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#2520605 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by kipwinger on 15 May 2014 - 08:26 AM

If you watch the Bruins' post game comments they all have the same mindset.  They keep repeating over and over "We have such a good team", "we're so good", blah, blah, blah.  Iginla, Lucic, Boychuk, all spoke in those terms.  It's like they can't believe that they actually have to PROVE how good they are in the playoffs rather than just being handed the Cup based on their regular season record. 

#2520550 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by kipwinger on 14 May 2014 - 11:06 PM

According to reports Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins allegedly called Dale Weise a "baby" after their playoffs series concluded tonight; this coming after Lucic allegely called Montreal defenseman Alexei Emelin a "chicken" after a regular season altercation.  In response to these reports Lucic issued the following statement:  "I'm rubber and you're glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you". 



What an intellectual cripple.

#2520512 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by kipwinger on 14 May 2014 - 09:59 PM

If St. Louis would have done their damn job, I'd be on cloud 9 with the Hawks, Pens AND Bruins out. Out of all the teams left I wouldn't mind seeing the Rangers win the cup. I doubt that'll happen though, I just don't see anyone beating the Hawks honestly. Maybe LA or Anaheim can but Chicago is too good. Anyone but the Hawks, please.


Not sure if you saw, but the Canadiens just handled the bestest team in the history of bestest teams.  To suggest that out of the remaining teams they're the least likely to beat Chicago sort of flies in the face of the fact that they just whooped a President's Trophy winner. 


Styling and Profiling!  (Then slaps on a figure four for good measure.)


That article only made me love Subban more.  Comparing anyone to the Nature Boy usually does that for me!

#2520508 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by kipwinger on 14 May 2014 - 09:50 PM

All hail P.K. Subban, the NHL's modern-day Ric Flair [The Hockey News]


(Written yesterday, FTR.)


Wooooooooooooo! (Knife Edge Chop).

#2520370 ECSF : (5) New York Rangers vs. (2) Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by kipwinger on 14 May 2014 - 10:57 AM


he looked scared at times IMO.


rangers played well though. I thought they deserved the W


Probably has PTSD from the beating Brandon Dubinsky gave him in Round 1. 

#2520233 Tatar fell off the bench during team pictures at WC

Posted by kipwinger on 13 May 2014 - 01:15 PM

Tatar currently murdering Spezza in play of the year voting.

#2520232 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by kipwinger on 13 May 2014 - 01:11 PM

If he can learn to behave himself on ice and not get rattled so easily, I would like him too. He's an awesome player, he just has immaturity issues


Like what?  So far as I know he's got fewer "maturity" issues than half our current team (Sheahan = Drunk, Smith = Fake ID to Sheahan, Tatar = Drunk AND Evicted). 


PK doesn't have maturity issues, he's just talks s*** on the ice.  And really if we're going to hold "chirping" against hockey players we've got to throw an awful lot more than PK on the sacrificial alter. 

#2520223 ECSF : (4) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins

Posted by kipwinger on 13 May 2014 - 12:21 PM

I'm going to be the odd man out and say the Habs take game 7, I was leaning towards Montreal since the series started. I think about as highly of the Habs as I do the Bruins, but Montreal really knows how to get into their heads. 


God I hope Subban has the game winning goal as well.  Between all the stupid racist crap to begin with and then Thornton "getting caught up in the moment", I feel like Subban winning game 7 for Montreal would be the ultimate insult to injury. 

#2520152 TSN POY: Hertl vs Gustav Nyquist

Posted by kipwinger on 12 May 2014 - 03:30 PM

Who's this Goostof Newquist cat? He's pretty good.


Awesome, that's almost as bad as when Mickey tries to say T.J. Galiardi's last name.  "That's a real nice hit by Googlimoogli, who's always a ball of energy playing for his hometown Calgary Flames". 

#2520113 Phaneuf being shopped?

