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View Poll Results: Who will win the Stanley Cup?
New York Rangers 14 11.02%
Ottawa Senators 8 6.30%
Chicago Blackhawks 27 21.26%
Minnesota Wild 12 9.45%
St. Louis Blues 8 6.30%
Montreal Canadiens 10 7.87%
Winnipeg Jets 1 0.79%
Tampa Bay Lightning 10 7.87%
WANGZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ 16 12.60%
Other aka Nashville or Anaheim 21 16.54%
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:12 AM   #3301
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shots 43 to 29 bolts. justice will be served. 3-1 til the gimme makes it 4-1 gg
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:08 AM   #3302
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sylar, I wouldn't do that in squirts though.
Of course not. I'd maybe do it at high school level. In squirts you still never pull the goalie. But from the perspective what gives you the best chance to win, of course you'd do it in the last shift, if you had a good rested player on the bench. It obviously works similarly with more shifts left in the game, and whether the bench is deep like that.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:32 PM   #3303
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Re the Kronwall suspension: Wings fan here (ldo), and the suspension was fine. It's not the worst head shot ever (nor even in these playoffs), but it's the sort of hit that has to be removed from the game.

But please, DPS, get your heads out of your asses and try to muster a modicum of consistency. There hasn't been a game 7 suspension since two thousand ****ing two. I'm not gonna cry that that means Kronner shouldn't have gotten one, because it doesn't. But god damn it, stop trying to make it look like you're "send[ing] a message" when the real message is that players can almost always get away with dangerous ****.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:34 PM   #3304
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Re: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2015

Meanwhile, Marek Zidlicki is out too, with a concussion (which no one seems to know when he sustained). So the answer to the question that had Wings fans quaking in fear — whom do you play tonight, Kindl or Marchenko — will be "both".

Darren Helm didn't skate this morning either. No word on whether he's actually out, but mother ****.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:35 PM   #3305
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Wangz "fans" gonna be sad tonight. BOLTS gonna get in em as long as Bishop can be somewhat average
In Pavel we trust.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:37 PM   #3306
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The Wings can still win, they just need to do what they can do. They have already showed that they can outplay the admittedly faster but definitely not smarter bolts. This makes it a lot harder, sure, but another lights out performance by Mrazek against a typical one from Bishop, and balls to the wall for 60 minutes from the skaters, and it can happen.

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Old 04-29-2015, 12:41 PM   #3307
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Prediction for tonight: Kronwall forces his way onto the ice, concusses everyone on the Bolts. Detroit is forced to forfeit the game, lose the series.
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Old 04-29-2015, 01:38 PM   #3308
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LOL at anyone who doesn't think this was a suspendable hit. You can argue that the timing of the suspension is suspect and that the league hasn't been consistent punishing this sort of thing recently, but ultimately HE was the one who delivered a textbook charge with a headshot and he's responsible for the consequences. It's just so obviously a dirty hit.

Yeah, it's especially disappointing to hear ex-players complain about the suspension and whine about how the sport has become "pussified" and whatnot. Hey guy, you can't b itch about your former teammates off-ing themselves on the reg and then turn around and be like "LOL back in my day a hit like that was called playing hockey! haha!"
Before you go LOL'ing at anyone maybe you should start with the 4 on ice officials who "neglected" to make any call on the play whatsoever and explain to them how its "a textbook charge with a headshot" and how "it's just so obviously a dirty hit". No match penalty, no major, no game misconduct, not a double minor, not even a lousy minor penalty. Seems like you have quite a bit more "educating" to do.

To your second point in which you are "especially disappointed" you so obviously conflate the results of "fighters" outcomes with that of "hitters or those who have been hit" to serve your own argument it's not even worth discussing. Disappointing as that must be, I'm sure though when little Timmy Sawyer comes home from school with all D-'s on his report card and not a single F to be found you will be so so proud.... of yourself. You did get one thing right in your post though,"pussified", yeah that's it, pussified.
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Old 04-29-2015, 01:48 PM   #3309
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Before you go LOL'ing at anyone maybe you should start with the 4 on ice officials who "neglected" to make any call on the play whatsoever and explain to them how its "a textbook charge with a headshot" and how "it's just so obviously a dirty hit". No match penalty, no major, no game misconduct, not a double minor, not even a lousy minor penalty. Seems like you have quite a bit more "educating" to do.
Also nobody on Tampa seemed particularly perturbed about the play.

“It’s a part of the game. That’s why we play here.” - Kucherov
"The refs didn't call a penalty, so it must have been OK." - Cooper
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Old 04-29-2015, 01:53 PM   #3310
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So not having Zidlicky tonight and putting in Marchenko might have an impact on the game tonight...

hor.-axis is relative corsi, vert-axis is relative scoring chances



So, we are taking out a guy that has been very good at driving play and creating many more scoring chances than allowing and we are replacing that person with the polar opposite.

Good times ahead.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:04 PM   #3311
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WAAAAAANGZ
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:08 PM   #3312
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The numbers on Zidlicki versus Marchenko look bad, but I think Marchenko can step up. He's young and makes mistakes but for a rookie he's very solid defensively, he just haven't driven the offense very well. And while he won't be running the power play at first (according to Babcock this morning) I expect them to sub him in, and his slapshot is decent, if not quite up to the level of Zidlicki's. Meanwhile, Zidlicki seem to have been trending downward (tired legs?) and he's had a couple of brutally bad turnovers this series; I don't expect that from Marchenko.

Kindl is... oh, bother. But at least he does have some offensive upside, and this team has trouble scoring. It puts even more pressure on the forwards to help bottle up the neutral zone, but we've seen them do it before. (Relatedly, Babs says no changes in the forward lineup, so apparently Helm is OK.)

Obviously it's not an upgrade over a 1A and a veteran righthander who quarterbacks the power play, but if everyone else plays the game of his life and Datsyuk does Datsyuk things, they can do this.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:16 PM   #3313
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Meanwhile, DPS thinks this hit is fine:

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Old 04-29-2015, 02:20 PM   #3314
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We may also need some more of this:

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Old 04-29-2015, 02:31 PM   #3315
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For those of you suffering from itchy playoff beard, I recommend:

http://www.mrnatty.com/shop/famous-beard-elixir

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Old 04-29-2015, 02:45 PM   #3316
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WAAAAAANGZ
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:18 PM   #3317
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Wangz "fans" gonna be sad tonight. BOLTS gonna get in em as long as Bishop can be somewhat average
So it's a flip, eh?
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:27 PM   #3318
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For those of you suffering from itchy playoff beard, I recommend:

http://www.mrnatty.com/shop/famous-beard-elixir
I just ordered some of this.

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Silly Habs fans. If the Wings get through this, they're rolling to the ECF at least.

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So it's a flip, eh?
Seems about right.
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Old 04-29-2015, 05:38 PM   #3319
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Kronwall skated with the team this morning. Why?
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We’ve got a game Friday.
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:17 PM   #3320
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Textbook clean hit obv. No penalty called on the ice. Keep your head up next time a defenseman steps up.

Wangzzzzzzzz gonna win anyway
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:35 PM   #3321
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Datsyuk and Mrazek need to have huge games tonight.

Got a bad feeling Stamkos is finally gonna be unleashed tonight with the Wings injuries on defense.
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:39 PM   #3322
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i'd prefer if habs played the WANGZ considering their record vs them this year, but both of these teams are 100x better than the habs so whatevs
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:40 PM   #3323
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let us bolts
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:50 PM   #3324
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HA HA

TIME FOR CHOKEZ

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Old 04-29-2015, 06:54 PM   #3325
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Пришло время, чтобы закончить эту. К победе!

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