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BS: Lord Stanley's Cup

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Subject: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup 2008
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 02:30 PM

Sid the Kid is back.

Considering the way the Penguins have played without him, they have got to be favorites to go through the East.

I am still a Senators fan and I now root for home state Hurricanes. But I am seeing an all water fowl final between the Ducks and Pens as very likely.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 02:43 PM

Ah go on witcha.......just enjoy all the foreplay........cuz in the end it will be the Red Wings hoisting the Cup

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 02:47 PM

Righ on Mick.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 03:10 PM

They have a better chance than the Senators.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 03:15 PM

I didn't take the damned thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Mooh
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 05:55 PM

Rapaire, neither did the Leafs...lately.

Go Leafs Go!

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 06:07 PM

Well, I hope that he doesn't get hit in the tender place a cup usually covers. Might not have any progeny after that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 07:06 PM

I'm hoping that Toronto or Washington make it and they play off against Montreal. Montreal would not want to meet Washington and Toronto always gives them a real tough time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 08:38 PM

Haven't the Senators had Montreal's number as well?

It could be Montreal's year though, It wouldn't be the first time they rode a hot rookie goalie to the cup.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Mooh
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 09:02 PM

Yeah, remember Dryden? He was amazing. Met him once, bought his book and he signed it, he was real personable.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 09:07 PM

Wasn't Roy a rookie too?

And now Cary Price?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 09:09 PM

By the was Dryden was AWESOME!!!

That was a wonderful, exciting, and historic Stanley Cup run.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 09:29 PM

Have to agree with you folks. Dryden was a giant in the net. Great if you were a Canadian fan.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 05:13 AM

A buddy of mine actually admitted Dryden was the best he had ever seen. That was on the way to school one morning. When we got there and started talking to the other kids, he said Cheevers was far better. I stuffed him upside down in a snowbank. Hey, what are friends for eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,number 6
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 09:17 AM

The best goalie of all time .... Johnny Bower cannot be denied that title.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 09:40 AM

Wow biLL!!
Terry Sawchuk in my bookk and because he played for the Red wings because he also played for several others.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: bobad
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 09:53 AM

I agree Sawchuk was one of the best in an era when playing in goal was like being the target of a spastic knife thrower and he had the face to prove it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 28 Mar 08 - 10:16 AM

As a Caps fan for many years now I have to say...they won't make the big show. I love em, but they tear my heart out this time of year. (I hope they prove me wrong, though)

That said, Go Habs Go!!! :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: topical tom
Date: 29 Mar 08 - 05:25 PM

Although a Canadians fan I would have to agree that Terry Sawchuk was the best goalie. I liked Glenn Hall too.Depending on the goaling, I think that Montreal can go a long way.So

       Go Canadians!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 29 Mar 08 - 05:43 PM

I can't really go "Go Habs Go" too seriously here. My neihgbour, kitty corner across the street, has a lad in the NHL. So, we all kinda cheer his team on.... but, come down to the wire....


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 29 Mar 08 - 05:55 PM

What team is kitty's lad with?

My Dad, Being a Protestant Newfie, cheers for Montreal only when Ryder is on the ice. (Protestant Newfies of his age in our neck of the woods generally grew up Leafs fan while the Catholics cheered for the Habs, I am not completely sure why.)

He is also a Wings fan when Daniel Cleary is playing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: bobad
Date: 29 Mar 08 - 07:12 PM

I would imagine that would be because Toronto was seen as primarily an English Protestant city and Montreal a French Catholic city back when, but things sure have changed since, fully 50% of Torontonians are foreign born today.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 29 Mar 08 - 08:01 PM

Raj Must be Protestent


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 29 Mar 08 - 11:12 PM

Alex Faulkner was the first Newfoundlander to play in the N.H.L.
Drafted by Toronto but the Wings picked him up and he played there for two years. Early sixties.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 29 Mar 08 - 11:51 PM

He played for the Conception Bay CB's after he came home. My father used to go down the shore to Harbour Grace to watch the games.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 01:27 AM

Gentlemen, gentlemen, gentlemen,...and ladies, too, when it comes to the sport of hockey, and I believe Mick and Beer will stand with me on this: you only have to remember two words - Red Wings! Cheers!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 02:18 AM

Well if it was just them. They wouldn't have anyone to beat would they? And this would be a very short thread.

As far as predicting their performance, the question is do they have enough Geritol to go four rounds in the playoffs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 06:48 AM

LOL Jack


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 07:43 AM

It has been the tradition at Mudcat to encourage one another in one's encouragement of their teams, unlike the "trash talk" so common at umptyzillion other hockey discussion boards. Pseudolus began that tradition last year:
Subject: RE: BS: Hockey's back...Are ya happy about it?
From: Pseudolus - PM
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 01:16 PM

OK Jack I have an idea...a small wager...no money, just pride. I like my Flyers and you like your Senators. The bet is this, whoever's team goes furthur wins the bet. The loser has to re-open this thread sometime next Spring and enter a post singing the praises of the winner's team. Aine seems pretty proud of her Stars, she may want in also. Just for fun, and bragging rights! whatdaya think?

Go Flyers,
Frank


And it has continued this year, with discussions already underway.

This is a fine thread for discussing the history of the Cup, as most of the posts seem to cover, but I'd like to refer continuing conversation on this year's playoffs back to the Ice Hockey 2007-08 thread. It and Pseudolus' first hockey thread (CLICK) have quite a few useful links in them.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 08:13 AM

Looks like I'll be cheering for the Sabres tonight...I'd LOVE to see what Ovechkin can do in the playoffs, man.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 09:21 AM

I agree with you Susan and was a little surprised when this thread was launched but participate and should have mentioned the other thread where all this should have been listed. The main thing is to keep it friendly and pokes (in jest) about one team or another can be fun. Like Jack just did about the Wings and their Geritol. Jack, as far as this liquid boost, keep feeding it to them as it it has been working very well for them. Maybe not the Cup Stanley in the past few years but they have been giving their fans some very good hockey.
Beer (adrien)
Go Wings Go"


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: 3refs
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 10:41 AM

I've been so P@##ed with the Leafs for the last decade or so, I wear a Canadiens jacket just to get under the skin of people who don't know I'm really a die hard, closet-ted Leaf fan. I'll have a bonfire with it when, or if, the Leafs win Lord Stanley's mug.

Last nights game, a 4-2 Toronto win against the Habs was worth the watch, as always!

As for the goalie debate, Dryden won the Conn Smythe before he won Rookie of the year. Sawchuck had eyes that made the puck look like a beach ball. Johnny Bower never got a real chance until he was almost a senior citizen. Glen Hall played in 502 consecutive games. I'd take any one of them today. I think someone worth mentioning, and could play in any era is Martin Brodeur. But, if I had to pick one, I couldn't! I'd flip a coin and take either Bower or Jacques Plante. With today's equipment, I doubt you could put a pea past either one of them!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 12:30 PM

I don't have any bets with anyone this year.

I just wanted to talk hockey for a bit with the playoffs looming.

I have to say. I'm not happy with the Senators. First place at the half way point, they could miss the playoffs.

I still think a Ducks/Pens final is likely they both have the goaltending and they both are peaking at just the right time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 01:00 PM

As a person living near the city where the Ducks' AHL team is located, I'm sorry they're doing so well...that means my Portland Pirates are going to struggle in the Calder Cup playoffs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 30 Mar 08 - 02:51 PM

Are they calling up your best guys?

Don't tell me they have more of that great young talent waiting in the wings (get it? Ducks.. wings?)

Anyway if they have more where Getzlaf and those guys came from, its depressing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 07:43 AM

3refs said:
"But, if I had to pick one, I couldn't! I'd flip a coin and take either Bower or Jacques Plante."
These guys were truly great! As long as Plante stayed in his crease he could stop anything. Problem was that he liked to wander around, but Les Habs had a second netminder on the ice called Doug Harvey.
Bowers had lightning fast reflexes and would get his glove, stick, pad, or head if necessary (no mask) in front of a Bobby Hull or Boom Boom slapshot. He was an old man by hockey standards and was still quicker than a teenager. A great shame that his younger playing days were lost in the minors.
Sawchuck I would rate as the greatest that I have seen only because he played much longer than Bower. He could do it all!
Glen Hall came alive in the playoffs and deserves to be rated highly as well. All that being said all of these men had great teams with a strong defense in front of them and would face about 30 shots or less in a game. Now Gumper Worsley had a much weaker team through those years and would face twice as many shots. He let more in but his save percentage was, I believe, often the highest in the league so he deserves mention.
There have been great goaltenders before and since but the last decade of the 6 team loop concentrated not only great goalies but great scorers as well. I consider that to have been hockey's greatest era!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 07:45 AM

Bowers??? "Bower"   :-}


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 07:55 AM

Jack,
Getzlaff, Perry, Sutherby and Huskins (the ones I remember) started out here in Portland and the Ducks pulled them. We've got some talent here and they're young and fast. I love having hockey so close to home and the AHL is a great league but it's hard when you're a fan of the local team (and NOT the NHL version) and lose all your best guys this time of year. Though that IS what the AHL is for so I guess I should just suck it up and get used to it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 11:03 AM

It must be great seeing guys like that when they are young and having it cost a small fraction of the NHL game.

The six team league was good. They had a lot of Canadian talent to pick from. Now, in many ways the best hockey is in the Olympics.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 11:22 AM

I can get great seats in Portland for $12 (parking in the garage next door just went up...to $5). Up until last season Portland was the farm team for the Capitals and we've seen a lot of really talented guys come through here in the past 15 years. It's fun to watch a game now and say "yup..Olie Kolzig (for example)..saw him play in Portland back in the day"

I have to admit I don't watch Olympic hockey..but the minor leagues are worth watching, for sure. We've got the AHL Portland Pirates and also the QMJL Lewiston Mainiacs here. Not to mention the UMaine Black Bears. All well worth the price of a ticket.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 11:39 AM

Vancouver will probably be the last year for the NHL in the Olympics, It will be in your time zone, you should watch some games.

A Canadian teal with Crosby, Getzlaf, Perry, Spezza, Heatley and all the Staal brothers.

The Russians with Malkin, Ovechkin, Datsyuk, Kovalchuk and Nabokov

The Swedes with Alfredson, Lidstrom, Sundin Zetterberg the Sedins and Lundqvist

Very very strong teams playing for pride instead of money!
its been a great tournament for the past fer tears. Check it out in two years.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 11:40 AM

I just realized you are in Portland ME.
Please disregard the time zone thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 03:38 PM

3refs - man, that is something I could NEVER do - wear the jacket of
the opposition in deference to my teams bad play. If it's hockey I'm wearing a Red Wings item or with any sport it's Notre Dame. Both of which I love to wear down here in Texas because so many sports folks down here dispise the Red Wings and the Fighting Irish.
It's great fun. Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 04:40 PM

Our "local" ECHL team (an hour away) has sent a couple of guys to the AHL this year, and one has already gotten some NHL ice time. It IS great seeing them start out. On the other hand, "our" ECHL team feeds not into "our" Pens (who are only "ours" because our cable happens to carry them), but regularly trounces the team that does feed into the Pens' system. I have come to the conclusion that the sole reason for that lowly ECHL team's existence in the Pens' organization is to make a place to threaten to send non-producing AHL players down to. :~) Because they lose to everyone! :~)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 08:03 PM

GUEST,Texas Guest, I can't wait to meet you. When that finally works out, we must coordinate. You have exactly the same tastes in sports that I do. Notre Dame is my passion, and my Red Wings .... what can one say. True hockey fans haven't lived until they have been to Hockeytown. When we meet, the first pint is on me.

A month ago I went down to a Bass Pro Shops store in Portage, Indiana. I got disoriented by all the Notre Dame paraphanelia being worn. One lady, when I explained that I was used to being one of a very small minority amongst all the University of Michigan fans, told me, "Don't worry, honey, you are safe here. You are among family". *****chuckle*****

Go Wings!!!!!!

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 08:10 PM

Mick,

I've been to Hockey town. Great tradition, great hockey fans. You make a good point. But I've been to Montreal (23 Cups) and Toronto (where the Cup lives)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 08:18 PM

Hay!!! I feel left out on that pint. I've been to Hockeytown 5 times, all at the Olympia. I have followed the Wings since the age of 8
Stayed with then during the hard times as well. Spoke to old scare face in 1963. Shook hands with Norman Ullman. Seen Alex close up as well as Mr Hockey.
Never been to the Joe. Maybe one day if I'm invited for a pint.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 08:29 PM

By the time I got old enough to remember the player's names Norman Ullman was a Leaf.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 08:32 PM

I sure can't argue with the tradition in those towns, JTS. But I am coming from the completely partisan and biased standpoint of a diehard, dyed in the wool, Red Wings fan.

Adrien, it goes without saying that you are in on that pint. I will be in Canada visiting my good friends in Toronto, and mebbe taking a ramble a bit further. First pint on me, mon ami.

Mick, member of the Mudcat Red Wing fanatics club.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 08:35 PM

You come any further east make sure you p/m me first. You have a place to stay.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 09:13 PM

Well Mr. Hockey turned 80 today. To my mind he was the all time great even though I was never a Wings fan. Go Gordie go!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 09:19 PM

Gordie is certainly in my top five. But there is no comparing him to Gretzky. There is no comparing Gretzky to Orr, or Orr to Lemeiux or Lemeiux to Messier. Now there are a few kids in the league who may join that group. Maybe two in Pittsburgh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 09:40 PM

Gordie Howe....... yep, that man stood in a class all by himself.

Thanks, Adrien, I will certainly do that. You do me honor with the offer. I look forward to that day, and sharing a jar and some songs.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 09:51 PM

Thanks for the reminder Sandy. And Jack, your right there is no comparison. But I will say this. Mr Howe didn't need anyone to protect him. I don't believe, and correct me if I am wrong, that he had any weakness.
Your welcome Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 09:55 PM

Howie had the best elbows in the league. ;-)

Messier was a bit of a bad ass too.

In a straight up fight who would win?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 31 Mar 08 - 10:12 PM

It wouldn't have happened because they would have respected each other. Just like Frank Mahovlich vs Bobby Hull or Richard versing Howe and so on. I just don't think it would have happened. However to answer your question. I don't know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 04:25 AM

Yeees... Mr. Elbows! But, a fight? I say John Ferguson would win.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 07:29 AM

No way gnu. Ferguson picked his opponents. When Eric Nesterinko, who was rated #1 tough guy in his day, took on Howe it was a one punch knock out. After that the tough guys left Howe alone. Howe was not a fighter on the ice because in his younger days he was feared and in later years so highly respected that he didn't have to be. Howe had his own space on the ice. People entered it at their peril. Opposing Howe you would play the puck, not the body and wait politely for him to come out of the corners. Only Tim Horton and Bobby Hull were nearly as strong as Howe, but he was regarded as the strongest in his day. Messier was probably the one closest to matching his skill and strenth combination. Howe could do things that nobody else could though. He had a wrist shot that was deadly hard and accurate and could shoot right or left. More than anything else he could set the speed of the game to his liking.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 07:48 AM

Set the speed.............. Bobby Orr could do this as well.


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From: Mooh
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 09:56 AM

Saw Gordie Howe on TV receive his jacket. He still looks better than the men's league players hereabouts.

