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General NHL Discussion Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:06 pm
by March
Unfortunately I am not a huge hockey buff like some other people on VGF, but I know a little bit. Hopefully the Wings aren't struggling to get into the playoffs this year, and that our defense improves. Having Lidstrom retire has certainly caused some problems at the blue line. In other news, boo Penguins, and I hate Crosby.

Discuss away.

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:19 pm
by Heroine of the Dragon
Ohhhhh ice hockey. (Hope I got that right...) I enjoy watching this on TV at the Winter Olympics... and oops, there's the extent of my knowledge and interest... ahhhhh... >.>

But, ummm I do like some of the team names... :p :D

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:30 pm
by glux
WOO PLAYOFFS.

I guess I'll be the resident NHL fan.

As of the new Playoff format, all #4 seeds are Wild Cards, therefore #4 seeds are not necessarily in the same division as seeds #1-3 (looking at you, Dallas).
Also: 1st & 2nd rounds are Division seeds (#1-4.), 3rd & 4th rounds are Conference seeds (#1-8.)

Round 1
Western Conference, Central Division
#1 Colorado Avalanche eliminated by #4 Minnesota Wild 4-3
#3 Chicago Blackhawks eliminate #2 St. Louis Blues 4-2

Western Conference, Pacific Division
#1 Anaheim Ducks eliminate #4 Dallas Stars 4-2
#2 San Jose Sharks eliminated by #3 Los Angeles Kings 4-3
Eastern Conference, Atlantic Division
#1 Boston Bruins eliminate #4 Detroit Red Wings 4-1
#2 Tampa Bay Lightning eliminated by #3 Montreal Canadiens 4-0

Eastern Conference, Metropolitan Division
#1 Pittsburgh Penguins eliminate #4 Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2
#2 New York Rangers eliminate #3 Philadelphia Flyers 4-3
Round 2
Western Conference Semi-Finals
#3 Chicago Blackhawks eliminate #4 Minnesota Wild 4-2
#1 Anaheim Ducks eliminated by #3 Los Angeles Kings 4-3
Eastern Conference Semi-Finals
#1 Boston Bruins elimiated by #3 Montreal Canadiens 4-3
#1 Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated by #2 New York Rangers 4-3

Round 3
Western Conference Finals
#5 Chicago Blackhawks eliminated by #6 Los Angeles Kings 4-3
Eastern Conference Finals
#4 Montreal Canadiens eliminated by #5 New York Rangers 4-2
Stanley Cup Championship
LOS ANGELES
KINGS DEFEAT NEW YORK RANGERS
4-1

THE LOS ANGELES KINGS ARE THE 2014 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS!

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:06 am
by glux
Update:
FINAL
Anaheim Ducks 6 - Dallas Stars 2
QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK

Chicago Blackhawks 3 - St. Louis Blues 2 (OT)

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Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:11 am
by I am nobody
[QUOTE="Glux, post: 1459424, member: 35833"]
Chicago Blackhawks 3 - St. Louis Blues 2 (OT)
[/QUOTE]

Otherwise known as Overtime: The Series.

But, hey, I'll take it.

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:23 am
by GruffMeister
Gotta say I enjoy watching this but I have no idea whats going on. Violent an entertaining though

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:25 am
by glux
You want to see violence in hockey? Watch Boston.

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:52 pm
by Booyakasha
Love hockey-----too bad Wisconsin doesn't have an NHL team, otherwise I might have something to contribute to the conversation. (Don't get me wrong-----I love the Admirals. But they aren't in the NHL.)

oh well------the admirals will always be major-league to me, in the only place that matters (*points to groin heart*)

Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:19 pm
by glux
Noooooo!!! Red Wings are eliminated. :'(

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Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:16 pm
by Calamity Panfan
Wings really showed their youth during that series. Also Boston is big and strong and tough and I hate them.

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:13 am
by glux
Pittsburgh beats Columbus 3-1
Colorado beats Minnesota 4-3 (OT)
Los Angeles beats San Jose 3-0

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Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:49 am
by glux
Anaheim beats Dallas 5-4 in Over Time to win the series.
Chicago beats St Louis 5-1 to win the series.
New York Rangers beat Philadelphia 4-2 to take the series lead 3-2

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Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:32 pm
by glux
Pittsburgh beats Columbus 4-3 to win the series

Other 2 games are in progress I'll add finals in the morning.
COL & MIN are currently tied 2-2
LAK are currently up 1-0 over SJS

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:42 pm
by glux
OK, so It's past morning.

Los Angeles beats San Jose to tie the series 3-3
Minnesota beats Colorado 5-2 to tie the series 3-3

Fun fact, San Jose was up 3-0 in the series.

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:17 pm
by glux
0:49 left and the score is 5-1.
I'm sure it's safe to say that Philadelphia has beaten New York to tie the series.

As I was typing New York scored so it's 5-2.

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:49 pm
by glux
New York eliminates Philadelphia 2-1

New York will face Pittsburgh in the next round.

Posted: Thu May 01, 2014 12:15 am
by March
[QUOTE="Booyakasha, post: 1459464, member: 17381"]Love hockey-----too bad Wisconsin doesn't have an NHL team, otherwise I might have something to contribute to the conversation. (Don't get me wrong-----I love the Admirals. But they aren't in the NHL.)

oh well------the admirals will always be major-league to me, in the only place that matters (*points to groin heart*)[/QUOTE]
I've been wanting to get to an Admirals game at some point. I hear the Bradley Center is better built for hockey than basketball, yes?

Posted: Thu May 01, 2014 2:21 am
by Calamity Panfan
Holy **** I don't care much for the wild or the avalanche but that was everything anyone could ask for from a game seven

Posted: Thu May 01, 2014 6:19 am
by Booyakasha
^^Can't speak to that----don't care enough about basketball to unpack the intricacies that make one venue better- or worse-suited to it. What I can say is that, you want to see an Admirals game, twenty bucks or so will pretty much get you right up against the glass, if that's what you want (personally, I prefer to be about eight rows up----perfect combination of closeness and elevation) (little cheaper, too, though security dont exactly swoop down out the rafters at you if you move up on the sly as the game progresses---that's AAA hockey for you).

Posted: Thu May 01, 2014 6:37 am
by I am nobody
Awesome, Wild made it through. I'd much rather face them than the Avalanche.