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Good start. 15 more and we've done it.
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That was a solid beatdown. But I'm not convinced they learned how to not choke in playoffs yet.
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Grammatron wrote:That was a solid beatdown. But I'm not convinced they learned how to not choke in playoffs yet.
First period was. Second and third, not so much but Lu managed to stand on his friggen head, something that did not happen the last 2 years.

Now if the Swedes would just show up.
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Bearguin wrote:
Grammatron wrote:That was a solid beatdown. But I'm not convinced they learned how to not choke in playoffs yet.
First period was. Second and third, not so much but Lu managed to stand on his friggen head, something that did not happen the last 2 years.

Now if the Swedes would just show up.

Good luck with that.
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2 more down. Don't expect a sweep but it would be nice to see.
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Well. FInally got those bastards polished off. On to the next round.
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7 games + OT to knock off an 8 seed does not bode well.
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Grammatron wrote:7 games + OT to knock off an 8 seed does not bode well.
I know. The twins fell asleep after game three and never woke up.
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Changed your shorts yet?
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11 to go.
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Bearguin wrote:11 to go.
The next three should come easily...Nashville is still suffering from the "gotten past the first round" hangover.
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Mordread wrote:
Bearguin wrote:11 to go.
The next three should come easily...Nashville is still suffering from the "gotten past the first round" hangover.
Hmm...not so much.
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Grammatron wrote:
Mordread wrote:
Bearguin wrote:11 to go.
The next three should come easily...Nashville is still suffering from the "gotten past the first round" hangover.
Hmm...not so much.
Meh...Can you blame me for being pessimistic towards Nashville? Their playoff history is pretty suspect. The first two playoff trips were particularly bad.
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Mordread wrote:
Grammatron wrote:
Mordread wrote:
Bearguin wrote:11 to go.
The next three should come easily...Nashville is still suffering from the "gotten past the first round" hangover.
Hmm...not so much.
Meh...Can you blame me for being pessimistic towards Nashville? Their playoff history is pretty suspect. The first two playoff trips were particularly bad.
Vancouver are chockers though. Hard to say who will fail first.
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No comment


Where the fuck are the Sedins????
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Bearguin wrote:No comment


Where the fuck are the Sedins????
Probably looking for the third triplet.
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Fuck.

Had 6 Capitals in my pool. Now I'm hooped. Can't believe they sucked this bad.
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How 'bout dem Broons?

The Flyers have them right where they want them.
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8 more.
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That was fun.

6 more just like it would be nice.
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Getting closer
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I thought the word "canuck" was supposed to be derogatory. Sort of like having a Mexican team called the "Tijuana Spicks". Go figure.
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Vancouver wins, and we have to give the cup back to Canada, not to mention that it'll make Bearguin happy...

...on the other hand, if Boston wins we'll have to put up with Doctor X gloating over another Boston championship.

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Evolver wrote:I thought the word "canuck" was supposed to be derogatory. Sort of like having a Mexican team called the "Tijuana Spicks". Go figure.
Nope. Just a nickname. Never meant to be derogatory. At least I've never taken it that way, regardless of the intent.

And go Bruins.
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Mordread wrote:Vancouver wins, and we have to give the cup back to Canada, not to mention that it'll make Bearguin happy...
Back where it belongs
...on the other hand, if Boston wins we'll have to put up with Doctor X gloating over another Boston championship.

This sucks.
Who gives a flying fuck about him and his opinions? Stick the useless cunt on ignore and the quality of posts here goes up.
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Bearguin wrote:
Evolver wrote:I thought the word "canuck" was supposed to be derogatory. Sort of like having a Mexican team called the "Tijuana Spicks". Go figure.
Nope. Just a nickname. Never meant to be derogatory. At least I've never taken it that way, regardless of the intent.
I seem to recall Senator Edmund Muskie getting flack when running for President in 1972 when Nixon's team forged a phony letter using the term.

It looks like it may be a New England thing: http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_co ... -slur.html
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Looks like this is my last year as a Canucks fan so good to see them get the cup.

Not sure if it's Jets or Thrashers, or Moose, or Threshers or what the name will be but I'll be rooting for Winnipeg next year.
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3 to go.

:dothewave:

Man the refs sucked tonight.
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Hell of a game, though.
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Evolver wrote:Hell of a game, though.
Third period was good hockey. First two had too many penalties, and dumb ones that didn't need to be called.Always makes the game worse.
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Bearguin wrote:3 to go.
Hey, you're 4/5ths of the way through The hexadecamooseathlon.

Good job.
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And another one down.

2 more to go.

And best of all, WINNIPEG IS GETTING A TEAM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



2 Minutes of open sales to sell ~6,000 season tickets with 3-5 year commitments. Pretty fucking amazing.
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Wondering what Bearguin thinks about that hit on Horton.
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Bearguin is not talking about hockey today.
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Why, 'cause the Cannibal-ucks got their asses kicked? :clap:
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Same question to Bearguin.
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It deserved 1 game, not 4.

But because it was Horton who is out, the league probably figured it best to keep Rome out and avoid any further altercation. He won't be missed by Vancouver.

And I do think Horton should have kept his head up moving through center ice like that.
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1 More.

