2018 NHL Hockey playoff thread

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2018 NHL Hockey playoff thread


By cdnpinbacon

11 months ago



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#51 11 months ago

Kapenan looks totally lost, Hainsey looks confused and small. marchand must be shut down, he's a killer.

#52 11 months ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Satellite dishes to Leafs game folks, Great game aside from hainsey being totally outmatched against backes. 2-1 Boston. Babcock please make necessary defensive line shuffle vs this line.

It "WAS" a good game...Leafs getting man handled. Kadri with that dirty hit = not cool!!!

#53 11 months ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Kapenan looks totally lost, Hainsey looks confused and small. marchand must be shut down, he's a killer.

Hainsey was below average when with the Pens but as soon as the playoffs started he was a huge asset to the team.

#54 11 months ago

A lot of “no calls” in the Caps game.... I can hear Tortarella crying already

#55 11 months ago

Caps 3 loses away....

#56 11 months ago

Kadri is getting suspended for that garbage hit

#58 11 months ago
Quoted from Pinballerchef:

It "WAS" a good game...Leafs getting man handled. Kadri with that dirty hit = not cool!!!

Yeah not cool at all. We need Kadri but his temper is the worst on the team.
I have said from the beginning, Leafs have sub par defence and Marner will not get the same room in the playoffs that he's used to during the regular season. Nylander is over hyped. Considered top 15 players in league under 21? I don't think so.
Matthews needs a big Sniper with exceptional puck possession skill along the boards. That's Leivo but babs just lets him sit.
I know this, I have coached him since he was in pee wee and watched him all during Junior. Leivos big frame and stick feeding Mathews all day long but not going to happen on babcocks watch. Now with Kadri gone for at least 1 game am I going to have to stomach more Leo Komorov?
My rant is over

#59 11 months ago

Shameful effort by the Leafs last night. Can't stand the harassment at work today!!

#60 11 months ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

Yeah not cool at all. We need Kadri but his temper is the worst on the team.
I have said from the beginning, Leafs have sub par defence and Marner will not get the same room in the playoffs that he's used to during the regular season. Nylander is over hyped. Considered top 15 players in league under 21? I don't think so.
Matthews needs a big Sniper with exceptional puck possession skill along the boards. That's Leivo but babs just lets him sit.
I know this, I have coached him since he was in pee wee and watched him all during Junior. Leivos big frame and stick feeding Mathews all day long but not going to happen on babcocks watch. Now with Kadri gone for at least 1 game am I going to have to stomach more Leo Komorov?
My rant is over

I do think the leafs have a chance against the Bs but they showed last night why they were a powerhouse during the regular season. Just like the Flyers they will need to make some adjustments for game 2 or it's going to be a short series.

#61 11 months ago

Toronto & Philadelphia are just hoping their +/- from the playoffs can be projected onto the golf course next week.

#62 11 months ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

Toronto & Philadelphia are just hoping their +/- from the playoffs can be projected onto the golf course next week.

It's one game so too early for that talk! For the Leafs they need to start getting a little more aggressive. Hit Marchand a little and get under his skin. He will take dumb penalties......he's a very good player but has a sever case of "little man syndrome"!

Flyers made a great run to get in the playoffs, they need to look back and see what they did to get here and duplicate it and not look at the beginning of the season for which they played like in the 1st game!

#63 11 months ago

They interviewed Sean Couturier after the Flyer's loss and he summed it up honestly I thought saying "their best players played better than ours"

#64 11 months ago

I agree with earlier post that the Penguins have a quiet crowd. They play well there, but I wouldnt say its because of the fans and the arena.

Vegas...I thought their opening ceremony stuff was pretty good. Its Vegas! Its gonna have some theatrics. The wife and kids were getting into it, so if it brings more fans to the table, then I think its good. Now...some of those get ups of fans in the stnads, started looking like those middle aged NFL fans dressing up like its halloween thinking they are cool! haha!

#65 11 months ago
Quoted from Pinballerchef:

I do think the leafs have a chance against the Bs but they showed last night why they were a powerhouse during the regular season. Just like the Flyers they will need to make some adjustments for game 2 or it's going to be a short series.

Flyers looked tired, leafs looked minor bantam

#66 11 months ago

I'm going to get loaded and watch me some hockey.

#67 11 months ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

I'm going to get loaded and watch me some hockey.

Maybe the Pens blew there load in game 1 and won't score much the rest of the series Ya right!!
Puck drop in an hour....hockey time !

#68 11 months ago
Quoted from Pinballerchef:

Maybe the Pens blew there load in game 1 and won't score much the rest of the series Ya right!!

Well it's tough to win after a game like that...phili is gonna be PISSED.

#69 11 months ago
Quoted from meSz:

As much as I love seeing the Flyers losing .....they aren’t this bad!

Hey meSz you were right!!!

#70 11 months ago

Crosby had the UNnatural hat trick tonight...

Missed on breakaway
Missed wide open net
Hit post

VERY UNnatural for him

#71 11 months ago

We’ll take it.. must be Friday the 13th or something. Also, Hornquist is an a-hole lol

#72 11 months ago

Loving the Winnipeg game!!! Staal elbows Wheeler....no call....Wheeler cross checks Staal in the back and breaks his stick....no call.

Playoff hockey baby!!

PS - Laine is Forsberg 2.0 in the making

#73 11 months ago

Let’s go Hawks! Oh wait....

#74 11 months ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

Loving the Winnipeg game!!!

NOT loving it.

My Wild look like a high school team. PATHETIC.