When I was a kid, he was one of the few players who transcended the team, ie fans of all teams cheered for him. Not just great conditioning, training, skills, and inate ability, but fantastic perception, ambition, grace, and pure unadulterated instinct. Old clips of him leave me with that "how'd he get there?" feeling. Gretzky had it, but didn't have the size and stamina.

Few players would qualify for the "perfect player" definition, but Howe would be first.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Mooh
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 10:05 AM

YouTube has Big Bob & The Dollars "Gordie Howe Is The Greatest Of Them All". Pretty camp, but some fun.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 10:36 AM

"Set the speed.............. Bobby Orr could do this as well."
He sure could! He was able to control play much the same way as Howe.
Both of them would play their regular shift, kill penalties and quarter-back the power plays without burning out because they could slow the whole game down when they grew tired. Orr learned much from watching Howe and he had the natural ability to make it work. Even with crippled knees he could outskate the opposition. I would place Orr #2 on my greatest all around player list but oddly not the greatest defenseman. That spot belongs to Doug Harvey. Orr played in a weaker post expansion league and he changed the game to suit his style. For a defenseman to skate behind the opposing net was almost unheard of before, but it became his signature play to pass out to big Esposito planted in front of the net or to use Espo as a decoy as he slipped the puck home himself.
However Orr changed the game not always for the better because every defenseman in the league tried to imitate his style and non could. That was not his fault though. He was great!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 01:21 PM

Coffee was a pretty good imitation of the style. I would agree that most could not.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 10:54 PM

Big Mick, I'll take you up on that pint and see you another in a fine toast to the Irish and the Red Wings,...and Beer can slide in there too. Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 11:02 PM

Yahooooooooooo!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 11:16 PM

I had two top ranked teams to cheer for a month ago, Senators and Hurricanes. Now it looks like one of them won't make it to the playoffs.

They are both sagging like the sack on a sixteen year old shar-pei.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 11:20 PM

Two great teams. I hope your wrong.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 01 Apr 08 - 11:30 PM

The way they are slumping they will get chewed up in the first round anyway.

If they bow out early, I'll cheer for Pittsburgh. Great young team, fun to watch and the salary cap will probably break them up for next season.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: bankley
Date: 02 Apr 08 - 07:36 PM

the Cup moves around but Vancouver will always have the Stanley Park


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Bobert
Date: 02 Apr 08 - 07:44 PM

Ahhhhhhh, just what team would like to go up against my Caps???

That's right!!!

Okay, they were weak early but right now they win two more games, which the way they are playin' is very diable, and they probably make the playoffs...

Like who wants them in the 1st round??? Huh???

They are on fire right now!!!

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: bobad
Date: 02 Apr 08 - 07:46 PM

The Caps vs. Pens would be quite a series.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 02 Apr 08 - 10:54 PM

I agree Bobad, but The Caps are not there yet Ron. I'm pulling for them to play against the Canadians.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack The Sailor
Date: 02 Apr 08 - 10:55 PM

My Hurricanes and your Caps both have 90 points. Apparently the canes have the tiebreaker because the standings have them in first. But I would be surprised if the Caps don't win the Southern division.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 02 Apr 08 - 11:36 PM

Bobert check out this article.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Bobert
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 08:44 AM

Yezzir, yezzir, Jack...

The "O Man" should be a shoe in for the Hart Trophy...

What, 63 goals now??? And counting... The "O Man" is all over the ice...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 09:40 AM

GO PENS!

The cap will NOT break up the Pens next year. There is one guy they may have to lose, but the rest is media hype over the Hossa signing.

The Pens have been underfunded, staying way under the cap, while waiting for a new arena for years. They now have a deepening pocket, while the cap is set for a COLA-type raise very soon. The only core guy likely to have to leave for greener pastures is Malone. His value will only be calculable after the Pens (and his playoff stats) show whether they have gained enough experience to play nine different ways against teams that have scouted ALL the Pens' present-level-of-development strategies and tactics.

Yes I know they have all the talent in the world. Many nights you can see them coast on that youthful talent and then, when the magic gets tired, not knowing how to win on prosaic human-level TEAM skill. Some of that is youthful bravado and magical thinking, and some of that is young-man bodies with slower recovery and lower stamina than their elders.

But they are still learning the finer points of putting their talents together, and being able to execute. (I mean the technical learning-curve, not the attitude.)

Most of their losses this year (I have seen each and every one) have been caused by other teams being able to outcoach and out-counterpunch their moves. I say "outcoach" not because I think Therrien isn't a great coach, but because even the best talent still must develop line and team system refinements; he has only had a very short period of time with these kids.

When you watch them week in and week out you can see which thing Therrien is working on with them, and sometimes when a new systems skill is in development it temporarily disables one previously learned until they get to the point in the curriculum of putting the group of skills together.

So this year they will get as far in the playoffs as they get, and Malone will have to see what his market value-- not his agent's hype-- really is. And they'll have to decide if Hossa is a PermaPen, or just a Playoff Pen.

It will be great to watch, though.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 12:00 PM

(rubbing eyes) Do I really see another Caps fan?? I KNEW there was something I liked about ya, Bobert! :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Bobert
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 12:12 PM

Yup, havin' grown up in the D.C. area I am a homer for all the Washington teams, down to the Mystics...

I'm really hoping that the Caps go to the finals... That would make up for the decades of disappointments that we D.Cer's have had to endure with purdy muc all of our teams...

Okay, the D.C. United are an exception...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack The Sailor
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 12:42 PM

>>I'm really hoping that the Caps go to the finals.

I think that Huet is is the type of goalie who can get hot in the playoffs. Its not out of the question.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 12:59 PM

I've been lucky enough to see Huet come up through the ranks from the AHL as Manchester is a division rival of the Portland Pirates..I have high hope for the lad.


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From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 01:43 PM

Damned Blackhawks! What is it about those chaps that they've given my guys FITS this year? OOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW! Go Wings - beat Chicago!
Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 09:30 PM

4-1 for the Caps with about 2 minutes remaining. Fantastic. Man i hope they can make it. Two goals for mr. "O".


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 09:33 PM

Eight straight for Huet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 09:49 PM

The Sens seem to have found their scoring touch in Toronto. 7-2 with 13:09 in the 3rd.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 09:53 PM

Looks like the Flyers, Bruins and Hurricanes are in Range of the Cap, if one of them loses one and the caps win out, I could happen.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 10:00 PM

Wings just tied the game 2-2 with 2 minutes left.
No I won't press the send button. Bad luck I'm going to wait the 2 minutes. Mr. "Z" with a few seconds left scores.
Wings win.


"Go Wings Go"


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 10:03 PM

I just looked at the standings I was wondering if they had anything to play for. Did they just clinch 1st?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 03 Apr 08 - 10:14 PM

Yes. For the fifth year in a row I think. Not sure though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: 3refs
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 10:37 AM

Toronto Fan

OH YA! WELL....WELL...JUST WAITE TILL NEXT YEAR!!!!

Qestion: What do the Toronto Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Argo's and Rock all have in common?









None of them will be playing hockey next week!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 01:29 PM

You poor folks, I try to save you all the agony. Just put your money on the Red Wings, and perhaps the winning of it will offer you some solace.

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack The Sailor
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 01:58 PM

The Wings are OK. But they have their hands full in a conference with the Ducks and Sharks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 02:04 PM

The Wings are OK!! Jack!! They are more than OK!! They are overall first not just in their devision but in all of the N.H.L.
Go Wings Go


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 03:00 PM

Well the Leafs suck again but wait 'till next year!
Perhaps they can trade the Raptors for Sid The Kid.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 03:11 PM

OK??????? The Wings are OK??????



You will pay for that, paleface, ashy, northerner. The Wings are OK???? Mick wanders off muttering to himself.......


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 03:45 PM

If they were in any other division they would not have nearly as many points. The Ducks and Sharks had to play each other eight times while the Wings were playing Columbus and St Louis.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 07:36 PM

The last one is....


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 07:43 PM

GNUUUU!!!!

Carolina scoring on the empty net on a delayed penalty! OOOOOUUUUCHHHHHHH


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 09:24 PM

Those clips were something else. Man a few of them would make any player hide under a bed.

You know what Jack, your probably right. And that same comment has been echoed for about 10 years. I wish they were in a different division. Like the one with Ottawa, Toronto and so on. Here in the outskirts of Montreal (no special T.V. to get all the channels.)I only get to see them about twice a year so I am not a good judge as far as to their overall play except by the total numbers of points they have. In fact it pisses me off that the sports channel here in Montreal gives the Baseball and the National Football so much coverage. They will show who hit the home runs, made the great plays of all the teams that have played. They will cover all the football games and all their plays. They will give the Canadians even more time(Which is totally acceptable being a local station in Montreal.) and then we get to hear the score of our National sport from other games played. Rarely do I get to know who scored. This totally pisses me off. I don't give two hoots who made touchdowns or hit all the home runs or who were the loosing and winning pitchers or who came in to relief. I want to know who scored for the teams playing hockey in suposively our National sport. Oh!, I do love baseball and the Detroit Tigers is my team. Expoes were.
All is well,
Beer (adrien)
"Go Wings Go"


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: bobad
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 09:46 PM

By virtue of Carolina losing this evening Ottawa has just squeaked into the playoffs. They don't look good tonight - down 2-0 to Boston in the third and don't inspire much confidence heading into the playoffs.

Looking a bit better now as Vermette just scored.

Here's hoping they find their A game, and soon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 10:44 PM

Got ya bodad. They have been on a slide but her is hoping they will get it together. A great team with exciting players.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 11:02 PM

Ottawa is toast. Alfredson and Fisher were both hurt last night.

Carolina didn't make it. Congrats Capitals!

Detroit has a great team. But they are not as dominant as the standings make them.

Beer, Youhave me beat big time, I can't justify 55 dollars a month for digital cable to see a few Carolina games, I get about six games a year on broadcast tv. They show mostly Pittsburgh, Flyers and Ranger games.

Can you get NHL Center ice on Satellite or cable in your area? If so, as a Red Wings fan, it may be worth a look. I had it in Alabama and enjoyed it a lot.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 11:28 PM

No Jack. My retirement flow keeps me in cheap beer (if there is such a thing anymore)and selling empties on the side. I'm worried though that the tax man may get me on the money I'm making in trying to keep the planet green. Just kidding. Right now I'm finishing a bottle of wine that is made in Italy but probably bottled in China. What a F..ing mess we are in.
Sorry, I'm drifting.
Sure, I can get every station that is out there if I want to pay. But pay I won't. I happen to have a partner of 41 years and she happens to like gardening more that hockey. So I give in.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 06:35 AM

I'm just happy the 2 clips with the Caps in them were of the OTHER team screwing up! :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 08:01 AM

lol Becca


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 05 Apr 08 - 08:05 PM

Hehehehe, Becca!

Oh, I saw this h other day... CanIdiot!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 08:44 AM

Now, who exactly *wants* to play my Caps???

B;~)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 08:51 AM

No Me!!
But I'm pulling for them. For awhile that is.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 06 Apr 08 - 10:34 AM

Practice makes perfect.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,jack the Sailor
Date: 07 Apr 08 - 10:12 PM

Bear playing hockey


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 07:14 PM

Just got the Caps newsletter in my email. Looks like we got the Flyers in Round 1.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 08:26 PM

HERE'S a summary of the matchups, and the first-round SCHEDULE with TV coverage indicated.

GO PENS!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Bobert
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 08:28 PM

GO CAPS!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 08:33 PM

Go Wings!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: bobad
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 09:13 PM

"Go Sens" GULP!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 11:17 PM

Cherry says "don't count the Sens out." but he is picking the Pens to win.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 11:42 PM

Much as I will love to see them try, and much as I'd love to see them DO it, I see their inexperience, still. It'll be a great ride, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 11:42 PM

Much as I will love to see them try, and much as I'd love to see them DO it, I see their inexperience, still. It'll be a great ride, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 08 Apr 08 - 11:47 PM

Oh the Pens are certainly favored against the Senators. I'd pick them to go to the finals. But if they face one of the bird teams from the west, the Ducks or the Wings, I would bet on the western team.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 10:15 AM

Les Habs get the Bruins again...(sigh) they must be awful tired of seeing black and gold.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 10:51 AM

Referencing one of my previous posts (see "outcoach"), there are still some things in development that will make the Pens vulnerable to a team that can do what the Oilers did in their recent glory year, which was that they were equipped to change strategies dramatically according to the team they were playing and the bag of tricks that team was trying to use in each game. IMO that is what delivers the Cup-- the talent, backed by the team execution that can meet these challenges. Most teams build themselves to be, for example, a puck-posession team or a speed team, etc etc etc. Very few of them can multitask effectively beyond two or three systems. The Pens have the TALENT to do that... but not necessarily the seasoning to do it reliably, effectively, and consistently against teams with more background. (Of course I hope to be wrong.) When youthful enthusiasm is met by mature, cold-bloodedly executed skill, momentum can be entirely eclipsed without regard for talent. As Catters we know this ourselves in music, of course-- talent without hard work plus skilled guidance/management seldom goes far.


My longer post of last night didn't take-- I had wanted to share some of the foregoing as well as say that we're just thrilled that our local TV coverage will continue and that the guys who really know this team inside and out will be on the mic. The dogs are commentator-trained to hear and celebrate our team's goals when announced. :~) (The Versus coverage will be good enough for the Western games.)

Our ECHL team also is starting their playoffs (Friday), and we have some tix. Thank God the VCR that died has been miraculously resurrected.

GO PENS!

(GO JACKALS!)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 11:57 AM

>>From: Becca72
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 10:15 AM

Les Habs get the Bruins again...(sigh) they must be awful tired of seeing black and gold.<<

Didn't the Canadians sweep the Bruins this year? I would say that they are elated to see them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 11:58 AM

They absolutely did, Jack. I just would think they'd be tired of seeing them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 12:17 PM

WYSIWYG, I have been an Ottawa fan since they have existed and every year for the past ten years I have thought "This might be the year." This year I really don't.

In the East, I don't think what kind of game the other team plays will matter when facing either Crosby's Line or Malkin's for fifty minutes out of sixty. W Frankly I don't think any of the other teams will play strong enough defensively to cope. The only way an East team can beat them is with a Conn Smythe trophy worthy series from their goalie.

There are a few goalies that may be capable. I don't think that either of Ottawa's 3 million dollar men are.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 12:19 PM

Becca if you are making the point that division rivals play each other too often, I totally agree.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 12:59 PM

Yes, they really do play each other too often. My fear its that it will go one of two ways...either the Bruins will remember the scelping they got all year and psych themselves out and lose badly, or The Habs will develop a "blah...it's just the Bruins" attitude and lose because they're too sure of themselves. Being a Habs fan, I'm not so upset about the first scenario and I'm afraid of the second.

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 01:34 PM

In the East, I don't think what kind of game the other team plays will matter when facing either Crosby's Line or Malkin's for fifty minutes out of sixty. W Frankly I don't think any of the other teams will play strong enough defensively to cope. The only way an East team can beat them is with a Conn Smythe trophy worthy series from their goalie.

There are a few goalies that may be capable. I don't think that either of Ottawa's 3 million dollar men are.


Oh no, I totally agree with you that they should be able to handle Ottawa this year-- luck of the draw on injuries. But there have been (and are) teams that can shut down Crosby and Malkin.... They themselves are hard to shut down without penalty, but the rest of their lines are not yet firm enough AS LINES to ensure ultimate solution of the massive amount of scouting dedicated to grabbing bragging rights for "We beat the Pens."