Posted by kipwinger on 12 May 2014 - 11:47 AM

Maybe Pittsburgh can trade Letang for Phaneuf straight up and then each team can gauge (first hand) how stupid the other's signing was.  Just a thought. 

#2520079 Regner: Next year could be Babcock's last

Posted by kipwinger on 12 May 2014 - 08:08 AM

As good a job as Blashill has done with the Griffins, there is no evidence he will be a good NHL head coach. Look at Dallas Eakins -- everyone's darling a year ago coming out of the AHL, then had a lousy season were the Oilers appeared to regress. The assumption some have that Blashill is just gonna walk into Babcock's job a year from now and be as good a coach and we all live happily ever after strikes me as folly in the extreme. We have the best coach in hockey, by far IMO, and we should be trying to re-up him for several more years. The idea that his shelf life is coming to an end might have some validity, but all the roster turnover we have had and that is still coming would seem to mitigate that.


You don't think Blash has the requisite level of astuteness to ride Nyquist into the playoffs, then change up all the lines and render his offense without teeth, and then lose in five games? 


I hope you're right.

#2519861 3 Words To Describe This Organization...

Posted by kipwinger on 09 May 2014 - 02:18 PM

Pure f****** Class. 


Per Malik:  "On Wednesday May 7th, 2014, Kelly Rothe, made it know about her surgery she was about to undertake, the following day the Detroit Red Wings organization brought Kelly and her family down to The Joe for a special private dinner. There she was surprised by local Detroit band, Kaleido, who gave her a private acoustic set. Then they took her to the Red Wings locker room where her favorite player was there waiting to surprise her."


My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, and my aunt passed away from breast cancer.  It's absolutely mind-blowing how difficult the decision to have this procedure must be.  Especially for a guy, like me. 


So to see her choke up and say "you don't even know" when they ask what the Wings' gesture means to her...Jesus Christ. 


#2519855 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by kipwinger on 09 May 2014 - 01:29 PM


What?  This makes no sense whatsoever?  This "mess" is of Burke's making.  The players are Burke's, the coach is Burke's.  The Leafs failed to make the playoffs season after season under Burke.  The year he was fired, his team of players and his coach gave one of the most spectacular choke jobs of all time.  So 7 (?) seasons of Burke's Leafs, 1 playoff appearance, 1 first round exit.



In Vancouver he did nothing.  In Anaheim, his patented strategy of throwing players at the wall and seeing who sticks, combined with the stars aligning (Niedermeyer falling into his lap, getting Beachamin a player he admitted he'd never heard of, Getzlaf and Perry on ELCs) for one season.  The following season he continued to throw players at the wall throwing piles of money at the likes of Bertuzzi and Schneider and through being "left alone" started to dismantle one of the best post lockout teams.


And in Toronto he continued to do nothing.  A huge bunch of trades, FA signings.....and the team is no better than they were 7 years ago.


But he likes fighters, and the Canadian media loves him, so he ends up with this massively over-blown reputation.


Well there you have it folks, any idiot can do what Burke does.  He's just a stupid, old, brainless, fart and all of his accomplishments across a long career were the product of pure unadulterated luck. 


Just lucked his way into an NHL executive job.  Lucked his way into a Stanely Cup.  Lucked his way into an Olympic Silver.  Luck, luck, luck. 


We should all be so lucky.

#2519828 So what do we have to trade?

Posted by kipwinger on 09 May 2014 - 09:42 AM

Ericsson is nasty along the boards, but I'll agree with Dickie (first?) that he's not a big open ice hitter.  However, to say he isn't physical (as someone else implied) is untrue.  Exhibit A:  Last year's Chicago series.  See below: 


#2519631 So what do we have to trade?

Posted by kipwinger on 07 May 2014 - 03:36 PM

Ask the Canucks how easy it is to trade a goalie with a long contract



Right, because Roberto Luongo signing a 12 year contract as the age of 32 is totally comparable to Jimmy Howard signing a 6 year contract at age 29.  Totally.