To add insult to injury we are being pummeled by a late winter storm. How appropos that me Wild lawn sign is out there laying flaccid on it's side under a sheet of frozen snow and ice.

Anyone have the hockey game suicide hotine number handy? The only saving grace was the excuse to consume a ton of good beer.....

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#75 11 months ago

...And we all played some pins and battled it out on the Super Chexx.

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#76 11 months ago

Getting the storm now, the roads are a sheet of ice already. Better go to the beer store

#77 11 months ago
Quoted from Chisox:

Let’s go Hawks! Oh wait....

Thank you, Chicago!!!!!

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#78 11 months ago

Man. Toronto is getting smeared by Bruins 6 to 2.
Edit: now 6 to 3
Still getting beat pretty bad.
Plus, Boston also won game 1 of this playoff series.

#79 11 months ago

Marchand-Pastrnak-Bergeron have combined for 17 points in the first two playoff games.

That's crazy!!

#80 11 months ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

Marchand-Pastrnak-Bergeron have combined for 17 points in the first two playoff games.
That's crazy!!

Correction.....20 combined points

#81 11 months ago

That 7 year Zaitsev contract looks great at 4.5 per year. -18 to finish the regular season. Not Babcock or Andersons fault.
It's Lou's fault. He should have learned this in NJ and not bother to play the politics and let the London Knights draft our players. Why would anyone pay an unproven half decent Russian all that money on a 7 year term? Why are our scouts all over North America??? We have a hot bed of hockey in Ontario ...a factory. No, they want to travel and be Hoiti-toiti ...get your asses to south simcoe / GTHL games. Don cherry does in his spare time., he should scout for the leafs. How much money /time did It cost for Russia trips to throw money at Leo komorov to return to the Leafs?? I live north. Small town example...3 hockey rinks. Mathews look unbothered after the game. There should have been a bubble over his head that said I would rather be playing x-box. Another playoff season down the drain.

#82 11 months ago

I see all you Pittsburgh fans way up there in your smoking jackets...looking down at bacon.

#83 11 months ago

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#84 11 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

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#85 11 months ago

First ten minutes or so were nice to watch at least...

#86 11 months ago

Ovie curse still in full force ...... Caps lose again and only NHL team NOT to sell out their home games in the playoffs ..... I guess it’s like paying to watch the same movie over and over and over again. Sooner or later you stop going.

#87 11 months ago
Quoted from meSz:

Caps lose again and only NHL team NOT to sell out their home games in the playoffs

I think my Ottawa Senators also hold that distinction.
Not something to be proud of. Must be a nations capital thing?

#88 11 months ago
Quoted from PinBuck:

Thank you, Chicago!!!!!

Yeah that hurt, we really missed him, especially Kane.

#89 11 months ago

Great game by the leafs .... need 9 more periods like that.

#90 11 months ago

Leafs dominating the Bruins and shutting then down with solid D. The Bruins goals were kind of weak. I'm kind of impressed with the Leafs.....but can they keep it up all series?

Bacon is probably three sheets to the wind right now, lol

#91 11 months ago

Tonight’s Games good so far, big goalie saves, nice to relax and not stress until Wed for my Pens game to watch.

#92 11 months ago

Avs off to VERY quick start!!

#93 11 months ago

I told you the leafs would bounce back

#94 11 months ago
Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

I told you the leafs would bounce back

Last nights game is exactly what I expected from the Leafs. Hopefully they keep it up for game 4 and beyond!

#95 11 months ago

Anyone going to the pens game? I would, tickets probably face value

#96 11 months ago

Vegas Golden Knights are the Cinderella story of this season/playoffs!

It truly is remarkable.

#97 11 months ago

Clock’s gonna strike midnight at some point. Great to see them doing well, but there are some really strong Cup experienced teams on the horizon.

#98 11 months ago

Kings scored a whopping 3 goals in 4 games and lost every game by 1 goal. Pathetic.

#99 11 months ago
Quoted from TheHueManatee:

It truly is remarkable.

Is it really though? I think it would be more remarkable if they had a losing season. They were able to pick average to above average players from 30 other teams and then hold some teams hostage for future high picks for not picking their better players (as several media outlets put it "(teams) paid Vegas their ransom to not pick their players").

This was the first time the NHL did the "Entry Draft" like this (for the record Vegas paid extra to have it this way) so all the hooopla that they're breaking all the expansion team records is asinine to say the least.

and for the record .... I am big fan of the team. Really good team to watch and if the Penguins bow out I will be in the Knights corner but just dread the fact all the media coverage will be blowing the whole "this is the first time an expansion team has ever won the championship" way out of portion.

#100 11 months ago
Quoted from meSz:

Is it really though? I think it would be more remarkable if they had a losing season. They were able to pick average to above average players from 30 other teams and then hold some teams hostage for future high picks for not picking their better players (as several media outlets put it "(teams) paid Vegas their ransom to not pick their players").
This was the first time the NHL did the "Entry Draft" like this (for the record Vegas paid extra to have it this way) so all the hooopla that they're breaking all the expansion team records is asinine to say the least.
and for the record .... I am big fan of the team. Really good team to watch and if the Penguins bow out I will be in the Knights corner but just dread the fact all the media coverage will be blowing the whole "this is the first time an expansion team has ever won the championship" way out of portion.

I get what you're saying but throwing together a team like that and them clicking the way they are is, in my mind, truly remarkable. Usually chemistry between team mates needs to develop and takes time. It looks like this team has been playing together for years.

And I don't see them making it to the finals and winning the cup.....but who knows?

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