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In Topic: WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Yesterday, 09:06 PM

 
This series reminds me of how fun hockey used to be back when goalies sucked.  These two goalies look like they're playing in the 80's.  

 
Well, they did sweep the Wild, so they got plenty of rest in that series to make up for the overtime games.  


The thing is, the Hawks are basically playing with four dmen. I want them to win because there is no way they can have enough gas for the finals.

In Topic: WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Yesterday, 07:39 PM

In October I would've agreed. But since then the Sharks and Kings completely fell off the face of the Earth, and the Hawks significantly regressed. They were the only legitimate "powerhouse" teams in the West last year - if we want to use that word. IMO - that word is pretty much a fallacy these days.

 

Then pretenders like the Blues and Preds held top spots and easy beats like VAN, MIN, CGY and WPG replaced good teams like SJ and LA. I'm just not seeing any quality in this conference at all anymore. Chicago and Anaheim - while appearing VERY strong at times, are equally as weak at other times. No team is perfect 100% of the time, but I don't see the same kinds of weaknesses out of teams like NY, TB, MTL and even WSH. Many Eastern teams have made the transition from youthful, talented and high-flying to professional, skilled and structured.

 

I think this will become very apparent during the Finals.

 

I agree with everything except for Montreal not having weaknesses. Their team is full of weaknesses, that were disguised by an MVP season from their goalie. Little scoring depth, garbage down the middle, and one of their two best dman is showing his age, while the other is just as likely to cost his team a game then he is to win them one because of his antics. 

 

The east is definitely getting better though. It's also great to see speed and skill becoming more important than big bodied wear and tear. 


In Topic: Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Yesterday, 07:02 PM

Hey everyone, I would like to see a few things up that should of have happened the season before this one. 1) Get rid of Holland or demote him to a position in the organization where he has no input on signing, advising, or can even make a freaking suggestion about a player!. 2) Do whatever to send Weiss on his way and get rid of that ridiculous contract he has if we can't get rid of him and shed the full contract do something to at least shed off at the worst case half of it. 3) Sign a right handed defense-men who can make a impact, gritty up in your face and can hang with opposing teams top guys. 4) Trade Jimmy asap! dude sucks and is not anywhere near " Starting Goalie " status. Let the young gun Mrazek take over and make him the official #1 net minder.  I am at the point after this most recent first round exit to say screw making the playoffs every year just so we can say we have the longest active streak of playoff appearances in north american sports. Last time i check the point of playing the game was to win the cup, not keep making the playoffs every year just to get knocked out in the first round! It's time for a big shake up in Hockeytown like it or not. The time is now!! I wanna see my Wings hoisting cups again! 

 

You lost me at #1. 


In Topic: WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Yesterday, 02:25 PM

 

This series reminds me of how fun hockey used to be back when goalies sucked.  These two goalies look like they're playing in the 80's.  


 

Well, they did sweep the Wild, so they got plenty of rest in that series to make up for the overtime games.  

 

Maybe the 2015 playoffs of s***ty goalies will raise Jimmy's trade value. 


In Topic: At what point does the GM deserve credit/blame?

Yesterday, 01:01 PM

If a GM comes in to a successful franchise and maintains success, they deserve credit. 100%. A few careless moves and the core of a great team can fall apart.

 

If a GM comes into a mess and can't show any progress after a 2-3 years (even improving at the AHL level is a start), they are at fault. It's a case of if you're not a part of the solution, you're a part of the problem. 

 

If a GM comes into a success and turns it into a mess, well, that speaks for itself.