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2010 NHL Playoffs: Parity is not a *****!

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Zaz, Apr 12, 2010.

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  1. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nice game Flyers!

    Come on Sharks!
     
  2. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    The Habs have been through this become, and technically the Pens are a better team than Philly.
     
  3. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    The Bruins really blew that... and they were the last team I really didn't mind rooting for. I can't support the Flyers and i couldn't exactly hope that they lost the first round because that would have meant cheering for the Devils, and my hope for a miraculous simultaneous elimination didn't pan out (probably because it's impossible- it was still the most ideal scenario! ;)).
     
  4. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Don't worry, neither the Habs nor Philly are winning the Cup. Boston wouldn't have, either.
     
  5. SLR

    SLR Jedi Knight star 5

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    Yes, but the Flyers are a bigger and stronger team than the Pens and this is causing matchup problems for the Habs. Their forwards are way undersized compared to the Flyers defenders and the Flyers forwards size is causing problems for the Habs undersized defenders and goalies.

    The Flyers may have been inconsistent in the regular season. However, they have found they're groove in the playoffs. they have also shown when their back is up against the wall, they play their best hockey. Whether it was beating the Rangers in a shootout to make the playoffs, coming back from a 3-0 deficit in the series against the Bruins and coming back from a 3 goal deficit in game 7 against the Bruins. This team has some heart and mettle. They are also getting strong play from their goalies (both Boucher before he got injured and now Leighton). This is a team that can win a cup.
     
  6. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Philly's weakness has always been in goal.
     
  7. SLR

    SLR Jedi Knight star 5

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    That is true for the season. However, their goalies have been playing great throughout the playoffs. Halak has been getting all of the attention. But Boucher and now Leighton have been shut down for the Flyers in the playoffs.
     
  8. Darth_Furio

    Darth_Furio Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    I'm surprised by the Flyers goal-tending, it's really the only thing that could hold them back from the cup. When Carter and Lapierrire(sp) come back the forward units will be healthy and their defense is very good anchored by Pronger. Of course we can't count out the Habs. This playoff run as shown us that. I think the Sharks can come back on the Hawks, they just need to find their legs. When they do, they'll probably take the cup.
     
  9. SLR

    SLR Jedi Knight star 5

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    Holding them back from the cup? Their goaltending has been outstanding during the playoffs. Leighton hasn't let in a goal in over 8 periods. He was absolutely outstanding tonight, especially in the first period when the Habs absolutely shelled him and he gave up no goals.

     
  10. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Chicago will win the Cup. Philly hasn't an earthly against either Chicago or SJ.
     
  11. SLR

    SLR Jedi Knight star 5

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    We'll see about that.
     
  12. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    My support is the touch of death for teams, it appears.
     
  13. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Yes, I expect God says, oh, Marcus is supporting them, gotta screw them over...:D
     
  14. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    As long as I have someone to blame...
    :p
     
  15. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Good thought...
     
  16. Raven

    Raven Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Don't count out the Habs!

    I've even gone so far as to change my colors. They're like, my playoff beard.
     
  17. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi

    Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I would have liked to see the game end closer but an expected surge by the Canadiens at home, well played. I think the series hinges on Saturday's game. If Philly takes a 3-1 lead, I think the series is over. If Montreal wins and makes it 2-2, I think it will be a war for the last three games.
     
  18. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Chicago leads 3-0.
     
  19. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Like Game 1, I felt the Sharks actually played above-average. Niemi is just IN-SANE!!! The passes looked better and they weren't turning it over in the defensive zone like madmen this time, but someone besides Patty has to score. Anyone else wanna see two 0-3 comebacks in the same year? [face_praying]
    Go Sharks!
     
  20. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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    It was a pretty even game but the Sharks deserved that win just as much as Chicago. Todd McLellan better give Peter Laviolette a call.
     
  21. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Man the Sharks have just tanked in this series. :(
     
  22. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    Well, what else is new?

    But Chicago is really good.
     
  23. Darth_Furio

    Darth_Furio Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Can't believe the Sharks are tanking (pardon the pun) like this. The Habs will probably tie the series, and all Leafs fans nightmares will continue to come true. Just Great.
     
  24. SLR

    SLR Jedi Knight star 5

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    Great win for the Fly boys today. Hopefully, they'll wrap this series up on Monday night at the Wachovia Center. You don't won't to let the Habs hang around in a series.
     
  25. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

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    And...Chicago takes it in 4.

    I got that one right, anyway.
     
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