For me, the real playoff thrill will be seeing how Therrien adjusts systems over the 7 games of each series to see if they can overcome this. The team right now does not KNOW that they can do this-- maybe they can, and maybe they actually will. But in the end, it's the team that best multitasks systems that ends up on top. And systems are a hard thing to play around with. (I'm talking systems, not strategies, here.)

As I said, I hope I am wrong... but it's been quite odd how often this past several years all of my suspicions and opinions have been immmediately borne out-- not only by analysts' comments but by team stats and results. Apparently I'm a pretty good observer and trend-spotter-- I wish it would pay off in my business marketing, but as long as I keep money out of the equation (LOL), I am usually spot on. [shrug] Who knows why?

So I don't bet, myself; but I'd caution anyone who is planning to put any money on the Pens just yet (other than sponsors and ticket buyers, LOL). We'll see if they can pull it off.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 01:52 PM

I would put money on the Pens to beat the East. The Rangers, I think are the second strongest team.

I don't think that this is their year to go all the way unless some cinderella team manages to get by the Ducks and Wings and then fold in the final.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 02:03 PM

Stanley Cup Pool anyone?
Here are my picks.

Round1         Round2    Round3   Round4    Cup winner
Haps               Habs
Bruins
                        
Pens               Pens             Pens
Sens                                                    Pens                                       

Caps               Caps             Rangers
Flyers

Rangers          Rangers   
Devils                                                                      The Ducks   


Wings
Preds                Wings         Wings

Sharks               Sharks                      Ducks
Flames

Wild                   Aves          Ducks
Aves

Ducks                Ducks
Stars


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 02:47 PM

I would put money on the Pens to beat the East. The Rangers, I think are the second strongest team.

I don't think that this is their year to go all the way unless some cinderella team manages to get by the Ducks and Wings and then fold in the final.



You may be right, there. I would LOVE to see the Wings and Pens finish it off, though.

GO WINGS! GO PENS!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 04:35 PM

Hey, JtS, your brackets-- don't they re-shuffle those at the end of each round so it's always upper (conference) seed to lower seed? I'm not sure it will quite add up as you have it posted-- have to hunt up my last year's notebook....

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 06:35 PM

If all of my predictions come true my brackets will be perfect. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: bobad
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 06:46 PM

Most of your picks, Jack, look like pretty safe bets NOW but things don't always go as expected come playoff time. I personally think the Caps may go a bit further than what you predict. We shall see.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 07:54 PM

Pens 2, Sens 0 at first intermission. Hear Mike Lange's signature game-call live (or NYR/NJ game), on NHL RADIO.

Doggie treats are flying! Pore Hardi's at a church meeting.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 09:06 PM

[giggling madly]

~S~

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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 09 Apr 08 - 10:09 PM

Lots of penelties in this first game.Ottawa and Pit's. that is.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 10 Apr 08 - 10:59 AM

With two top seeds winning and two losing last night, the only thing that surprised me was Calgary's strong showing. The Sharks have their hands full.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 10 Apr 08 - 11:00 PM

Wings Win! 3 - 1 over Nashville at "The Joe." GO RED WINGS!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 10:32 AM

Here I sit today with a big-ass grin on my face. Hab 4 Bruins 1. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 04:18 PM

I just remembered that JtS asked me about my neighbour's young fellah when I saw him today... and he has a HABS sign on his car! His lad use to play for Boston. Finished up with the Avalanche when they won the cup in 2001. Ray Bourque.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 04:36 PM

Ray Bourque!!, now there was a player.
"Go Wings Go"


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 04:48 PM

Big Bruiser and tough as nails, eh, Beer?

Go Habs go.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 04:51 PM

Ray's son, Chris played here in Portland when we had the farm team for the Caps....


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 05:00 PM

Becca... no doubt he has the heart, but, at 1.7m and 78.5kg, he may not be able to skate with the big dogs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 11 Apr 08 - 06:23 PM

I have to agree, Gnu. I don't think he's going to carry on the family name in quite the same way.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 12:27 AM

I am so pleased that you all have things to make you happy now. Please remember the good feelings, ....... BECAUSE THEY ARE GONE WHEN YOU FACE MY

RED WINGS!!!!!!



Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 06:35 AM

Boy, those Caps sure had my heart racing last night!! Let me say here and now, I LOVE Alex Ovechkin.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 10:28 AM

Every year I look and look until I find which website has the best "Playoff Stats at a Glance" page for the playoffs. I wish they'd leave it, year to year, but no-- it moves around.

This year it's here: MATCHUP STATS

It is handy to have the whole set of matchups, series status, and individual game scores all in one place. Maybe they'll keep it current.....

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 11:08 AM

Thanks ~S~. Good spot.

I have been going to the same old place.

It's okaaaayyy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 12:34 PM

Ovechkin was awesome last night. A real leader.

I think my Senators will be luck if they win one game against Pittsburgh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 12:36 PM

Yeeaaaahhhhhhhhhhh..... the NHL site has some good matchup-by matchup pages to follow ONE team; and the schedule page shows the scores as they pile up by date within the overall schedule, but THAT page IMO is best for its links to the game highlights.

But I DO like having it ALL to look at, at once.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 12:42 PM

We came home last night from the ECHL game (we won) to see the Pens/Sens game repeating-- great, THO IT KEPT US UP TILL ALMOST 2am, because the VCR misfired-- and from here it looked like the Sens are getting ready to give the Pens trouble enough in Ottawa. (Scary Gary is headed your way though.)

(SORRY ABOUT THOSE ALLCAPS, i'M TYPING ONE HANDED WITH A CUT FINGER oh damn, AND I keep hitting the caps button!)

But GO PENS!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 07:33 PM

Yes!! 4/2 Red Wings.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 07:39 PM

I'll ask again: Who wants his or her team to play the Caps right now???

Hmmmmmm???

B;~)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 08:06 PM

Just saw The Cherry on the TV... is that jacket LOUD er what? But, in a good way, eh?

GOHABSGO!

WEll, what Habs they have on their team.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 12 Apr 08 - 10:04 PM

Heart breaker for the Bruins.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 08:05 AM

Man, one of the biggest things I miss about living in Northern Vermont is Hockey Night in Canada, eh! I get 2 Canadian stations here but they're both in French and I don't speak a word of it...


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 09:47 AM

They play in French?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 11:56 AM

In English Hockey Night in Canada is THE best ongoing sports broadcast. The best video-graphy, the best editing the best presentation, with Bob Cole the best play by play and usually the best commentary. I can't speak for the French, But they've been doing it for a very long time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 12:01 PM

Is that the CBC one? Sometimes versus "borrows" the CBC feed for their late-night games and it is always WAY better than the Versus or NBC hype-o-rama.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 12:38 PM

Yes, Gnu..that's precisely it.

What I MEANT was I cannot understand the play-by-play dudes on those channels and Grapes is nowhere to be found.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 13 Apr 08 - 10:28 PM

Yes the CBC ones.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 06:34 AM

I know what ya meant, Becca. Just funnin. But, losin yer Grapes IS a tragedy.

Hehehe... would they put him on with subtitles? Imagine the translation.. hahaha.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 06:41 AM

I found it! Regarding Don Cherry and his ability to speak French.

It's in there. And, for anyone who isn't familiar with Don Cherry, The Cherry, Grapes... and some others not to flattering, this is a great clip.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 09:32 AM

The late-game (far-west game) on Versus last night was CBC and I believe often will be as these play out. Worth taping to hear later-- no bloviation, just good hockey commentary, eh?

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 04:22 PM

Don Cherry is a hoot
A big heart galloot
With a mouth to match
and a very soft patch
for all the Canadian Troops.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 04:27 PM

That sure is true Jack.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 07:05 PM

Ya got that there right there eh!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 09:52 PM

:~) GO PENS!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 11:05 PM

Damn


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 14 Apr 08 - 11:06 PM

Its nice to be right about that series but I wish i was wrong.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 07:34 AM

Jack, the difference this year is that the Pens were ready for the arena in Ottawa before they stepped out on the ice. Young men, not talented boys. It's pretty huge (to them) that they did it without Scary Gary.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 12:48 PM

LOL...thanks for that link, Gnu! :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 01:36 PM

The Pens are ascending the Sens are descending.

That's just the way it goes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 04:25 PM

Beer - damn right. Get 'em tomorrow. GO WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 05:53 PM

We'll be alright, lads.

GO WINGS!!!



All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Apr 08 - 06:31 PM

GO WINGS!

Our favorite team, next to the Pens. Even if they end up playing each other. ESPECIALLY if they both end up playing! I would LOVE to have that as the final-- that way we can celebrate at our house, either way it goes, game by game.

=====

From NHL.com:

The playoffs are in full swing Tuesday night with five games on the NHL's docket.

A pair of 7 p.m. games features:

<> the Boston Bruins trying to even their series against the Montreal Canadiens (GO HABS!)
<> a leader emerging out of the Washington Capitals-Philadelphia Flyers series (GO FLYERS!)

Later this evening:

<> the Dallas Stars look to extend their series lead to three games against the Anaheim Ducks (GO STARS!)
<> the San Jose Sharks look to get even with the Calgary Flames (GO FLAMES!)
<> the Minnesota Wild play the Colorado Avalanche in Game 4 of a series in which all three games have gone to overtime (GO AVS!)


Busy night, and no doggies at home to celebrate with treats-- we leave first thing in the AM for a couple of days, and the poor dogs are at the kennel already.

Our ECHL team (GO JACKALS!) is in Game 3 tonight on home ice (series tied, home and home), so I hope the streamed radio doesn't buffer out while I watch the TV games-- we'll play that on the way to Harrisburg!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 07:54 AM

Another heart breaker for Boston last night. that is if your a Boston fan.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 09:09 AM

I would think they would just be thrilled that their team turned around this year in time to GET there.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 09:49 AM

The wheels are falling off my Caps, as expected...but I do love me some Habs and they are doing AWESOME!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 10:16 AM

Ovechkin's first SC playoffs, right? Learning curve. Next year LOOK OUT everyone else.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 10:24 AM

They win next game. No problem. They just can't go yet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 11:41 AM

Problem is, Ovechkin isn't the only one on the team. I don't want them to go yet, either but I've been a Caps fan for a long time..I can see it coming.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 12:50 PM

I wouldn't count the Caps out. This Flyers team has a history of choking and Huet and Ovechkin are both the type of player that on any given night, they can have such a good game that they can carry the rest of the team to victory. Three such games and they are on to the next round.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 01:49 PM

I hope you're right, Jack, but I've learned to remain sceptical. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 16 Apr 08 - 02:38 PM

I hope I am right too. But If Briere has two more of those nights.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 01:44 AM

Sens are out. GO PENS!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: 3refs
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 09:33 AM

I take out the Canadiens jacket and wear it proudly!!!

Once again at this time of year I mourn the Leafs and cheer as loud as I can get away with for Les Habitants.

As is the norm, the match-up with the Bruins is classic.

Out of the East I can see either Montreal, New York or Pittsburgh.

Out of the West I see Detroit, Detroit or Detroit.

As for Sean Avery, diplomatically speaking, I'll say he's unique. And, as an On-Ice-Official with Hockey Canada I'm not sure what he did can be called unsportsmanlike-conduct. I think they may have opened Pandora's Box by making an adjustment(or clarification) to the rules regarding his actions towards Brodeur. Distracting an opposing player, while not in any way physically interfering with him and not taunting him verbally or with gestures is fine with me!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 12:12 PM

What the hell is going on? Beer! Mooh! Help me out here, guys -
what the hell is going on with the Wings? I just don't get it!!!
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song,... Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 12:28 PM

Settle down, have faith..........he says as he nervously pats the sweat off his forehead....

GO WINGS!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 Apr 08 - 06:44 PM

Been away-- have tape to run.....

Gotta catch up.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 09:23 AM

I don't wanna talk about it today. Harumph.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 12:02 PM

It don't look good Bobert. I listened to the game last night and the Capitals lost a good one. One that was so important to them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 12:45 PM

A few years ago when I was watching Cristobal Huet play in the AHL in Manchester, New Hampshire I thought he was a punk. My opinion changed last night. He was incredible.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 01:21 PM

Devils, Ducks facing elimination tonight

At 7:30 p.m. the New York Rangers will try to eliminate the New Jersey Devils and either the Detroit Red Wings or Nashville Predators will grab a lead in their series at Joe Louis Arena. At 10:30 p.m., the Anaheim Ducks will try to stave off elimination when they host the Dallas Stars. (NHL.com)

GO RANGERS!
GO STARS!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 01:22 PM

And GO WINGS!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 18 Apr 08 - 01:50 PM

Go Stars!!! Portland made the playoffs and we want our boys back! :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 12:39 AM

YYYYYYYEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!! GO RED WINGS!!! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 07:42 AM

Well the team that should have won did. 50 plus shots!. Ellis was great and the Nashville P. should by very proud of him.
"Go Wings GO"


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 09:41 AM

Bye-bye Marty O'Fart Farty..... I'd rather the Pens would have been able to draw NJ next because we usually have so much fun easily beating Brodeur, and Lundqvist we have a little more trouble with, but I do like to see Marty lose it.
Rangers Avery takes final swipe at Brodeur
Associated Press
Apr 19, 2008, 12:33 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - After five games of running into, harassing and annoying Martin Brodeur, Sean Avery took a final swipe at the New Jersey goalie after the New York Rangers eliminated the Devils in the first round of the playoffs.

Avery ripped Brodeur for his lack of sportsmanship for failing to shake his hand after the Rangers beat the Devils 5-3 to win the Eastern Conference series in five games.

Every Devils player shook Avery's hand - although some barely looked at him - until Brodeur dropped his hand and skated past the pesky forward.

"Everyone talks about how much class I don't have," Avery said.....
http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?articleid=360978&page=NewsPage&service=page

And I think I know why the Ducks have been having so much trouble with the Stars in that series-- Pronger made a really stupid "Your Career, Dead"-type comment for the cameras right after he came off the last goon-suspension, and I think the league may have had a word with him that is inhibiting his "playing style" as he called it. This also probably explains one reason he was so eager to get out of Edmonton not so long ago-- as I recall, they didn't let him play his preferred style there, either. However, the Ducks are still alive.

Anaheim Ducks keep series alive with 5-2 victory over Dallas Stars
Canadian Press
Apr 19, 2008, 1:30 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Ducks aren't dead yet. The defending Stanley Cup champions were quite a lively bunch in forcing Game 6 against the Stars.

Teemu Selanne, Ryan Getzlaf and Sean O'Donnell each had a goal and an assist to lead Anaheim to a 5-2 victory over Dallas on Friday night. That trimmed the Stars' lead in the first-round series to 3-2. Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 40 saves for the Ducks, who got off 31 shots at Marty Turco.

"I guess desperation is descriptive," Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said....
http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?articleid=360980&page=NewsPage&service=page

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 11:25 AM

Go les Habitants!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 11:26 AM

I might even watch the game tonight.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 12:10 PM

For US/Versus viewers, I believe this will be the first game of the present series we've been able to catch. Since the Versus plan to cover the Pens/Sens game is off (due to EL SWEEPO), I believe they plan to go Canadien. Maybe they will even do it by buying the Cdn feed as they do for some of the late-night games-- we can only hope.

GO HABS!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 12:43 PM

Marty Should have shook hands. Its the NHL front office that is to blame. The referees should be calling that crap.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 02:07 PM

They are calling that crap.

