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Old 05-25-2010, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Flyers played equal to the Hawks?? The Flyers that only made the playoffs because of a shootout? Funny, I don't remembet the Hawks going down 0-3 at any time in these playoffs. (me, being a Wings fan, I will add "yet" to that last sentence.)

 
Old 05-25-2010, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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Preds and Rinne....... GONE

Canucks and Luongo....... GONE

Sharks and Nabokov....... GONE


Watch out Flyers... Byfuglien, Keith, Sharp, Kane, Toews, Hossa, Campbell, Sopel, Niemi, Bolland, Seabrook, etc, are coming for you. And with any luck the Cup will FINALLY come home to Chicago. Its been a long, painful 39 years.
It's actually been 49 years
 
Old 05-25-2010, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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It's actually been 49 years
Shhhhhh ... An error like that makes us all seem 10 years younger than we really are!
 
Old 05-25-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Flyers played equal to the Hawks?? The Flyers that only made the playoffs because of a shootout? Funny, I don't remembet the Hawks going down 0-3 at any time in these playoffs. (me, being a Wings fan, I will add "yet" to that last sentence.)
Does the path that brought the Flyers to the Cup finals make a difference ? Toss the regular season stats out the window, even though the Flyers beat the Hawks in their one regular season meeting, and take a look at the playoff stats. Things are pretty equal until you get to goaltending and Leighton has put up the better numbers. I think you have to give the edge to Philly for talent on defense too.....probably also coaching.
 
Old 05-26-2010, 09:07 AM
 
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Does the path that brought the Flyers to the Cup finals make a difference ? Toss the regular season stats out the window, even though the Flyers beat the Hawks in their one regular season meeting, and take a look at the playoff stats. Things are pretty equal until you get to goaltending and Leighton has put up the better numbers. I think you have to give the edge to Philly for talent on defense too.....probably also coaching.
Toss the regular season out the window?

Obviously afraid of revealing the true weakness of the Flyers..
 
Old 05-26-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Toss the regular season out the window?

Obviously afraid of revealing the true weakness of the Flyers..

Not at all....would you care to be more specific ? All teams have weaknesses no matter how talented they are but if you make it to the Cup finals you either don't have many or you've found a way to overcome whatever regular season weaknesses you may have had ?
 
Old 05-27-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'm kind of going through puck withdrawl...can't wait for series to start but will be depressed when it ends.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 12:30 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I'm kind of going through puck withdrawl...can't wait for series to start but will be depressed when it ends.
At least the NHL's off-season is relatively short. My favorite professional sports league is the NFL, which has the longest off-season of the four major professional leagues.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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I don't have any fish to fry in this SCF, so I can be completely objective. I really have equal reasons for seeing either team win (or lose).

So, here's my prediction:

Hawks win 4-2

My reasoning.....

The Hawks have played two teams, the Canucks and Sharks, which were both better teams than the Flyers in order to get here. The Flyers definitely didn't have to face any team the caliber of Vancouver and SJ. Even still, the Flyers had to pull off a 4 game win streak just to move on.
No team the Flyers faced were nearly as good as the Blackhawks. I simply don't see the Flyers - particularly their goaltending - being able to handle the Blackhawks' depth.

That said, Toews and Kane, who've carried their team offensively, need to keep up the same pace. Toews enters the series with a franchise-record 13-game scoring streak. Pronger physically can't be on the ice in every circumstance and the Flyers only hope is that he can lead a defensive unit capable of stopping a two-headed monster. But then.... the Hawks have the depth (Hossa, Byfuglien, Ladd, and even Eger) to overcome that too.
 
Old 05-29-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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Thumbs up Fantastic Game 1 so far

Blackhawks have tied it up 4-4 with 10 minutes to go in the second period. The deciding factor will be which team gets the last lucky bounce.
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