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Eastern and Western Conference Finals

Discussion in 'Rick Middleton's Pron 'Stache: Bruins Forum' started by Boston Brawler, May 11, 2018.

  1. Boston Brawler

    Boston Brawler Member SoSH Member

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    Game 1 of the ECF kicks off tonight at 8 eastern in Tampa.

    Game 1 of the WCF is Saturday at 7 eastern in Winnipeg.

    Thoughts and predictions?
     
  2. Monbo Jumbo

    Monbo Jumbo Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I'm rooting for the expansion team.

    Go Thrashers!

    The Jets are down to four players who played in Atlanta, Little, Enstrom, Wheeler and Byfuglien. Chiarot was a Thrasher draft pick.
     
  3. TheRealness

    TheRealness Don't make him go all Lucic on your ash SoSH Member

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    My bet is Winnipeg and Tamp advance. The Peg in 6 or 7, and Tampa in 5 or 6. I have Tampa as the cup favorite. Their defense is just so good.
     
  4. Salem's Lot

    Salem's Lot Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog! SoSH Member

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    It would be the most Capitals thing ever to finally get by Pittsburgh and just get drilled by Tampa in 5 games wouldn't it?
     
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  5. NYCSox

    NYCSox chris hansen of goats Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I actually think the Jets would be the favorite. No one has a top six that good.
     
  6. cshea

    cshea Member SoSH Member

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    Yeah, I think the Jets are the team to beat. They are deep and loaded at forward, and have the best D left. Don’t have a top end guy like a Hedman, but but they are solid 1-6 on the backend.
     
  7. Zososoxfan

    Zososoxfan Member SoSH Member

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    Jets-Bolts is what I'm predicting. That would be a helluva matchup. However, I will be rooting for Bolts-Knights.
     
  8. TheRealness

    TheRealness Don't make him go all Lucic on your ash SoSH Member

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    I'm really rooting against the Knights. I think it's somewhat embarrassing on a casual fan level that they are in the final four in their first year, and could make the finals. To other fans that don't follow hockey as much, it makes it seem like anyone can smash a team together and advance as far as they did. Sure, as hockey fans we understand the nuance and how this happened, but to the casual folks I think it's embarrassing they have gotten this far in their first year.

    Just my personal opinion. I am rooting for Winnipeg to win it all. Their fans are awesome.
     
  9. Dropkick Izzy

    Dropkick Izzy Member SoSH Member

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    Definitely Winnipeg but really anyone but the Caps. I don’t want Putin’s dirty little fingers on the Cup.
     
  10. LogansDad

    LogansDad Member SoSH Member

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    Haha, Tampa's first goal waved off because they were cheating.

    Edit: Whoa, and Caps go up 2 right away.
     
  11. The Napkin

    The Napkin wise ass al kaprielian Dope SoSH Member

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    That’s a hell of a 5 second sequence
     
  12. The Napkin

    The Napkin wise ass al kaprielian Dope SoSH Member

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    The good news for Tampa is they lost game 1 at home last series too? Maybe?
     
  13. loshjott

    loshjott Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Caps lost games 1 at home their last two series.
     
  14. mikeot

    mikeot Member SoSH Member

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    Caps stealing the opener on the road bodes well for them, methinks.
     
  15. edmunddantes

    edmunddantes Member SoSH Member

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    Not if you are a Caps fan. They are a pretty snake bitten bunch. Think Red Sox pre-2004 levels of misery as a reference.
     
  16. Greg29fan

    Greg29fan Member SoSH Member

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    Tampa looked like shit against Boston in game one and recovered well, so I'm not shoveling dirt on them yet or anything.
     
  17. 54thMA

    54thMA Member SoSH Member

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    This.

    Over and over.

    I'm torn between Winnipeg and Washington; would like to see Winnipeg win as their fans are outstanding, but the Capitals and their fans have suffered long enough.
     
  18. dcmissle

    dcmissle Deflatigator Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    The Caps are the closest Red Sox comp I can think of in professional sports. Decades — maybe four in each case — of generally good to excellent teams coming up short and losing in every conceivable way, and some unimaginable. I remember moving here and the Penguin misery kicking off with 4-overtime game 7 loss in a game that began at 8:00 pm and wrapped up 2:00 am Easter Sunday.

