NHL - Stanley Cup 2010

Stanley Cup Winners 2010

  • Montreal

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  • Chicago

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  • Pittsburgh

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  • Vancouver

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  • Philadelphia

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  • Boston

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  • Detroit

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  • San Jose

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Sixty

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#1
Evening all,

I have a fridge full of fermented apple-juice, a handy selection of snacks and my Habs shirt on. Montreal vs Pittsburgh starts at midnight.

After our near miraculous performance against the Caps, I'm hoping for a flying start against the Penguins and Halak will be key.

Any other hockey fans on Arrse?
 
#3
Me too, but also a Flames fan. So I'm supporting The Penguins because Sid plays for them.
 

_Chimurenga_

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#4
Sorry 60, but the Penguins are going to their third Finals in a row this year.
 

Sixty

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#5
Well we scored first but that was a stupid fucking power-play to give away.

1-1
 

Sixty

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#7
Aye. Unfortunate landing though. Markov didn't even have his head down.
 

_Chimurenga_

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#8
This should be a fun series, after the Penguins, the Canadiens are my favourite team. In addition to Halak, they got lucky when Ovechkin offended the hockey gods by snowing that little kid.

2-1 now, Staal scored.
 

Sixty

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#9
Frankly, the Habs surprised me by coming back against Washington so I'm ruling nothing out.

Worth noting that the Pens took no liberties when big Hal Gill was on the ice though.
 

_Chimurenga_

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#10
As talented as Ovechkin is (he has better skills than either Crosby or Malkin), he has zero leadership ability and a tendency to choke in the playoffs.

Plus another factor is that the Canadiens were just a better conditioned team, I've often noticed that the teams that usually prevail in the playoffs have more endurance and stamina than their opponents - after an 82 game regular season, you have up to another 28 games before you've won the Cup.
 

Sixty

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#11
Now to listen to Don Cherry. On past performance it'll either be insightful or a rant worthy of a Canadian Hitler :)
 
#12
Since we're moving to Vancouver in exactly 11 days the Canucks are an easy choice :D

lancslad
 

_Chimurenga_

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#13
Don Cherry ... hmmmmm ... I always respected the guy however he has NEVER liked the Penguins (though he does have a soft spot for Jordan Staal).
 

Sixty

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#14
_Chimurenga_ said:
As talented as Ovechkin is (he has better skills than either Crosby or Malkin), he has zero leadership ability and a tendency to choke in the playoffs.

Plus another factor is that the Canadiens were just a better conditioned team, I've often noticed that the teams that usually prevail in the playoffs have more endurance and stamina than their opponents - after an 82 game regular season, you have up to another 28 games before you've won the Cup.
Ovechkin's a fine player (probably the best in the league) but he's petulant and prone to the head dropping.

The Pens have had longer to recover since they didn't go to seven games so they're likely to be more rested.

Getting my excuses in early.


3 - 1, all on penalties. We're getting pumped.
 

_Chimurenga_

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#15
Well, the Penguins remember their lessons from the last two seasons - coast through at the end of the season and then save yourselves for the playoffs.

Another factor that the Pens will dominate this series is simply the breadth and depth of their scoring talent - during the 6 games of the Ottawa series, they dressed 20 players of whom 12 scored goals. So they're not just relying upon their "superstars".
 
#16
Les Habs are my emotional choice, mainly because I consider French Canadians to be the "Mexicans of the North." It's a compadre thing. And because their approach to training and strategy borders on religious mania...it shows.

I'm a Kings girl by birth, though, so regional loyalty would probably force me to go with San Jose (another California team - proving that quality hockey can exist in the land of fruits and nuts).

However, my best friend/maid-of-honor from back home is a diehard Pittsburgh fan, and she would probably rip my ovaries out if I even hinted that I wasn't supporting the Pens. I'm slightly afraid of her. So there's that.

Well, sh!t, I'm all confused and twitterpated. But there's one thing I know for sure...one thing that's strong and clear and true.














ANYONE BUT DETROIT!
:twisted:
 

_Chimurenga_

LE
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#17
I was just thinking last night while watching the duel between Fleury & Halak that it was possible for four of the Original Six teams to reach the Conference Finals this year - Montreal vs. Boston and Detroit vs. Chicago.

When was the last time that happened ?

Of course, it's not going to happen this year because Detroit is all but dead and Montreal is going down, Sixty.
 

Sixty

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#18
Behave. It's only 2-1. We'll square the series tomorrow night but you're right about the Wings I think. Unlikely they'll come back from three down.
 
#19
Is the NHL on any other channel bar ESPN? I have Sky.
 

Sixty

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#20
Just on ESPN as far as I'm aware BoF but you can get the it through Sky as a subscription channel.

Don't know how much it is but on cable, I'm £10.00 a month.
 

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