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#2615127 Last 16 Cup Winners Bracket (from Reddit)

Posted by Rhah on 18 June 2015 - 04:09 PM



Guy used some simulator site: Whatif sports...

I like the outcome.




#2614435 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Rhah on 15 June 2015 - 08:53 AM

I don't know what you are referring to where I called someone else out, but I don't disagree with you entirely. Still, Q has done a nice job balancing his four lines and getting his best players on the ice. That may sound too simplistic, but sometimes coaches get too caught up in matching lines and overthink situations. I think Babcock was very guilty of that in Detroit at times.

Q has a ton of talent to work with, no question. So did Scotty Bowman in Detroit. You still have to execute and game plan. Three cups in six seasons isn't easy to pull off even with a stacked roster.


Oh, sorry, GoWings... I quoted part of your post just the coaching part that I had different opinion on. The other parts were just referring to others in the thread.


Chicago is abuzz, and rightfully so, today. But, their lack of humility on the radio and from fans is a bit sickening. They pretty much think its going to end tonight. Talking about how they haven't clinched the cup on home ice since like the 1940's. They think the script is going just as they planned, typical lackadaisical Hawks pitter-pattering early in series and then buckling down in the meaningful games.


Would just love for them to get knocked down a a peg or two (the fans and radio, not the players, they are calm and respectful as usual, damn Captain Serious and doing everything right :P). 

#2613759 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Rhah on 09 June 2015 - 09:09 PM

Just in case you forgot about the Hawks/Wings.. some images from 2013 playoffs.

Bickell plastering Hank



Rozsival smashing Abby's head:






Shaw elbowing Kindl:



Let me know when you are sufficiently mad at the Hawks again. Thanks.

#2613747 Tampa Bay Lightning dress code for fans

Posted by Rhah on 09 June 2015 - 08:04 PM

I guess my final thought.


I thought the no jerseys thing was blown out of proportion and that TB media guy's article seems to back it up that its only a few sections.


The media jumped on the nazi like rules in those sections and to get traffic made bold claims that it was the whole arena.


I feel the Army Captain story is separate issue and a bad PR/Customer Service nightmare (that they fixed or backtracked on) and the only reason it became even worse of a story was because of the attention the no jersey thing was getting... if that wasn't going on, it would have been a small blurb story (and maybe it gets fixed with less attention, maybe not...)


I don't want to fight with any more of my Wing's peeps about stupid crap in other cities. I am probably wrong about everything and only through the internet can I throw out my stupid opinions onto a message board.


Peace, my brothers.

#2613446 Tampa Bay Lightning dress code for fans

Posted by Rhah on 07 June 2015 - 06:48 PM

People need to drop this. It's obviously only box seats or whatever and there are still plenty of Hawks jerseys in the stands so its ignored or worked around.

Hawks like to pretend they are the downtrodden underdogs and them against the world even when they are top team in league and favored to win. Their manufacturing of angst is getting about as old and ridiculous as Chelsea Dagger.

#2613040 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by Rhah on 03 June 2015 - 07:31 PM

Edzo already calling interferences on other team.
That was an amazing goal

#2611510 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by Rhah on 29 May 2015 - 09:30 PM

Only good thing about Bolts winning instead of Rags is seeing them score a buttload of goals on that poser Crawford. Other storyline would have been Hawks scorers vs King Henrik

#2608795 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Rhah on 20 May 2015 - 12:03 PM


Though the real lebrun just retweeted this, though I have no idea who he's retweeting or the authenticity of flightaware.


 Pierre LeBrun retweeted

MLSE's private jet is scheduled to head to Detroit later today and depart within three minutes of arrival. http://flightaware.com/photos/view/334911-9a6d812c5b8800b9c0c814927ca8c17bbb374469/aircrafttype/GLF4 



Heh, fake LeBrun is better at breaking news than LeBrun.

#2608139 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Rhah on 16 May 2015 - 08:49 PM

Anyone who doubts what Babs brings to the team... all Squawk Sports Radio talks about is how Quenneville is the master of matchups and OCD about it.


I will give you one guess where he learned to take it so seriously (it was in 2013). And he was schooled by the master and should have had one of the biggest disappointment playoff exits in recent times had his team not luckily come back from 3 - 1 series deficit.


I just have serious doubts that the next coach up can match the same. I know we backseat drive his game strategy all the time, but there is a reason for things he does and its not just pulling names out of a hat and it works out a lot more often than it fails. Just look again at this year... we should have easily surprised and beat the s*** out of the Blots.

#2608067 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by Rhah on 15 May 2015 - 07:54 PM

One thing I noticed in thread. Now, I like Blashill and I hate to rag on the Calder cup, because that's all we have had to root for the last couple years. But, to even put the Calder cup in the same conversation as NHL championships, is a bit ridiculous to try and compare Blash to Babcocks resume.


And to say that Babcock had a stacked roster when he had success and in the same breath say that Blashill is competing every year in Calder cup and not comment how Grand Rapids is filled with overripe NHL prospects (that we regularly leave in the minors too long) and then a bunch of ringers (NHL level players) get sent back down after we are knocked out of playoffs, is  a bit disingenuous.


Also, my last comment about if a replacement is needed. How often is the minor league affiliates head coach looked at before any bench or assistant coaches? (yes he was an asst one year... but not currently). 

#2607704 ECSF : (4) Washington Capitals vs. (1) New York Rangers

Posted by Rhah on 14 May 2015 - 10:23 AM

That breakdown of the hit is s*** by Kerry Fraser. Every bullet point he puts down to say why hit isn't illegal could be applied to Kronwall's hit which he did say was bad (if I remember correctly).


and he absolutely leaves his feet before contact, not on follow through.

#2606585 ECSF: Tampa Bay Crying Coopers vs. Montreal Complaining Canadiens

Posted by Rhah on 07 May 2015 - 02:48 PM

Subban threw Johnson down to the ice after a check on the boards in last night's game. Nobody really saw it or commented on it, and the crowd got sort of mad. I enjoyed seeing it.

#2606257 Kronwall in the Playoffs

Posted by Rhah on 05 May 2015 - 10:22 PM

Today I learned that apparently you have to score points to be considered a top defenseman in the league despite your position name having "defense" right in the title.

I would take zero point #1 shutdown defender in the league anyday over a chuck it at the net goon. Let the offense do the work and put your d guys who have good shots on the PP.

#2604501 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Rhah on 29 April 2015 - 09:22 PM

Only redeeming thing about this game is the national crew didn't have Edzo there. He is probably busy fluffing Toews.

#2604101 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Rhah on 29 April 2015 - 08:26 PM

Anyone else catch Pasha when he was only guy able to line change onto ice and he follows along behind Killorn or someone on boards being engaged by our D and he starts tapping his stick like he is a TB guy at the point waiting for a one timer. Woulda been even more genius if dude fell for it.