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Old 06-24-2022, 06:25 AM
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RE: Orr comparison. Forget the numbers. How can you really compare someone at the start of their career with someone's WHOLE career? Who knows what will happen. I think it was more of a comparison in style, in effectiveness, in that ineffable sense a player has to be, well, magical. That sense of greatness being visible, as you watch the play.

Well, that last game was something else. I really thought Tampa was going to take it. Then, WOW, the Av attack on Vasilevskiy in OT was furious. It was like watching a different team from the one in the earlier periods. Very entertaining, and while, yeah, there should have been a too-many-men, there was not, and that is that. It sure looked to me that it was only a matter of time before the Avs did get one in. Furious and relentless.

OK, I do not have any skin in the game regarding which, Avs or Lightning. I have the same feeling as when I hoped the Caps would win just to get Ovechkin a Cup. Or hoping that Lanny McDonald would get a Cup, even though I hate Calgary. The Stanley is the hardest championship in sports. Yeah, yeah, it can be argued. A superb great player can (and do) go their whole career and never get a Cup win. So I hope that greats do get a win.

I want MacKinnon to get a Cup win. He may (or may not) never get another chance. It is hard to get into the Final, and then you may not win! Although he is still young enough that he will get another shot. But maybe not. So I am rooting for the Avs to win. Tampa has had it. Though a three-peat is very cool. But, go Avs!

Kinda hoping for it to go to 7 games. I think it will go to Game 6 at least. Tampa is going to come out swinging for Game 5. I will not be surprised if they take it.

But what is with this massive swing of team aspect?? The difference between Game 3 and 4 in the Lightning is amazing. 7-0? Against Vasilevskiy? Who saw that coming?
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Old 06-24-2022, 07:32 AM
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RE: Orr comparison. Forget the numbers. How can you really compare someone at the start of their career with someone's WHOLE career? Who knows what will happen. I think it was more of a comparison in style, in effectiveness, in that ineffable sense a player has to be, well, magical. That sense of greatness being visible, as you watch the play.

Well, that last game was something else. I really thought Tampa was going to take it. Then, WOW, the Av attack on Vasilevskiy in OT was furious. It was like watching a different team from the one in the earlier periods. Very entertaining, and while, yeah, there should have been a too-many-men, there was not, and that is that. It sure looked to me that it was only a matter of time before the Avs did get one in. Furious and relentless.

OK, I do not have any skin in the game regarding which, Avs or Lightning. I have the same feeling as when I hoped the Caps would win just to get Ovechkin a Cup. Or hoping that Lanny McDonald would get a Cup, even though I hate Calgary. The Stanley is the hardest championship in sports. Yeah, yeah, it can be argued. A superb great player can (and do) go their whole career and never get a Cup win. So I hope that greats do get a win.

I want MacKinnon to get a Cup win. He may (or may not) never get another chance. It is hard to get into the Final, and then you may not win! Although he is still young enough that he will get another shot. But maybe not. So I am rooting for the Avs to win. Tampa has had it. Though a three-peat is very cool. But, go Avs!

Kinda hoping for it to go to 7 games. I think it will go to Game 6 at least. Tampa is going to come out swinging for Game 5. I will not be surprised if they take it.

But what is with this massive swing of team aspect?? The difference between Game 3 and 4 in the Lightning is amazing. 7-0? Against Vasilevskiy? Who saw that coming?
Regarding great players not winning the Cup, I immediately thought of Marcel Dionne. I don't think he even played in the Finals. 1771 regular season points and the most games he ever played in a playoff season is 10.

Regarding the Conn Smythe, I'm sticking with choice of Makar but MacKinnon would be next... assuming the Avalanche win.

Game 5 tonight! Let's hope the winning goal isn't a disputed goal.
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Old 06-24-2022, 12:34 PM
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Patrice Bergeron is expected to sign a 1 year deal with the Bruins! Excited. 18 year veteran.. where did the time go? I remember watching him at the Boston Garden (back then it might have been called the Fleet Center IIRC) in his rookie year when he was 18.
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3-2, and back to Tampa. I believe the series is afoot!
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3-2, and back to Tampa. I believe the series is afoot!
I think we're going to have a game 7, Larry.

How fitting for the Avalanche to get the Too Many Men on the Ice penalty with 3 minutes left in the game?
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Oh yeah. A Game 7? More likely than not. Still possible the Avs can take it out at 6, but again, Tampa is going to come out swinging. Rightly so. Can they do it? Sure, absolutely they can do it. It should be an exciting game...I hope. Wouldn't it be hilarious if Colorado did another Game 2 and blew Tampa out of the water?

The bookmakers are gonna go nuts. Not Las-Vegas-getting-to-the Final-on-their-first-year kind of nuts, but nuts. Looking at it as objectively as possible (ha!) the two teams are, at this point, pretty close to each other in terms of talent. Except for the most talked about variable in Stanley Cups - the goalie.

Colorado - very good indeed
Tampa Bay - extraordinary (except for Game 2)

All put together, most likely will have a Game 7, which I like. Calling that game is a coin toss. Just nobody bring up that silliness of "momentum".
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Wouldn't it be hilarious if Colorado did another Game 2 and blew Tampa out of the water?
Yes, indeed. I'd be very happy with that.
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Yup, I would be very happy with that as well. Can you imagine the after commentaries? It would be hilarious. I would like to see a shocked and speechless Bieksa!
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