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4 minutes ago, GallowKnight said:

I guess this means that Matt Duchene is officially un-cursed.

Same with the narrative that Bob will always choke in the playoffs. 

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22 minutes ago, Nictarion said:

Same with the narrative that Bob will always choke in the playoffs. 

Yeah, The Blue Jackets did get a quite spectacular first playoff-series win.

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9 hours ago, KingintheNorth4 said:

Barry Trotz is the Penguin killer. 

I always had some vague idea how important a "good" coach would be, but wow has it ever proved rather monumental.

It's hard to really say how much was the Penguins not playing well, or the Islanders playing well though.  Likely at least some of both.

Honestly, I don't think any of the teams left in are all that bad of matchups, except Boston.  They played like garbage vs. Boston, so I am very glad the Islanders are on the opposite side of the draw from them.

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Imo the Leafs first goal ought to have been disallowed, but otoh I thought the Bruins goal was offside. I expected both to be overturned, neither was. 

Also, that was an extremely tense game. I don’t mean intense, though obviously it was that, but both teams played so tight and safe it was kind of weird to watch, you felt yourself getting tense rather than excited. 

Edited by James Arryn

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Personally think Preds should move on from Lavy. Love him but the team is way too good to have the worst powerplay in the league and go 0/16 on the PP in the playoffs. Our PP literally cost us a chance at a cup. The west is not that strong this year. 

Kept thinking we would wake up once the playoffs hit but the team looked like they couldn’t be bothered and that’s down to coaching/leadership (Josi is a shite captain) 

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9 hours ago, Mark Antony said:

Personally think Preds should move on from Lavy. Love him but the team is way too good to have the worst powerplay in the league and go 0/16 on the PP in the playoffs. Our PP literally cost us a chance at a cup. The west is not that strong this year. 

Kept thinking we would wake up once the playoffs hit but the team looked like they couldn’t be bothered and that’s down to coaching/leadership (Josi is a shite captain) 

I’d kill to take both Laviolette and Josi off your hands. :P

Maybe he just needs new assistants? I assume he doesn’t run the PP himself. He’s definitely a great coach though, having taken 3 different teams to the finals. But yeah, can’t win shit with a PP like that. 

Is it fair to say Rinne might have been part of the problem? Three games out of 6 with a SV% < .900...although he seemed to pay really well the other games. 

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Also, you want to talk about too talented to get knocked out in the first round...wtf Toronto? I know they’re young, but damn. 

Now I have to decide who I hate less out of John Tortorella and Brad Marchand...

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So it’s CAR/NYI, BOS/CBJ, SJ/COL, and DAL/STL. 

I cant remember another year I got so many series wrong lol 

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This has nothing to do with hockey, but I was streaming a playoff hockey talk Periscope last night and some jack wagon spoiled Endgame in the comments. People suck be careful out there:angry2:

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Team USA lost a heartbreaker in the shootout today against Russia in the U18 tournament. Sucks, but I’m mostly just interested in watching Jack Hughes. Him and Cole Caufield have been amazing for USA. 

This young kid the Russians have in goal is something else. Craig Button said during the game that he’s the best goalie he’s seen since Carey Price. He definitely stole the game. 

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