Will you watch the Stanley Cup Finals?

Discussion in 'Tampa Bay Lightning' started by pursuit81, May 28, 2018.

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Will you watch the Stanley Cup Finals?

Poll closed Jun 7, 2018.
  1. Yes, I will watch all of the games.

    36.0%
  2. Yes, but maybe just a period or two here and there and probably the deciding game(s).

    40.0%
  3. No. Just not interested now that TB is out.

    8.0%
  4. No. My utter disappointment at the way TB lost the ECF is still too raw and I can't bear to watch.

    16.0%
  1. DFC

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    Sure, but we were too busy tossing the pucks into the parts of the ice impossible to score from to try to get somebody wide open.
     
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  2. AlwaysSunnyInTampa

    AlwaysSunnyInTampa IT'S UNDER 9000!!!!

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    Haven't watched the game yet but this is antithesis of Lightning hockey. Guys on this team pass up shots like they're meeting a quota
     
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    AlwaysSunnyInTampa IT'S UNDER 9000!!!!

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    Sounds like Vegas just doesn't **** around like we do. Our boys love their buddy time on the ice.
     
  4. Steazy Doo

    Steazy Doo sloppy b o y e

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    Vegas holding on by the skin of their teeth. I wonder if the people who thought Cooper was telling the guys to sit back and collapse low were watching the game tonight. Gallant telling his guys to do the same?
     
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    Sounds like the kind of thing a coach controls.
     
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    Most NHL teams do this.
     
  7. DFC

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    We take possession too far.
     
  8. Steazy Doo

    Steazy Doo sloppy b o y e

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    I know, it's a survival instinct and coaches would rather keep playing their way. There are people on here who believe it's something teams actually want to do.
     
  9. AlwaysSunnyInTampa

    AlwaysSunnyInTampa IT'S UNDER 9000!!!!

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    I desperately want to agree with you until I remember the years of frustration caused by Teddy Purcell and how 3 different coaches could not break him of his bad habits. That remark was more an allusion to how Stamkos and Kucherov play together. Those two are stubborn and set in their ways. We can split them up and then after 3 week we'll remember that Stamkos needs his hand held by an elite winger

    To their credit the Palat-Point-Gourde line that was so hot to start the season was no nonsense
     
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    AlwaysSunnyInTampa IT'S UNDER 9000!!!!

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    Agreed but I think we're guilty of thinking we are smarter than we really are. I've never seen two players try a doomed play with so much conviction as if no one saw it coming like Kucherov and Stamkos do with that cross ice pass.
     
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    I dunno what Gallant tells his guys but Im pretty confident they won't get shut out for nearly 8 periods.
     
  12. DFC

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    Oh for the love of...

    I really, really, really have no idea what you think a coach does for a living.

    Teddy Purcell did that, yes. The ENTIRE TEAM did not do that. We just saw an entire team do it. That usually means the directive is coming from the coach.
     
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    If not the directive obviously no remediation, also part of coaching. It was an obvious flaw within the team, either he didn't spot it or didn't correct it take your pick.
     
  14. Stammertime91

    Stammertime91 Keep on keepin' on!

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    Watched after it was 2-2 and I have to say wow wtf. Vegas ran through the neutral zone and had a ton of chances in two periods. More than what we had in what seemed like the entire series. Their defense made Ovechkin look like Stamkos. Unreal how different it looked for them.
     
  15. Todd1a

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    It was unreal Vegas lit up Holtby while all our players played like teddy Purcell vs Holtby
     
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    Stammertime91 Keep on keepin' on!

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    Went into the ECF not really minding if Ovechkin finally got it but that's really changed. Not rooting on Tom Wilson to put his hands on it. That hit on JAM cements what everyone knows - hes a prick and he doesnt mind playing like it. Play with an edge and be impactful, but when you're just taking runs at guys to injure them or KNOWINGLY hitting a guy late to hurt him, you are a real piece of ****. I hope they get swept in all honesty.
     
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    I think guys didn't shoot because they kept having defenders in their shooting lanes. It got in their heads. So that's on Cooper for not figuring out a way to get them looks.
     
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    I'll watch the highlights and maybe a game here and there if I get the chance.
     
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    What if it is?
     
  20. Todd1a

    Todd1a Kucherov or prospect

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    gallant is better then cooper by far! and there Defenseman shoot the puck on net instead of play the pass around the boards to play the cycle game and go around the caps box all night like we do. When gallant left montreal there team started going down hill more and more.
     
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    Edit: I had a response but forget it. We agree to disagree right now. I don't want to hijack another thread again
     
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    Edit: just forget it I'm not gonna Thunder Buddy the thread. I wanted to but it's not productive. We don't all agree and I get it

    Delete this post mods
     
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    Coaches always get the blame. As do star players. Stamkos and Kuch also got a fair amount of criticism. As they should. I think the last two games were so pitiful that you have to blame all involved. Except Yzerman and Vinik. Our team was good enough to beat the Caps. We had them on the brink of elimination. I think the Caps were the hungrier team and thats a reflection of our own guys in that locker room. You feel as though every one in that room could have given a bit more and thats on the guys including the coaches to not fulfill that in two of the biggest games of their careers.

    I still think Coop is a good coach and think we can win a cup with him. I just think our guys need to be a bit more urgent. The way we started a few series, that just cant happen. We are lucky Boston didnt take 2 at home and we would have been in a similar predicament. If we take 1 of those at home vs the Caps we maybe win the series and it doesnt even go 7. Just think our guys need to be hungrier. Need to be willing to go to the tough areas. We just didnt do enough of that in the final 2 games. Like they were scared or something.
     
  24. Todd1a

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    We have stacked and over turned this roster with major talent for cooper and get the same results can't score any goals. in 2015 we scored 2 goals in our last three games to lose to the blackhawks and 2016 got shutout in game 7 vs the penguins. then you know what happened vs the caps shutout for 166 mins of hockey then vegas blows then up with 5 goals and a empty net goal. Cooper needs to go give another guy a chance with this roster already otherwise it will be the same result next season again.
     
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    Of course. What else is there to watch?
     

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