IMO all Marty did with his shunning was (A) encourage Avery and (B) confirm that Avery had gotten into his head. Marty is the king of hot-headedly vulnerable goalie reactions, when it comes to crease incursions.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 02:20 PM

So... Avery was in the crease and it wasn't called?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 02:23 PM

Obviously they are not calling that crap enough. The referees are tight all year then the playoffs come and they back off. They especially back off when the goons are playing for a team in a big media market.

Marty should have shook hands. But Avery should not have got away with what he was doing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 02:33 PM

Ah... therein lies the rub. Perhaps Marty should have been coached by The Gump. He tore up a few tendons in his day. These kids dunno enough to file down the top of the blade.

Not that I would approve of that. >;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 04:30 PM

The last 2 years (post-lockout), the referees seem to have tried various ways of calling crease crashes during the playoffs, and this year HAS seemed less consistent than last year so far.

But it doesn't help a goalie when his D-men are nowhere in reach, either. The Devils had to choose between staying up-ice on offense versus playing their usual shut-down D-game-- with the result that they scored more goals than ever before (or it seemed that way to me), but they didn't give Marty their usual close support. (I know the New NHL rules severely limit what the D can DO around the crease, but to do anything at all they have to BE there.) Avery had far, FAR too much leeway from the D.

You can't do both 100% for 60 minutes, and you can't pick one and still win a playoff series. This year, to try to deal with the "new" rules, the popular and winning team strategy seems to focus on forwards playing "responsibly" (defensively) around their own net.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 19 Apr 08 - 04:53 PM

Good for Washington. Watched most of the game great finish.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 02:39 PM

Minnesota Wild are out.

EAST

Canadiens (#1) vs. Bruins (#8)
Gm Result / Schedule Info
1: MON 4, BOS 1 (F)   
2: MON 3, BOS 2 (F-OT)
3: BOS 2, MON 1 (F-OT)   
4: MON 1, BOS 0 (F)   
5: BOS 5, MON 1 (F)   
6: BOS 5, MON 4 (F)   
7: Apr. 21 @MON, 7:00 PM EST   
Series Tied 3-3

GO HABS!


Penguins (#2) vs. Senators (#7)
Gm Result / Schedule Info
1: PIT 4, OTT 0 (F)   
2: PIT 5, OTT 3 (F)
3: PIT 4, OTT 1 (F)   
4: PIT 3, OTT 1 (F)   
Pittsburgh Wins Series 4-0

GO PENS!


Capitals (#3) vs. Flyers (#6)
Gm Result / Schedule Info
1: WAS 5, PHI 4 (F)   
2: PHI 2, WAS 0 (F)   
3: PHI 6, WAS 3 (F)   
4: PHI 4, WAS 3 (F-2OT)
5: WAS 3, PHI 2 (F)   
6: Apr. 21 @PHI, 7:00 PM EST   
7: Apr. 22 @WAS, 7:00 PM EST   
Philadelphia Leads Series 3-2

GO FLYERS!


Devils (#4) vs. Rangers (#5)
Gm Result / Schedule Info
1: NYR 4, NJ 1 (F)   
2: NYR 2, NJ 1 (F)   
3: NJ 4, NYR 3 (F-OT)
4: NYR 5, NJ 3 (F)   
5: NYR 5, NJ 3 (F)
New York Wins Series 4-1

GO RANGERS!


WEST

Red Wings (#1) vs. Predators (#8)
Gm Result / Schedule Info
1: DET 3, NSH 1 (F)   
2: DET 4, NSH 2 (F)   
3: NSH 5, DET 3 (F)   
4: NSH 3, DET 2 (F)   
5: DET 2, NSH 1 (F-OT)   
6: Apr. 20 @NSH, 3:00 PM EST      
7: Apr. 22 @DET, 7:00 PM EST   
Detroit Leads Series 3-2

GO WINGS!


Sharks (#2) vs. Flames (#7)
Gm Result / Schedule Info
1: CGY 3, SJ 2 (F)   
2: SJ 2, CGY 0 (F)   
3: CGY 4, SJ 3 (F)   
4: SJ 3, CGY 2 (F)   
5: SJ 4, CGY 3 (F)   
6: Apr. 20 @CGY, 8:00 PM EST   
7: Apr. 22 @SJ, 10:00 PM EST   
San Jose Leads Series 3-2

GO FLAMES!


Wild (#3) vs. Avalanche (#6)
Gm Result / Schedule Info
1: COL 3, MIN 2 (F-OT)   
2: MIN 3, COL 2 (F-OT)   
3: MIN 3, COL 2 (F-OT)   
4: COL 5, MIN 1 (F)   
5: COL 3, MIN 2 (F)   
6: COL 2, MIN 1 (F)   
Colorado Wins Series 4-2

GO AVS!


Ducks (#4) vs. Stars (#5)
Gm Result / Schedule Info
1: DAL 4, ANH 0 (F)   
2: DAL 5, ANH 2 (F)   
3: ANH 4, DAL 2 (F)   
4: DAL 3, ANH 1 (F)   
5: ANH 5, DAL 2 (F)   
6: Apr. 20 @DAL, 9:00 PM EST   
7: Apr. 22 @ANH, 10:00 PM EST   
Dallas Leads Series 3-2

GO STARS!


~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 02:54 PM

That is a lot of work Susan. Great job. The only series that I can really judge is the Habs vs Boston. Just because those are the regular televised games where I live. The others are the bits and pieces I pick up and listen to on the Internet.
In what i have seen the Brunes deserve to win against the Canadians. The only game in my opinion that the Habs deserved to win was the first one. All other games belonged to the Brunes. But with a hot goalie the reverse has happened. As far as the Wings are concerned, I did get to see the last game they played and they deserved to win but it had to go to overtime because of goalie Mr. Ellis. The other games I can't comment on other than wishing they had won. Now I will make my self a cup of tea and settle back and watch the Wings as they are on T.V. covered by C.B.C.
"Here is hoping . Go You Red Sweethearts Go".


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 02:56 PM

Game 7 for Les Habs and da Bruins? Dans a Montréal? Who owns the Habs franchise again? Pi, passe moi un aut pint Canadian la.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 04:17 PM

Aw, Adrien, I can copy and paste with the best of 'em. I just rearranged 'em into their proper conferences. :~)

And LOL-- your new spelling for the boys in Beantown certainly does reflect how 99% of the commentators say it! (Broons, at our house.)

We've been collecting other hockey-specific terms:

Phenom'al (AKA phenomenal)
Sublim'any (AKA subliminally)

I forget the rest-- more later.

GO WINGS!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 05:25 PM

Tim Russert pulled out a Caps Jersey and said "beat Philly" or somesuch on his show this morning.

The capital is rapt
wrapped up in rapture
Of what their team is trying to capture
They are pumped up
Dreaming of the cup
the Caps are apt to beat those Philly chaps
If Huet is hot and Briere is not
If Alex scores and Biron snores.
This rappin is sappin my patience
Not to mention yours.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 07:01 PM

Nashville's out?

FINAL Detroit 3, Nashville 0

(Brain hung up in ECHL do-or-die game)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 07:41 PM

Yup, it's official: Detroit Wins Series 4-2.

GO WINGS!

Our ECHL team's just gone into OT in game 6 gotta-win.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 09:09 PM

On to the next round we go. Mr. Ellis was great again but his team just couldn't match the Wings offense. I was very pleased to see Osgood back in but despite what the broadcasters are saying, I think Hasek will start the next series.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 09:29 PM

GO RED WINGS!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 10:14 PM

Hey Big Mick - I love that mobile thread. The Wings looked pretty
good today in playing as a unit, keeping up the intensity and not
getting into stupid penalty situations. I am such a "homer," but
they are a really good team and I love their puck control game.
Man, it is just thrilling when Pavel or Zetti get that puck and drive the net; and the rest of the guys are just,...well,...I'm a
homer, what can I say except here comes the next round, hold on
and let's see what the boys can do. GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 10:18 PM

Pretty exciting stuff, buddy. I just loved that skipped goal shot by Lidstrom. It was a thing of beauty.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 10:25 PM

I think it was in the game before this one that the camera shot up in one of the Boxes and there was Yzerman. Man he looks so young that i though for a moment that he should be on the ice. And i bet he wished he was as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 10:33 PM

Our ECHL team's out. Double OT....

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 09:00 AM

Out on the left coast, the Ducks are out and the Flames/Sharks series is even:

Game 6: DAL 4, ANH 1 (F)   
Dallas Wins Series 4-2

GO STARS!


Game 6: CGY 2, SJ 0 (F)   
Game 7: Apr. 22 @SJ, 10:00 PM EST   
Series Tied 3-3

GO FLAMES!


~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 04:39 PM

Will be pulling for the Brunes and Capitals
Go Wings Go.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 09:53 PM

Well I got one wish correct.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 10:42 PM

Yup, the Brunes are gones.

The last two battles will end tomorrow evening.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 12:24 AM

WYSIWYG - the Stars played a great series and my wife and I enjoyed watching them very much. We do cheer for the Stars when they are not playing the Red Wings; and, at the risk of being selfish I hope the Stars continue to win and end up facing the Red Wings in the conference finals; with a little luck Kelly and I will get to see the Wings down here at the A2 - on their way to the finals. Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 04:40 AM

Told ya.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 10:23 AM

Will Washington finish the comeback tonight? Will Montreal stop the slide???


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 10:33 AM

I'm a very happy bunny today. Ducks are out so Portland got their boys back, Habs killed the Bruins and my Caps rallied to force game 7.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 10:43 AM

TG, that's exactly how we feel about cheering for mutiple teams.

GO HOCKEY!

What I hope, for the Pens, is that whoever they play in succeeding weeks takes a huge role in the ongoing curriculum Therrien is using for this team.

(I know some people will not only hope for, but expect, a Cup this year, but that's just a sign of today's WalMartization of the culture. In hockey, you still have to work for your success. The Pens are a learning, playing group of professionals, not a commodity called "Cup Winner" that can be yanked off the shelf at Wally World along with nachos and dip.)

... Because what's truly exciting about following that team is witnessing the development. In ministry and in training FOR the ministry, in our denomination we talk of it in terms of "formation." Education is part of formation but there is so much more. Seeing it as it occurs is a wonderful thing.

So win or lose, what I want this Cup drive to do for the Pens is to add into their formation. Ryan Malone is one example of this formation. Maxime Talbot is an earlier example-- he was slated to stay in the AHL with one more chance to move up, and he took that chance, welcomed the formation, and is a huge part now of their success. Another example is BGL (Big Georges Laraque). Therrien turned an enforcer who longed to play hockey, who had become known as a "huggy-bear" (AKA disappointing fighter), into the hockey player he longed to be. He gave him the tools and the opportunity to become part of the scoring juggernaut. BGL responded by getting into the best playing condition of his career, quickening his puck handling, joining rushes up ice, and scoring.

These are not accidents of happening to play with wildly talented Crosby and Malkin, anymore than Crosby's success is a result of mere talent. They are the deliberately-achieved results of Therrien's approach to developing-- forming-- hockey players.


I used to worry about whether Therrien would have a useful career once the team had reached its peak-- could he coach beyond the initial formation of his young players? Seeing what he did with the fodder from the farm team, when the Pens had horrible injury trouble-- I don't worry about that anymore. Seeing what he does with Gary Roberts-- priceless.

GO THERRIEN!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: topical tom
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 05:19 PM

Sorry about the Bruins (grin)! With the goal-tending of Carey Price, the rugged defence, and the lightning-fast forwards, I can see the Canadians going a long way. VIVE LES CANADIENS!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 05:30 PM

I can see the Canadians in it until they face the Rangers or Pittsburgh. For a while I thought that Cary might be as good as Dryden and Roy in their rookie years. But I think that if he was, the series against the Bruins would have been shorter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 05:57 PM

Topical tom I do understand your want of another series victory, but it gets tougher as the goal gets closer. The Canadians last night deserved to win and win they did, but I predict that this will be the last series they win for this year. Now I won't say I'll eat my hat if I'm wrong because I know that you know where I live and you would be over in a flash. So I'll say this instead. If they win the next series I will buy you a pack of Smokes.
He! he!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 10:52 PM

Caps out. Pens will play NYR. God help the Flyers in Montreal! :~)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 12:23 AM

Revised predictions based on results, if the lead holds in San Jose.

Round1         Round2    Round3   Round4    Cup winner

                         Habs             Habs   
                         Flyers                           
                                                                Pens
                         Pens             Pens
                         Rangers      
                                                                                  the Detroit Red Wings
                         Wings             Wings
                         Aves                        
                                                                Wings
                           Sharks          Sharks
                           Stars


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Becca72
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 04:27 PM

I'm pouting today. At least the Habs get the stupid Flyers next and my Caps tired them out pretty good. GO HABS GO!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: topical tom
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 05:23 PM

LOL! Beer, I realize that the going gets tougher with each playoff series but that's just when the tougher a.k.a. the Canadians get going.I'm sure that they'll win against the Flyers, so sure that if they lose I will buy you a can of mustache wax.I'm sure you would enjoy that as much as I would the pack of smokes!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 Apr 08 - 10:19 AM

Here we go: Round TWO! [clang]

Tonight.

GO WINGS!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Bobert
Date: 24 Apr 08 - 10:52 AM

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...........................


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 24 Apr 08 - 09:41 PM

Well I am surprised that Osgood started. Despite how well he has been playing I really thought they would go with Hasek at the start to see if he was hot. He is also their number one even though I never cared for his play. But then what do I know. I think this is not going to go over well with Mr. Hasek. But then again, is it possible he is a bit injured?

Topical Tom. I'm lost for words in your come back. Lets call a truce (before you loose) and will share a few beers or wines instead.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 24 Apr 08 - 10:40 PM

Is it just me - I'm a real homer, now - or are the wings really the
best pass and puck control team in the NHL? What a joy to watch them do what they do when they are "on." WOW! Great game tonight.
Wings 4 / Colorado 3 - may it stay that way through the series.
GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 24 Apr 08 - 11:52 PM

>>Is it just me - I'm a real homer, now - or are the wings really the best pass and puck control team in the NHL?<<

They are good but those skills depends upon who they are playing. If the defensemen on the other team play well positionally and their forwards back check, passing and puck control can be interrupted. I do think the Wings are the strongest team still in it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: topical tom
Date: 25 Apr 08 - 08:07 AM

BEFORE I LOSE? That'll be the day! But beer and wine sounds like a great alternative! We'll get together and tip a few. That's a date! Ooooops...


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 Apr 08 - 09:52 PM

[giggliggliggle...]

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 25 Apr 08 - 10:58 PM

Loved the game between the Penguins and the Rangers.
"Go Penguins Go"


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 25 Apr 08 - 11:47 PM

I just watched the highlights of the Pens victory over the Rangers. I think they are the most exciting offensive team I've seen since the 1980's Oilers. WOW! Lunquist played a hell of a game for New York. It could have been 10-4 but for his play.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Apr 08 - 08:44 AM

Rust gone after short ramp up, and all lines ROLLING. Poor Lundqvist, can't know what hit him. He is the most feared goalie they'll face. The umbrella strategy is a new wrinkle in the curriculum. Therrien is ON it. I bet Conklin and Meloche and Fleury sat the team down to request it.

"Hello, this is Henrik Lundqvist, send the cops right away, I'm surrounded by snipers and I can't watch them all at once!"

