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

    18.1%
  4. Nashville in 7

    1.1%
  5. Colorado in 4

    2.1%
  6. Colorado in 5

    0.4%
  7. Colorado in 6

    3.5%
  8. Colorado in 7

    8.8%
  1. HockeyFan100

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    Something's been up with Rantanen lately. He's been struggling at handling the puck and refusing to shoot. Wonder if he's playing through a hand/wrist injury or something
     
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    Tried to tell people this wasn't going to be easy and frankly this is exactly what I expected to happen in this game. If we don't get our heads out of our butts and actually act like we want to win the Cup the Avs will find themselves in round two. Plain and simple, we don't act like we give a damn out there.
     
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  3. Alex Jones

    Alex Jones BIG BOWL 'A CHILI!!

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    He has been straight up bad for a while now. Would echo the sentiment that he may be hurt.
     
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    I’m shocked the shot differential after 3 games is only 5 in the Preds favor. I thought we could win a game or two but it’d be on the back of some excellent goaltending. I expected Bernier to be shelled. The series has been surprisingly tight.
     
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    Predators look completely unprepared in Game 3.

    All the stuff they got away with in Games 1 and 2 came back to bite them in the ass. They played a terrible road game.

    If they keep taking bad penalties, Colorado has a real chance in the series, because Mackinnon is the best player on the ice.
     
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    Just an outsider POV. Been following the Preds pretty closely since their Cup run last year. This team looks different so far. They look flat, disinterest, disorganized and entitled. Last year they played that underdog card so well, outworked their opponents, played sharp, smart and as a unit. 3 games in (and I know it's *very early) they look lax, sloppy, disorganized and I'm not sure they are handling the pressure of being a Cup favorite well. JMHO.
     
  7. Pierce Hawthorne

    Pierce Hawthorne Formerly Avsare1

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    The penalties haven't even been something the Avs have taken advantage of yet either.

    Our PP is 1/13 so far this series with the lone goal coming on a 5 on 3.


    For a Powerplay that was operating at nearly 25% in the regular season as well it should get going here soon. It could prove to be the difference in a playoff series like this one that's being played so close 5 on 5.
     
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    The Preds predilection to embellishment is pretty disgraceful. Oscar season is over, fellas.
     
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    Like I said (and promptly got laughed at), the Avs have a ton of firepower and Rinne will have to be great this series.

    Also. hasn't there only been like 1 game in the past like 10 playoff games the Perds were part of where they weren't the team that was penalized the most? Hard to believe they are the most disciplined team in the playoffs.
     
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    Arent the Avs home/road splits pretty bipolar though?
     
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    So Mark Kiszla’s newest article references Nashville’s “embarrassing lack of hockey pedigree”, & refers to Nashville as “Smurfville” Lol.


    Burnaby Joe is Mark Kiszla!?
     
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    The denver post is a decaying dinosaur of a newspaper and us denverites with any sort of moral fiber do not associate with that rag
     
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    We out-of-town Avs fans hold similar opinions about the Denver post
     
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    I agree with this. The good news is despite all of that they are up 2-1. Plenty of time to right the ship. Between Lavy and the leadership group I believe they will turn it around. At this point they have to realize this isn't going to be an easy series. The Avs are playing their asses off.
     
  15. WarriorOfGandhi

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    the Denver Post is a paragon of journalism and I will not hear another word against it
     
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    Kiszla keeps surviving every round of layoffs at The Post, just like the cockroach that he is. I haven't read anything he's written in nearly two decades and I can see I haven't missed anything. His act is about as fresh as month old wonder bread.
     
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    Yep, I have faith in Lavvy and the leadership on the roster. Would like to see more from Turris too.

    I'll be pulling for them.
     
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    You are too kind.
     
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    Yeah, I’m optimistic about the game tomorrow; but stealing one in Nashville just feels nigh impossible with the way Rinne was robbing us there. Sure his stats may not have been great but he got beat but great shots and robbed some sure-goals...in game two in particular I distinctly remember a couple sequences that felt like auto-goals for the Avs this year that Rinne was able to deny.

    If they come out of the gates buzzing for game 5, I’m pretty sure they’ll regain the series lead even if Nate MacKinnon’s tomorrow.
     
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    Haha sheesh. How does he keep a job if people even in Denver don’t like the guy?
     
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    Turris has been the most surprising player for me (in a bad way). Has now gone 48.2 minutes without registering a shot on net. Ottawa fans always said he’s a clutch playoff performer so I’m not sure what’s going on with him but he’s been pretty invisible so far. Nashville is good enough that they don’t necessarily have to play their best to beat Colorado but the Jets are a different story if they don’t start playing to their potential.
     
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    Rinne made some great ones in game 1 as well. He's not the issue, it's the play in front of him.
     
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    Good question. The post is a failing paper, so it could just be one of those incompetence things. Though casual fans place more weight on Chambers, Kizla and the other bums at the post than do we here on HF.
     
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    Because his job is to get a reaction out of people and even after all these years, people still react to his trolling.
     
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    I'm not sure if Kizla can really be considered a troll because despite how utterly trolly that article is, almost to perfection to be honest, I think he genuinely believes what he writes.
     

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