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    Neal and Asham should be suspended for the remainder of the playoffs. The Penguins should be fined extensively. What they put on display today wasn't hockey, but something the WWE would like. But given what Shanny gave Weber, and this is the NHL's golden child I doubt they'll get more than a slap.

    Soon the Pengus will be gooning it up on the golf greens.
    Well they did play Hogan's music That game was great in it's ugliness like a real life Slap Shot

    As for suspensions well its a little moot to suspend them for the rest of the playoffs since for the Pens it'll be for only one more game. Anyway the Pens are done, Fleury is playing the worst hockey I've seen him ever play, the defense is absent, and the stars on offense eventually give into their frustrations and that suits Philly just fine.

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    Pittsburgh collapsing and the Washington Capitals not only keeping it close with Boston (the champions, mind you) after a rough season, but allowing only two goals in two games with a goaltender that got called up because the two we usually use got hurt? This postseason is something else already.
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    I agree that the Penguins are playing horrible hockey. However lets not forget that Pittsburgh did rally from down 0-3 to win a playoff series in last years NHL Playoffs.
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    I agree that the Penguins are playing horrible hockey. However lets not forget that Pittsburgh did rally from down 0-3 to win a playoff series in last years NHL Playoffs.
    Excuse me but I don't remember that happening. I remember them losing to Tampa in 7 in the first round after blowing a 3-1 lead I think if I remember right.

    Now Philly came back to win a series 2 years ago against Boston but I doubt that's gonna happen here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderwall View Post
    Excuse me but I don't remember that happening. I remember them losing to Tampa in 7 in the first round after blowing a 3-1 lead I think if I remember right.

    Now Philly came back to win a series 2 years ago against Boston but I doubt that's gonna happen here.
    Maybe I am getting them confused. However I do know that Pittsburgh has rallied in the past from down 3-0. In fact it has happened a lot more in hockey than it has in any other sport. When they were saying it had never until the Red Sox had done it, they were referring only to baseball. It had happened 5 times previously in the NHL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigddan11 View Post
    Maybe I am getting them confused. However I do know that Pittsburgh has rallied in the past from down 3-0. In fact it has happened a lot more in hockey than it has in any other sport. When they were saying it had never until the Red Sox had done it, they were referring only to baseball. It had happened 5 times previously in the NHL.
    Again you're mistaken. It's only happened 3 times in the NHL and the Pens have never rallied from 3-0. In fact they were on the other side of that when they lost a series to the Islanders in 1975 after leading the series 3-0. Here's the list:

    1942 Stanley Cup Finals - Toronto rallies back from 3-0 to beat the Red Wings for the Cup

    1975 Semi Finals- Islanders almost make history twice when the rally from 3-0 to beat the Pens and force game 7 against the Flyers in the next round after falling 3-0

    2010 Semi-Finals - Philly beats Boston

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderwall View Post
    Again you're mistaken. It's only happened 3 times in the NHL and the Pens have never rallied from 3-0. In fact they were on the other side of that when they lost a series to the Islanders in 1975 after leading the series 3-0. Here's the list:

    1942 Stanley Cup Finals - Toronto rallies back from 3-0 to beat the Red Wings for the Cup

    1975 Semi Finals- Islanders almost make history twice when the rally from 3-0 to beat the Pens and force game 7 against the Flyers in the next round after falling 3-0

    2010 Semi-Finals - Philly beats Boston
    Apparently I am. I guess I'm getting series confused. I know there were a couple of series last year where a team went up 3-0 and then saw their opponent rally to even the series at 3-3. It also doesn't change that when baseball was saying it had never been done, it in fact had been done twice in the NHL as you just illustrated.
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    Wow. Shanny is going to busy the next few days.

