somehow we never had a NHL thread this year! who's been watching so far? It's been a good playoffs so far, that Hawks/Blues game didn't have the ending i wanted, but it was a great game. Datsyuk's goal last night against the Bruins was RIDICULOUS as well.
go Hawks, i'm hoping for a Hawks/Wings final. i'm pretty sure the West is going to win the Cup this year though.
Post by unluckyjarmes on Apr 19, 2014 16:51:32 GMT -5
I got Ducks/wings in the cup. Teemu forever.
Seriously though, every game has been wild as hell. I'm actually okay we missed the playoffs for the first time since before I could legally drink. I can actually enjoy the game, and our front office might finally shake things up.
Man, I did not follow the NHL at all this year. I caught bits of a few games the last couple days, though. And yeah, that Datsyuk goal was insane.
It's so hard for me to follow anymore. I caught a few games but not as much as I'd like. And my goal was to go to San Jose for a Sharks home game and I never made it. I've been here for four fucking years!!
Pretty not happy about Tampa. I've never been a fan, but I like Cooper and Stamkos and it would have been nice to see them stomp all over Montreal. I hate those bastards. Looking forward to the Sharks taking it at home on Saturday.
I hate Montreal, but I really want them to do well and just get crushed in the Conference finals or something. I kind of hope that for most of the Canadian teams that make the playoffs though. I will admit that I do have a soft spot for Carey Price, dude is an amazing goalie and just gets shit on by Montreal.
The Wild/Avs series has been amazing so far. you could tell that MacKinnon was getting so frustrated last night, they were just shutting him right down. If Minnesota can keep their pressure up, I could definitely see them stealing the series.
can't wait for the Blues/Hawks game tonight, I'm really hoping that the Hawks can take this one in St. Louis because I really don't think St Louis can beat them at home.
Dave, I remember you vaguely saying you love the caps. Are you one of us depressed folk, or is Minnesota your team?
Haha, I would say that the Caps are my favorite team in the East by a long shot because watching Ovi and Backstrom together is magical sometimes, but I'm more of a Western conference guy. I've been mostly following the Hawks ever since Toews made the jump, but the Wild are my second favorite team. I have a soft spot for the Jets since they're the closest team to me as well.
Holy SHIT the end of the Hawks/Blues game was intense last night. Oshie's goal from the knees was beautiful, I miss the days of seeing him and Toews on the same line at UND.
Goddamn, tonight's game was brutal. Kane had such an open net to bring it within 1 after it was 2-0, but didn't get it. It feels harder to get mad at the Wild and Bryz than most other teams, but I'm not worried since the Hawks are pretty deep.
Post by unluckyjarmes on May 7, 2014 2:34:23 GMT -5
Bryz got a shutout! But yeah, Chicago has this series. Don't worry about that.
As I'm a huge nerd and an awesome goalie, and the whole "Goalies are weird" thing means I was born to be a goalie apparently, let me share this with y'all. I want to post this outside of the NHL thread as Bryz is the fucking shit and shouldn't be relegated to just the NHL thread:
This has been a great series so far and I'm a little nervous since the Kings did take one in Chicago, but they've been playing with a lot of intensity in the last two games and they've otherwise been flawless at home. I'm making a prediction of a Patty Kane GWG.