hate to see them win again honestly. They can score at will, great defense, they have guys that will fight and Crawford (I know he's injured at the moment) is super solid in net. They look unbeatable when they're playing their best. Thoughts?



#2 rick zombo

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:14 PM

LA looked like Kings during their last east coast swing. 

 

A hungry team that’s never won, like St Louis or San Jose maybe? 

 

No one in the east, that’s for sure. 


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:17 PM

Could anyone stop the 2005-2006 Red Wings?



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:18 PM

Their defense and goaltending hasn't been very good actually. They score insane amounts of goals but also are among the worst in Goals Allowed. Also I saw a breakdown of their schedule so far and it was very easy, against playoff teams their record is mediocre. 

So the answer would be yes. In the West I think a team like St Louis or maybe the Sharks or Kings could take them down. But they are the reigning cup champs and are one of the 2-3 most likely teams to win it this year. 



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:18 PM

Chicago looks unbeatable right now. Yeah they took a little beating in Toronto the other night but I'm talking about a 7 game series. If they stay healthy I really don't see anyone beating them. It would be their 3rd cup in 4 years. It took Detroit 9 years to win four. I would hate to see them win again honestly. They can score at will, great defense, they have guys that will fight and Crawford (I know he's injured at the moment) is super solid in net. They look unbeatable when they're playing their best. Thoughts?

 

They are currently on their 2nd cup in four years.



#6 T.Low

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:34 PM

Could anyone stop the 2005-2006 Red Wings?




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#7 SimonSin

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 05:40 PM

Could anyone stop the 2005-2006 Red Wings?

I knew someone was going to bring this up. Yeah I guess you're right but was that team better than the Hawks of 2014?

 

 

They are currently on their 2nd cup in four years.

You're right, my bad. I was never good at math, LoL. Would be their 3rd cup in five years. Thanks for correcting that.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 06:06 PM

They've looked great. Lot of balance. I would love to have shaw on the wings
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#9 marcaractac

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 06:14 PM

The west is just scary. Has been for a while, but even more so this year. Can't imagine what the doom and gloom would be like in these forums if the Wings were over there and on the outside looking in lol



#10 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 07:13 PM

They are scary good right now. After our lackluster performance again last night I tuned into them and the Kings.

 

They owned the Kings big time and LA has been on a roll lately. Maybe the Kings had a off night oh well but the Hawks took it to them. 

 

I can see the Hawks making it to the Conference finals if not the Cup final. Again. Makes me wanna puke sadly. 


Edited by St. Michael (the Red Wing), 16 December 2013 - 07:14 PM.


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:50 PM

I'm hoping the Sharks win the West. Can't stand the Hawks (especially Kane and Shaw) one bit.



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 12:05 AM

Wings won 4 in 11 years (not counting the lockout year of 2004-05).  '97, '98, '02, '08.

 

Chicago looks pretty strong.  Pittsburgh or Boston could put up a fight in the final, if either one gets there... maybe Tampa or Montreal, MAYBE?  Doubtful though.  The West is pretty tough, so it's not like Chicago would have an easy road to the Cup.  8 teams are within 12 points of them.



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 12:48 AM

There are enough teams that can and should stop them. Especially the St. Louis Blues they are big, strong and their top pairing is playing amazing. I do not care enough who wins the west but hopefully its not them, I really do not want to see them repeating as cup champions and equalize the impressive accomplishment of winning back to back stanley cups

but oh boy the west is unreal this year, we would be behind the pack right now

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#14 Aznknight

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 12:52 AM

We, or kenny rather, somehow still like this team.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:37 AM

We, or kenny rather, somehow still like this team.

 

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 03:28 PM

Can anoyone stop the Red Wings...... from tainting a 20 year legacy?



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 06:10 PM

They said the Titanic was unsinkable. And they said more or less the same about roughly half a dozen Red Wings teams. (Hello 1996!)

 

But, honestly, the Chicago Blackhawks probably repeat. They are just a ludicrously good hockey team.

 

I mean, I could see one of the other top teams taking them down. (Hell, we almost did it.) But they're the clear favorites right now, no question.


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 06:54 PM

They are scary good right now. After our lackluster performance again last night I tuned into them and the Kings.

 

They owned the Kings big time and LA has been on a roll lately. Maybe the Kings had a off night oh well but the Hawks took it to them. 

 

I can see the Hawks making it to the Conference finals if not the Cup final. Again. Makes me wanna puke sadly. 

What kills me is that we almost took it to the hawks in the Poffs last year with the Detroit griffins.  We now have IMO a slightly better roster and can't win against bottom feeder teams.


Lets go RED WINGS!!!


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:05 PM

i can see either the Kings or the Blues taken Chi my two picks for SCF are Blues vs Pens


try to get something by me i dare you

 

 

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:07 PM

They are good, for sure, but their D and goaltending is nowhere near where it was last year and their special teams are horrendous. 

 

Their record is slightly better than how they've been playing, while they've been winning a ton of games, they've also been involved in a lot of really tight ones, and have blown some leads against teams they had no business doing poorly against. That said, they are still pretty darn good.

 

I think a team like LA or STL would have a good chance at taking them in a series this playoffs. Sure don't want to see them do well at all...


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