2019 NHL Playoffs -- You Know, That Thing We're Going to Make

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Postby slaps » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:19 pm

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The Frugal Gourmet wrote:I don't really believe in the President's Trophy curse or anything like that, and I think that winning in the regular season is just fine. But my theory on them is definitely that they were somehow really unprepared for any adversity.

Of all of the 16 places to finish the regular season, #1 remains the most likely to win the Cup.

I can't argue with your theory about Tampa coasting through the season. I also think people aren't giving enough attention to all of the moves Columbus made and how they started to gel right as they entered the playoffs. If the Blue Jackets had that full roster all season, they're probably division winners or contenders and not sneaking in as #8.



http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/2654 ... -lightning

Before opening up the corpse of the Lightning to determine the internal causes of their demise, let's exalt the Columbus Blue Jackets with the praise they deserve.

This was not a No. 8 seed. This was the 13th-best team in the NHL based on points, with 98, a higher total than three Western Conference playoff teams -- the Dallas Stars (93), Vegas Golden Knights (93) and Colorado Avalanche (90). They were 12th in goals per game (3.12) and 11th in goals-against per game (2.82), outpacing several playoff teams in each category. They were 12th in expected goals percentage (50.87), which was better than six playoff teams.

They were a completely adequate team that was turned into the largest of underdogs by virtue of the Lightning's juggernaut of a regular season, and the Vegas sportsbooks' projections for the series
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Postby #JTONTFJTGM » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:45 pm

The 1994 Rangers were the only Presidents' Trophy winner to win the Stanley Cup from 1990-1998.

The 1999 Stars began a run where the Presidents' Trophy winner won the Stanley Cup three times in four seasons (the 2001 Avalanche and 2002 Red Wings were the others with the 2000 Blues losing to the Sharks in the first round.)

The 2008 Red Wings and 2013 Blackhawks (in a lockout-shortened 48-game season) are the only Presidents' Trophy winners to win the Stanley Cup in the last 16 seasons.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidents'_Trophy#Winners

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Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:47 pm

Yeah that's a 25% chance bro. Extremely good odds.

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Postby ToddM » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:50 pm

Interesting that the three playoff teams that were worse than Columbus are now 8-4 in the playoffs (and 9-3 if Bishop hadn't *poo poo* the bed in Game 3).

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Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:53 pm

ToddM wrote:Interesting that the three playoff teams that were worse than Columbus are now 8-4 in the playoffs (and 9-3 if Bishop hadn't *poo poo* the bed in Game 3).


Eh, I mean Columbus had 2 more wins than Dallas and plays a totally different set of teams. It seems like a rather nitpicking distinction.

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Postby SaintAngerBH » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:05 pm

B Kat wrote:It did take guts to keep their UFAs and even add. Even I'm happy for Columbus. It's not like it's Cleveland.


They're definitely my team if the Stars get taken out.
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Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:06 pm

I don't know. I'm kinda jealous of them.

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Postby B Kat » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:08 am

No one saw that coming.

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Postby SaintAngerBH » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:58 am

Holland should be canned entirely. He is tone deaf to the modern NHL.
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Postby ToddM » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:46 pm

Flames are.... uhhh, in trouble. Down 3 in an elimination game to the #8 seed. But at least they won a single game, which is more than Tampa can say.

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Postby SaintAngerBH » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:23 am

I know the team in front of him was awful, but Mike Smith was really bad. He aged exactly like Marty Turco did.
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Postby B Kat » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:28 am

Dang, the 2 #1 seeds out. Ouch.

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Postby ToddM » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:20 pm

Big Buff shoved his ass into his own goalie's face, Jets give up the first goal of the game on the game's first shot.

So of course the Jets blow their challenge by claiming interference. ELIMINATION GAME, BABY!1!!

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Postby cdanew » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:44 pm

The Jets have six shots on goal with about 3 minutes left in the second. Down 2-0. Pretty poor showing in an elimination game.

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Postby ToddM » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:50 pm

Jets look like they're actively trying to throw the game.

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Postby ToddM » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:55 pm

...aaaaaaaaand another Preseason Cup Contender bites the dust.

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Postby B Kat » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:01 pm

Blues were in last place in January. Long way to come to get to round 2. They played well this series, they deserve it.

Not that I like it.

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Re: 2019 NHL Playoffs -- You Know, That Thing We're Going to Make

Postby wonko80 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:26 pm

Winnipeg never seemed all that scary this year. Did they believe their own hype too much?

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Postby slaps » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:50 pm

What the hell is going on with Radulov? Shapiro has mentioned a few times now that he is flatly refusing and actively avoiding the media.
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Postby ScubaSteve » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:08 am

In Soviet Russia, you interview media.
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Postby SaintAngerBH » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:45 am

slaps wrote:What the hell is going on with Radulov? Shapiro has mentioned a few times now that he is flatly refusing and actively avoiding the media.


If he keeps scoring goals, he can do whatever the hell he wants to as far as I'm concerned. No different than all the psycho *poo poo* goaltenders do.
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Postby Troy McClure » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:18 am

slaps wrote:What the hell is going on with Radulov? Shapiro has mentioned a few times now that he is flatly refusing and actively avoiding the media.

My guess is he doesn't want to answer a bunch of questions about his time in Nashville.
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Postby Troy McClure » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:23 pm

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Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:56 pm

Calgary is less surprising to me. They didn’t do much against our team so I’never got a good feeling for how scary they were to other teams.

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Postby B Kat » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:49 pm

James Neal was a healthy scratch in their last playoff game.

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Postby SaintAngerBH » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:28 pm

He was pretty abysmal this year.
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Postby ScubaSteve » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:04 pm

Wow. I've never seen a playoff OT shorthanded goal.
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Postby One_Timer » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:29 pm

I love seeing Vegas lose.

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Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:40 pm

They squandered that one too. Really outplayed SJ through most of it.

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