Series Talk: WCQF: (1) Nashville Predators vs. (WC2) Colorado Avalanche | Nashville Leads Series 3-2

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Nashville vs Colorado

Poll closed Apr 14, 2018.
  1. Nashville in 4

    19.2%
  2. Nashville in 5

    46.8%
  3. Nashville in 6

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  4. Nashville in 7

    1.1%
  5. Colorado in 4

    2.1%
  6. Colorado in 5

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  7. Colorado in 6

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  8. Colorado in 7

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  1. Vancouver Canucks

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    That Zadorov pass during a Colorado line change was horrible. Barrie also made no effort to retrieve the puck, which led to a Nashville breakaway.
     
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    Some sales positions must be open in Nashville. :laugh:
     
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    The fun thing is that Barrie told the Preds and the Refs what was on sale when he made his dumb ass comments following game 1.
     
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    She went to Harvard and won a gold medal for the USA in hockey. How's your life going?
     
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    3 of the preds goals in game 2 where given to them by stupid plays from colorado players.
     
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    It's frustrating as an opposing fan, but I can't say I really blame them if it's going to work every freaking time. You play the system to get a leg up. All you can hope is the refs see these replays after the game and try to learn to think twice before calling everything they see, but that's probably optimistic at best.

    I'd really appreciate it if hockey didn't turn into soccer.
     
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    cgf FireBednarsSuccessor

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    Do you honestly think there’s less embellishment in the NHL than in the BuLi?
     
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    cgf FireBednarsSuccessor

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    The german soccer league
     
  10. King Weber

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    Off topic, but the slow down-speed up feature in these gfycats is really cool. If only streamable had that too.

    I missed that Ellis call during the game but admittedly I gotta say that's a pretty weak call.
     
  11. Ararana

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    I'm not going to pretend to be an expert in the different soccer leagues, but from what I've seen from soccer the NHL is nowhere near that bad yet.
     
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    I don't follow German soccer, the Bundesliga.

    The English Premier League is where it is at, speaking as a Chelsea fan that has an Everton fan two doors down. We never talk about soccer.
     
  13. Cousin Eddie

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    Yeah that was beyond dumb. Zadorov was easily Colorado’s best defenseman that game and that’s the play he’ll be remembered for lol. Just like Girard In game 1. Was Colorado’s best player but will be remembered for getting danced by Forsberg.
     
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    Part of that is that unless you've played the sport you don't realize just how much getting kicked in the shins hurts when you've been running for miles. Or how you can go flying if you get shoulder checked while running at top speed. So it looks like you're getting shot because it feels like you're getting shot...and I say that as someone who liked blocking shots during my hockey days, the lack of padding in soccer makes a huge difference...and guys go sliding across the pitch because that's what happens when you combine momentum with a slick surface.

    But in terms of just embellishment & diving? The NHL is just as bad, because refs are fallible.
     
  15. Armourboy

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    I think the reason we view soccer as being worse is the amount of overacting involved and how if they dont get the call but the play comes back near they just hop up like nothing happened. Ellis and PK's is the normal type of selling you see in hockey, where that old video of Ribiero when he played for Montreal looks more like your normal soccer try at it.

    I dont particularly like any of it, but as many times as I've seen it happen to us over the years in the playoffs I've kind of reached the point of " if you ain't cheating you ain't trying ". Doesn't make it right, doesn't mean I like it, more of something some of them have picked up from past experiences.
     
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    I'll never be as frustrated as I was in the 2010 world cup when germany should've gotten a penalty right before half time but our star tried to fight through the challenge, so didn't get the call. Had he just gone down when fouled we'd have taken a 1-0 lead into half time and gotten to just sit back & let our lethal counter-attacking game go to work, which was our style. Instead, it stayed 0-0, spain scored the opening goal in the second half, and then were able to dominate the ball for the rest of the game, which was their style. Spain would go on to become the first country to win back-to-back-to-back major tournaments...a feat we came a penalty shootout away from achieving in the 70s...and earn the title of GOAT NT

    All because a bug-eyed Turkish-German 22yo tried to fight through a blatant foul instead of just going down & selling it *sigh*
     
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    I saw several of those in different games yesterday where guys would fight and stay up on their feet after being tripped or hooked. I get it but sometimes it's just smarter to take the penalty.
     
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    And my point was that it's not really over-reacting in a lot of cases that look bad to non-soccer fans. Have someone kick your legs out from under you when doing a full sprint. That **** hurts like a mother****er, even if it usually isn't something that'll keep you down once that initial pain washes past, especially with the adrenaline pumping. That's why you see a lot of guys going down dramatically and pop right up when the play continues.

    There's obviously plenty of dives, but you don't have to dive or embelish for your fall to look dramatic despite doing no major damage. I'll take a massive hip check that sends me cartwheeling through the air with hockey pads on, or a slash to my gloved hand, over a two-legged slide tackle any day. Especially when you add the exhaustion of having to run miles & miles a game.
     
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    Well, next year teams are who are sending 3 guys at a time at MacK are going to have to decide if they want to leave Tavares all of that open ice to do it. ;-)
     
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    We have played better then expected by anyone. A bounce or a call the opposite way and this could be different. If we had Varly and johnson we'd have one of those games. Can't wait to see us play on home ice, should be 2 great games
     
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    Flop at every chance and stay on the ice pleading to the ref is the MacGinnon special.
     
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    I think Ellis should of got embellishment way more than Watson. I didn't see Watson act at all
     
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    I've watched the avs all season because I had Mack and rantanen on my fantasy team and I'm not surprised one bit that you guys are keeping up with us.
     
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    Relax mate, the avs just aren't that good. Preds are the better team and showed why they are the class of the league.
     
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    Avs are without Varlamov, that's why.
     
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