Arena Gary Bettman Sucks! The NHL Discussion Thread.

Discussion in 'Community' started by Yodave27, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Perhaps, but their forward core and goaltending is more than enough to make up for any defensive weaknesses they may have. Getzlaf and Perry are beasts and their secondary scoring is underrated.
  2. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    You can't overcome defensive weakness with offense in the playoffs. It's the other way around.

    Blues definitely need Backes.
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  3. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    You sure? I'm pretty sure that's what Pittsburgh did. :p
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  4. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    Not really. That wasn't very recent. In 2009 they had a good defense and the competition and quality of team defenses wasn't as high as it is now. The last four years they've had the top offense in the reg season. What good has that done them in the playoffs?
  5. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    I'm sure they would gotten far if Fleury was any good in the playoffs
  6. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    Fleury is good enough. They just keep getting out worked.
  7. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Not really, the last 2 playoffs he has been terrible, he even almost single handedly cost the Pens the playoff series against the Isles till Vokoun came in and and won the series himself, and Fleury didn't see the net till like the 3rd Round?
  8. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    I don't remember seeing any defense outside of goalies being in nets for that series. Doesn't matter how good the goalie is if his team doesn't help him.
  9. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    That may be true, but Fleury didn't help himself or his team in that series at all either
  10. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    That's the aberration in his track record though. The team D has consistently been a letdown since '09.

    Wasn't he struggling before the playoffs last year?
  11. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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  12. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    Well he's not struggling this year so I expect he'll be good.
  13. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Well you never know, gotta wait and see
  14. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    There is always that. But still, it's the most reasonable expectation.
  15. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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  16. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    nice.

    So whaddaya think 'bout the upcoming playoffs, [Lego?, Leggy?,??]?
  17. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Should be a good one (hopefully)
  18. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    Chi/StL, LA/SJ or Bos/Det?
  19. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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  20. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    Is Zetterberg gonna play?

    I was really asking which series do you think will be the one to watch.
  21. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    I have no idea if he is gonna play

    And probably would be Det-Bos that I would watch

    Also will be watching the Tampa/MTL series too
  22. Anakin Solo Revanchist Jedi Grand Master

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    I agree with everything but SJ.
  23. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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  24. Anakin Solo Revanchist Jedi Grand Master

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    Unless I'm remembering incorrectly, the Kings still have Willie Mitchell. And I saw Quick in action during the 2012 playoff run. I think they'll be the ones to make the second round.
  25. Frank T. Force Ghost

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    What is the Sharks answer to Doughty? How do they play against him? I can't remember seeing those two play eachother. I like LA at center more but just slightly. I hope Jumbo plays like he means it. Pavelski is a favorite of mine. If Kopi and Richards don't show then LA goes down. If three of those guys are playing well it'll be a fun series to watch. LA in six, if it goes longer I don't like my pick. The Big Pavelski and Carter will be the bright stars.