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Old 05-23-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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A very impressive win today by the Blackhawks 4-2 to clinch their place in the Stanley Cup Final which is the first in 18 years. Byfuglien with the GW goal on the power play and Bolland adds an empty netter.

So while the Hawks relax, the Habs have their backs against the wall again in a 3-1 deficit. Game 5 tomorrow night back in Philly.

 
Old 05-23-2010, 05:55 PM
 
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I gave my congrats after game 3 - but the hawks look good out there

Coach Q did a masterful job as well

I definitely think the Cup is going to be residing in Chicago this year
 
Old 05-23-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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Yes you are insanely biased here. Once we get there lets look at the Vegas lines, the Hawks will be heavily favored, and the guys that make the lines out there are smarting than you or I. It doesn't mean the flyers can't win but it will show the abusridity of your statement.

Seriously have you watched any Hawks games this year (aside from that luckbox win with 2 seconds to go 2 months ago)? If you have you got your blinders on, Towes is better than anyone on your team, Niemi is playing better than anyone in the NHL (shutting down the sharks is much more impressive then shutting down the habs)...The Hawks 3rd line has Versteeg and Ladd on it, that should say enough.

Insanely biased ? Playoff statistics would seem to indicate otherwise ?
Through 16 playoff games Chicago has scored 53 goals while Philadelphia has scored 50, however, two of their leading scorers, Carter and Gagne were out with injuries for extended periods of time. Chicagos Nemi has a GAA of 2.33 while Phillys Leighton has a GAA of 1.37 with 3 shutouts. When you look at those FACTS my statements don't seem as absurd as you paint them to be. I'm sorry but while Chicago is a good team with talented players Philadelphia, althought greatly hampered with injuries to key players, have achieved statistics either equal to or better than what Chicago has achieved. I'm afraid your lopsided evaluation of Chicago vs Philly doesn't hold up to the facts.
 
Old 05-23-2010, 07:34 PM
 
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Insanely biased ? Playoff statistics would seem to indicate otherwise ?
Through 16 playoff games Chicago has scored 53 goals while Philadelphia has scored 50, however, two of their leading scorers, Carter and Gagne were out with injuries for extended periods of time. Chicagos Nemi has a GAA of 2.33 while Phillys Leighton has a GAA of 1.37 with 3 shutouts. When you look at those FACTS my statements don't seem as absurd as you paint them to be. I'm sorry but while Chicago is a good team with talented players Philadelphia, althought greatly hampered with injuries to key players, have achieved statistics either equal to or better than what Chicago has achieved. I'm afraid your lopsided evaluation of Chicago vs Philly doesn't hold up to the facts.
Quality of competition maybe?
 
Old 05-23-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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Insanely biased ? Playoff statistics would seem to indicate otherwise ?
Through 16 playoff games Chicago has scored 53 goals while Philadelphia has scored 50, however, two of their leading scorers, Carter and Gagne were out with injuries for extended periods of time. Chicagos Nemi has a GAA of 2.33 while Phillys Leighton has a GAA of 1.37 with 3 shutouts. When you look at those FACTS my statements don't seem as absurd as you paint them to be. I'm sorry but while Chicago is a good team with talented players Philadelphia, althought greatly hampered with injuries to key players, have achieved statistics either equal to or better than what Chicago has achieved. I'm afraid your lopsided evaluation of Chicago vs Philly doesn't hold up to the facts.
You actually believe that Philly is superior in every category? Really?

Chicago certainly has more skilled players ( Toews, Kane, Hossa, Sharp, Keith, Seabrook, Campbell, etc..).

Phill has had an easy draw in the Cup playoffs; NJ, Boston and Montreal, and only NJ was though to be a Cup contender in any sense of the imagination. The Eastern Conference is much weaker than the West, and has been for years...Chicago has beaten 3 solid teams ( Nashville, Vancouver and San Jose); Philly has won against minor league AAA competition..Philly, while energetic and competitive, is really a middle-of-the-road team..
 
Old 05-23-2010, 07:58 PM
 
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Quality of competition maybe?


MAYBE ??? Possibly ? Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda ??? The facts of reality are what they are.
 
Old 05-23-2010, 08:08 PM
 
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You actually believe that Philly is superior in every category? Really?

Chicago certainly has more skilled players ( Toews, Kane, Hossa, Sharp, Keith, Seabrook, Campbell, etc..).

Phill has had an easy draw in the Cup playoffs; NJ, Boston and Montreal, and only NJ was though to be a Cup contender in any sense of the imagination. The Eastern Conference is much weaker than the West, and has been for years...Chicago has beaten 3 solid teams ( Nashville, Vancouver and San Jose); Philly has won against minor league AAA competition..Philly, while energetic and competitive, is really a middle-of-the-road team..

OK...ignore the facts of the statistics.....Philly managed to knock off these "minor league teams", including NJ that finished 20 points ahead of them in the regular season standings, and they did it mostly with their 3rd string goaltender Boucher (Emery was out with injury as was Leighton till recently) and without 2 of their to 6 forwards, Carter and Gagne, not to mention the loss of Lappierre, their best penalty killer and also creating history along the way by being only the 3rd team in over a hundred years to come back from a 3-0 series deficit. I don't see Chicago playing with ANY of these handicaps. Leighton now has a 1.37 GAA with 3 shutouts against Montreal who dispatched Washington and Pittsburgh yet you wish to dismiss those facts as being without any merit at all. If history has taught us anything its to never underestimate your enemy/opponent and yet thats exactly what your doing.
 
Old 05-23-2010, 08:09 PM
 
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MAYBE ??? Possibly ? Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda ??? The facts of reality are what they are.
I was being sarcastic, obviously the hawks have played better teams every step of the way leaving your " facts" worthless, as the entire rest of the thread is trying to tell you.
 
Old 05-23-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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not to mention the loss of Lappierre, their best penalty killer
You're such a big fan ... So you should know that there's no one on the Flyers' team with the name of Lappierre.

I'm sorry, but do you perhaps mean Laperriere?
 
Old 05-23-2010, 08:46 PM
 
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You're such a big fan ... So you should know that there's no one on the Flyers' team with the name of Lappierre.

I'm sorry, but do you perhaps mean Laperriere?


So...because I misspelled his name that makes his contribution as a penalty killer less valuable ? I'm sorry but my time is more valuable than the need to perform research on the proper spelling of every players name.....please just take the facts at face value rather than trying to belittle them with nitpicky whining about spelling errors.

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