10 years ago: the 2009-10 season

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  1. MrSnrub

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    On the eve of another NHL season, let's turn back the clock ten years.

    Division winners: Chicago (Central), San Jose (Pacific), Vancouver (Northwest), Buffalo (Northeast), New Jersey (Atlantic), Washington (Southeast)

    President's Trophy: Washington Capitals (54-15-13, 121p)

    Awards
    MVP - Henrik Sedin, Canucks
    Art Ross - Henrik Sedin, Canucks (29G-83A-112P)
    Richard - Sidney Crosby, Penguins / Steven Stamkos, Lightning (51G)
    Calder - Tyler Myers, Sabres (11G-37A-48p)
    Norris - Duncan Keith, Blackhawks (14G-55A-69P)
    Vezina - Ryan Miller, Sabres (41W, 2.22 GAA, .929Sv%)
    Selke - Pavel Datsyuk, Red Wings
    Adams - Dave Tippett, Coyotes

    Stanley Cup Final
    Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 Philadelphia Flyers
    Conn Smythe - Jonathan Toews, Blackhawks

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    What are your memories of this season? How'd your team do?
     
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    The Cup Final was insanely fun to watch that season. Shame about the terrible ending.
     
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    Yep.

    Despite a great playoffs that season, by far the most memorable moment IMO was the insanely anti-climatic Stanley Cup winning goal
     
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    TomP24684 Je m’appelle Tom

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    This year gave us a contender for worst facial hair captain cup winner

    09-10 toews vs whichever year crosby
     
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    Despite how good they usually are, the Penguins were actually pretty bad this year and only Sidney Crosby got them in the playoffs. Malkin had his first Mr. Hyde year, Gonchar was never the same after his injury the year before, Letang hadn't progressed into a #1 yet... points go Crosby 109, Malkin 77. Gonchar 50. It was a surprisingly Tavares-like year for Sid.

    Then the playoffs happen, the Pens actually draw some pretty kind matchups, but then they get Halak'd in the second round and thus 09 is the only Pens Cup win that isn't back to back.
     
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    As a Habs fan, 2010 was one helluva playoffs! Their Cinderella story as they Halak'd over Washington and Pittsburgh was a blast to watch, plus it transformed my wife into a hardcore hockey fan. She's never recovered.
     
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    Ville Leino from 13 career pts to 21 pts in the playoffs

    Antti Niemi vs Michael Leighton

    Ovechkin had 50 goals while missing 10 games, could have 9 rockets now o_O (Sid and Stammer both played 80+ games IIRC)
     
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    That was the first year the Caps really got my hopes up. :(

    Thank goodness for 2018.
     
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    Hockey was much more exciting back then.
     
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    Viqsi where we're going we don't need draft picks

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    Ah, yes. The single most disappointing season in Blue Jackets history, thanks to Mason's abrupt collapse after his stellar rookie year... that is, until 2012 and The Former #7 happened.
     
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    Why? They had no defense to speak of. They weren't going far.
     
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    Kamiccolo Hockey is back

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    That's called Nostalgia.
     
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    Sour Shoes 5Cups beats 2Cups

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    I remember laughing at the Caps for getting Halak'd, then finding it less funny 2 weeks later.
     
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    Despite 09-10 being Crosby's best goal-scoring year, I think I speak for most Pens fans when I say I remember one thing - and one thing only - about this season.

    Jaroslav Halak.
     
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    The 09-10 season had 4 players cross the 100 point mark(Sedin, Ovi, Crosby, Backstrom). The NHL wouldn’t see multiple 100 point players in a season again until the 17-18 season(McDavid, Giroux, Kucherov).
     
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    The Bruins blew a 3-0 series lead to the Flyers and were up 3-0 in game 7.
     
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    Half those games missed were from suspension because he was a dirty and dangerous player. Guys were challenging him to fight all year, but I guess he only drops them against teens he knows he can manhandle.
     
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    Ovy had to miss a few games to attend his grandfathers funeral... otherwise he'd of swept the awards just like he did in 2008. His 3 season peak would be one of the best ever.

    I loved this year because Canada won Gold then Chicago won the final.

    One of my favourite parts of the finals -

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    First things to come to mind league-wide:

    - Ryan Miller
    - Canada at the Olympics
    - Crosby vs. Toews rhetoric

    Bruins specific:

    - Bergeron rounding back into form
    - Rask emerging to replace Thomas
    - The blown 3-0 leads of course
     
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    i liked 09-10. capitals—prime ovechkin, backstrom, semin, green—were insanely fun to watch. crosby scored 50—seemed like there was no limit to how good he would get—and so did stamkos, emerging as an elite goalscorer after a weird rookie year. great playoff storylines with halak taking down a succession of goliaths, pronger with another signature run, and of course the blackhawks as the deepest, most well-rounded team of the 2010s. & of course the classic anti-climax to cap it all off. great year. 2011 was good too and then it was downhill for a while imo (tho the cup-winners were always impressive & deserving).
     
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    Toews had some of the worst facial hair I've ever seen.
     
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    Nope it's called not watching the current disney on ice product
     
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    Hawks winning made it the best season of hockey in my lifetime.

    Great first round series with the Predators. Thank you, by the way, Martin Erat.

    Always fun to beat the Canucks. Then swept the Sharks. Big Buff became a legend in that series. Todd McLellan took it quite well and he's became a favourite coach of mine ever since.

    Game 1 of the Cup final was totally insane. Back and forth action.

    Kane's Cup winning goal was the stuff of legends. One of the great historical goals of the league. Linesman stealing the puck afterwards made it all the more memorable.
     
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