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 26 Apr 08 - 09:27 PM

Yeah,...well,...Wings 5 - Colorado 1.
Great skate gentlemen, great skate - and the Mule got his first ever
hat-trick - congratulations. Keep it up guys and don't give 'em any
breathing room. GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 26 Apr 08 - 09:39 PM

Right on Tex.
Caught the last period. man they are really jelling as a team. Go Osgood.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 26 Apr 08 - 11:13 PM

The Wings are looking STRONG!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Apr 08 - 07:45 AM

Missed it-- RATS!

GO WINGS!

Pens at 2PM today-- GO PENS!

There's a later game too-- not sure who. This church stuff is interfering with my hockey! :~( Must buy more tape....

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 28 Apr 08 - 12:01 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 28 Apr 08 - 01:22 AM

Wow!! Dallas is mauling the Sharks!

The Pens seem to be having an easy time with the Rangers!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Apr 08 - 09:22 AM

[groan] I taped the wrong channel for the Pens game. Saw most of it, but wanted to see it again with Hardi..... oh well....

Saw most of the Stars game too, and woke up to ESPN highlights.

GO STARS!

GO PENS!



~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Fred Shero
Date: 28 Apr 08 - 11:22 PM

Yo Double Tee... them Philly guys booted your boy Carey Price onto the bench tonight. Now, Marty Biron... there's a class goalie on a roll... (at least on this glorious night!!)


< Date: 22 Apr 08 - 05:19 PM

Sorry about the Bruins (grin)! With the goal-tending of Carey Price, the rugged defence, and the lightning-fast forwards, I can see the Canadians going a long way. VIVE LES CANADIENS! >>


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 06:33 PM

Stanley Cup Hockey - refreshing,...isn't it? GO RED WINGS!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 06:54 PM

I'll have a triple.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 07:19 PM

Here we gooooo Pit's. up by one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 08:08 PM

They gave me one triple already (points). Hope it becomes another triple (wins).

Gosh they're exciting to watch!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 08:15 PM

Now I have to tell you this. I was visiting a friend today(That is at least I thought he was a friend until he showed me the door.)and after we finished talking about the price of tea in China I was leaving when I noticed on a side table the headline in the Montreal paper saying something about the Canadians loosing. So I pointed this out to "topical tom" and said what is this. He quickly said *^&%+@8*#%^@ GET OUT. So with my shoes not even tied I dove for the door nearly tripping on the outside steps and ran for the car. This man is insane I told myself. I better make a call to the Psy. Hospital as I still have connection in the admitting department. Well, when I got home and told my wife about it she said to relax that maybe he will call and agree with me that the Canadians' are finished (Of course she didn't really say this as she is a strong Canadian supporter, but that is what it sounded like.). I'm thinking of going back over soon with my Red Wing Jacket and Cap on just to provoke him.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 10:39 PM

LOLOLOL.....

BTW, Pens: Thankyouverymuch.....

Wings are up on the Avs already, Dallas ate the Sharks. Hockey heaven.... it's like being just at the perfect level of "buzz" at the bar after exactly the right number of exactly the right mixed cocktails chilled exactly right. Smooooth......

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 29 Apr 08 - 11:38 PM

YES.....Great game.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 11:05 AM

WOW - what an exciting game Pavel, Zetti, Ozzi and the rest of the guys are takin' it to 'em; however, one of these days I've got to learn to relax, get off the edge of the seat, reduce the level of ear-splitting yells and comments and lower my heart rate.

Another good game coming up tonight, too - Stars and Sharks, and Dallas may just wrap their's up. But, damn, the Wings play on Thursday and I've got a show to do - it's o.k., though, cause if they win it'll be great, and if they lose, well, I'll get to see them on Saturday. GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 11:10 AM

We had to crash before the Wings game ended-- what was it like?

Here's a little league-wide update:


EAST Conference Semi-Finals

Canadiens (#1) vs. Flyers (#6)
Gm Result
1: MON 4, PHI 3 (F-OT)   
2: PHI 4, MON 2 (F)   
3: PHI 3, MON 2 (F)   
4: Apr. 30 @PHI, 7:00 PM EST      
5: May 3 @MON, 7:00 PM EST   
6: May 4 @PHI, 7:00 PM EST   
7: May 6 @MON, 7:00 PM EST   
Philadelphia Leads Series 2-1

Penguins (#2) vs. Rangers (#5)
Gm Result
1: PIT 5, NYR 4 (F)   
2: PIT 2, NYR 0 (F)   
3: PIT 5, NYR 3 (F)   
4: May 1 @NYR, 7:00 PM EST   
5: May 4 @PIT, 2:00 PM EST   
6: May 5 @NYR, 7:00 PM EST   
7: May 7 @PIT, 12:00 PM EST   
Pittsburgh Leads Series 3-0


WEST Conference Semi-Finals

Red Wings (#1) vs. Avalanche (#6)
Gm Result
1: DET 4, COL 3 (F)   
2: DET 5, COL 1 (F)   
3: DET 4, COL 3 (F)   
4: May 1 @COL, 10:00 PM EST   
5: May 3 @DET, 1:00 PM EST   
6: May 5 @COL, 10:00 PM EST   
7: May 7 @DET, 12:00 PM EST   
Detroit Leads Series 3-0

Sharks (#2) vs. Stars (#5)
Gm Result
1: DAL 3, SJ 2 (F-OT)   
2: DAL 5, SJ 2 (F)   
3: DAL 2, SJ 1 (F-OT)   
4: Apr. 30 @DAL, 9:00 PM EST   
5: May 2 @SJ, 10:00 PM EST   
6: May 4 @DAL, 9:00 PM EST   
7: May 6 @SJ, 10:00 PM EST   
Dallas Leads Series 3-0

=====

I have to admit, I strongly doubted the Pens could do so well against Lundqvist-- a perennial Penguins killer. The NYR are the one team I feared they'd have to play. Also another worrying Pens foible was evident last night: they showed a youthful lack of focus near the end of the first period, when they had a 4 minute PP and lost steam after scoring a PP goal but then failed to pour on the coals for the second 2-minute opportunity just before the period ended. ("Hey, we're up 3-1, what could go wrong?") That came back to bite them in the ass when they failed to hold their lead against a Jaromir Jagr who had been sipping at the fountain of youth during the internission-- I know for a fact IVs to push fluids are hung over hockey players in dressing rooms from time to time, to augment what sports/energy drinks and ammonia caps can do at the bench. Who knows what's in those IVs, really?

But then they just schmeared the Rangers anyhow. The Rangers did everything they could, but thank you Ryan Hollweg for playing to type.

I will be surprised (and thrilled beyond belief) if the Pens can schmear 'em again tomorrow night, but then.... I also wonder how the heck the Rangers will be able to recover enough, physically, considering the frightening amount of energy they left on the ice last night. Maybe Gary Roberts can give them a health-shake recipe.... but no, he probably won't do that. :~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 12:59 PM

GO

               

RED WINGS




                                 

GO


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: topical tom
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 05:56 PM

Let me give my account of what happened yesterday. My friend Adrien,(or so I thought), came over to the house.We had a nice visit discussing music, the up-coming Apple Hollow Music Fest, the price of tea in China and the price of coffee in Columbia.Just as he was leaving Adrien saw a headline in the Gazette , "Habs' Rally Falls Short", and he actually had the gall to pass a comment on it!Well, being a fervent Canadians fan, I naturally took umbrage and ripped off on expletive followed by "GET OUT!"Sorry about the expression I used, Adrien, but I just couldn't think of a worse one at the time.However, being a friend, all is forgiven. Adrien, you are more than welcome to come over anytime.Just don't bring the !$%^&*!! Red Wing jacket and cap! (grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 06:06 PM

Beer,

If my experience with Canadiens fans holds true. They are loud and proud until the Habs leave the playoffs, then all will be forgiven.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 06:06 PM

And they aren't even playing one another. Is this proper Mudcat hockey spirit?!?!

GO PENS! GO WINGS! GO HABS! In any order (and font size/color)!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: topical tom
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 06:10 PM

GO CANADIANS!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 06:19 PM

BIG MICK - you are IN!

WYSIWYG - you know, I'd love to tell you about the third period, but
I get so excited, and so involved that I don't remember anything.
I do recall that the ice battle was very intense and the intensity
really increased when the Av's made it 4-3; and, I was really pleased to see the guys not fold and get harried; in fact, if anything, they just tightened up and their passing and puck
control just got more precise. Forsberg drew a couple of penaltys
that gave us the power-play and Osgood was simply outstanding in that I believe he stopped 18 shots-on-goal in the third - he was going in all directions and nothing was getting through. Outstanding game - sorry you missed the end, but there's a Stars game tonight and the Wings play again tomorrow. Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 06:26 PM

If I didn't have darts tonight I'd come over and watch the game with you. Good luck to your Canadians.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Apr 08 - 06:54 PM

Why, when I get a case of the Darts, I always reach for.....

Darts is a serious disorder that absolutely be cured with the proper medication by mouth, administered correctly, Beer.

Guest, thanks for the update.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 01 May 08 - 09:34 AM

Oh my, don't look good tom. Don't look good at all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Freddie The Fog
Date: 01 May 08 - 10:03 AM

I understand that the game listed below was conducted as scheduled. Anybody in a position to post the result with a concise commentary?   

<< Canadiens (#1) vs. Flyers (#6)
Gm Result

4: Apr. 30 @PHI, 7:00 PM EST >>


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 May 08 - 12:24 PM

Numerous summaries are avaialable at team and NHL websites. Other than that, it was classic playoff hockey as far as I'm concerned. :~)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 May 08 - 10:17 PM

Our boys faced wily men, several of whom are comtemplating retirement-- just, not tonight. :~) The discovered how to screw up the clustered-sniper pattern; I'm not quite sure how they did it myself, system-wise.

Actually I thought the NYR deserved to win the last game, so it did not surpise me that they sucked it up and came out hard and smart. Sunday's rematch will be quite interesting.

GO WINGS! Cannot stay up for all of it, sorry,

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: topical tom
Date: 01 May 08 - 10:35 PM

It's okay, Beer. Now we have them where we want them(i hope...).Say, just in case I lose my wager with Beer, does anyone out there know where I can get some moustache wax?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 May 08 - 01:16 PM

Yeah, we do too (Pens).....

It really ought to be fated that we play the Habs next, since they booted Therrien. :~)

I'll be out of town the next little while and back in time to see the Pens game. Best of luck to everyone!

GO HOCKEY!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 02 May 08 - 03:12 PM

I wasn't feeling great last nigh so went to bed early. What a great treat to wake up to a 8-2 victory for Detroit. How sweet it is.
Go Wings Go


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 02 May 08 - 03:27 PM

Go Habs go! Er... Get going Habs!

Oh well, may as well get an early start... Go Wings Go!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,BironBiron!!
Date: 02 May 08 - 03:45 PM

South Philly front window sign:

Yo Adrian Lookee Here


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 02 May 08 - 09:08 PM

Beer, you have got to see the replay. Zetterberg scored an incredible backhanded goal. You should be able to see it at that link. The Wings were just burying the puck at will. Scored a couple of them shorthanded.

GO

               

RED WINGS




                                 

GO



All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 03 May 08 - 11:47 AM

Big Mick - thanks for the link there. I had to work Thursday night
but they did have the game on at the pub. As it turns out, I wore a Red Wing sweater and hat and the pub manager came up and complimented me on my attire - turns out she's a big Wings fan.
I didn't get to see much of the game but everytime I looked up the
score seemed to change; and, obviously, it left me quite happy.

Concerning the Stars, however - that game should never have gone into
overtime - officials be damned - end of story. GO RED WINGS!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 04 May 08 - 06:04 AM

Thanks Big Mick. I have that site in my favorites and go to it all the time.
Well the Phillies did it but the Canadians have a very promising team and next year who knows, maybe a few notches more.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 04 May 08 - 05:17 PM

Well Susan. Here's to your team. May they play Detroit in the finals. That would be a heck of a final but were not there yet.
Go Penguins, Go Wings"


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Ref
Date: 04 May 08 - 06:37 PM

Went to Philadelphia this weekend to visit relatives,all fierce Flyers partisans. My eight year old nephew wanted to know my allegiance. I pointed out that I'm a Bruins fan to the core and that little pleases me more than seeing Montreal lose. We had a GREAT time last night! Philly v Pittsburgh should be wonderfully entertaining.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 May 08 - 10:16 PM

Just finished the videotaped game, YAY! Thanks Beer.

Bringon Biron!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 04 May 08 - 10:30 PM

Pens and Philly should be entertaining, I think the Pens will win in five but some of the games will be close.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 05 May 08 - 05:24 AM

Go Pengwings!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 May 08 - 09:23 AM

Sharks are out, so it's Dallas and Wings for the West.

Pengwings, I like it.... at our house a nickname for the Pens has been Pengalings (one of the kids coined it at the zoo), but GO PENGWINGS!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 May 08 - 11:14 PM

Loooongggggg evening without hockey.... Hardi sez this is when the NHL starts weaning us off of it for the summer. I dunno..... still some AHL and ECHL rounds going....

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 06 May 08 - 12:16 AM

I think the break is too long. But I guess its because the series's were so short.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 06 May 08 - 01:14 AM

Well, after the four-OT victory for the Stars last night the DFW
talk show folk are saying that Dallas will beat Detroit in the
Western Conference Finals because they're on a roll and peaking at
the right time with all of their "big guns" chipping in to get the
job done.

Another interesting analysis: the Hockey News Stanley Cup "Final Four Preview" has also given the edge to Dallas because the Red Wings haven't played anyone, they're not tough enough, their front men are not as good as Dallas, Turco is better than Osgood, and the Dallas power play is better than the Red Wings. Hmmm, I was hoping to see the Wings beat the Penguins in the final round, but it seems my guys are supposed to lose - what say you? GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 06 May 08 - 07:02 AM

Tex. What Say's I?? "What a Crock of Shit". Bring Dallas on. Truth be I have no idea how good Dallas is as I haven't seen them play once. However you don't get in the finals being on your ass so I guess anything can happen. But I say Detroit in 5.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 May 08 - 08:55 AM

Dallas is a very good team, and we love 'em.... and they ARE having a peaktime right now..... but I think Wings in 5 or 6, and 7 would not surprise me.

GO PENGWINGS!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 May 08 - 10:06 AM

I think the break is too long. But I guess its because the series's were so short.

I would bet that the NBC contract has a lot to do with it; they will have wanted to be sure to capture a "marquee" game for the weekend-only rights they bought and ad time they sold.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 06 May 08 - 10:48 PM

Pengwings - now there's a refreshing term. GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 May 08 - 04:40 PM

Geeze, do I gotta keep poor Lord Stanley on the day's page all by myself?!?! Where ARE you hockey fanatics!

Love the Conference Finals primetime-only schedule-- no more late nights from our time zone, some weekend afternoon games outside church hours, and one game per day.

