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2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:09 am
by ghost
Golden Knights all the way. They’re my team since the Blackhawks are out. I was at the first game of the season in Dallas. They beat the Stars and haven’t looked back.

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:11 pm
by El Bastarde
My quick picks (that I swear I did before the games started yesterday):

Lightning over Devils in 7
Leafs over Bruins in 6
Capitals over Jackets in 7
Penguins over Flyers in 4

Predators over Avalanche in 6
Jets over Wild in 7
Kings over Knights in 6
Sharks over Ducks in 6

Wild/Jets was great last night...good action but with an awkward finish with what felt like 10 icing calls in the last 2 minutes as the Jets kept missing the open net. It's also very weird seeing them declare that it was the "first playoff win in Jets history." I get that Phoenix "took the history" of the Jets with them when they moved but I kinda feel that the current Jets should be able to keep that history, kind of like how the current Browns do. It makes even less sense that this current Jets team isn't inheriting the Thrashers history as well since it's not like they were an expansion team. Very strange.

I also caught the insane intro to the Vegas/LA game and it was almost too much. First the "evil knights" show up to represent the Kings. Then the Hardcore Golden Knight shows up and does the neat little "fire circle" on the ice effect with his sword. They battle and the poor evil knight fought with a flag against a dude with a sword!...of COURSE he was gonna lose. :mrgreen: Then some dude dressed as a druid with a lantern shows up for some reason and rallies the crowd. Then those crazy drum guys with the glowing glasses show up. Then the large helmet lowers down. Then NBCSN got tired of the whole thing since it wouldn't end and just showed the players getting ready to skate out instead. Then I got worried that Roenick was going to dislocate his shoulder while spinning the wheel on that siren. Good times.

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:36 pm
by marley
^ yeah, we NEVER over do it in Vegas!!! lol!!!

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:37 am
by Scottnut
It's a really good cup, I like it a lot, it's really something I really want to know.

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:42 pm
by El Bastarde
^Do these guys think they're fooling anyone with this stuff? Good Lord.

Either way, game 7 tonight! Can't wait. it's a really good game 7 and I like it a lot.

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:51 pm
by Harpua
Scottnut wrote:It's a really good cup, I like it a lot, it's really something I really want to know.


I actually laughed out loud when I read this one.

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Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:14 pm
by marley
El Bastarde wrote:Either way, game 7 tonight! Can't wait. it's a really good game 7 and I like it a lot.


GAME ON!!!!

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:07 pm
by GratefulPhish
Looks like Trump decided to get an OKP login.

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:43 am
by ghost
I like game 7 a lot too. Go Leafs. Auston Matthews with the hat trick.

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:44 pm
by El Bastarde
Well, in the last two Game 7s, the Leafs have managed to give up 3 and 4 goals in the 3rd period. Wasn't quite the collapse of 2013 but, sheesh, the way the Bruins were all over them in the 3rd took a little sting out of the game. Alas.

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:24 pm
by ghost
Into round two. A nice start for Vegas. I like Winnipeg over Nashville. I hope Pittsburgh loses. I'm meh on Ovechkin, but I think he could use a win over Crosby. Boston and Tampa Bay I don't really have an opinion on. I'll say Tampa Bay because Marchand is lame.

EDIT: ^^^^^ I had to look up that reference. My Simpsons days were long ago.

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 5:29 pm
by ghost
Phew. I barely made it through two days without games. The playoffs always get me hooked. Exciting game 7 tonight. I'm still going with Winnipeg. Mike Fisher came out of retirement for nothing. Washington-Tampa Bay in the East looks good. I say Washington. It's a shame they'll lose the cup to Las Vegas.

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:40 pm
by El Bastarde
It's going well so far since I'm pulling for a Jets/Caps finals. No matter who wins, I'm all for it. On one hand it's Ovi and the Caps (and Trotz) finally coming through and on the other it's Canadian team finally getting a Cup with a city that just got its team back. Caps just look unstoppable right now but Vegas should put up more of a fight.

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:53 pm
by SirChompsAlot
I haven't gotten a chance to watch much at all, but rooting for a Caps-Knights Cup final. The Caps put a whooping on the Bolts last night.

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 6:15 pm
by El Bastarde
Kind of figured that Vegas would bounce back after Game 1. They looked really out-of-sorts against Winnipeg in Game 1. Looks like we got a war now.

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:00 pm
by marley
How about those Knights?

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Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 1:58 pm
by El Bastarde
Dang, what a game last night. Washington couldn't have dominated the second period any more than they did and just couldn't get that 3rd goal...Vasilevskiy was fantastic to keep them in with dudes tee-ing off on him left and right.

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 1:19 am
by ghost
Golden Knights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 2:37 pm
by El Bastarde
Amazing. They've just toyed with almost every team they've played in these playoffs. We'll see if it keeps going. Meanwhile, the Caps are going Caps again...

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 3:37 pm
by marley
Game 7 tonight!!!!

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 2:43 pm
by El Bastarde
Dang, the last two games, the Caps went back to looking like the dominating team that manhandled the Pens. It disappeared for those three games in a row vs Tampa and now it's back. Have no idea why that was but they owned Tampa the last two games.

At the same time, Vegas looks just as dominating. Can't wait to see how this goes. I'm pulling for Trotz...get that guy a ring!

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 2:54 pm
by Harpua
The torture is over! Your team is finally going to the Stanley Cup Finals - Congrats, Las Vegas.

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 3:42 pm
by marley
The Stanley Cup Final will feature a morally bankrupt city built on corruption, greed, & deceit versus Las Vegas.

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Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 7:16 pm
by willbreathes
Somebody has a $16 bet from the season beginning that Vegas will win Lord Stanley's Cup... it will pay off $30,000.

Would be nice.

Re: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 4:12 pm
by El Bastarde
The torture is over! Your team is finally going to the Stanley Cup Finals - Congrats, Las Vegas.

It's humorous seeing fans of cities like Buffalo and Philly complaining about the Vegas run while their teams have struggled for decades.

Great Game 1 by the way...just a crazy scorefest until the teams settled down in the 2nd period.