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#21 Hosken Bombo Disco

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 11:17 PM

I'm new to this..There's a consolation bracket in the NHL playoffs, right?

*and by consolation, I do mean consolation

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:29 PM

I've gone turncoat. Go Hawks. They are the best team, and I wouldn't mind seeing them come back and take this series.
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:31 PM

 

I've gone turncoat. Go Hawks. They are the best team, and I wouldn't mind seeing them come back and take this series.

 

Reverse psychology I hope.  

 

(This Hawks team won't make it past the second round, you can book that)


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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:36 PM

Reverse psychology I hope.

(This Hawks team won't make it past the second round, you can book that)


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#25 Joe A. Preusser

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:06 PM

The only thing that is bringing me a modicum of joy after seeing the Wild getting their butts handed to them is the knowledge that Blackhawk fans also know my pain. Go Preds. Go Penguins.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:07 PM

Lol ... I'm loving this, actually, as a bandwagoner, hockey-no-nothing fan.

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#27 TheLeviathan

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:16 PM

 

You are going to eat those words.

 

Nah, their third and fourth lines are below average and Oduya is a skating mistake factory on the second pairing.


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Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:55 PM

The Hawks 3rd and 4th lines are not their problem. Johansen's line is eating the Toews lines lunch and Keith and Hjalmarsson are getting chewed up as well.

Crawford has been comical at times.

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:00 PM

There is no room for 2nd favourite teams in hockey.

I especially abhore the false nationalism in Canada that somehow obligates me to cheer for other Canadian teams in the playoffs.

I hate all those ****ing teams the most!!
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 07:35 AM

 

There is no room for 2nd favourite teams in hockey.

I especially abhore the false nationalism in Canada that somehow obligates me to cheer for other Canadian teams in the playoffs.

I hate all those ****ing teams the most!!

ESPECIALLY the Toronto Leafs... 


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:33 AM

 

The Hawks 3rd and 4th lines are not their problem. Johansen's line is eating the Toews lines lunch and Keith and Hjalmarsson are getting chewed up as well.

Crawford has been comical at times.

 

In this series I agree, I was making a larger point about their chances in general this year.  They just have nothing after their first two lines.

 

And if those lines are getting whooped like they are by Nashville - they're toast.  I'd give us an infinitely better chance of rallying from 3-0 than them.


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:26 AM

ESPECIALLY the Toronto Leafs...


Oilers
Leafs
Flames
Canucks
Habs
Sens......except nobody really cares about the Sens.

In that order.

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 11:27 AM

In this series I agree, I was making a larger point about their chances in general this year. They just have nothing after their first two lines.

And if those lines are getting whooped like they are by Nashville - they're toast. I'd give us an infinitely better chance of rallying from 3-0 than them.


Probably, but neither is happening.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:29 PM

Incredible. Never ever would have predicted this.
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:42 AM

That's the beauty of the NHL playoffs... Anything can happen. Including a #1 seed getting swept. 


#36 TheLeviathan

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:50 AM

We outlasted the Hawks......season successful?
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:53 AM

That could be the end for coach Q. That's a pretty big failure, wonder if they've finally tuned him out.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:22 AM

Salary cap finally got to them.They have to pay so much to their superstars the rest of the team is meh.That is their problem. 

Plus the better players get hit a lot more in the playoffs and the refs blow a lot less whistles on those borderline hits.  

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:47 AM

Yup, the cap has finally caught up to them, and they have too many young players playing important spots. Ultimately though I wouldn't count the Hawks out for long, I could see them turning it back around next year with a smart trade or two and just the general development of some of the youngsters.

Also, this is what happens when the youngsters you have now are being drafted in the super late parts of the first round rather than the early parts (cough *kane cough *kane)

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:45 PM

 

Yup, the cap has finally caught up to them, and they have too many young players playing important spots. Ultimately though I wouldn't count the Hawks out for long, I could see them turning it back around next year with a smart trade or two and just the general development of some of the youngsters.

Also, this is what happens when the youngsters you have now are being drafted in the super late parts of the first round rather than the early parts (cough *kane cough *kane)

 

 

They have been amazingly resourceful over the years, I wouldn't count them out, but age and depth are now both starting to wear on them.  (Plus all those extra postseason games)  We may be seeing the beginning of the end of their run.