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14 May 2011 02:40

pedaling squares wrote:The Sharks need to shoot from behind the goal line, it's the easiest way to beat Luongo.


:D
Legwand's 2 goals (if you can call them that) kept my Preds in the series and then Kesler killed them.

As for the rest of the playoffs, Vancouver/Boston would make a NICE final, but any of the teams can do well.
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14 May 2011 02:45

jobiwan wrote:...and then Kesler killed them.

Yeah, he had one hell of a series. Perhaps the most complete player in the game right now, and he just added 'clutch' to his CV.
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14 May 2011 02:54

Awful breaking news. Derek Boogaard dead at age 28. No cause of death released yet. Very sad.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2011/05/13/sp-obit-boogaard.html

From TSN

Throughout his career, Boogaard sought to make a difference in the communities he played in, taking part in numerous charitable endeavors. Boogaard was a supporter of the Defending the Blue Line Foundation, a non-profit charitable foundation whose mission is to ensure that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the great sport of hockey. While with the Rangers, he created "Boogaard's Booguardians," hosting military members and their families at all New York Ranger home games.

In addition, he made multiple appearances with partner organizations of the Garden of Dreams Foundation, the non-profit charity that works closely with all areas of Madison Square Garden, including the New York Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, MSG Media, MSG Entertainment and Fuse "to make dreams come true for kids facing obstacles."
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14 May 2011 02:58

pedaling squares wrote:Awful breaking news. Derek Boogaard dead at age 28. No cause of death released yet. Very sad.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2011/05/13/sp-obit-boogaard.html

From TSN


Losing too many good young athletes and people in their prime.

Thoughts and prayers with his family and team.
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14 May 2011 05:07

pedaling squares wrote:Awful breaking news. Derek Boogaard dead at age 28. No cause of death released yet. Very sad.


Ughhh. Another all-too-sobering story.
He was seen frequently gasping for air during training camp, and during the season he rarely played for more than a few shifts each game.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/14/sports/hockey/rangers-player-is-found-dead-in-his-home.html
Clearly something was going horribly wrong.
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14 May 2011 19:52

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14 May 2011 20:07


I loved that a 19 yr old kid ripped the puck from one bigger opponent, walked around another like he was stuck in mud, and put the puck about the only place it could go. Some people think those circus moves are too cocky - I say you put the puck in the net any way you can.
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14 May 2011 21:09

R.I.P. Boogeyman. A terror on the ice, but a gentleman off. Had the pleasure of seeing him play in MN for 5 years. You'll be missed!
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15 May 2011 18:21

Tampa Bay looked decent against the Flyers, I mean Capitals, I mean Boston last night, but I still think Boston should be able to pull this series out. That five minute stretch in the 1st was a bit ugly. Can't win a series like that.

Pulling for San Jose against Vancouver.
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15 May 2011 23:55

No way Boston wins that series.

I'm surprised at the lack of appreciation afforded the Tampa's. They've got a ton of firepower, experience, and great goaltending; yet everyone seems to write them off.

Boston's got what--Kaberle? What a joke. Speaking as a Leaf fan, I'm glad Brian Burke salvaged some dignity by off-loading an obviously overrated player.
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16 May 2011 14:38

the delgados wrote:No way Boston wins that series.

I'm surprised at the lack of appreciation afforded the Tampa's. They've got a ton of firepower, experience, and great goaltending; yet everyone seems to write them off.

Boston's got what--Kaberle? What a joke. Speaking as a Leaf fan, I'm glad Brian Burke salvaged some dignity by off-loading an obviously overrated player.

Written like a true Leafs fan, ignoring the players who have never worn the blue and white! That other guy on defence, tall guy.... Zdeno something. He's pretty good. A goalie who will win the Vezina this year, skilled power forwards... they've got some assets. But that was a nice assist that Kaberle picked up on Tampa's second goal in game 1. I agree he's no all star and it's funny how the power play has sucked since he came on board.

Speaking of Burke's dignity, Seguin looked pretty good in his first playoff game!
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16 May 2011 18:25

Shut up!

(Please? Because, you know, I can't yell at you in less than ten characters.)
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18 May 2011 03:32

Game 2 Eastern Conference Finals
Bruins-6 ... Lightning-5

Now THAT was a hockey game!

I've long maintained that there is NOTHING like post-season NHL.
Every year they prove me right. :)

Non. Stop. Action.
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18 May 2011 03:45

Granville57 wrote:Game 2 Eastern Conference Finals
Bruins-6 ... Lightning-5

Now THAT was a hockey game!

I've long maintained that there is NOTHING like post-season NHL.
Every year they prove me right. :)

Non. Stop. Action.


...and NHL regular season ain't too bad either. I mean, I love the NFL and I put
NFL > NHL in some respects. But what I like about NHL, besides the fact it is constantly moving, is there are NO mambie-pambies in the NHL. NFL... you'll see mambie-pambie QBs, PKs, and even some at WR (tho not all are like that of course). But in the NHL there are no mambie-pambies. Everyone has nuts of steel. :D
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19 May 2011 07:45

W Conf finals: Canucks 7, Sharks 3
...was close until third period.
The wife wanted to watch Amer.Idol :(:(:( so I didn't get to see much except what I could on the commercial breaks. In that 3rd period, every time I'd swtich to the game the Canucks were up another score.
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19 May 2011 15:03

San Jose could not have chosen a worse reaction to the Bieksa-Marleau fight. When your star player picks a fight (even when he takes a beating), it's supposed to be a rallying point for your team. At least that's what Marleau intended. Instead they reacted like amateurs and handed the Canucks' power play more opportunities to sink the knife. Bean Eager was the Canucks MVP in the third period, too bad for the Sharks that he was on their team!
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19 May 2011 17:27

At this point I'm just enjoying the games...seems my picks just have not panned out :( I will say however, I would like a TB vs. Vancouver final...oops maybe I just jinxed it?
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20 May 2011 18:45

Derek Boogaard's death has been attributed to a mixture of alcohol and oxycodone, a medication commonly prescribed for pain but one also often abused for recreational purposes. Overdosing when mixed with alcohol is not uncommon. However it happened, it's just very sad to see this man die.
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20 May 2011 19:15

Sad but for for Boogaard.

pedaling squares wrote:San Jose could not have chosen a worse reaction to the Bieksa-Marleau fight. When your star player picks a fight (even when he takes a beating), it's supposed to be a rallying point for your team. At least that's what Marleau intended. Instead they reacted like amateurs and handed the Canucks' power play more opportunities to sink the knife. Bean Eager was the Canucks MVP in the third period, too bad for the Sharks that he was on their team!


It's not completely over yet for Tampa and San Jose, but it's starting to look more like a Boston vs Vancouver final.
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21 May 2011 01:11

Tonight's game hasn't even started and I'm loving it. 5000 Canucks fans loudly singing 'Oh Canada' followed by 13000 Sharks fans belting out the 'Star Spangled Banner'. Love the atmosphere!
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