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NHL 2014 Playoffs

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by JJP, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. Evie

    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    Yeah, but the thing is, once you get to the final round, the match-up between coaches, playstyles and players matter far more than their on-paper skill level. We've seen it happen again and again, an on-paper weaker team being outmatched and outplayed by better coaches or a better goaltender, or just a goaltender on a lucky streak (see: Craig Anderson, Jaroslav Halak, etc)
     
  2. ummmm........

    ummmm........ Extremely normal.

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    I'm going to go ahead and say Montreal in 7 and Chicago in 6, just to make sure I get picks in before the early start tomorrow. I may come back and edit between now and then . . .

    EDIT: I switched it from Chicago in 5 to Chicago in 6 because I was exactly one under on the number of games for every series where I picked the winner correctly last round, and I can't change it to Montreal in 8 :p
     
  3. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    East
    Montreal 4 NY Rangers 3

    West
    Los Angeles 4 Chicago 2
     
  4. Loppan Torkel

    Loppan Torkel Deity

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    I'm not sure if my or your math is messed up. I seem to have too many points now :)

    Montreal in 6
    Chicago in 6
     
  5. PMullet

    PMullet Chieftain

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    Montreal 4 - NY Rangers 2
    Chicago 4 - LA Kings 2
     
  6. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    You can't expect someone studying to be an accountant to know how to do math :p
     
  7. Evie

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    Montreal in 7
    Chicago in 6 (if it goes to 7, LAK wins of course)
     
  8. Rub'Rum

    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    Dang this was harsh. Why did I ever believe Anaheim was going to go far. That's what I get for making "daring" choices like St. Louis and the like.

    Montreal in 6
    Chicago in 6

    JJP is out of control ;)
     
  9. JJP

    JJP Great Player

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    East

    Montreal in 7

    West

    Chicago in 7
     
  10. Omega124

    Omega124 Challenging Fate

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    Montreal 5 (Rangers are going to choke eventually. Luck is the only reason they got this far)

    Blackhawks 6 (Ugh I'm pretty much destined to get last place this year THANKS OBAMA ANAHEIM)
     
  11. Evie

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    Well. Was pretty sure the Rangers would win this one for a wide variety of reasons, didn't expect the win to be this one-sided.

    Hopefully the Habs can adjust, and have something left after getting past Boston.
     
  12. ummmm........

    ummmm........ Extremely normal.

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    So I finally jump on the Canadiens' bandwagon, and this is how they repay me . . .
     
  13. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Rangers in 7 (if I'm not too late to enter)
    Kings in 6

    Bleh, with any luck I won't come in last...
     
  14. Evie

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    In all honestly, this is probably the series I'm most concerned about. Before the game began, even. Reminds me way too much of Montreal-Philadelphia in 2008 and 2010
     
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  16. Evie

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    Indeed. If he's gone, the Rangers might have this one.

    I didn't see the hit so won't offer comment on the claims flying one way or another as to whether it was accidental or not. (I'd offer Kreider the benefit of doubt, but this is hockey, and I know better than to believe in players not trying to injure one another)
     
  17. shadowplay

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    Therrien confirms Price out for rest of eastern conference finals:

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=452559

     
  18. Rub'Rum

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    Welp. Time for Budaj or Tokarski to pull a Halak.
     
  19. Evie

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    Yep. We need them to stand on their head now.

    Still don't now if it was a deliberate attempt to injure or not, but I hope the Habs players believe it. They're goign to need that motivation.
     
  20. ummmm........

    ummmm........ Extremely normal.

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    This makes everything so much less interesting . . .
     

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