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#2295952 #6 Chicago Blackhawks vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 April 2012 - 08:04 PM

Not like Chicago has any chance at beating Nashville in 2nd round.


They do, because Chicago can actually score goals and not hit shinpads and crests.


#2295951 Shorter Overtimes

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 April 2012 - 08:00 PM

Seems like overtimes have ended a lot faster the last few years than I can ever remember.

The marathon overtime games of the past are fading away. About 10 years ago especially, there were multiple OT games seemingly every night.

I guess in one sense, this era of hockey brings more exciting back and forth OT's, hence the game ends faster. Ten years ago, there was more trapping and less chances, hence the games went on longer. Of course, there are still games from time to time that go multiple OT's (we already had one in these playoffs), but I'm noticing they're becoming more rare.

Personally, I miss seeing longer overtime games, especially when other teams are playing. Just seeing the grind and tear that long games have on the players adds to the playoff excitement. Goals in such games are so backbreaking for the team that loses them. Now, the games end before I can even sit down to watch the OT.


#2295811 #5 Philadelphia Flyers vs. #4 Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 April 2012 - 01:55 PM

It's a sad day for the NHL.


#2295687 Worst Summer Headline

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 April 2012 - 10:35 AM

Easily the Hudler one.

Lidstrom will eventually retire. If not this season, than next.

Lilja I would welcome of course. Guy won us the Cup with his manhood.

Wouldn't want Vancouver to win, but I expected that this season.

Holland's statement wouldn't surprise me. It's what we've come to expect from him.


#2295569 #6 Chicago Blackhawks vs. #3 Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 April 2012 - 11:33 PM

The last two times Chicago was eliminated from the playoffs was in OT.

Hope that trend continues.


#2295559 #7 San Jose Sharks vs. #2 St. Louis Blues

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 April 2012 - 11:00 PM

Actually the young male ones are the biggest pieces of s*** I've ever met. Same goes for their girlfriends that think Oshie is the best player ever


I've met more annoying Blues fans than most people here have.

I can't imagine how they'll act if they actually win something.


#2295536 Death of the integrity of the NHL.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 April 2012 - 10:27 PM

terrible statement, there were plenty of attempts to injure back in the day they just were more accepted and harder to follow through on, hockey is a tough sport and those who play it know this, it is just now morons who know nothing about the game and the extremely liberal hockey media are up in arms about any type of physicality.


Attempts to injure back then weren't what they are now.

Now everyone wants to jump up and hit someone in the head. Everyone is wearing helmets, yet concussions are rampant.

I just don't like how fighting is grouped together with cheap hits under the term "hockey violence". I don't think that's fair.


#2295520 Death of the integrity of the NHL.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 April 2012 - 10:00 PM

There were way more brawls in the 70's and 80's than there are now.

But the hits to the head weren't as pervasive as they are now. Players are just out to injure each other now with cheap hits.

Maybe it's because back then players didn't wear helmets, so no one wanted to possibly kill someone on the ice with a dirty hit to the head.


#2295519 #7 San Jose Sharks vs. #2 St. Louis Blues

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 April 2012 - 09:58 PM

Sharks now potential trading partners???


Douglas Murray please.


#2295411 Who do you blame for this unsuccessfully playoff run

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 April 2012 - 06:08 PM

How many times are you going to complain about getting negged?

As someone who has been here since the rep system was put in place, you should know how meaningless it is.


Agree. I once got negged just because I said Crosby is a better leader than Yzerman.

Go figure.


#2295362 Who do you blame for this unsuccessfully playoff run

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 April 2012 - 04:21 PM

I blame our loss on Dabura's return to LGW.

:P


#2295358 Who do you blame for this unsuccessfully playoff run

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

So why did Holland re-sign Bertuzzi for another 2 years?

Guy is only going to get worse at everything. And he's too lazy to be an effective checker if (hopefully) that's where he'll be playing next season.

Just a bizarre move.


#2295272 Have we seen the last of Holmstrom?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 April 2012 - 01:50 PM

Anyone see when Keating interviewed Holmstrom after the loss last night? Keating pushed the question about his future, Holmstrom was visibly upset and said "are you kidding me?". Really sucks that the guy still competes and still wants to play but doesn't have the tools physically anymore. Swat his body with Franzen's.

Poor Holmer... thanks for the memories :(


Keating should have asked Franzen the same question.


#2295182 Legwand hides puck in game 4

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 April 2012 - 11:28 AM

The sad thing is that it's the biggest moment of Legwand's very average 15 year career.


#2295168 25 Games for Torres

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

I don't remember what his last suspension was games wise, but this sounds about right for this idiot.

He needs to be weeded out of the game or neutered, much like Matt Cooke was. We didn't hear much about Cooke this season did we?