Playoffs 2018 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Detroit Red Wings' started by The Zetterberg Era, Apr 11, 2018.

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Who are you Rooting for to Win the Stanley Cup this year?

Poll closed May 1, 2018.
  1. Nashville Predators

    31.4%
  2. Tampa Bay Lightning

    11.8%
  3. Las Vegas Golden Knights

    9.8%
  4. Washington Capitals

    7.8%
  5. Winnipeg Jets

    15.7%
  6. Boston Bruins

    7.8%
  7. Anaheim Ducks

    2.0%
  8. Pittsburgh Penguins

    5.9%
  9. Minnesota Wild

    2.0%
  10. Toronto Maple Leafs

    3.9%
  11. San Jose Sharks

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Philadelphia Flyers

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Los Angeles Kings

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Columbus Blue Jackets

    2.0%
  15. New Jersey Devils

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Colorado Avalanche

    0 vote(s)
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  1. The Zetterberg Era

    The Zetterberg Era RIP Fugu

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    Really tough to deal with a big team with skill. It is one of the reasons we have been drafting the way we have. Columbus, Winnipeg, Anaheim, San Jose, they are really tough to play against. You still have to be fast but they are.

    That is what Ken Holland means about the swing that way, eventually someone is going to build a big skilled fast team and that little one that has been owning the night is going to get bullied. It looks like Winnipeg might have done it, they are frightening with the way they bring the pain in hockey game right now. I think Nashville can hold up but that is going to be a brutal series. Awesome, but brutal physically I have a feeling.
     
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  2. TheMule93

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    this flyers-pens game 2 is the complete opposite of game 1

    murray looks bad ,Elliot looks great

    Philly completely dominates special teams
     
  3. The Zetterberg Era

    The Zetterberg Era RIP Fugu

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    I like this one much better and would like to watch it three more times.
     
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    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    lol Elliot gave up a bad goal right after i typed that out
     
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    Let's go Flyers!
     
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    Hey if he can assemble a team exactly like that it would be amazing.
     
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    i agree the jets are essentially the dream team you would make up in an EA NHL game

    tons of skill, speed, size. Great mix of veterans and young guns.

    Only thing they're missing is an elite #1D. While they dont have that they do have a lot of great defenseman regardless so it doesnt matter much.
     
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    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    wow that was awesome. Jets fans singing "na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey goodbye" then Laine blasts one home out of nowhere
     
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    Someone should ask Red Wings coaches to just watch how to run a PowerPlay by the VGK.

    That was beautiful
     
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    Tatar spent too long with us playing dump and chase hockey. Thats all he seems to do for VGK and generally the only one doing it.
     
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    Dion Phaneuf has been so good.
     
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    Great fit in LA.

    Im impressed they've held on tonight missing doughty and muzzin
     
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    Konnan511 Play Pals

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    Double OT Vegas!!!!!!
     
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    Fire Ken Holland into outer space

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    Holy crap. Kopitar played 38 minutes that game. Their top icetime defenseman only had 44.
     
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    This Vegas fairy tale just keeps going. Let's see if LA can respond at home.
     
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    He looked like he was on empty in some of the overtime. He had a couple of great chances but he wasn't quite as dominant as I am used to seeing. They spent a lot of energy to come up with nothing. It will be interesting to see what they do with Doughty back in and being back at home.

    Credit to Vegas, LA might have a lot of problems on the back-end but they have kept them pinned in exposing those problems.
     
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    Completely disagree. The Tatar- Eakin line applied just as much pressure, and had similar type chances, as all 4 Vegas forward lines. He actually used his body on a few plays which was almost comical but good to see. I think Tatar is playing very well.

    It's thrilling what VGK are doing to the Kings. Eating them alive on the forecheck, winning 90% of the races, beautiful passing on the rush, all while playing as physical as LA. Without Quick both games could have been blowouts.

    Again I could give a **** less what team wins. Thankfully in hockey it will be the best teams and that's what I enjoy watching.
     
  18. Ezekial

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    Leafs are getting absolutely smoked.
     
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    leafs imploding lol
     
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    I wanted to say that I thought that a couple goals were bad bounces, but Boston is just manhandling Toronto.
     
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    if the leafs don't at least make this a series, babcock will be on the hot seat next season.
     
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    Leafs need to finish their rebuild or this will keep happening. Not that I'm complaining or anything.
     
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    They're a young team, so they'll only get better. But yeah, they need go to guy on the backend.
     
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    6 point night for Pastrnak.

    20 pts combined in 2 games for the Pastrnak-Bergeron-Marchand line

    incredible
     
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    sharks have surprised me so far
     

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