Here we go-- Visitors @ Home Arena, Wings first:

Thu May 8, 2008
Stars Red Wings 7:30 PM ET

Fri May 9, 2008
Flyers Penguins 7:30 PM ET

Sat May 10, 2008
Stars Red Wings 7:00 PM ET

Sun May 11, 2008
Flyers Penguins 7:30 PM ET
   
Mon May 12, 2008
Red Wings Stars 8:00 PM ET
   
Tue May 13, 2008
Penguins Flyers 7:30 PM ET
   
Wed May 14, 2008
Red Wings Stars 8:00 PM ET
   
Thu May 15, 2008
Penguins Flyers 7:30 PM ET

Sat May 17, 2008
Stars Red Wings 1:30 PM ET
   
Sun May 18, 2008
Flyers Penguins 3:00 PM ET
   
Mon May 19, 2008
Red Wings Stars 8:00 PM ET

Tue May 20, 2008
Penguins Flyers 7:30 PM ET

Wed May 21, 2008
Stars Red Wings 7:30 PM ET

Thu May 22, 2008
Flyers Penguins 7:30 PM ET



GO PENGWINGS! Love the Stars, but Wings is Wings.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 08 May 08 - 07:46 PM

I am picking Pens and Wings for the Final. The Pens are really strong. It should be a great final. Maybe they will win it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 08 May 08 - 10:25 PM

Hm, I kinda doubt it, but then I wasn't sure they'd blow out the Rangers, either. I'm just swooning over the Flyers-fun that comes next. (Get your Batman TV-series BAMs and POWs ready. We're working on the sound effects.)

Whatever, it will be a great coupla weeks, eh? Then hopefully the Cup finals.

And then it will be over till October. [sniff] The Pens website has a GREAT archived series, "Inside Penguins Hockey," that the local FSN station produced. All 20 episodes arcived for those long, lonely, strangely-warm (hockeyless) days of summer. Player interviews but also, more significantly for us, week by week recaps of the week's highlights and team newsworthy matters, with a voiceover that puts it all in the context of their overall season strategies. A march to the Cup, captured in digital video, we hope. F***in historical, man. :~)

Do the Wings have something like that in their site?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 09 May 08 - 12:35 PM

Whoa! Very, very nice game at the Joe last night. My step-son walked out of the house he was so upset - he just could not believe
that his mom, a native Texan, was cheering for the Red Wings; then,
when the Wings got up to 3-0 in the second period he just couldn't
take it anymore and he left.

I cheer for two teams - the Detroit Red Wings and the University of Notre Dame - and there is no quarter given, period. I've gone through some down times with the Wings and all the Golden Domers
are going through a rough time now; and, you know, somewhere along
the way you learn that it's just a game - get excited, spill your beer, get hoarse (unless you're a singer)have a lot of fun but go away knowing that you'll awaken in the morning with folks still
dying in Iraq, folks still starving in Africa and the rent has got
to be paid.

It seems I needed to get this off of my chest, so thanks for the space folks. Oh,...by the way,...GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 May 08 - 12:59 PM

My step-son walked out of the house he was so upset - he just could not believe that his mom, a native Texan, was cheering for the Red Wings; then, when the Wings got up to 3-0 in the second period he just couldn't take it anymore and he left.

Love love LOVE this imagery!


Oh and BTW-- GO PENS!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 09 May 08 - 11:24 PM

Burrrp.........

I'd given up beer due to gastroentestimal "issues," but anything for our Pens, really...... I know it helped them, thankyouverymuch....

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 10 May 08 - 03:18 AM

Well, just got home from a gig with Jed Marum so I did not get to watch any of the Eastern Conference game; BUT, KELLY AND I SCORED TWO TICKETS TODAY FOR GAME #4 - RED WINGS AT THE STARS - for Wednesday, May 14, which just happens to be our anniversary. WOW!
GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 10 May 08 - 07:47 AM

That is super Tex. Hope it's a good one for (us) you. And a happy anniversary.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 10 May 08 - 09:24 AM

Tex, better get to work on your disguise. :~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 10 May 08 - 12:02 PM

Excellent luck! Having a spouse that is excited about going to a hockey game on your anniversary! Congrats!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 10 May 08 - 12:27 PM

Pens are looking Strong!!

Enjoy the anniversary!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 10 May 08 - 11:31 PM

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
"Go Wings Go"


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 11 May 08 - 03:45 AM

Helm must be freakin! Johnny Come Lately On The Spot er what?

Good hockey eh!!!! I hope tonight's game is that good.

BTW.... when do we vote for Best Hockey Face? Surely is in the running, eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 11 May 08 - 03:45 AM

?????

Darren McCarty


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Big Mick
Date: 11 May 08 - 09:43 AM

I love playing at folk festivals, but ain't there a law against holding any type of public gathering during Stanley Cup playoff time??????????

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 11 May 08 - 01:04 PM

They don't cancel church services or diocesan conventions, either, but thank God the dead VCR resurrected. :~)

We've not been taping Wings, but that could change if needed. Certainly WILL change if Pengwings meet in Cup Final. I tape the local pregame show, the game on whatber network has it that we get, and then back to local for post-game.

Total Recorder for NHL Radio works, too, then dbPowerAmp to convert .wav to .mp3. Hockey games on an MP3 player's a kinda fun way to take a long road trip. :~) (I will probably run that for the Final if the Pens are in it, as well as the videotape.)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 11 May 08 - 04:27 PM

Ya gotta have some music at The Café eh? STOMP on it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 11 May 08 - 05:20 PM

Our echl TEAM PLAYS IT AT EVERY GAME DURING INTERMISSION.

OOPS SORRY DAMN CAPSLOCK!

~s~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 11 May 08 - 06:09 PM

That was great Gnu. I did one of Tom's songs last night.
"Go Wings"


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 11 May 08 - 06:12 PM

When I got home from the gig the other night and presented the
Game #4 tickets to my wife she just looked at them like they were
gold and then she said, "How cool, we get to see the last game of the series." I looked at her and said, "Baby, that would be a sweep,..." and she shot back, "Yeah, I know, isn't it cool?"

I'm not sure if she knows something I don't, but if she does, I will certainly accept it.

gnu - you're right, I am lucky, very lucky.

Oh, yes,...GO RED WINGS!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Lupul -
Date: 11 May 08 - 09:00 PM

Carter -----------

SCORE!!!!!

and we're tie here in Pittsburgh


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Truth
Date: 11 May 08 - 09:49 PM

These refs are a joke


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 12 May 08 - 12:50 AM

You know, from my viewpoint - which was probably the same as yours,
the Crosby "non-goal," in tonight's game was really a goal; I mean, once the puck got up on its side, which it was - it was over the line - totally. As most of you know, I'm a Red Winger, and there is no favorite here, but that was a goal. They must have had visual static or something in Toronto. GO RED WINGS. Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 May 08 - 09:06 AM

I dunno what cameras they use; in the TV feed slo-mo I thibnk it was clear that the puck was in the air over the line. But I do not know if that is the same footage they see when they review. Whatevr-- every game has bad calls, in every sport. The main thing is to keep scoring. But BIRON knew the truth and it's bound to work on him as he anticipates Game 3. :~)

I think they'll be looking to hurt Malkin, if line changes don't let them spring Briere loose from the big guy's shadow. Or win at least one at home and then hurt Malkin in Pittsburgh to keep Briere loose from him. That seems to have been the one thing they could not overcome-- Therrien kept sending Malkin out on every Briere deployment, and Briere couldn't get any room.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 May 08 - 09:07 AM

PS, the Flyers are so terrified of our power play that THAT is why they have been playing so clean. They're not used to that. :~)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack the Sailor
Date: 12 May 08 - 02:08 PM

I watched a replay of the goal on Coach's corner. its on the CBC.ca website from that day. It was certainly in.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 May 08 - 02:41 PM

Yes, but what pix do they get in TORONTO?

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 12 May 08 - 04:52 PM

As a prelude to tonights game let me write that I am so sick and tired of the local media bally-hooing about the Osgood/Ribeiro thing that I just had to turn it off - I hope the Wings kick the dog out of the Stars tonight and beat 'em 6-0.

I saw the replay and yes, Osgood stuck his stick out there to interfere with Ribeiro - but he did it blindly - he didn't try to
put his eye out; Ribeiro, on the other hand; did a really stupid thing coming across the net with his stick. Was Osgood hurt?
Certainly not. Is he a bad actor? Surely he is. Would anyone else
carry out a similarly poor acting stint? Probably so.

In a rare example of level-headedness the NHL chose to fine both
players and basically say, "grow up kids, we got work to do, now get back in there and play." Thank you NHL for not over-penalizing these two clowns.

That being said, let me say, "no thank you" to the Dallas media for giving us an all-day rant about the incident and electing to talk and talk and talk and talk about the damned incident - ALL DAY - one program after another. Ya know - there was a 60-minute hockey game played before that incident you bozo's; let's talk about what the Stars need to do to break Detroit's strangle-hold on them, or about how good the Red Wings are and that they could sweep the Stars over the next three days.

But ya know - maybe I've got a problem too, for listening to it for
most of the day. GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 12 May 08 - 05:49 PM

Didn't see the game Tex as I'm not subscribed to the sports station. Maybe I should look into it for next year just for the play offs. I rarely watch television so it really isn't worth spending the money for all those programs. However, it sure would be great to watch the Wings now. I'm going to my sons' house for tonights game. Will probably see what the fuss was all about.
"Go Wings Go"


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 12 May 08 - 10:31 PM

Great game for us Wing fans.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 May 08 - 10:46 PM

Tex, I think they were just preparing the ground so the "we lost because of unfairness" seed could take root.

Game Wings.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 13 May 08 - 04:16 AM

I expect Saturday's game to be good for Detroit fans too... >;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 13 May 08 - 08:34 AM

WOW! Even Barry Melrose is now saying how good the Red Wings are.
Bob Sturm of "The Ticket" said on the post-game show that the Wings
simply put on a "clinic" in their 5-2 win. Tomorrow night, win or lose, it will be a thrill to be able to see this team, at this time, in their streak to the Stanley Cup. If you're a hockey fan, this is
really good stuff; if you're a Red Winger this is simply special.
We'll be at the A2 Center tomorrow night - GO RED WINGS! Cheers


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 May 08 - 06:48 PM

yA KNOW, WE REALLY OUGHTTA ORGANIZE A mUDCAT gATHERING AT MY HOUSE FOR THE CUP FINAL....

oh crap-- damn capslock!

Bring beer, Beer.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 14 May 08 - 07:27 AM

Canada will face Norway in Wednesday's quarterfinal. The game can be seen LIVE on TSN/RDS, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT). In other final eight match-ups, Finland will face the USA, Russia will take on Switzerland and the Czech Republic will battle Sweden.

The other cup.

In case anyone needs a break.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 14 May 08 - 07:44 AM

Thanks for the up date Gnu. Susan, what a great idea. Don't know if I can transport alcohol across state line though.
Semi finals have been very one sided. If your not a Penguin or Red Wing fan then it must be very boring. However if you are a Pen and Wing fan what a final it is shaping up to be. Here is keeping fingers crossed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 14 May 08 - 09:14 AM

Well, we DO have alcohol here too. :~)

Ya know that hockey commercial where the new dad bangs in the nursery glass? "Loser! Loser! Best baby in the world!"

Yesterday I was just putting up my workout gear at the side of the pool at the end of a 3-hour workout, when suddenly someone was banging on the glass that divides the pool from the lobby. "A hockey fan!" was my first hopeful reaction as I turned to look. But no, it was our purple-clad Bishop and his traveling staff, waving hello! :~)   

This hockey thing is starting to take over the rest of my life, too. :~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 14 May 08 - 02:33 PM

It will be interesting to see who is started and who gets ice time and such tonight and tomorrow night. As I said before... there is a LOT of beer to be sold.

BTW, have you noticed the price of chips and pop lately? Well, maybe that's just here in Hockeyville.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: topical tom
Date: 14 May 08 - 05:40 PM

Let's see. I picked for the Canadians and they lost.I supported Philadelphia and they seem to be losing. I tend to favor the Penguins so it appears that I should be shouting:

          GO RED WINGS!

         sigh...


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 14 May 08 - 11:01 PM

Well Tom we don't win them all. Very enjoyable game this evening even though my (our)Wings lost. Back to the Joe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 15 May 08 - 12:10 AM

Well, Kelly and I were at the game and the Wings were just flat most of the night - there were moments of brilliance, but generally, they
just came out flat as if they didn't care. Met some really nice folks at the game, though, some in red and some in green. It's nice
to be around folks who can take no quarter and still smile and shake hands after you win or lose. We'll get 'em Saturday - at "The Joe."
GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 15 May 08 - 05:47 AM

I expect Saturday's game to be good for Detroit fans... >;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 May 08 - 09:17 AM

Go get'em, Wings. I was glad to see the Stars get one, because we lkinda like them too, but I cannot imagine them storming back from 3 down.

Tonight should be fun... GO PENS and don't TOUCH that trophy!!!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 16 May 08 - 02:41 AM

Yes, I was o.k. with the Stars winning one at home; seems to be
catching on, though, as Philly won tonight. I'm just hoping the
Wings can wrap this thing up on Saturday. GO WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 16 May 08 - 11:04 AM

TG, meet me at the corner pub. I need a drink. I just wanted them to sweep the damn Stars. But they will be fine. I am really not all that distraught, but it seems like a good excuse for a jar of the vile dark stuff.....***chuckle***. Anyway, a little Jamers, a pint, and we can talk about how the Fighting Irish are going to do in the fall. And mebbe sing a song or two?

GO RED WINGS!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 16 May 08 - 12:36 PM

Not surprised Philly took one; surprised it took 'em 3 games to adjust to injuries to their key players. Malkin will still be sent out against Briere now that home ice will give last-change rights to Pens.

Five games = happy. Six games = a tad worried. Seven games = expected that.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 17 May 08 - 02:32 AM

Big Mick - that Jamers and a pint sounds good. Frankly, I'm a little
worried about tomorrow. I've read several articles written by folks who think the Stars are going to do it to the Wings, and, again, if
the Wings don't put them away tomorrow then it becomes 3-2 and back to Dallas. Another thing - Turco has gotta win at The Joe sometime
and I just hope it's not tomorrow.

Logically, I know that the Stars are not the better team, but hey, this is Stanley Cup playoff hockey and a weird bounce or a bad call by some idiot zebra and sure enough you're on the golf course. So
here's a tip-o-the-hat to the Wings - GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 17 May 08 - 06:56 AM

I'm working at an auction all day today and will hit the computer as soon as I get home to read the results of this afternoon's game. I visualize a 4/2 victory for the Wings. Truth be I don't care if it is a 1/0 win. Just as long as they put Dallas away.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 17 May 08 - 02:19 PM

Oh! That was so close at the end of the first!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 17 May 08 - 06:06 PM

I don't understand; but, I'm not happy and it stinks! Sure, Dallas has played better since losing three, but the Wings have done a one-eighty in terms of aggressive play and tape to tape puck control.
Something has gone wrong and I sure don't know what it is unless it's
in the Wings head or their heart. If Dallas eliminates my boys from the cup finals it will be tough to live down here in North Texas for
awhile - and it's hot enough already. GO RED WINGS! BEAT DALLAS!
Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 18 May 08 - 03:38 PM

Should have kept my mouth shut.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 18 May 08 - 03:59 PM

Don is on!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 May 08 - 04:01 PM

PENS are on! :~)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 18 May 08 - 05:37 PM

I predict the Pens will be in the Cup.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 18 May 08 - 06:53 PM

Might be. :~)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Ben Franklin
Date: 19 May 08 - 02:42 PM

(1) Congrats to the Pens and good luck in the Finals...


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 May 08 - 03:13 PM

GO PENGWINGS!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 19 May 08 - 07:50 PM

Well, 12 minutes before the puck drops - give 'em hell boys -
GO RED WINGS! BEAT DALLAS!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 19 May 08 - 07:56 PM

I got three beer in the fridge. Maybe I should run out and get a few more.
"Go Wings"


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 May 08 - 09:01 PM

Dey're goin', dey're goin'....

