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Been a huge Penguins fan for 25 years. I've been on pins and needles the whole playoffs. That Nashville team scares the crap out of me. The Pens are nowhere near as deep as last year. The guy the reallly really miss is LeTang. I expect a 7 game series that could go either way. I went to game 1 of the finals last year, id like to go agaon this year but I dont think I'll be able to make it.

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32 minutes ago, 21isSuperman said:

I agree.  Pittsburgh is so deep and so skilled.  But this is the same Nashville team that swept the Blackhawks, so I wouldn't be surprised to see them win the series either.  I love a good underdog story

Being the Blackhawks fan that I am, yes I'm well aware the Predators manhandled them. That told me right there that Nashville had a chance to get to the Stanley Cup Finals. I expect a great series

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On 2017-05-27 at 10:10 AM, Boiler_Colt said:

Been a huge Penguins fan for 25 years. I've been on pins and needles the whole playoffs. That Nashville team scares the crap out of me. The Pens are nowhere near as deep as last year. The guy the reallly really miss is LeTang. I expect a 7 game series that could go either way. I went to game 1 of the finals last year, id like to go agaon this year but I dont think I'll be able to make it.

Game one was close.  Unbelievable how the Pens won with 4 goals on 9 shots on Rinne.  They can't expect to win like that in the rest of the games though.

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I'm from Indiana I started playing hockey when I was 10 years old  at Perry park on the south side period I'm also old enough to remember going to quite a few WHA games and seeing Gretzky and Messier play for the Racers.  Then followed by three great years of minor league hockey with the checkers with two and what should have been a third championship in three years. If y'all don't remember in 1984 the Tulsa Oilers was about to fold but they were taking over by the league and they had no home stadium. So here we meet them for the league championship and all four games here we lose including the deciding game at the Carmel Ice Skadium because Market Square Arena was unavailable

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Predators with a great 5-1 win last night. Their mindset just has to be to do what Penguins did and that's protect home ice. I still think it goes 7 games

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2 minutes ago, Luck is Good said:

Predators with a great 5-1 win last night. Their mindset just has to be to do what Penguins did and that's protect home ice. I still think it goes 7 games

They played well.  Rinne went back to his typical form.  The Pens have been insanely lucky during these playoffs.  The goalies they have played have mostly played below expectations (Bobrovsky, Holtby, Rinne) and they seem to get tons of lucky bounces (multiple goals off of Predators players).  It'll be tough, but I think Nashville has what it takes to win.  They've done a good job of limiting how many shots the Pens take

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Just now, 21isSuperman said:

They played well.  Rinne went back to his typical form.  The Pens have been insanely lucky during these playoffs.  The goalies they have played have mostly played below expectations (Bobrovsky, Holtby, Rinne) and they seem to get tons of lucky bounces (multiple goals off of Predators players).  It'll be tough, but I think Nashville has what it takes to win.  They've done a good job of limiting how many shots the Pens take

Good fortunes happen to good teams. This could set up the storybook ending for Nashville though. The run they had through the West and then come back from a 2-0 deficit against the defending Stanley Cup Champions. Would be quite a first championship to win

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Finals tied at 2.  What a series!  Rinne is back to being typical Rinne

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57 minutes ago, 21isSuperman said:

Finals tied at 2.  What a series!  Rinne is back to being typical Rinne

Now lets see if he could do it on the road. Both goalies have struggled in the other building, although Murray didn't look bad today.

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What a hype team Nashville is. I'm behind em. Would love to see another 8th seed win it all. What a fun team. That Gaudreau kid stepping into the lineup for Ryan Jo and he already potted 3 (!) goals. What a series it has been.

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Now this is a good Finals. Predators might just be a team of destiny. I wouldn't mind that one bit. I'm a Blackhawks fan but they've earned my respect

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14 hours ago, NorthernBlue said:

What a hype team Nashville is. I'm behind em. Would love to see another 8th seed win it all. What a fun team. That Gaudreau kid stepping into the lineup for Ryan Jo and he already potted 3 (!) goals. What a series it has been.

