Series Talk: Around the NHL: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs — First-round

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First-round Series Winners

Poll closed Apr 23, 2018.
  1. Lightning

    92.6%
  2. Devils

    4.9%
  3. Bruins

    65.6%
  4. Maple Leafs

    27.9%
  5. Capitals

    56.6%
  6. Blue Jackets

    37.7%
  7. Penguins

    83.6%
  8. Flyers

    13.9%
  9. Predators

    87.7%
  10. Avalanche

    6.6%
  11. Jets

    82.8%
  12. Wild

    11.5%
  13. Golden Knights

    59.8%
  14. Kings

    35.2%
  15. Ducks

    38.5%
  16. Sharks

    55.7%
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  1. Bozle

    Bozle @BrettGardnersHead

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    I would say that description fits their coach’s personality to a tee.

    Big reason I’m not crazy high on Tampa is Cooper. Don’t think he’s a good coach, and he seems like a smug *******. Just like their Gm.
     
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    will1066 R.I.P. 2017-18

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    Lightning would do well against Toronto's soft underbelly D
     
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    trilobyte Registered User

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    Lightning had more than a few games over the last month where they relaxed and did not have push in the last stages of a game, seemed to not have an extra gear. I saw a few games like that from them.
     
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    donskoi is underrated clutch.
     
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  5. aufheben

    aufheben #WE’REHAVINGAFIRE.....Sale

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    The reffing in Toronto tonight was some of the worst I've ever seen.
     
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    Boris Zubov What a ride it was...

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    Especially in the playoffs!
     
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    Even though he still can't stay on his feet in a fight, I miss Brian Boyle...
     
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    San Jose just putting on a skills competition this period.
     
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    And in the third as well.
     
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    TheTakedown Puck is Life

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    Kenny D sounds like a drunk bar buddy most of the time. I find it hilarious
     
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    LeetchisGod AV's shutdown pairing from hell

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    The Ducks need to rebuild. This series has been embarrassing.
     
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    TheTakedown Puck is Life

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    Sharks are just playing a nice game of duck hunt

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    8 ****ing goals for SJS, holy ****, and Thornton isn't even back in the lineup yet!
     
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    Oh he’s definitely drunk in the booth :laugh:
     
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    I’m surprised that the Devils actually won a game, and that the Ducks are choking!
     
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    yrrebbor Registered User

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    Don’t get nostalgic that that. LOL
     
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    Ola Registered User Sponsor

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    Core players are slow and heavy.

    I am working from home today and have the tv on and glanced at the reruns. Brad Marchant is 5'9. Pasternak is generously listed at 5'11. We talked in the draft thread about if size -- for forwards -- is an advantage or a flaw in the game today. Why would you want your top wingers at least to be built in any other way than those two? Marner is leading TML in scoring -- 5'11 170 lbs.

    Its of course a truth with some modifications. Laine is big guy is a different type of player and different rules apply. But like when you are looking at skilled guys that are supposed to drive the tempo for you and push the play -- I would definitely not consider size to be an issue for someone around 5'10-11.
     
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    RGY Kreid or Die

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    It is going to be tough moving Perry, Getzlaf, and Kesler. They have tried to hold on for so long with that group and it is slipping away. They are what we would have been had Gorton held onto our group.
     
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    McD has been solid defensively but not spectacular. Miller is still a playoffs disappearing act.

    As far as Boston Toronto, the Bruins should have scored 4 goals in the third alone. Pastrnak should have had a hat trick in the third. Toronto’s defense is worse than ours.
     
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    Vinny DeAngelo Jimmy Easy to defend

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    Being big isn’t what it used to be. You used to be able to shield guys off and control the puck and slow play and grind with size.. today the little guys swarm you like bees and you can’t hold them off
     
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    will1066 R.I.P. 2017-18

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    Nothing should come easy for the Lightning. I want them to win for the draft pick but I'm kinda liking that the Debbies are not going away quietly.
     
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    He really does!!
     
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    I saw [most of] the Tampa game last night, and the impression I got from watching them was that they are a team that doesn't want to break a sweat to win this series. They look like they expect it to be easy. I don't see that extra playoff gear in them either. I've said it in another post a few days ago, they remind me of another Washington Capital-type team that gives it all for the season, then runs out of gas when it counts.
     
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    Vinny DeAngelo Jimmy Easy to defend

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    They just think they’re better than they are...

    They will still probably make it to the conference final but that’s mainly because the bracket is dumb in the nhl
     
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    You think Tampa beats Boston?
     
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    I would not be surprised if the devils win the series after watching that game last night. Tampa better wake up and counter with a better forecheck and puck possession or they will lose. devils are motivated. Hall is the real deal.
     
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