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    Re: 2018 Playoffs

    Post by Lagoon on Mon May 14, 2018 10:20 am

    I dont care if it slows the game down, coaches should be able to challenge everything the refs get wrong. At least the game would be accurate. Also, refs need to be held more accountable.

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    Post by wprager on Mon May 14, 2018 12:28 pm

    NHL refs are nowhere near as bad as CFL. But I feel in both situations reviews have made them now reluctant to make the close calls. When the last time you saw pass interference called on a close play that wasn't the result on a coach's challenge?

    It clearly looks like the refs don't want to make a call because they figure the coaches will just challenge of there should have been a call and the replay review will do the rest.

    I'd like to see referee-initiated reviews where they admit that they aren't sure and want to take a second look. Either that or give coaches way more than 1 review per game (in the CFL they don't keep the review even if they get it right).

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    Re: 2018 Playoffs

    Post by Lagoon on Mon May 14, 2018 3:22 pm

    I dont watch the CFL, but I wouldnt expect them to have good officating.
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    Re: 2018 Playoffs

    Post by Lagoon on Mon May 14, 2018 10:47 pm

    Thats the Vegas that can win a Cup this year.
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    Re: 2018 Playoffs

    Post by tim1_2 on Tue May 15, 2018 1:18 pm

    There's no good solution to the refereeing problem. These sports are incredibly difficult to officiate. And then if you open things up to more video review, it slows the game down and there's no guarantees that the "right" call will be made because things can still be subjective or still unclear via replay.
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    Re: 2018 Playoffs

    Post by Lagoon on Tue May 15, 2018 7:31 pm

    I agree there is no easy answer.

    Just get Washington to the Cup finals please. Doesnt matter who they face, Vegas would be ideal, but Winnipeg would be a nasty, fast, punishing final.
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    Re: 2018 Playoffs

    Post by wprager on Tue May 15, 2018 9:30 pm

    Looks like the Caps have been reading the papers about how great they were. A bit of a rude awakening tonight. I think that will serve them well as a reminder to never take their opponent for granted.


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    Re: 2018 Playoffs

    Post by Lagoon on Tue May 15, 2018 10:01 pm

    Game is not over. No lesson needed. Worst case scenario they are still up 2-1 and did it without Backstrom. Gravy.
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    Post by wprager on Tue May 15, 2018 10:24 pm

    yeah, it's over. And lesson is clearly needed as they were not playing with the same intensity as the first 2 games). Maybe the home cooking. Yes, they are still up 2-1, and only a 2 or 3 teams have come back from losing the first two at home.


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    Re: 2018 Playoffs

    Post by Lagoon on Tue May 15, 2018 11:21 pm

    Goalies steal games sometimes. PP work sometimes. Washington deserved better tonight. At this point, I think OV looks like he will take the reigns and ensure a victory in the series. Hes playing possessed. Backstrom would help though. Kuznetsov and OV combined had 2 less shots then the entire Tampa team tonight.
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    Re: 2018 Playoffs

    Post by PTFlea on Fri May 18, 2018 3:37 pm

    I think Washington blew their chance big time. Don't let a great team like TB off the mat, now...matters are tough.
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    Re: 2018 Playoffs

    Post by Lagoon on Fri May 18, 2018 6:18 pm

    Backstrom just got back. Give it time. 3 games left.
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    Re: 2018 Playoffs

    Post by wprager on Fri May 18, 2018 9:28 pm

    Washington outplayed them both games. Shots were 27-9 at one point. That's 3x!


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    Re: 2018 Playoffs

    Post by Lagoon on Sat May 19, 2018 5:37 am

    I still think Washington is the better team and will win but TB is getting the timely goals and big saves right now. Sometimes, thats enough to steal a series.
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    Re: 2018 Playoffs

    Post by Flo The Action on Sat May 19, 2018 8:06 am

    So Vegas making the finals, is that the 6th or 7th sign of the apocalypse? I cant remember
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    Re: 2018 Playoffs

    Post by Lagoon on Sat May 19, 2018 8:26 am

    Im loving it. Fleury is on a high and the team is firing. Most exciting team to watch and the players just love their system that supports creativity.
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    Re: 2018 Playoffs

    Post by PTFlea on Sat May 19, 2018 8:59 am

    Man...when Fleury is on he's amazing. Unreal.
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    Re: 2018 Playoffs

    Post by Lagoon on Sat May 19, 2018 9:53 am

    Its amusing to watch him be so aggressive and committiting that he has to do some sort of Houdini magic to get back and make the next save. I dont know how he does it. Now that not a style that can last into his late 30s like Andersons.

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