2021 NHL Playoff Thread

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Postby Troy McClure » Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:06 pm

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Troy McClure wrote:Not signing Perry was supposed to give lots of chances for the young guys developed by the Stars to shine. As much as you always pull for kids playing over vets, not signing Perry let that happen. Robertson played and was awesome. He probably got PP time sooner because Perry wasn't on the roster. Of course, once you get past Robertson, the other young forwards were ... not good. Like really not good. More like terrible. Gardner, Caamano, Dellandrea, and L'Esperance were so bad.

True, and it's not like we were going anywhere this season anyways. I still have high hopes for Dellandrea, but those other three... maaaaaybe Caamano will amount to a third line grinder. Gardner always seemed to be on the ice for crucial goals against, despite playing just 7 minutes a game.
We'll see about Diamani and maybe even Borque next season. They're scorers, tho, so it's unlikely they or Harley will ever see significant ice time under the current regime.

I'd say the history tells us scorers get ice time.
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Postby ScubaSteve » Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:37 pm

Perry did a whole lot of nothing all regular season and everyone was wanting to get rid of him immediately. Same for Pavelski, who was also lackluster. Then they both had strong playoffs in the bubble and we had to admit that Nill is a good GM.
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Postby Knives Out » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:09 pm

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MTL is already and literally planning the Cup parade.

Insufferable dumbasses.

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Postby ScubaSteve » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:00 pm

Spoiler: every team that gets to the second round has to at least partly start planning a cup parade. Street closures and permits and all that municipal crap take months, they can rarely be done overnight. Now, whether or not you should let such plans leak or not is another issue.
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Knives Out wrote:Image

MTL is already and literally planning the Cup parade.

Insufferable dumbasses.

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Given past experiences with Canadian teams getting their asses handed to them in the finals, I suppose this doubles as the blueprint for which stores will be looted and which streets will have their cars overturned and burned.
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Does anyone really believe planning a parade affects the outcome of a 7 game series or two.
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5minmajor wrote:Does anyone really believe planning a parade affects the outcome of a 7 game series or two.

It's fun to say yes because it gives an outlet for anger.
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Postby ToddM » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:55 pm

A surprising number of Dallas Stars 2nd rounders in this series.

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5minmajor wrote:Does anyone really believe planning a parade affects the outcome of a 7 game series or two.

It's fun to say yes because it gives an outlet for anger.

Yes. I need as many outlets as possible.
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I’ve watched Val biff about five primo scoring chances tonight LOL. Classic.
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Postby dyhp » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:30 pm

Colorado falls apart just like they did last year vs Stars

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Postby Knives Out » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:33 pm

Grubauer also sucks/is overrated. Him being nominated for the Vezina this year is the equivalent to nominating Roman Turek for the Blues in 2000.
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Postby dyhp » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:34 pm

I still think Tampa could sweep both of these teams.

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Postby dyhp » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:36 pm

Aves had a 2-0 lead in the series a 2-0 3rd period lead in game 3. Just sayin.

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Knives Out wrote:I’ve watched Val biff about five primo scoring chances tonight LOL. Classic.

He's clearly turned into a nice 3rd line winger, but Colorado really has very little beyond their first line.
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Postby ToddM » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:44 pm

Avs Elimination Day is basically Hockey Christmas to me.

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Postby ToddM » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:45 pm

Nish was fantastic, all over the ice, stealing pucks, setting up teammates, and whiffing on grade-A scoring chances in front of the net.

Side note: Avs fans think Nichushkin should get Selke consideration.

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Postby Knives Out » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:47 pm

dyhp wrote:I still think Tampa could sweep both of these teams.

Oh I‘ve got Tampa repeating in my bracket no doubt.
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Postby ToddM » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:51 pm

Mike Babcock sounds like me when I'm making fun of Canadians.

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ToddM wrote:Nish was fantastic, all over the ice, stealing pucks, setting up teammates, and whiffing on grade-A scoring chances in front of the net.

Side note: Avs fans think Nichushkin should get Selke consideration.

That last season here still might be the worst display of quitting I’ve ever seen from a pro athlete.

Also, this was a funny line by a fan: “In Nichushkin's case, you miss 100% of shots you do take.”
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Postby ToddM » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:54 am

A quick search of "nishushkin + selke" turns up a lot more articles than I'd expected. Most of them from stathounds who see his otherwordly advanced stats and gush harder on him than I did in 2014.
Here's a good one that also sneaks in a slap in the face at the Stars:

https://jfresh.substack.com/p/how-valer ... came-2020s

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ToddM wrote:A quick search of "nishushkin + selke" turns up a lot more articles than I'd expected. Most of them from stathounds who see his otherwordly advanced stats and gush harder on him than I did in 2014.
Here's a good one that also sneaks in a slap in the face at the Stars:

https://jfresh.substack.com/p/how-valer ... came-2020s

This is what happens when a guy looks at one stat and decides he's figured everything out. The system in Dallas wasn't why Nichushkin was awful. He was awful because he hated it here and didn't try.
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So you're saying he was a great defensive forward without even trying? That's pretty high praise.

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ToddM wrote:So you're saying he was a great defensive forward without even trying? That's pretty high praise.

Nothing in the article suggests he was any good in Dallas.
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Postby slaps » Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:41 pm

Dallas isn't exactly a place where talent goes to thrive.
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ToddM wrote:Nish was fantastic, all over the ice, stealing pucks, setting up teammates, and whiffing on grade-A scoring chances in front of the net.

Side note: Avs fans think Nichushkin should get Selke consideration.

That last season here still might be the worst display of quitting I’ve ever seen from a pro athlete.

Also, this was a funny line by a fan: “In Nichushkin's case, you miss 100% of shots you do take.”

No respect for the guy for this. Morrow-esque phoning it in that was.
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Postby Knives Out » Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:18 pm

You mean Modano ...
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Postby dyhp » Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:28 pm

I'll never understand why Ryan Reeves gets any camera time

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