    The parallels are not perfect, but they are close enough. The eerie thing is the doom-and-gloom that settles over the town and, I’m convinced, the team with bad vibes reinforcing themselves. Logic tells you this is imagined and that, in any case, it cannot possibly span generations of players. Experience tells you different.

    I am rooting for them. It’s a good loyal fan base.
     
  19. MiracleOfO2704

    MiracleOfO2704 not AWOL SoSH Member

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    This Jets-Knights series is going to have an unreal atmosphere in both arenas.
     
  20. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  21. johnmd20

    johnmd20 voice of soccer Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Goal right out of the gate for the Jets.
     
  22. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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    early softie and nearly another
     
  23. timlinin8th

    timlinin8th Member SoSH Member

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    Almost another immediate one with MAF swimming around on the ice.
     
  24. cshea

    cshea Member SoSH Member

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    Wouldn’t call a Buff bomb from the top of the circles a softie
     
  25. johnmd20

    johnmd20 voice of soccer Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    He's always been soft like Carvel.
     
  26. MiracleOfO2704

    MiracleOfO2704 not AWOL SoSH Member

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    Craig Simpson had a great read of what happened. Fleury initially read glove side high on the shot, so much so that he twitched that way. But the shot was really 6-hole, and once he realized it, there was no chance.
     
  27. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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  28. Salem's Lot

    Salem's Lot Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog! SoSH Member

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    Laine makes it 2-0. Same goal we've seen Pastrnak score 100 times on the power play, with better beard mojo.
     
  29. Salem's Lot

    Salem's Lot Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog! SoSH Member

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    3-0 on the own goal kick in.
     
  30. cshea

    cshea Member SoSH Member

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    Timeout, Vegas
     
  31. Salem's Lot

    Salem's Lot Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog! SoSH Member

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    Wait that was a kick by Winnipeg. No goal.
     
  32. MiracleOfO2704

    MiracleOfO2704 not AWOL SoSH Member

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    The ref said no for goalie interference.
     
  33. johnmd20

    johnmd20 voice of soccer Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Headline tomorrow:

    Vegas' Luck Runs Out

    YEAH!
     
  34. cshea

    cshea Member SoSH Member

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    Could end up with 2 reviews here.
     
  35. MiracleOfO2704

    MiracleOfO2704 not AWOL SoSH Member

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    And on queue, kick not being reviewed, they say it's fine.
     
  36. Lupe Whalewatch

    Lupe Whalewatch Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    weird little mid-review update
     
  37. Salem's Lot

    Salem's Lot Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog! SoSH Member

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    I'm in a bar with no sound. I thought they waived it for a kick.
     
  38. cshea

    cshea Member SoSH Member

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    This works for Vegas, especially if the call stands. Lengthy break to slow it down without using a TO/Challenge.
     
  39. timlinin8th

    timlinin8th Member SoSH Member

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    Good goal! Wow
     
  40. MiracleOfO2704

    MiracleOfO2704 not AWOL SoSH Member

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    Good goal.

    Kinda surprised by that.
     
  41. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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    wow, disaster start for Vegas.
     
  42. Salem's Lot

    Salem's Lot Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog! SoSH Member

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    Wow 3-0. I thought he kicked it.
     
  43. Lupe Whalewatch

    Lupe Whalewatch Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I think Toronto got that right, but still surprised they reversed it.
     
  44. MiracleOfO2704

    MiracleOfO2704 not AWOL SoSH Member

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    Man, this is gonna be a roller coaster.
     
  45. Salem's Lot

    Salem's Lot Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog! SoSH Member

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    Vegas got that back quick
     
  46. MiracleOfO2704

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    Reaves is clearly in there to play the role of Scott Hartnell for Vegas. He's there to agitate Byfuglien.
     
  47. johnmd20

    johnmd20 voice of soccer Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Jets put another in. 4-1.
     
  48. johnmd20

    johnmd20 voice of soccer Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Vegas hits jackpot. 4-2.
     
  49. Dummy Hoy

    Dummy Hoy Angry Pissbum SoSH Member

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    Been a good game.
     
  50. Dummy Hoy

    Dummy Hoy Angry Pissbum SoSH Member

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    Ouch. Brutal pass by Laine- not a traditional Buddy Pass (up the middle) but a set up just the same. Looked like Enstrom hit his head on the ice too.
     

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