How entertaining are the playoffs so far?

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  1. Tom ServoMST3K

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    Only series that is lacking is LA-VEG, but even then we got a 2 ot game and Vegas' first playoff game.
     
  2. Falco Lombardi

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    I’d argue that’s the only one that’s NOT lacking.
     
  3. NeelyWasAWarrior

    NeelyWasAWarrior Don't Poke The Bear

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    This has been the best start to the playoffs in a long time. Great saves, goals, hits, plays, pace. Everything you could want.
     
  4. NeelyWasAWarrior

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    I'll take this kind of hockey over boring close games were teams just play cautious hockey and hope not to make a mistake.
     
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    great playoffs so far!
     
  6. Koivu11

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    A few too many one sided games.
     
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    Columbus and Washington has seemed fast paced..I'm watching the vegas/kings series cause i'm cheering for the knights but it's mostly dump and chase hockey..not the most exciting
     
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    Been ok.
     
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    Best games have been Winny and Minny.
     
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    I have it #1.
    There are a couple where the game is over by the midway point (Bos/Tor and Pitts/Philly)but the rest are great.
     
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    LA vs Vegas is fun
    Washington vs Columbus is decent
    The rest are snoozefests
     
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    Oh as a Toronto fan it has kind of sucked but otherwise mostly good. PHI/PIT have been decided fairly quick though too so not as much drama there.
     
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    Its been average. Feel like recent years have had a lot more overtimes, and scrums.
     
  14. Willchel Marlynder

    Willchel Marlynder (philer bozel)

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    2/10 for me :(
     
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    How are blowout games exciting?
    Raise of hands that if you think exciting hockey is a tie or 1 goal game halfway through the 3rd period of a playoff game? Or is a 6 to 2 game to start the 3rd more exciting?
     
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    Too many scrums and not enough glove dropping.
     
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    Total trash quality, NBA was much better this weekend and it’s suppose to be the league where the first round doesn’t matter. Boring one sided games for the most part, horrible calls.
     
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    If the whole series is like that I agree, but I think Minnesota and Winnipeg trading blowouts just adds to the drama of the series.
     
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    Perhaps, but I just seem to remember in more recent years, much more exciting action during games and 1 goal decisions.


    In the west 3 of them could end in 5 if not 4 games. Wild/Jets might make to 6.
    In the East, could be same thing.

    Last few years have had some exciting long series first round, this year guess will see what happens but its not looking good at the moment.
     
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    Even though I like who's winning in most SERIES, a lot of the match-up's are lackluster.

    Lets look why:

    Philly-Pens looked good but every game has been 5-1.

    Colorado is giving the Preds a good fight but they don't have the depth or goaltending to match Nashville.

    Tampa-New Jersey has made me bored to tears. Maybe i Just don't care enough about either team. But it shouldn
    t be boring. Both teams are fast, can score etc.

    Ducks-Sharks has been EXTREMELY under=whelming but I think that can change once it goes to San Jose. The Ducks have not really shown up.

    Boston-Toronto has been one sided. I imagine Leaf Fans are about as dissapointed as they come but things can change for them ast home like they did for Minnesota.

    Speaking of the WIld-Jets, that series feels like Pens-Flyers, just one sided each way.

    JAckets-Caps has been okay but kind of frustrating, I keep wanting to see Ovi go far but they've blown a 3-1 lead twice at home only to lose in OT.

    Vegas-Kings has been the best series due to the speed, physical play, HOW CLOSE the score has been and the goaltending.

    It's creating an awesome rivalry but one or two GOOD series out of 8, in the first round isn't good enough.


    This kind of reminds me of 2016 when we had MEH match-ups like Dallas-Minnesota, TB-DET, NAS-ANA, even LA-SJ only went 5, and Pitts-NYR that had potential only went 5.


    SO it just seems like the best potential match-ups have been blowouts which doesen't help things.


    All this being said, the 2nd ROUND looks like it has MAJOR potential to be great.


    Bost0n-Tampa, Nashville-Winnnipeg? The top two teams int he west and the top two in the east going at it? would be crazy.
     
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    Vegas/Kings is one of the best series I've seen in a while. Speed, grit, drama, hatred between the players, Fleury vs. Quick. It's some great hockey right now even with the lopsided 3-0 lead.
     
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    the valiant effort settle down, bud

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    With 2013-2014's first round still the measuring stick, these playoffs don't come close to that (so far) but overall it hasn't been too bad. Would like to see less porous defense.

    Sportsnet's perpetual suckage doesn't help.
     
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    Most games haven’t even been close which has quite honestly bored me. When teams are winning via blow outs it’s hard to keep watching. Where’s all the ot games. Brutal first round.
     
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    People clearly haven't been watching Washington-Columbus
     
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    Worst first round I can remember. You've got bi-polar series with each team dominating different games (PIT-PHI, WPG-MIN), and then all the rest which have had closer games but are now 2-0 or 3-0.
     

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