1 Stout and one NA beer down the hatch.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 May 08 - 09:07 PM

PS maybe we can all get on PalTalk to watch the Finals together.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 19 May 08 - 09:57 PM

Don't know about PalTalk Susan. Must be a cost if it is anything like PayPal.
"Z's" goal was a beauty. A little concerned with the number of penalties by McCarty. Maybe he is not use to the new rule changes.
\Back to the Third.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 May 08 - 10:00 PM

It WAS a beaut. They certainly deserve to win. D'ya think if they know how much I rooted for 'em they'll be nice and give our Pens home ice?

:~)

BTW we have our predictions going here at home already.

We think that if the Pens can manage to win both of their first two at Mellon, they may stand a chance. And we want Roberts in all 7 games.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 May 08 - 10:01 PM

Guarding OUR crease.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 19 May 08 - 10:47 PM

Trying to look at this whole playoff objectively I do believe that the two best teams have come out on top and lets hope that they both play to their potential. Detroit in 7.
and Happy Birthday Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 19 May 08 - 11:03 PM

YES! YES! YES! You know, I have been worried since that second loss to Dallas, but just minutes before the start of tonights game
I had a calming feeling come over me that indicated the Wings were
going to win tonight - just a feeling, I'm not claiming any sixth
sense or anything, now.

So, it's on to meet the Pens. I have great respect for Crosby,
Maltkin and Hossa - it should be a great series. GO RED WINGS!
Cheers - from Hockeytown South.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 19 May 08 - 11:06 PM

Tex! I felt those vibes all the way up here. This should be fun.
"Go Wings".


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 May 08 - 11:08 PM

Thanks, Adrien.

I think both teams will feel like they are looking in a mirror. Except that the Wings don't have a Roberts, or a Ruutu, or a Laraque. So I think we will eventually have better crease access-- there are only so many minutes Chelios can play. But the Wings will have that wily hockey expertise..... I think I will be buying a lot of blank videotape.

But WAAAAAAAHHHHH! No hockey, till SATURDAY?!?!?!?!?

Um, back to the ECHL for a coupla days, maybe AHL....

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 20 May 08 - 09:34 AM

Those dear lads...... they came through for their poor old Uncle Mick. Bless them. Had a little hiccup, but now it is on to

SPANK THE PENGUINS!!!!

GO RED WINGS!!!

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 May 08 - 10:52 AM

Catters gather now, at our place, for the Finals.....

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Rich
Date: 20 May 08 - 05:29 PM

Pens in 6

Rich


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 20 May 08 - 08:18 PM

Wings in 7


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 May 08 - 09:26 PM

Either team, in 7, is what we want. More hockey!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 20 May 08 - 11:56 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 20 May 08 - 11:58 PM

Sorry about that - hit the wrong button.
Beer - I agree with you - WINGS IN 7
GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 21 May 08 - 08:34 PM

This could be one of the greatest series Since, since, oh I don't know when. I just hope that it is.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 May 08 - 10:14 AM

That's why y'all jut GOTTA come to my house for it! :~)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 22 May 08 - 05:01 PM

I'm afraid my hitching days are over. Any way if I was to hitch a ride I would probably be charged for the lift to help pay for the gas.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack The Sailor
Date: 23 May 08 - 10:18 AM

This could be a very interesting series.

I think if the Penguins don't mentally fold to the pressure they will win.

Either Pens in seven or Wings in five.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 May 08 - 11:10 AM

Either Pens in seven or Wings in five.

That sounds so oddly right.

I do not think they will fold to the pressure, though. I don't think this one will be the mental game the Sens games were.... pure hockey, hockey, hockey..... I just think the Wings' experienced D-men may know a few tricks our young talent may not yet have had to slither around on a regular basis, and it is possible the Wings' scorers will have a few slithery dekes of their own that our younger D haven't had to, um, interrupt.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 May 08 - 04:05 PM

Here's the schedule (EST). My predictions in bold.

Sat., May 24 8:00 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Mon., May 26 8:00 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Wed., May 28 8:00 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh NBC, CBC, RDS
Sat., May 31 8:00 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh NBC, CBC, RDS
*Mon., Jun 2 8:00 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit NBC, CBC, RDS
*Wed., Jun 4 8:00 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh NBC, CBC, RDS
*Sat., Jun 7 8:00 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit NBC, CBC, RDS

* If necessary

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 May 08 - 09:03 PM

Oh WOWWWWWWWWWW.... that cameraman has GOT to have whiplash by now, and I LOVE that goal-judge cam on the power plays!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 24 May 08 - 09:56 PM

So far a great game. Like it is back and forth.
Go Wing Go


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 24 May 08 - 11:03 PM

No I won't rub anything in. To early to do that. Great game for Wing Fans.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 25 May 08 - 04:18 AM

Too true. It ain't over til it's over.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 25 May 08 - 06:56 AM

Your up early Gnu? What for breakfast.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 May 08 - 08:36 AM

Well, it's a great coaching and defense battle-- it took 2 periods for the Wings to get the Pens' number and set 'em back on their heels. Now we have to see what the Pens do in response, especially Therrien. It did not surprise me to see the Wings win the first one.

In the first period it looked like the Pens dictated the speed and that it it was just a hair faster then the Wings were accustomed to, and that this forced the Wings to take shots on net a little too fast and a little off the mark. A pastoral event came up in the second period and I did not get a chance to see what the Wings did to change that, but clearly they adjusted something and it worked for them.

I thought the biggest single mistake was that Therrien didn't take a time out when it got to 2-0. The rest of the players' mistakes flowed from there. One of those was that when you camp out in front of the crease, waiting for a puck to land on your stick, ya gotta be facing the net, not the red line, to one-time the centering pass.

It took 4 Sens losses last year for the Pens to learn their lesson about the playoffs. I'm hoping it only will take 1 or 2 losses from the Wings to learn the necessary lesson about the Final. If they do, they can win their 2 home games and we'll have a series.

And if not, GO WINGS.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 25 May 08 - 10:47 AM

No, Beer, I slept in til 5. It's Sunday!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 May 08 - 11:29 AM

Therrien is kjbown for his extraordinarily precise planning. I would think, based on seeing the specific ways he's adjusted his curriculum for the bys, that G2 will be an exercise in simply scoring. Even one goal scored properly will prepare the boys for G3 on home ice. Not enough is said in this year's coverage about the advantages of home ice-- bench location, kine changes at faceoffs, faceoffs themselves, etc.; it's not really about the fans although that IS what all teams' players have been coached to say to the media this year. IF the Pens follow this curriculum faithfully and IF they are able to use their home-ice advantages effectively, THEN the rest of my predictions would be reasonable except that I am not sure their win in Detroit will come in G5 or G7. (Today, I would say G7.) But we'll have to see, and the Wings are certainly playing like a team that means to go all the way, as systematically and ferociously as they can. (Even a Pens fan's gotta love those Red Wings.)

I do know for sure that today the whole Pens organization is reviewing the G1 game film to see not only what they did wrong (they already know that anyway), but exactly what the Wings did that boxed them off their game, and what they already know that they can employ to correct that success. And that should result in a more nail-biting G2 for us all.

Therrien will be steadying them after that review (and in tomorrow's practice and/or team meeting) to remind them that they do have some stuff in their bag of tricks that they can use to their advantage, and he will be telling them privately that it is not important whether they win G2 but rather whether they learn what they need to learn to finish the series the way they want to finish it.

All I know is, I can't wait to see what they all do next, and I hope we get all 7 games of fun before the season ends.

GO LORD STANLEY!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 25 May 08 - 12:13 PM

Well Susan one thing the Wings did was kill of the penalties that they were taking way to much of and this discouraged the Pens. Especially when they came right back and scored. Some great help from the cross bars post and Osgood also played a major role.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 25 May 08 - 01:34 PM

So many have said so much, both here, in the Free Press, and in the Pittsburgh paper as well; but, my wife and I watched one hell-of-a hockey game last night that should have been scored 5-0 - but that's another issue.

The Wings played very well; and, it seems to me that the inability of the Pens to do what they "normally" do was due in no small part to the fact that they were playing the Wings - not the Rangers or the Flyers. The Wings have been the best team in the NHL all year, day in and day out - and that cannot be discounted. They are a very good team; and, I believe - a team of destiny.

This is to take nothing away from the Pens who are a fine team too, and surely, the Wings are not going to cruise through this series
by any means, but I'll be surprised if they don't ultimately take it. Having said that - this is some great hockey being played.

What a wonderful play Sammy made to score the first goal - taking the puck from behind the blue line, skating virtually unmolested around the net back and coming in for a wrap-a-round - WOW, some play. There was good checking, crisp passing and tons of heads-up
play on both sides. I recall one of the most incredible moves I've ever seen when Crosby came across the blue line with the puck and headed inward towards the net; he ran into a defenseman who had great position so Crosby reversed his body to the outside with a single body-flip-in-motion and didn't slow down an iota - he was stopped on that play but that one move showed me what he's capable of - WOW.

My big problem with the NHL is that Crosby is a great player, but so is Datsyuk, and Lidstrom, and Zetterberg, and Modano, and Sakic, and Hossa, etc.,... Don't make this league revolve around one guy - Gordie Howe's and Wayne Gretzky's don't come down the path every year - sell the league, not one player. The NBA has been looking for the "next Michael Jordan" since he retired - the hell with it, there is no "next Michael Jordan" - promote the league and all the great players therein and let the cream rise to the top.

Hey, I'm starting to rant so it's time to go,...well, it's not just time to go, it's time to - GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 May 08 - 03:02 PM

Tex, I agree with you, and so does Crosby. Hype is hype is hype. The NHL has a thorough strategic plan and that includes media; every player now is coached on the right "talking points" for every occasion. Hm, it's a bit cult-like in that respect. :~)

Therrien has one more trick up his sleeve he could play if he really is the cold-blooded, genius-quality son of a bitch I hope he is. :~) I think I'll keep that one to myself for now, though.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 May 08 - 05:50 PM

I got a look this afternoon at what they Wings did that the Pens will need to adjust tonight. The commentators are already talking about that precise thing, because the coaches are too; Crosby, I understand, took it up with the team as well.

It's all about the neutral zone. The Pens have had a great loose sort of trap thing-- a box instead of the more familiar triangle or wall-type-- and the Wings had a good plan in place for that. The Pens will need to take another tack. They do have a few to try. :~)

Oughtta be a good one.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: bobad
Date: 26 May 08 - 07:19 PM

They also have to counter the Wings' relentless forecheck and win more battles on the boards.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 26 May 08 - 08:07 PM

Well, the steak is on the grill, the box is a-glow from The Joe, and the puck is about to drop,...cool. GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 May 08 - 11:20 PM

They also have to counter the Wings' relentless forecheck...

Boy, I'll say.

The Pens are used to being the only ferociously fast team. The Wings have clearly been better prepared to meet skills on a par with their own as the starting point, and to go one level higher to overcome it.

I'm really disturbed by the Roberts hit on Franzen (to the head), at the end of an otherwise healthy and clean check. I think he should be suspended for that one.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 26 May 08 - 11:30 PM

That one truly pissed me off as well. The team rallied to protect Osgood but no one came to for Franzen. I think this will be spoken about in the dressing room. It better.
Susan, you mentioned a few things that were to be a surprise for the Red wing team? I didn't see them happen. Therrien and his precise planning better not wait to long.
Go you beautiful Wings Go.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 27 May 08 - 12:13 AM

Susan, I agree with you on Franzen. Everyone knows that he has been out with headaches, re: concussion concerns. That was one very cheap shot that should have been penalized - I don't like to see that kind of stuff from anyone. In fact, I was not one of those who was happy to see Bertuzzi in a Red Wing uniform last year and was not unhappy to see him go at the end of the season.

Beer (and Susan) - you know, I'm not so sure that anyone saw the hit by Roberts on Franzen; and, the Wings have an attitude going during this playoffs that says, "don't retalliate." That is not to say that the Wings are not hitting either, because they are.

I'm listening to Detroit talk radio right now and the call-in fans are furious over the Franzen hit. I like to stay level-headed about the game and keep it simple; I love a good clean hit as much as the next guy, but when players give in to cheap shots it becomes real easy to dislike them. I sincerely hope that the Wings continue to stay clean headed and simply keep kicking ass. GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 May 08 - 08:48 AM

If the officials don't see something, they are prevented by league rules from calling it-- that's what the suspension process is meant to address, where league officials can ask for all relevant footage of an incident and make a punitive determination on their own. A penalty lasts just a few minutes, but a suspension costs the player and team his playing time when they most wish they could have it, as well as stiff fines. It's a substantial deterrent that can be triggered by league officials on their own or, if they miss it, by the team whose player was endangered.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: maire-aine
Date: 27 May 08 - 09:36 AM

I agree with the comments about the hit on Franzen, but the real "revenge" is for the Wings to go out there and win the next 2 games.

GO WINGS!

Maryanne (in Mich)


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 27 May 08 - 11:06 AM

Where is Chris Chelios? I haven't heard anything. Is he injured?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 27 May 08 - 11:07 AM

Maryanne, welcome on board.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 May 08 - 11:55 AM

Chelios-- leg.

Feb 27, 2008: "Detroit lost another defenseman when Chris Chelios chipped his fibula last Friday."

I believe it took him back out during the Stars series.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 May 08 - 11:58 AM

.... Suffered a chipped fibula at CGY 2/22 and missed six games (2/23-3/9).....

Injury's lingering, I guess.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 27 May 08 - 12:27 PM

Maryanne is a resident of the Detroit area and has been a Wings fan forever. Great to see you at the Utah Phillips concert, my friend.

I suspect that Roberts has written a check on himself that will be redeemed at some later date, but not when it could have implications on the ultimate goals which is to win the cup. I hope they just spank the Penguins and take care of business later.

GO RED WINGS....SWEEP THE PENGUINS!!!

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 28 May 08 - 06:41 PM

Hey, folks - just thought I'd refresh this thread before the puck drops tonight in case anyone has any pre-game thoughts. As for me, I'm tired of the bickering, complaining, cheap shots and general lack of respect that the PenFolk (not here, thankfully) are giving to the Red Wings; again - the Wings have been the best team in the NFL season this year from start to finish, period.
Mick - we agree - GO RED WINGS! SWEEP PITTSBURGH!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 28 May 08 - 06:55 PM

Wings have nothing to prove and nothing to change. Go as you were in the first two games.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 28 May 08 - 10:50 PM

Now that was a game. And this is why it could go 7.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 May 08 - 11:02 PM

Or they could start the next game exactly where this one ended, where they're eating live Penguins.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 28 May 08 - 11:13 PM

Now that was Stanly Cup hockey. Helluva game.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 28 May 08 - 11:34 PM

Agreed - an edge-of-your-seat game of great hockey.
We'll get 'em on Saturday. GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 31 May 08 - 09:47 AM

Rats! We'll get hom too late to see at least the first two periods, and we may not get home till it's done. Sure hope that VCR kicks in on time!

