Playoffs 2018 Discussion Thread

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Who are you Rooting for to Win the Stanley Cup this year?

Poll closed May 1, 2018.
  1. Nashville Predators

    31.4%
  2. Tampa Bay Lightning

    11.8%
  3. Las Vegas Golden Knights

    9.8%
  4. Washington Capitals

    7.8%
  5. Winnipeg Jets

    15.7%
  6. Boston Bruins

    7.8%
  7. Anaheim Ducks

    2.0%
  8. Pittsburgh Penguins

    5.9%
  9. Minnesota Wild

    2.0%
  10. Toronto Maple Leafs

    3.9%
  11. San Jose Sharks

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Philadelphia Flyers

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Los Angeles Kings

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Columbus Blue Jackets

    2.0%
  15. New Jersey Devils

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Colorado Avalanche

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Winger98

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    Yes. This is a team that's supposed to have been a cup contender for nearly a decade now, and they've never even made it to a conference finals. At some point they are going to have to admit it's not the fault of Oates, Boudreau, or Trotz and that the players just can't get it done.
     
  2. Cyborg Yzerberg

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    Jesus the Knights are making me look bad. Fleury, god damn.
     
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    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    Barry Trotz is the most overrated coach in hockey.
    What's he ever done?
     
  5. Zetterberg4Captain

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    Even a dynamic player like ovie becomes irrelevant come april

    Centres, dmen and goalies are what win cups

    Not wingers
     
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    I can think of a few exceptions. Patrick Kane, for one.
     
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    i agree generally with what you say, but whilst you need an elite 1C or D (or preferably 2 top centres and a top D), you don't really need a top goalie. you just need a goalie who gets hot or who handles the occasion well. over the past decade, the vezina guys have rarely won the cup. with the centres and d-men, a non-elite player getting hot is great and all, but it isn't gonna carry a team to the cup.
     
  8. Zetterberg4Captain

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    I remember a conn Smyth toews and a Duncan keith
     
  9. Zetterberg4Captain

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    Yah okay fair enough

    But recently a number of the winning goalies were outstanding all spring.
     
  10. TheMule93

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    I admire Zdeno Chara so much.
     
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    Dirty stickwork by Hedman.
     
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    He's easier to listen to on the national broadcasts. I hate when playbyplay guys are total homers.
     
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    Kessler is a piece of ****. Love watching the Ducks get embarrassed.
     
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    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    Wow Nashville is struggling with Colorado eh?
     
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    That' great but toews and Keith were still there

    I will always take an elite Dman or elite centre over an elite winger

    Heck the centre dosent even need to be considered elite
     
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    I thought this was funny.

     
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    The Ducks will never win anything with Perry and Getzlaf as their leaders, they're too easily rattled.
     
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    These guys? Yeah, I always have hated Perry. Understand why he was the 1 person Pavel felt obliged to fight in his career. Now that guy is Marchand for me.
     
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    I watch Nashville closely. I'm continually underwhelmed with their play. They have really good depth and obviously their top 4D is strong.. but there's never really that intimidating feeling that happens when, for example, Mackinnon+Landy+Rantanen are out there. I don't think they're going all the way this year.
     
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    sums up their careers. Too bad they won a cup.
     
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    I don't think I could handle having Rinne as my goalie. He's either amazing or he is straight trash. Not much of an inbetween with him. Guys like him are why I have goalie trust issues.
     
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    Ezekial Fil the Thrill

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    Flower man. Flower and the Knights hit them with the broomstick. I didn't think it would go down like that.
     
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    vegas 12 wins away from the stanley cup. unbelievable
     
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    Vegas will definitely lose next round.

    Right?
     

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