2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby ToddM » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:23 pm

Maybe Vegas is losing on purpose so they won't get embarrassed by Tampa.

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby ToddM » Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:41 pm

Actual Paraphrase:
"And a shot and VASSILEVSKY WHAT A SAVE!!!! Some guys combine athletic ability with OTHERWORLDLY hockey sense, and Vassilevsky's got both! You can see from this replay, look at that extension, wow, the puck was going across the crease there and maybe wasn't going to go in, but wow, Vassilevsky doing what he can to keep this game 5-1."

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:26 pm

Best give and go of the season?

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Re: 2019-2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby slaps » Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:16 pm

Knives Out wrote:
Math wrote:On the positive side, Binnington's hype is on pause.

Aaaaand pulled in his return. Buh bye, ya inbred royal.

https://theathletic.com/2048385/2020/09/08/down-goes-brown-lets-all-boo-the-2020-playoff-disappointment-team/

Binnington just couldn’t recapture the magic from last year’s run. In fact, we may as well just say it: He was bad. Not streaky, not inconsistent… bad. His final stat line includes an .851 save percentage and 4.72 GAA. Those are numbers that would get you benched in the 1980s, let alone today.

But maybe most impressive of all, he claimed a spot next to Wayne Gretzky’s 92 goals and Bobby Orr’s +124 on the list of virtually unbreakable hockey records by becoming the first goalie in NHL history to finish a postseason 0-and-5.
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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:39 pm

The NHL offseason is going to come at us fast.

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:49 pm

Troy McClure wrote:The NHL offseason is going to come at us fast.


Dobby will be a member of another team before he even sobers up from the Cup celebration.
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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:30 pm

If Nelson decided to call it a night, I wouldn’t blame him.
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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:33 pm

https://mobile.twitter.com/NHLSafetyWatch

Yeah. That was incredibly unnecessary from Killorn.
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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby ToddM » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:07 pm

Is it just me or does Tampa look almost as bad as the Stars did last night?

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby cdanew » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:34 pm

Sometimes the other teams in the conference finals are actually good - funny how that works.

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby cdanew » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:39 pm

Man - Tampa with the dagger with 8 seconds left. Wow.

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby ToddM » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:41 pm

Isles literally fell asleep on that last shift.

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby B Kat » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:41 pm

Tough pill for the Isles.

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:42 pm

My poor Isles
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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:19 pm

ToddM wrote:Is it just me or does Tampa look almost as bad as the Stars did last night?

Tampa was certainly having a hard time up against the Islanders' best effort. Tampa taking a number of dumb penalties sure looked familiar, but the difference is Tampa survived it better. Some of that is no doubt thanks to them having a potential back to back Vezina winner in net.
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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby ToddM » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:00 pm

Troy McClure wrote:
ToddM wrote:Is it just me or does Tampa look almost as bad as the Stars did last night?

Tampa was certainly having a hard time up against the Islanders' best effort. Tampa taking a number of dumb penalties sure looked familiar, but the difference is Tampa survived it better. Some of that is no doubt thanks to them having a potential back to back Vezina winner in net.

They were making unforced errors and bad passes too. I expect that from the Stars, but from Tampa? They were lucky the Isles mailed it in on that 5-on-3.

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby Knives Out » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:07 pm

Rumour has it that Lehner signed a 5x5 extension and that Vegas is waiting until after the playoffs to announce it. Hopefully this means his motivation is gone now LOL.
That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:37 pm

Is that really what the backstab image was about?
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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:40 pm

This will be the hardest I've cheered for the Islanders in my life.

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby ToddM » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:55 pm

If the Isles drag this out, we may lose all our momentum.

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:57 pm

I'm tired. I need a break.

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby Math » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:46 am

And Laviolette is off the list.

(In fact, we don't care anymore as Bowness will be back next season)

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:48 am

At this point it would be difficult to get someone else. The draft is only a few days after the playoffs.
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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:49 am

I still don't think Bowness is gonna take the job. This was fun and I think he'll be done after.

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby Math » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:00 am

TVAS brought up some news about Bowness who has full support of his family in case he'd want to be back. Apparently, coaching is his thing and he would consider removing the interim part of this job title. Knowing that he has a green light on the personal side and Nill being in favor of his return, the ball is on his side.

I'd say 50/50.

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:04 am

hmmm

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby B Kat » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:10 am

I'm with Frugal, he's gone, especially if he wins. Next season will not be in the safe bubble. He's had his due, he has a family and he values his time left with them.

/don't tell Slaps.

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:40 am

Maybe the most likely scenario of him coming back is where the Stars just barely lose and he wants another crack at it.

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Re: 2020 NHL Play-in-offs Thread

Postby slaps » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:51 pm

I still don't want him as a long-term coach. Over the course of a full season, I think his deficiencies will be much more glaring and hurt the Stars in the long run. That said, I don't think there is a single person in hockey who doesn't love him, and he is by all accounts perhaps the nicest guy in hockey. So maybe that's what the team needs for the bubble, and I hope he gets his trophy. It would be one hell of a closer to a career.
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