The Official 2014-2015 NHL Thread

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  1. Poeman

    Poeman Well-Known Member

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    If you are a wild card team, which team would you like to avoid this year in round 1?
     
  2. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

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    Good question. I'd like to avoid the Rangers. Although the Capitals have lost both meetings with Montreal this year so far. They play tomorrow, so we will see how they stand against them. I guess I would prefer Tampa Bay to jump Montreal and play them. All will be tough though.
     
  3. matt robinson 17

    matt robinson 17 Well-Known Member

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    Its like pick your poisin, there are no gimmies this year, every series will be contested
     
  4. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

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    Right. On the other end, I think if I was those top teams, I would want to avoid the Capitals in the 1st round. I would rather play the Red Wings, Penguins, Islanders or Bruins, than the Caps.
     
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  5. Johnny English

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    Montreal are massively overrated, average team with a goalie standing on his head. Look at their GF, SF/G and SA/G stats - they're not a great scoring team and they're not a great defensive team.
     
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    matt robinson 17 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, JE but Price is very good...hoping Sens knock Bruins out
     
  7. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

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    Great playoff preview tonight in Montreal! Caps-Habs in a very exciting game. 4-4 headed to OT.
     
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  8. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

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    Brouwer Power wins it in Round 4 of the shootout. Man, great game.
     
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  9. matt robinson 17

    matt robinson 17 Well-Known Member

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    Good win for the Caps, Habs starting to stumble
     
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  10. Yisman

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    Amazing that San Jose will miss the playoffs. They won't even get their typical early exit.

    I think LA gets in, but just barely.
     
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  11. HackettStillSux

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    I always root for Boston to play Montreal. Those two teams always beat the hell out of each other.
     
  12. matt robinson 17

    matt robinson 17 Well-Known Member

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    Montreal/Boston Is like Rangers/Penguins...deep hatred
     
  13. Johnny English

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    You come out with this shit every year, and every year it's still not true. The Caps are a really not scary team - they can play some good hockey and they have some firepower, but they don't roll deep and they're soft. Comical that you think that they're more dangerous than Boston or Pittsburgh.
     
  14. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

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    Have you watched the 3 teams play this year? Comical if you think the Bruins or Pens are more dangerous. And I don't say that every year. Most years I feel the Caps are NOT playoff ready. This year they are though. My only worry is the overuse of Holtby this season.
     
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  15. Johnny English

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    Apparently you don't understand the difference between regular season and playoff hockey.
     
  16. BrowningNagle

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    I think as long as the Penguins have Crosby & Malkin, they will always be dangerous in the playoffs
     
  17. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

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    I do. And Barry Trotz has brought a much more playoff-like hockey approach to DC. I am not saying they will win the Stanley Cup, but they are more playoff-ready than they have been in a long time. More importantly: it seems the players have bought in. Including Alexander Ovechkin. I have no problem if you would prefer to play the Caps over the Bruins or Penguins, but in my opinion, they will be a tough out.
     
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  18. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

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    No question. I was telling my Penguins fan friend that just yesterday. He is ready to give up on the season, I said you never know when those 2 will turn it on. I would never count them out, despite such poor play lately.
     
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    I haven't watched them closely enough myself to know much about their poor play lately, admittedly, but just commenting on yesterday's game, they straight up dominated the Flyers, dictated play and lost 4-1! That was just bad luck. They won't lose too many games playing like that
     
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    matt robinson 17 Well-Known Member

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    Not set in stone that the Penguins will make the playoffs, come on Sens...
     

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