GO PENGWINGS!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 31 May 08 - 12:05 PM

Well, I made out like a bandit in the semis... and I did so again last game... made some "beer money". Now, all bets are off. If the Wings win tonight, they win the cup next game... if not, it goes 7... if it goes 7, bets are back on big time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 31 May 08 - 05:26 PM

Here we go again, folks, and I'm all set - my Pavel Datsyuk "name and number" tee shirt arrived just moments ago so it's "game on." The puck drops in less than three hours and we'll be ready down here in Hockeytown South. BTW: I ordered the shirt from ShopNHL.com on the 27th and it arrived today and there were no hang-ups so I would recommend shopping with them if you are so inclined.

WYSIWYG - I hope you get to see the contest or get to tape it and watch it when you get home - good luck.   GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 31 May 08 - 05:34 PM

Well Tex, I'm putting on my Red Wing Cap, Red Wing Jacket and My 2002 Red Wing Stanley Cup Champion Tee Shirt and walking over to my son's house and watch the game with him and my grand son. They are both Penguin fans.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 31 May 08 - 06:12 PM

Hey.... almost everyone I asked today said the same two things... I wanna see Crosby play hockey... and... I don't give a shit who wins, I wanna see some GOOD hockey. Of course, I am im The Merrytimes, so that's not hard to figure, eh?

Go Pengwings!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 31 May 08 - 06:49 PM

Okay, okay... no more PMs, thanks. Fact of the matter is this. "beer sales" don't make no never mind now. This is it... this is hockey... no beer involved no way. This is down to the wire... this IS the Stanley Cup... THE Holy Greyall. All bets are off. THIS is the game I have been waiting for all year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 31 May 08 - 11:01 PM

Taped all, saw last ten minutes, had a GREAT evening (our Bishop and his Mrs. sat in with our our hot gospel band), GREAT dinner afterwards with them, and all in all, the best way possible to have spent the evening.

GO PENS Monday! (GO WINGS too)

If the Pens survive we'll watch tonight's game, and if not, it'll make one more tape to tape over for next year.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 31 May 08 - 11:02 PM

This Red Wing Team is a sight to watch. My oh my. The Penguins are in trouble. Going to be a big chore to win 3 straight.
"Go Wings"


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 31 May 08 - 11:43 PM

Beer - you're right my friend this Red Wing team is a sight to behold - they are so much fun to watch. WHAT A GAME! I've said it before and I'll say it again - I simply fail to understand how folks who call themselves sports fans can sit and tell me that they don't enjoy watching hockey. Are they blind? What a great series. I hope the Wings can wrap this thing up on Monday because my butt is
getting sore from the edge of the seat, I'm getting hoarse, the cat is into hiding and the dog is cowed over in the corner - but Kelly and I are having a wonderful time. GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 01 Jun 08 - 04:15 AM

Hoarse. Yup. Edge of the seat. Yup. But, with me, it's counteracted by jumping up quite a lot. I really get into the game. And what a game it was!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 02 Jun 08 - 06:10 PM

Time to refresh for Game 5 tonight at "The Joe."
Remember the melody to the Bugs Bunny Theme Song:

Octopus, hit the lights
This is it, the night of nights
The Wings are gonna win the cup tonight
Though the Penquins will surely fight

Call the man, with the truck
Get him to "The Joe" with the Stanley Cup
Cause Zetterberg and Datsyuk will score
And The Wings will own The Cup once more

...having a little fun in Hockeytown South. GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 02 Jun 08 - 06:18 PM

Darn... wish I had bought some of those "lightly salted" Lay's potatoe chips.

Are you ready for some HIGH END sticking? Is this the game? I am almost on the edge of my seat already.

GO PENGWINGS!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 02 Jun 08 - 07:15 PM

I'd like to try a Little Cesar Pizza right about now. Hey Tex! Ever had one?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 02 Jun 08 - 07:43 PM

Hey Beer - get 'em right regular; had two the night before last, in fact - there's one right down the street.

gnu - I'm right on the edge of the seat right now, but I'll tell you what - I feel good about this game. I've got the pre-game from Detroit on-line and the t.v. fired up. GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 02 Jun 08 - 09:49 PM

Bru-freakin-ootal put there!

Nice to see the Cardiac Kids again.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 02 Jun 08 - 10:00 PM

Go Wings in the third. Looks as if they woke up a bit in the second. The first was awful. Passing was way off.
Go Go Go


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 02 Jun 08 - 11:37 PM

Well I stood in front of the T.V for the 3rd. and first overtime and finished my 6 pack. No beer left. Bring out the Tomato Juice from Lemington Ontario. Close enough to the Red Wing border.
I gotta sit down. I am totally exhausted and all I've done is watched television. What a work out.
Go You Red Wings Go.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 12:22 AM

THIS is our Penguins, tonight, finally, come what may.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 12:24 AM

12:20 a.m. Next overtime please. Gnu! 1:21 your time. I guess you must have hit the sack eh!
No me. If they play all night I'll be watching.
To bad there has to be a looser. Yep I know, no such thing in this particular game because of the way both teams have played. Anyway. Here's to both teams. Salute!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 12:29 AM

Well Beer, I too am in for the long haul tonight - come what may.
GO WINGS - GO GET THAT CUP! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 12:48 AM

SHIT
goodnight.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 12:51 AM

Yeah, Beer, that's a "SHIT" from me too. One would suppose that it is now a three game series and anything can happen. Goodnight.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 12:52 AM

Shit! Good morning!

This is not only a win; the Pens now seem to know how to play the Wings.

NOW the series starts.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 05:10 AM

Oh... I had a feeling it was gonna be a barn burner. I'm burnt out, anyway.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 09:02 AM

Even a bad plumbing leak coming through our kitchen ceiling in the 2nd overtime didn't rain on THIS parade. We just dealt with it-- one on the game and one on the buckets. I think something in the wall popped. We just turned off the house supply and went to bed. That's what morning is for! :~)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: maire-aine
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 09:48 AM

I tried to stay up, but I just couldn't. Fell asleep a btwn 1st & 2nd ot.

It's just a small setback.

GO WINGS!

Maryanne


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Rich
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 05:37 PM

I guess after 100 plus minutes of play, "experience" just reverts back to being ah-what's-the-word-I'm-looking-for....

OLD!

Seriously, We got lucky but I'll take it! Probably prolonging the inevitable.

What the hell!

Pens in 7


Rich


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 06:14 PM

Wings in 7.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 07:10 PM

:~)

I think we are all agreed we would prefer to see all 7 played, yes?

GO PENGWINGS!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 07:10 PM

Old had nothing to do with last nights game. I don't call a team getting 58 shots on net old. In fact since the beginning of the playoffs Detroit was out shot in only one game. You didn't get lucky, you had great goadtending and you have a great goaltender not a lucky one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 07:32 PM

Well... that WAS some of the greatest tending ever. Outshot THAT bad and win?... and with the the chances? I agree, Beer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 03 Jun 08 - 11:58 PM

Fleury played like a brick wall. As a Cape Bretoner and Nova Scotian I am now rooting for the Penguins because of Crosby and the junior Screaming Eagles ties to Fleury. Detroit played by far the better game but Fleury owned the net. What a performance especially after losing close friend Luc Bourdon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 12:26 AM

Wait a second Pens fans: don't forget to thank Johan Franzen for the free goal he gave you - that couldn't happen again in a hundred years. Wings tomorrow night. GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 09:02 AM

Wait a second Pens fans: don't forget to thank Johan Franzen for the free goal he gave you - that couldn't happen again in a hundred years.

There are goals like that all the time in hockey games. All teams have to deal with them, winning and losing. Just part of the game-- although of course no one likes it when their team is the one that has inadvertently done it.

GO PENGWINGS!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 09:18 AM

How about that beautiful goal from Zetterberg Datsyuk stick. That was not a Lucky deflection. This was an intended perfect shot.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 09:56 AM

My apologies to Johan Franzen - Niklas Kronwall put the puck in our net. Good Lord, it starts all over again tonight, too.
GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 10:13 AM

No overtime tonight.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 12:02 PM

Being a Maritimer I certainly understand your love toward the Penguins Sandy. I have been a Wing fan since 59. Way to late for me to change. So sad about Luc and then there was the Basketball tragedy as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 01:13 PM

No overtime tonight.

Where'd my post go?

LOTS of overtime tonight! We have a 6-hour tape all ready to go.

Lots and lots of lovely hockey.

GO PENGWINGS!


GO PENS!


~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 03:08 PM

Dadaddahhhdadahdahhh. Dah dah dah dahhhhdadada, dahhhdadadahhh dahhhhhhh.... it's HOCKEY NIGHT IN... ahhh, the US. BUT, it's THE CUP!

Can't wait for the game Saturday night! Invited a bunch of buddies over... even a BYOW night, as long as they don't take over the kitchen and start cleaning stuff and making comments. Gonna be great... lots of BBQ'd finger food and horse devwowers and munchies and such. Yer all welcome.

Go Penguins... yes, Penguins... I got money on it. And on Saturday's game too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 03:51 PM

It ends tonight Gnu so don't go out buying all that food for nothing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 04:21 PM

Hell, Beer... even if it does end tonoight, it'll be a great party anyway. Win-win, eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 05:24 PM

This just in: Based on NBC-TV protests over the LAST game's length, the NHL announced today that they have had to institute a new NEW OVERTIME PROCEDURE based on an obscure minor league practice.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 08:16 PM

Did ya see The Cherry? Did ya see the Penguin? Fookin hilarious! Gonna be a great game. I have been looking forward to this this game for a while. Hehehehe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: maire-aine
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 10:42 PM

And the Stanley Cup comes home to Detroit where it belongs. They don't call this "Hockeytown" for nothin'.

Is Mike Babcock not the best coach in hockey????

Go Wings.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Jack The Sailor
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 10:51 PM

Congratulations to the Wings.

I suspect that the Pens will have a few more chances in the next few years. What a great young team!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 11:10 PM

Yeh, Congratulations to the Wings from me as well! As much as I would like to see the Pens go all the way the Wings were dominant throughout the series and the season as well. They deserve the win!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 11:12 PM

I only have one thing to say this evening.   GUEST,Rich, eat your heart out. Older the better.
Will comment more tomorrow.
Adrien


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 04 Jun 08 - 11:24 PM

Good thing we like the Wings. :~) They did good.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 05:38 AM

Saturday night party is still on... hope we're all recovered by then!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 07:47 AM

Now that the season is over will Frenchy's be holding a sale of Cherry's old jackets?


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 08:57 AM

LOL Sandy. But maybe you should give a brief description of Frenchy's as I don't think you will find their stores out side the Atlantic (or should I say the Maritimes)Provinces.

I feel like getting on a plane and heading out to Harbor Grace. I'm sure the party will go on for a while yet. The Wings were truly a great team to watch and even though there will probably be a few retirements taking place they will still be a club to contend with next year. I'm not predicting a Cup but they will still have a great season and fans in the Eastern Division will still say"Ya, but the Western Devision is not as tough and the Wings won't be able to match the hard hitting clubs of the East". Those fans that say this (and there are still a lot of them around.)better wake up because this game has become a skating game since the rule change of a few years ago. If these changes had been made sooner we would have had Yzerman, Lemieux, Bourque,and other greats playing a lot longer. But goons shortened their season.

All in all, the Penguins have a dynamic team and if Lemieux can keep this great bunch of fellows together the cup should be heading their way for a number of years.

It's been fun and thanks to all who has been participating. You know who you are. Surprisingly this thread and those before (on Hockey) have a lot to be proud of. Sure some comments can get under our skin but compared to some of the threads that are posted this has to be one of the most civil of them all.
Until next season, have a great summer. I will keep my eye on this thread until it goes off.

I also like the idea of starting a separate thread on hockey when the Playoffs begin. Like the above title as well for the Playoff section. It's like a new season once it begins.

Adrien


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 09:52 AM

As it turned out, I liked the fresh thread too. It certainly ran long enough to make a big ole thread, didn't it?

I think this one should be retitled to indicate the year, though.

The one trick Therrien didn't play (that I alluded to previously) would have been to surprise and confuse the Wings by starting Conklin. His manner of playing the puck would have thrown the Wings forecheck off and the Pens' D might have gotten some better plays up ice..... Fleury would have cheerfully gone along with it and after 2 games they could have put him back in to confuse the Wings all over again. :~) (Briefly.)


There are few places in hockeydom, outside of the handshake for players and right in the arena seats for the fans, where being for one team does not involve disparaging the other team. Here at Mudcat I never felt my team was being disrespected, and I appreciated that. In the OT thriller in fact it WAS as if you were all here in our living room. Next year we will have to work on how to virtualize the event even more.

I'll start. Is there anyone here who has not heard how our dogs celebrate a goal when our team scores? Next year I'll get pictures including a living room shot with the winter recliner setup. We can put our respective pix up somewhere.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 02:09 PM

~S~... no problem... just ask a clone to do it.

A good friend of mine sent me something to keep me busy until next season. I very seldom play these but this is downright addictive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Big Mick
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 02:21 PM

Gary..... you will rot in hell for posting that friggin' site

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 03:34 PM

Ha! ha! ha! ha!.
He! he ! he ! Lol and all that.
Now that was a good one on you Gnu.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 03:56 PM

Hey.... that "good friend of mine" shall remain nameless, but I will say, he is laughing over it a good deal.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Texas Guest
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 05:11 PM

Wow - what a team!
          What a season!
                What a playoffs!
                     What a finals!
Yes, it is a fine day in Hockeytown South. Words are just not flowing at the moment, but thanks to Beer, Big Mick, WYSIWYG, gnu and everyone else who participated in this fine thread throughout
the playoffs; and yes, it is really nice to express our thoughts and emotions here regarding our favorite team (and as I once wrote - I take no quarter)and do it with respect for the other teams and those friends who support them - kinda like the handshake at the end of the series - very cool.

Needless to say, I'm hanging around her pretty regular; so, like Beer I'll keep looking in until this thread disappears then I'll take a bit of a sports breather and wait for college football to start so I can cheer on my Fighting Irish - which, of course means that hockey season is just aroung the corner and we start all over.
GO RED WINGS! Cheers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: GUEST,Rich
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 05:43 PM

OK, Yeah, the Wings are a much better team. Truthfully, we shouldn't have lasted till game 6. The Wings outplayed the Pens 55 minutes out of each game and the Pens pulled out a few miracles during the other 5.
Still it was a fun series to watch(albeit painful at times). We'll be seeing you in another series within a couple of years.

I have to agree that this thread remained extraordinarily civil and fun.

Rich


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: Beer
Date: 05 Jun 08 - 06:46 PM

Glad you came back Rich. See you next year. Have a great summer.
adrien


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: topical tom
Date: 06 Jun 08 - 08:23 PM

I have to admit that the better team won the Cup.Congrats, Beer, and all Red Wing fans!

    NHL champions 2008!

    Detroit Red Wings! Way to Go!


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: gnu
Date: 06 Jun 08 - 08:34 PM

Sniff. Mommy! It's over! (Sorry... Canuck joke.)

Well darn! What to do on the weekend without havin to plan for hockey? Ya know less than half of the guys will show on accounta The Cup is over and they got points and favours ta cover eh?

Anahwhay, I got ta thinkin about the lads what still harbour emoticons fer their missuses and I searched out this old love song. Every time I play it, I get musty. Check it out.


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Subject: RE: BS: Lord Stanley's Cup
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Jun 08 - 09:22 PM

gnu, that fly game thing is no damn good-- it has to be buzzing around HOCKEY FOOD. That we can pick up and consmue, for points, plus a beer to wash it down. While we dodge flying pucks.

~S~


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