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31 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:15 am

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DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:Not just in the series, but just about everything I've seen has them losing in 5 or 6
Really?  I'd love to know why that is.

32 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:32 am

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DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:Not just in the series, but just about everything I've seen has them losing in 5 or 6
Really?  I'd love to know why that is.

Ottawa statistically had a bad season from a points production angle. Bad powerplay, bad penalty kill, bad possession numbers, don't score a lot of goals. What the stats leave out is that early in the season, Ottawa was getting blown out by the good teams, and their losses were pretty lopsided leading to a negative goal differential.

What the stats don't include is the fact that Ottawa beat just about every good team in the NHL, was missing their #1 goalie for half the season, and have a ton of depth. Their team is built for the playoffs. Ottawa will win this series. Boston will be pesky and will score their goals on the powerplay.

33 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:54 am

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Man, the amount of disrespect is ridiculous. Whatever. This will be similar to the Habs series in 2013. Boston doesn't have enough depth to win this series.

34 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:23 am

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DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:
PTFlea wrote:
DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:Not just in the series, but just about everything I've seen has them losing in 5 or 6
Really?  I'd love to know why that is.

Ottawa statistically had a bad season from a points production angle. Bad powerplay, bad penalty kill, bad possession numbers, don't score a lot of goals. What the stats leave out is that early in the season, Ottawa was getting blown out by the good teams, and their losses were pretty lopsided leading to a negative goal differential.

What the stats don't include is the fact that Ottawa beat just about every good team in the NHL, was missing their #1 goalie for half the season, and have a ton of depth. Their team is built for the playoffs. Ottawa will win this series. Boston will be pesky and will score their goals on the powerplay.
 

They're also discounting the loss of Krug for at least round 1, the injury to their other top D to start the series and that the Bruins struggled all season. The fact that the Sens also picked up guys like Stahlberg and Burrows and that the Sens are fully healthy with a number 1 netminder that has gotten first star of the week honours 3 times in only 40 something games is going to make a huge difference.

I mean, realistically, a guy like Dzingel, who was in the top 6 most of the season, could be a healthy scratch come game 1.

This is done in 6 or less but the Sens will win the series.


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35 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:34 am

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Scott Cullen of TSN thinks the Bruins in 6 and that the Bruins could be a contender this year??? Laughing3

What a douchebag. Losing Krug and Carlo "could" be a problem? Ah it's a huge Cussing problem you Donkey Chapeau


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36 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:57 am

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Cap'n Clutch wrote:Scott Cullen of TSN thinks the Bruins in 6 and that the Bruins could be a contender this year??? Laughing3

What a douchebag.  Losing Krug and Carlo "could" be a problem?  Ah it's a huge Cussing problem you Donkey Chapeau

Scott Cullen is a fairly reasonable fellow. I'm not entirely sure why the Sens are coming across as an underdog here, especially since we have a "healthy" lineup, and Anderson is pretty hot. I can see a case being made for it being a coin-toss 50/50 series, but not anything in the Bruins favour.

37 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:07 pm

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Everyone hates the sens. They can't get over their prejudices.
I don't think it will be easy at all though. Scoring goals won't necessarily be easy. Stone and Hoffman are gonna have to come through and we're gonna need some dorty goals.

38 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:14 pm

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tim1_2 wrote:
Cap'n Clutch wrote:Scott Cullen of TSN thinks the Bruins in 6 and that the Bruins could be a contender this year??? Laughing3

What a douchebag.  Losing Krug and Carlo "could" be a problem?  Ah it's a huge Cussing problem you Donkey Chapeau

Scott Cullen is a fairly reasonable fellow.  I'm not entirely sure why the Sens are coming across as an underdog here, especially since we have a "healthy" lineup, and Anderson is pretty hot.  I can see a case being made for it being a coin-toss 50/50 series, but not anything in the Bruins favour.

At best, for the Bruins, it's a coin toss but, for Cullen to suggest the Bruins could be contenders this year is laughable.


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39 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:58 pm

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During the regular season the games were close but one way or another the Sens won all four.

Now Boston is missing their Karlsson and their lack of defensive depth means 40 year old Chara will have to play more than he should. He'll be fine first couple of games (when line matching will allow Ottawa to dictate who plays against him) but if Carlo isn't back it will start getting real dicey.

Ottawa has the luxury to let Methot recover a little longer because Claesson - especially when his matchups are controlled - actually improves Karlsson's analytics.

As has already been mentioned, Ryan Dzingel may very well be a healthy scratch. MacArthur is a fairly big upgrade on some other forwards we had in the top six.

Another very significant advantage I've only seen mentioned once is behind the bench. Crawford won a Cup as HC and he is just part of the coaching staff.

In pretty sure our PK will improve. Can only hope that the PP well get better. It wasn't doing that bad for a stretch turn something happened. Anyone recall what that was?

Also, another point: a number of our players are Somerset tested. Andy only played half the season. Kaflsson missed a few games at the end and was under utilized at other times. Mac is so fresh someone needs to slap him. Ryan, Smith, Methot all missed significant games.


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40 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:10 pm

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Of the five series that started last night, Pittsburgh was the only one who held home ice advantage. Price let in a stinker (said he wasn't ready for the shot from Tanner Glass) and that was all Lundqvist needed (Rags added an empty netter); Markov got five and a game with 24 seconds to go, for Marchanding a Ranger -- no supplemental discipline. Oilers built up a 2-0 lead, then lost it in OT. Blues also won in OT as Allen stopped 51 shots (or was that faced 51 shots?)


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41 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:12 pm

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Leafs @ Caps at 7, then Flames @ Ducks at 10:30. Preds @ Hawks won't start until tomorrow night, 8PM.


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42 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:12 pm

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Leafs out in front 2-0 before the Caps score on a bit of a broken (stick) play.


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43 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:29 pm

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As someone said on Twitter, the Caps are unpuckering.

44 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:07 pm

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Williams, in the first intermission, telling Scott Oake to "pump the brakes" when he suggested the Caps were nervous. Letterkenny fan.


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45 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:32 pm

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Canadian teams still winless.

Edit: 0 for 5 after Calgary lost. All one goal games except for Montreal's, but that was an empty net second goal. Habs the only ones to get shut out.


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46 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:32 am

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As much as I'd like to face the habs in round 2(if we get there) it would be way to delicious if they were to get bounced in the 1st round or better yet, sweeped!
Will be interesting to follow tonight.

47 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:26 pm

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First win by a Canadian team. Montreal squanders two leads, ties it up with 17 seconds to go in regulation, Radulov wins in OT.


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48 Re: Playoffs 2017: Canadian Edition on Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:53 am

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Edmonton score two short handed goals and even the series with a 2-0 win. Kassian's first period goal was the winner McDavid added his half way through the third.


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