Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by MrSnrub, Sep 7, 2019.
Lies? Did Ovechkin taunt Halak? Yes
Was it the end of the Capitals playing run and gun hockey under Boudreau? Yes
Did Ovechkin and Backstrom get caught floating in the neutral zone on numerous GWG against? Yes
In the first example Ovechkin was going for a change.
And I'm not sure that hustle would have been sufficient to prevent the second. He tried to block the puck off the glass and it was half a field away already.
I don’t recall remember OV taunting Halak.
I do remember the blue line being absolute trash and shaky goaltending.
I don't want to talk about it
Jaroslav Halak single-handedly eliminating both Washington and Pittsburgh making both Ovechkin and Crosby his bitch.
As a Flyers fan, the season was just f***ing wild. Danny Briere turned into a god in the playoffs (30 POINTS!). The comeback against Boston was miraculous. The ending was extremely painful and it still haunts me.
My response to Midnight contains the link to the comments.
Summarizing a series loss by blaming it on players who were +5 and +7 is beyond misleading, and well into a more unscrupulous realm.
Never mind, a quick search of post history has informed me with whom I'm responding.
I like the way Snrub thinks.
I remember it quite vividly, as a Flyers fan.
The Flyers came into that season looking absolutely incredible--that roster, if you recall, was stacked everywhere. Pronger/Timonen/Coburn/Carle was an incredible top 4. Richards/Carter were in their prime, Briere still a monster, Hartnell and Gagne effective, and some second-year guy named Giroux was showing flashes. Emery in net, whatever.
And then they played like shit and Emery went down with his knee condition. Stevens fired, we all cheered, Laviolette in, great...but it took a while and a lot of goalies to get it fired up.
When they started on their run in March and looked like they were going to make it to the playoffs, I kinda had a vision: I was walking down Forbes Ave in Pittsburgh and thought to myself "Holy shit, this team could win the Cup!" I don't know why, but it just kinda struck me--even with Leighton/Boucher as the goalie tandem, it was crazy enough that it would work (in fact, it was so crazy that I thought it had to work, and I had the same feeling when Foles took the reins for the Eagles late in their Super Bowl season. I'm a savant). And I told people about it and no one believed me. They were still in about 10th at that time.
The shootout win on the final day of that season to get the playoff spot...that was my brithday and it was beautiful. Never lost faith in the team even when they were down 3-0 to Boston, actually was able to see my first ever home playoff game because people sold off their tickets for game 4.
I truly believed they were going to win the thing to the very end. It was an extremely enjoyable run, the most fun I've had as a hockey fan/Flyers fan. And that swagger from the team kinda carried over to me, it was infectious. Even though they came up short, that-never die confidence and all the joy of the run kinda changed my whole mental outlook at the time. I went back to college in the fall and within three weeks I was dating the hottest girl who'd ever spoken to me. I'm not kidding when I say that wouldn't have happened if the Flyers lost that shootout.
Hockey rules, thanks for reading my diary.
I’d rather not talk about it. At least we got Flames legend Matt Stajan out of it.
@MrSnrub why leave out Lindsay trophy? Ovi won that, was robbed of all three of the Hart, and Art Ross and Rocket because of a suspension. He had 124 point pace and 57 goal and ~70 assist pace.
It was an amazing year as Hawk fan
Never experienced joy of Hawks being champion and since then got to enjoy it twice more
Made all the awful years and Bill Wirtz fade away into back of memory
From what I recall 2010 was the last year penalties were actually called. Obstruction crept back in after and went into full swing in 2012.
Thanks for the look back. That was an Olympic year as well and Crosby's Golden Goal. Also the 1st year I went to see a hockey game. Anaheim/Edmonton in March 2010.
As a Rangers fan, this season can be summed up with the Ollie Jokinen shootout attempt which led to Henrik missing the playoffs for the first time, and then us drafting McIlrath 10th overall.
I hated this season.
Olympics and the Golden Goal
Using plus minus as an actual statistic to support your argument is laughable.
Not when the counterpoint is "these two players were on the ice for too many goals against and that's why they lost."
Ovechkin god paced season and what I thought was his peak, and probably was. He was still as fast as ever, deadly as ever, hard hitting as ever.
Halak- I watched every game. Have we seen a better post season? Maybe maybe not.
Hawks- Big Buff playing forward and the Hawks having an awesome roster and winning that first cup was cool.
2010 wasn't (as) bad... we got Corvo at the deadline and we had a young John Carlson who gave us some much needed depth. It was something like:
Either way the 2010 Caps were better than the 2010 Flyers.
f*** you, 2009.
The Flyers beating the Rangers in the final game of the season by a shootout to get the last place in the East. If the Rangers had won, they would have made the playoffs instead.
One of my favourite seasons. The playoffs were overall great.
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