Here's hoping I'm somewhere where I can watch the games Monday. Apparently not outside of Grand Coulee.

But the dam light show was cool.
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Can someone check on Bearguin and make sure he hasn't hung himself in his closet?
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I did not post because I was busy when the Bruins went down 0-2 to Montreal then came back.

Firm believer in sports superstitions, I have not posted since.

That being written, like the NBA finals, the classier team won.

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Hey Doc, where's the Bruins smiley?
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Been lookin' . . . will find one.

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A discussion on another site brought up that one suggestion for the name of the team moving to Winnepeg was "The Poohs" (Winnie The Pooh was created there).

Unfortunately, the idea of white uniforms with a brown stripe on the back has already been taken by Luongo.
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"Lebrongo" has been a name tossed around.

More sympathy would have been accorded to him if he had not been so cocky.

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Grammatron wrote:That was a solid beatdown. But I'm not convinced they learned how to not choke in playoffs yet.
Called it.
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Interesting. I would have called it a Bruins choke in that they "coulda, shoulda" won Game 1, 2 and 5. Any of them.

But they did not. After the lost of Game 2, even some homers called the series. Were they going to win EVERY game at home? Even with the beat-downs, the loss of Game 5 suggested that the same damn thing would happen in Game 7--a one point game where Vancouver wins. THAT would have been seen as a Bruins choke. You were "in" every game, and Vancouver was destroyed in every Boston game. "You were da betta team!" but a 1-0 loss is a loss is a loss. Just ask the MFYs who won "Game 3" [Tm.--Ed.] 19-8.

Perhaps Vancouver choked in Games 3, 4, and 6? Their method of playing--cheap shots--and the asswipe SHOULD have been suspended for The Bite--whining about the ice, whining about where Thomas played, did not help their "spirit." The Horton hit definitely galvanized Boston.

I quote quite a few who know more about hockey than I [All of them.--Ed.] that this was a "Bizarro" series.

Vancouver came into the series something like 989-1 on scoring on the Power Play. I think the Bruins were less physical in Games 1 and 2 out of fear of that. Meanwhile, the Bruins were 0-1,347 on the Power Play. More than one pundit wondered if it was possible to GET to the Finals having never scored a PP goal. And the Bruins had a few PPs. It is not like "those damn refs!" were screwing them. Said pundits wondered if, like in the NFL, the Bruins could defer penalties!

Yet, in this series, not only did the Bruins score on the PP--okay . . . not that you would call them "dominant" but, you know, you have to start somewhere!--they scored short-handed. Vancouver could NOT score on the PP.

Now as much as I now enjoy piling on "Lebrongo"--one Boston commentator during the riot suggested the police needed to toss the crowd Luongo to appease them--"We WANT BARABBAS!"--his teammates did not exactly help him. One of the Wonder Twins hurt him on the second goal.

Both teams had "bad luck"--clear shots hitting the sides/crossbars. I saw a montage of that which "woulda, coulda, shoulda" changed an earlier game--0-0 games that, like, makes a difference. May have changed the momentum in Boston, for example, if Vancouver got a first goal or made it 1-1.

Meanwhile, EVERYONE wanted "Clowd's" head--Talking Heads mock the pronunciation with a severity directly proportional to the anger--fired. Granted, it was Tito FranCOMA even AFTER 2004. I mean, what should have happened was Claude should have been fired after the coughing up a 3-0 lead last year, AND trade Thomas to . . . Philly? Because, you know, Thomas was "washed up" and there was this "New Thing" to play in goal. In fact, Talking Heads are joking about it as I compose about how they all argued that "they" were paying Thomas too much and needed to trade him to get his value.

And the Bruins would have suffered another decade or so of FAIL.

The "luck" involved in these things remains extraordinary. Claude's coaching actually helped. Thomas? Trade him? HAD Grady Little pulled Pedro AND the RS won the 2003 ALCS, they would have been "stuck" with Little--and lost the WS to the Marlins. Let us be real. Further, HAD they got A-Fraud they would not have gotten Dave Roberts. HAD they kept NOMAAAAA . . . they do not get Dave Roberts. Heck, firing Little and getting Fran"coma" convinced Schilling to come over, and Francona convince the ownership that "hey, guys? We need this thing called a 'bullpen.' Maybe a 'closer.' Ever hear of Keith Faulke?"

HAD the Celtics not freakishly FAIL'd in the lottery, they would not have had a "Big Three" and Ball Hogging Rapist would have been asking Shaq how his ass tasted. Fans and Talking Heads screamed about that lottery.

Sometimes the best thing is not getting what you want?

I will be firm, only utter Homers expected the Bruins to win a Stanley Cup. Most wanted the coach fired, Thomas traded. They wanted the front office lynched for not doing that. So, coming to the play offs, the suggestion was unfortunately made that "getting out of the second round" would be an achievement. That did it. If they failed in the first round--fire them all! IF they failed in the second round--at least fire "Clowd." When the Bruins dropped the first two--at home--to Montreal . . . that did it. "Change the lines!"

Have to give credit to them to sticking to "The Plan" even if "The Plan" seemed worthy of Wile E. Coyote at times.

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"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power." – asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." – gnome

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