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    well, i'm glad to see a nice diversity of penguins haters here. if anyone has any penguins or crosby/malkin hate rants, please vent. i would definately enjoy reading everyone's feelings on this team of classless whiney wussy thugs (and i thought the flyers were supposed to be classes and thugs, HA!).

    anyway, bryzgalov seriously has to get it together. it's good and all that we're winning high scoring games. but i'm getting tired of the other team scoring first in the opening 3 minutes and seeing a soft goal get scored on him. being mr softee isnt going to cut it if we have to play the rangers in a future series. a rangers/flyers series is also going to be a low scoring affair, low scoring on the flyers end i'm afraid. come on ottawa, take care of the rangers for us.

    there is going to be a blood bath this wednesday in philly. i honestly dont think the penguins are going to rally back. if the penguins shown anykind of self control and weren't being total jackass penguins this entire series, they would at least be some what focused and have an ok chance of possibly coming back. i dont remember the flyers pulling anykind of this nonsense when they were down 3 games to boston 2 years ago.
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    So out of the 3 series that have completed 3 games so far, who is the most likely to rally and win their series and why? I'd like honest opinions here, not just biased hate.

    The 3 series 3 games in:

    Pittsburgh/ Philadelphia (3-0 Flyers)
    Vancouver/ LA Kings (3-0 LA)
    Nashville/ Detroit (2-1 Nashville)

    In all honesty, I think Detroit would be the most likely of these teams to rally. they have more experience, though the older age is also a deterrent at times. The have better play out of their goalie than either Pittsburgh or Vancouver has illustrated in these playoffs. They also have a question that I would never say can't rally.

    I would pick Vancouver second solely because their games have been within 1 or 2 goals and they won the President's Cup. However Vancouver has had a history of choking in the playoffs. Last year seemed to be the exception to that, but it seems to be fully back this year.

    What more can I say than where's the defense in the Pittsburgh/ Philadelphia series? The two teams are fairly even. Right now there's virtually no defense being played, so whomever gives up the fewest goals wins. Philly seems to have the speed advantage, but we all know the hatred these two teams have for each other, and it could easily turn around solely because of how embarrassing Pittsburgh would feel to get swept by their most hated rival.
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    Only Detroit has a chance to rally as 2-1 isn't insurmountable and they still have one more game at the Joe to tie it up. Plus you don't count out the Red Wings unless they play the Sharks.

    Vancouver has outplayed LA in the last 2 games but costly errors by the defense( ie Alex Edler mostly who's been on the ice and caused the game winners in all 3 games ), being outgoaltended by Quick, bad bounces, having an impotent PP( which hasn't looked right for longer than D Sedin has been out ) and no one stepping up has them in this hole. They might win a game maybe even 2 but they're done.

    I don't think I need to say anymore on Pitts/Philly. Philly is gonna sweep them most likely. While both have had abysmal goaltending and defense Philly is adhering to the rule of bend but don't break. Pits broke along time ago and they can't even find the pieces to put themselves together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takao View Post

    Soon the Pengus will be gooning it up on the golf greens.
    Not only the Penguins but also the Canucks will join them to the golf club. One more victory and the Kings will put the Canucks to the golf as well.

    Could be possible then the LA Kings might be the Cinderella Team?

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    if vancouver gets swept (or even win a game or two and still loose the series) they are officially the most overrated team in the nhl. and no surprise here, carter and richards have been completely irrelevant in the playoffs just like they were irrelevant in the playoffs for philly. oh wait, carter has a few open net goals and some goals when the game was already lost for them or the defecit was too high to over come. dont count on the two love birds in the playoffs kings fans.

    i have a crazy dream that it will be a flyers kings stanley cup this year. flyers win the series at home. carter and richards fade into obscurity afterwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rggkjg1 View Post
    if vancouver gets swept (or even win a game or two and still loose the series) they are officially the most overrated team in the nhl. and no surprise here, carter and richards have been completely irrelevant in the playoffs just like they were irrelevant in the playoffs for philly. oh wait, carter has a few open net goals and some goals when the game was already lost for them or the defecit was too high to over come. dont count on the two love birds in the playoffs kings fans.