Second player in NHL history to score his first three goals in the Stanley Cup Finals

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Hockey isn't really my forte. Mostly because I can't follow the puck very well & I detest snow & ice personally with a passion so sitting in a venue to watch guys on skates slide back & forth on frozen water has no appeal to me at all. 

 

If you like hockey, great. It's just not my thang. I do like the size of the Stanley Cup trophy though. It's certainly substantial & massive. An organization is never gonna misplace that & go now where did I put the Cup again? 

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I'd be heartbroken if I was a Predators fan.

 

But I'm a Caps fan. I'm heartbroken anyways.

 

That freaking sucked.

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What a run by the Pittsburgh Penguins. First team to become repeat champions in the salary cap era. Incredible feat by that franchise. Such a team effort and that's how a team is successful year in and year out. Teamwork is the ultimate weapon and the Penguins have plenty of it

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14 hours ago, NorthernBlue said:

I'd be heartbroken if I was a Predators fan.

 

But I'm a Caps fan. I'm heartbroken anyways.

 

That freaking sucked.

I was pulling for the Preds and that was tough to watch.  Rinne completely imploding every road game, the powerplay being nonexistent (did you see Subban and Josi just playing catch for 20 seconds of a 30 second 5-on-3?), that was tough.

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41 minutes ago, 21isSuperman said:

I was pulling for the Preds and that was tough to watch.  Rinne completely imploding every road game, the powerplay being nonexistent (did you see Subban and Josi just playing catch for 20 seconds of a 30 second 5-on-3?), that was tough.

Really think that Sissons no goal that clearly should have counted shifted the tide of the game. If the Preds score there, they probably open the flood gates a bit a la games 3 and 4. But instead, it stays scoreless and the Pens gather themselves a bit after. 

 

I give Pittsburgh credit. They hung in there tight during those late penalty kills, and ultimately I do think the better team won game 6.

 

But god I hate them so much. Patriots, Penguins and (probably) Warriors all winning championships this year? Maybe 2017/2018 will be better haha.

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2 hours ago, NorthernBlue said:

Really think that Sissons no goal that clearly should have counted shifted the tide of the game. If the Preds score there, they probably open the flood gates a bit a la games 3 and 4. But instead, it stays scoreless and the Pens gather themselves a bit after. 

 

I give Pittsburgh credit. They hung in there tight during those late penalty kills, and ultimately I do think the better team won game 6.

 

But god I hate them so much. Patriots, Penguins and (probably) Warriors all winning championships this year? Maybe 2017/2018 will be better haha.

I agree that the better team won.  I can't help but feel if the Caps just played a little harder, they could have taken the same route the Pens did.  I could easily have seen them beating the Sens.  A series against the Preds would have been tough, but with how Rinne was on the road, I think the Caps could have won it

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5 hours ago, 21isSuperman said:

I agree that the better team won.  I can't help but feel if the Caps just played a little harder, they could have taken the same route the Pens did.  I could easily have seen them beating the Sens.  A series against the Preds would have been tough, but with how Rinne was on the road, I think the Caps could have won it

Similar to the Manning led Colts and New England, I thought that if the Caps slayed that Penguin demon, they'd be good to go and on route to their first Stanley Cup. I thought It'd be last year, and I was SURE it'd be this year, but guess not. But I don't even think that's the case anymore. It's more than just the Penguins and the second round. The failures in the playoffs have piled up to the point that the weight won't be lifted off the organizations shoulders until they finally lift the cup. 

 

Who knows, maybe these Caps are like the 05 Colts, who were much more talented than the 06 team, but the latter ultimately got the job done. Washington is clearly gonna be weaker next year. Not much to look forward to this off season. Caps are literally just gonna lose players. 

 

At least training camp is right around the corner haha. Even that is like a month and a half away. Either way, I'm ready to put the Caps gear away for a little while and get my Colt game back on. :1colts:

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