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Old Posted Apr 2, 2012, 6:09 PM
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The 2012 NHL Playoff thread

Only two Canadian Teams in it this year. Any predictions? Who are you pulling for?
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Old Posted Apr 2, 2012, 6:14 PM
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Mods...maybe we should delete this until the playoff picture is complete and then a poll could be added?
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Mods...maybe we should delete this until the playoff picture is complete and then a poll could be added?
Agreed. I'd like to see a poll.
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Old Posted Apr 2, 2012, 6:17 PM
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Shame Winnipeg didn't make it. I hate the Canucks, and Ottawa is dull, so no Canadian teams for me to root for.

That's alright though I'm a Bruins fan anyway. Two years in a row boys, lets do it.

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Shame Winnipeg didn't make it. I hate the Canucks, and Ottawa is dull, so no Canadian teams for me to root for.

That's alright though I'm a Bruins fan anyway. Two years in a row boys, lets do it.
Ottawa dull?..I'm not being a homer or anything, and for sure when "Defense first"Jacques Martin was at the helm they were, but I couldn't disagree with you more...This young team is exciting to watch IMO.
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Shame Winnipeg didn't make it. I hate the Canucks, and Ottawa is dull, so no Canadian teams for me to root for.

That's alright though I'm a Bruins fan anyway. Two years in a row boys, lets do it.
You'd take a newly minted Canadian team which up until a few months ago was an American team over the Canucks?

I didn't think the Canucks had a long enough history to be hated. I figure most each like the team or indifferent. They haven't stolen a cup from anyone and I can't think of any natural long-term rivalries.

Compare that to Montreal or Toronto which have a strong rivalry and natural enemies in each other.
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You'd take a newly minted Canadian team which up until a few months ago was an American team over the Canucks?

I didn't think the Canucks had a long enough history to be hated. I figure most each like the team or indifferent. They haven't stolen a cup from anyone and I can't think of any natural long-term rivalries.

Compare that to Montreal or Toronto which have a strong rivalry and natural enemies in each other.
Winnipeg is a bit of a Cinderella story being a new team and all. Give it another season or two and they will fall into the either the 'can't stand them' category like Vancouver or the 'not liked' category along with Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal or the 'nobody cares about them' category like Ottawa.
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Winnipeg is a bit of a Cinderella story being a new team and all. Give it another season or two and they will fall into the either the 'can't stand them' category like Vancouver or the 'not liked' category along with Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal or the 'nobody cares about them' category like Ottawa.
You've got it all wrong buddy. There's NO way you can put Edm and Calgary in the same category as Toronto and Montreal. Toronto and Montreal are not "not liked"... they go in the "hated and adored" category. Then you have the "ok, if they loose, ok if they win" which is Vancouver. Followed by the 3 "who gives a fuck but still glad you're there", that's right: Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary. And finally the "dam, I wish my team was exactly like their's and since they're not I will choose to pretend to ignore them although I'm green with envy" Ottawa.
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You'd take a newly minted Canadian team which up until a few months ago was an American team over the Canucks?

I didn't think the Canucks had a long enough history to be hated. I figure most each like the team or indifferent. They haven't stolen a cup from anyone and I can't think of any natural long-term rivalries.

Compare that to Montreal or Toronto which have a strong rivalry and natural enemies in each other.
I don't think that Montreal-Toronto is that big of a rivalry right now. Maybe it will get stronger with a few playoff series.

Boston on the other hand... 5 playoff series vs them since 2002.
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You'd take a newly minted Canadian team which up until a few months ago was an American team over the Canucks?

I didn't think the Canucks had a long enough history to be hated. I figure most each like the team or indifferent. They haven't stolen a cup from anyone and I can't think of any natural long-term rivalries.

Compare that to Montreal or Toronto which have a strong rivalry and natural enemies in each other.
Honestly I just feel like the Canucks are a soft team. A bunch of wusses playing hockey. The Sedin twins are soft. Lappy is soft. I think Luongo is overvalued, overpayed and overhyped. Schneider is a far better goalie.

The only reason I would want Vancouver to do good is to see the hilarity from the fans if they lose in the finals two years in a row.
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Shame Winnipeg didn't make it. I hate the Canucks, and Ottawa is dull, so no Canadian teams for me to root for.

That's alright though I'm a Bruins fan anyway. Two years in a row boys, lets do it.
I'd like to hear your reasoning for thinking Ottawa is dull. Keep it mind they were predicted to be dead last this season while everyone was overhyping the leafs, as usual... The post season is an entire new game so I'll wait to see how the Sens do against the bruins before I call any of them dull.
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I hope Phoenix gets in... I'll be down there end of April for a few weeks and want to watch some games.
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I hope Phoenix gets in... I'll be down there end of April for a few weeks and want to watch some games.
Hehe, I know a lot of people in Calgary that want to see Phoenix stay put. I might try to make it to a game down there if they get in.
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I'm not sure what is funnier, the canucks getting no respect, or the senators being irrelevant. There's certainly a pattern.


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Play-offs are almost here! Go Canucks Go!

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Play-offs are almost here! Go Canucks Go!

Some video to get Canucks fans pumped.

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Whether they last a single round or ride a wave all the way to the Cup, watching your team compete in the Stanley Cup Playoffs--watching them have a chance at glory on the greatest battlefield in sports--is one of the most intense, most fun experiences a hockey fan can have.

It's hockey on a totally different level.

I can't wait.

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I agree it would have been great if the Jets could have made it; but they did great for a first season IMO.

Betteman must be happy that he only has 2 dud slots in the playoffs this year (2 Canadian teams ). While it wouldn't happen, I'd love to see the coronary he'd have if it looked like an Ottawa/Vancouver final.

And since I am a fan, I'll go for Ottawa while I can.
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I'm cheering for Philly in the East. Undecided in the West, but it won't be a division rival to the Oilers.
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