    i have a crazy dream that it will be a flyers kings stanley cup this year. flyers win the series at home. carter and richards fade into obscurity afterwards.
    Not sure if you're watching the series but Richards has been one of the top players for the Kings this series. He's been outplayed Kesler in game 1 and is usually in the mix in all 3 games. And I remember him being pretty important for the FLyers Cup run 2 years ago. Guy was made for playoff hockey really. Carter hasn't made too much noise but just having him around probably makes the Nucks think twice especially since they can't seem to buy a goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderwall View Post
    Not sure if you're watching the series but Richards has been one of the top players for the Kings this series. He's been outplayed Kesler in game 1 and is usually in the mix in all 3 games. And I remember him being pretty important for the FLyers Cup run 2 years ago. Guy was made for playoff hockey really. Carter hasn't made too much noise but just having him around probably makes the Nucks think twice especially since they can't seem to buy a goal.
    they're irrelevant when it comes to the score sheets, when it matter's most. richie has been more relevant in the playoffs than carter (scoring and his play), but the margin of difference is really not that great. no team should be worried about carter. he isnt going to score on them. whatever point carter does end up scoring a goal, the game is already decided. there will never be a playoff game tieing or game winning goal from jeff carter. carter is only good for open nets in playoff games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rggkjg1 View Post
    they're irrelevant when it comes to the score sheets, when it matter's most.
    While they could do more it's not always about the numbers on the score sheet. Sometimes it's getting the big hit, or blocking a shot, or many other intangibles that aren't recorded. At least in Richards case he's doing his job.

    Can't help but think that Mike Gillis is kicking himself now for trading Cody Hodgeson for that big useless pylon in Zach Kassian. Especially for all his talk about sticking to the plan and saying how his team was a game away from the Cup yet he clearly didn't believe that as the trade proved. One of the reasons he's one of the most annoying GMs in the league. Right now Cody could have given Van another option on the PP with Sedin out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderwall View Post
    While they could do more it's not always about the numbers on the score sheet. Sometimes it's getting the big hit, or blocking a shot, or many other intangibles that aren't recorded. At least in Richards case he's doing his job.
    i definately agree. i'm making a big deal about the score sheet because in philly they were hailed as/supposed to be these big time hockey players who will always produce points. they have average to above average seasons, but you cant count on them in the playoffs. when they're not having an irrelevant playoff game/series, you can bet they're having an inconsistent playoff game/series.

    richie will keep doing his thing as you've mentioned, but carter will continue to be a bum. if carter does something, i will no doubt make a sarcastic remark. or if he does something relevant, i'll have a sarcastic "why couldnt he have done that here and not been a bum?" remark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephane dumas View Post
    Not only the Penguins but also the Canucks will join them to the golf club. One more victory and the Kings will put the Canucks to the golf as well.

    Could be possible then the LA Kings might be the Cinderella Team?
    That may well be. The Kings have dominated the Canucks in every aspect. Considering that the Canucks won the President's Trophy, that is huge. I would be really shocked to see Vancouver rally and win this series. Well done, LA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rggkjg1 View Post
    i definately agree. i'm making a big deal about the score sheet because in philly they were hailed as/supposed to be these big time hockey players who will always produce points. they have average to above average seasons, but you cant count on them in the playoffs. when they're not having an irrelevant playoff game/series, you can bet they're having an inconsistent playoff game/series.

    richie will keep doing his thing as you've mentioned, but carter will continue to be a bum. if carter does something, i will no doubt make a sarcastic remark. or if he does something relevant, i'll have a sarcastic "why couldnt he have done that here and not been a bum?" remark.
    Ah I see where you're coming from then and that makes sense.

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    That may well be. The Kings have dominated the Canucks in every aspect. Considering that the Canucks won the President's Trophy, that is huge. I would be really shocked to see Vancouver rally and win this series. Well done, LA.
    Funny thing is I don't think they have outplayed Vancouver. I mean I think they got the edge in game 1 but in 2 and 3 Nucks were better 5 on 5 and last night they dominated the first 2 periods and their PK neutralized LA and they didn't give any shortys.

    Problem is they can't break past the D to get real quality chances consistently and when they do Quick is lights out. And they have made crucial errors like puck give aways that lead to shorthanded goals( twice ), bad passes, an anemic powerplay at 0 for 14 I think so far, and just not enough offense in general so that only makes the errors they make even worse and they make them at the worst time. Also they have no answer for Brown who has won all 3 games so far because no one has stepped up.

    In other news Daniel Sedin is coming to perhaps play game 4. I don't know why as the series seems out of reach and the reward doesn't seem worth it for him to come back not 100%. Even if he were to play there's a good chance he'll be a detriment that just hurts the team.

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    My heart is still pumping a mile a minute from that Rangers-Senators game. Ottawa lost, but man was it tight.

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