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|June 14th, 2019 19:48|
Happy for Blues fans but they of course got corny with that disco song which became their anthem of sorts, I get bothered with things like this
NHL Draft is next week (June 21-22) with Hughes/Kakko being the big question on his is going #1. With the fact that the top two picks belong to New Jersey and NY Rangers that will be a rivalry to come for years between those two players. Hughes is still considered the top prospect in the draft but Kakko opened many eyes at the Worlds and is already playing against adults in Finland and putting up better numbers at his age than Laine and Barkov
Then roughly 10 days after the draft is free agency with some big names: Karlsson, Panarin, Bobrovsky, Duchene, Pavelski to name a few. Some players are already off the board with Jeff Skinner re-signing with the Sabres and Brock Nelson with the Islanders. There are also rumors of some players on the trade block like Kessel, Taylor Hall, Zaitsev
|June 14th, 2019 14:08|
As I get older, I am getting less and less pleasure from seeing people I despise lose, but indeed this bruins loss respected the correct order of things.
Nice to see also two teams that haven't really gotten to the top due to tanking and getting high draft picks.
|June 14th, 2019 07:01|
Agreed Rez ^
Very happy to see the Blues win it.
|June 13th, 2019 03:43|
One of the best things in sports is seeing Bruins lose, losing a game 7 final at home is even better
|May 30th, 2019 19:07|
|Reza||Existence of KHL is also a factor in lowering some of those numbers.|
|May 30th, 2019 15:05|
Slovakia is going down year by year, Switzerland has pretty much surpassed them as they de facto #7 hockey nation in the world both in terms of player development and national team performances. Switzerland also recently had a #1 pick overall. Looking at recent drafts, there are years Slovakia didn't even have a player selected Erik Cernak and Marko Dano are their highest selected players last 4-5 years, basically bottom tier NHL guys. Only other surprise is no Belarus but they too are on the decline
Stanley Cup is tied at 1:1 after the first two games, Bruins came from behind in Game 1 while the Blues won in OT, good series so far, very physical with big hitting
|May 30th, 2019 02:04|
|Dmitriy||Russia's current 39 > most of those 3rd-4th line American hacks.|
|May 30th, 2019 00:21|
|May 7th, 2019 02:40|
So Bruins-Hurricanes is the Eastern Conference final, Bruins won Game 6 in Columbus, Rask at times saved the Bruins but Boston scored two quick goals in the 3rd period which killed the game off
Funnily enough two of the three times the Hurricanes played the Bruins this season they played with Hartford Whalers uniforms, that will now change Also Don Cherry and the Hurricanes are having this silly feud now
|May 4th, 2019 16:26|
|camelface||it's awesome to see the canes led by Brind'Amour again now as a coach (he easily deserved Conn Smythe in 2006)|
|May 4th, 2019 02:53|
|HajdukSplit||Carolina sweep the Islanders and make the ECF, credit to them as they suffered many injuries during the series and were coming off a 7 game series against the Caps (though I don't think the long layoff helped the Islanders either). Not sure however how long they can carry with McElhinney in goal, though I think Mrazek should be ready by the next round especially as BOS-CBJ will last at least another 2 games|
|May 1st, 2019 20:15|
Originally Posted by HajdukSplit View Post
|May 1st, 2019 14:38|
Halfway to that dream matchup Bettman and the NHL wants...Columbus vs. Carolina, but they will spin it as their expansion methods working The Isles-Canes series is tough to watch, both teams play ultra defensive and the refereeing has been inconsistent
Boston could see Marchand suspended as he punched a CBJ defenseman in the back of the head
Out west, SJ up 2:1 as well as STL
|April 26th, 2019 00:02|
|April 25th, 2019 23:11|
Originally Posted by AnteDinamoZG View Post
|April 25th, 2019 17:49|
Makes sense. Another round, less games, less refs.
I can’t wait for the Sharks Avs series. Colorado’s speed has me worried. They are a very fast team and the Sharks are known to be a slower team but with way more talent. Biggest player worries are Duchene and McKinnon. They are very good and get their shots off quick. Landis is a grinder for sure. Sharks are keeping the Pavelski injury on the DL. I suspect he’ll be out this round. Plus Colorado has rest on their side. Hopefully they’ll be rusty. I still think San Jose takes it, especially having home ice advantage.
San Jose in 6.
|April 25th, 2019 16:38|
|April 25th, 2019 14:46|
|Anomander Rake||Even Hagelin who has played like a million playoff games over the last several seasons couldn't help the Caps win. As a Pens fan, I am happy that most other favourites also failed. The Vegas game was insane too, some great hockey in the first round. All the division leaders are not only out but outplayed too, none was beaten by a hot goalie and desperate defending like the 2010 Caps vs Halak.|
|April 25th, 2019 14:45|
Originally Posted by HajdukSplit View Post
Columbus Boston will be a tough series.
Canes and Islanders are both lucky to face each other. The Islanders have the best coach in the league.
Losing an important centre like Pavelski will have to hurt the Sharks.
|April 25th, 2019 14:36|
Hurricanes eliminate the Capitals in double OT to win the series in 7, scrappy goal which the camera almost missed too. As a result all four division winners have been eliminated in the first round, only three of the higher seeds in the 1st round advanced (SJ, BOS, NYI) with the first two needing to win game 7s at home
The 2nd round starts today already, Blue Jackets return to the ice after a 9 day layoff
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins
Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Islanders
Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues
Colorado Avalanche vs. San Jose Sharks
I'm sure the NHL is hoping with all their might that the Bruins make the finals, spare a thought for NBC as well, they spend the whole season paying attention to roughly 7-8 teams and only one remain The Sharks are somewhat shown regularly on NBCSN during the season but that's most due to the fact their local TV affiliate is NBC sports. You can probably count on one hand how many times NYI, CAR, CBJ were on NBCSN during this season. NHL marketing team is screwed out west though I guess St. Louis as the city seems to be fully behind them especially when their NFL team left. Only thing which could have been worse for NBC is if Winnipeg or Calgary made a run
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