2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

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Re: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

Post by Topper » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:10 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
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I hate Vegas, the City
How is this possible?

I fucking LOVE Vegas
I agree with ex-pat. Did a job in the Cali desert west of Lake Havasu, had to rent a truck in Vegas, couldn't get out of that shit hole fast enough.

No surprise baubles loves the place, all fluff, no substance.
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Re: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

Post by SKYO » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:17 am

ESQ wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:16 am
Meds wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:28 am

They have at least 2 more years with this roster backstopped by MAF before he probably shows typical goaltending decline considering his style. 4 more years until Max will need to be succeeded. Stastny won’t be a difficult replacement and should be none to difficult to trade before his final year. Their blueline core is very young, all things considered.
I think Fleury is the key, there's never been an expansion team with a Vezina-calibre goalie. Almost 1/4 of his wins were shutouts this year.

There were several expansion draft players who exploded for career years (hello, Willie Karlsson!) but IMO Fleury was the key. And not surprisingly, without a strong postseason this year, the Knights are one-and-done, in spite of having the best offence in the playoffs.
Yeah Marc-Andre Fleury is back to his all-star ways, has a career total 439 wins, 56 shutouts, 3x Cup champion, Gold medalist for Team Canada and a sure fire bet hockey hall of famer. What a nice way to start your franchise.
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Re: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

Post by ESQ » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:44 am

SKYO wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:17 am
Yeah Marc-Andre Fleury is back to his all-star ways, has a career total 439 wins, 56 shutouts, 3x Cup champion, Gold medalist for Team Canada and a sure fire bet hockey hall of famer. What a nice way to start your franchise.
I don't know about that, one Cup as starter, gold medal from the press box. He's won a lot of playoff series though.

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Re: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

Post by BCExpat » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:14 am

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:32 pm
BCExpat wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:19 pm
I hate Vegas, the City
How is this possible?

I fucking LOVE Vegas
I spent a lot of time in that area. It was ok for the first few times, but it loses it's luster very quickly. I go through there (occasionally stay there) around 6 to 8 times a year. I've had credit cards compromised at least 3 times while I was there, and I am very careful with them. Another thing - I don't gamble and I hate having a gambling terminal in front of me wherever I go - you barely can find a bar that doesn't have a gambling terminal at every seat.
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Re: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

Post by micky107 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:15 am

Not that many of the MAF type goalies around anymore. Too bad.
Demko has a chance to be sort of that kind.
So many six-six BIG stay at homes with good glove hands,(make urself look big, ug).
Just wait till one day when the NHL brass takes Mick's advice and dumps the trapazoidy thing.

Imagine how that could make 3 on 3 even more entertaining.
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Re: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

Post by Lancer » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:00 pm

ESQ wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:16 am
Meds wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:28 am

They have at least 2 more years with this roster backstopped by MAF before he probably shows typical goaltending decline considering his style. 4 more years until Max will need to be succeeded. Stastny won’t be a difficult replacement and should be none to difficult to trade before his final year. Their blueline core is very young, all things considered.
I think Fleury is the key, there's never been an expansion team with a Vezina-calibre goalie. Almost 1/4 of his wins were shutouts this year.
What about Florida and Vanbiesbrook??
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Re: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:39 pm

ESQ wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:44 am
SKYO wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:17 am
Yeah Marc-Andre Fleury is back to his all-star ways, has a career total 439 wins, 56 shutouts, 3x Cup champion, Gold medalist for Team Canada and a sure fire bet hockey hall of famer. What a nice way to start your franchise.
I don't know about that, one Cup as starter, gold medal from the press box. He's won a lot of playoff series though.
He’s going to end up with close to 600 wins. Played in the finals five times. Three cups. He’s a sure fire HHOFer. He belongs there long before Roberto Luongo.
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Re: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

Post by Strangelove » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:02 pm

Topper wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:10 am
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:32 pm
BCExpat wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:19 pm
I hate Vegas, the City
How is this possible?

I fucking LOVE Vegas
I agree with ex-pat. Did a job in the Cali desert west of Lake Havasu, had to rent a truck in Vegas, couldn't get out of that shit hole fast enough.

No surprise baubles loves the place, all fluff, no substance.
Bubble's hates open container laws, he considers Vegas a drunkard's dream if he ever did see one. :drink:
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Re: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

Post by Strangelove » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:04 pm

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SJS down by three but get a 5 minute PP. Boy they could turn this around based upon anger and vengeance.
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Re: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

Post by vic » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:05 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:39 pm
ESQ wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:44 am
SKYO wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:17 am
Yeah Marc-Andre Fleury is back to his all-star ways, has a career total 439 wins, 56 shutouts, 3x Cup champion, Gold medalist for Team Canada and a sure fire bet hockey hall of famer. What a nice way to start your franchise.
I don't know about that, one Cup as starter, gold medal from the press box. He's won a lot of playoff series though.
He’s going to end up with close to 600 wins. Played in the finals five times. Three cups. He’s a sure fire HHOFer. He belongs there long before Roberto Luongo.
Closer to 550 than 600. He's got 3 years left and is good for 35 wins per season which will put him at 544 at the age of 37.

But 100% yes, guaranteed HOF.

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Re: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:43 pm

Lol shocking that Topper and Doc hate Vegas.

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Re: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

Post by ESQ » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:02 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:39 pm

He’s going to end up with close to 600 wins. Played in the finals five times. Three cups. He’s a sure fire HHOFer. He belongs there long before Roberto Luongo.
He's played in the finals 3 times, and is 1 for 3. He's also been eliminated in the 1st round 6 times.

It'll be interesting, he's certainly much more likely than Osgood to make it into the hall. And it seems everyone has forgotten the 6 or 7 years of Sidney Crosby's prime that he was blamed for the penguins' playoff woes.

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Re: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

Post by Island Nucklehead » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:23 pm

ESQ wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:02 pm
Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:39 pm

He’s going to end up with close to 600 wins. Played in the finals five times. Three cups. He’s a sure fire HHOFer. He belongs there long before Roberto Luongo.
He's played in the finals 3 times, and is 1 for 3. He's also been eliminated in the 1st round 6 times.

It'll be interesting, he's certainly much more likely than Osgood to make it into the hall. And it seems everyone has forgotten the 6 or 7 years of Sidney Crosby's prime that he was blamed for the penguins' playoff woes.


Pens might not make the 2017 finals without him (shutout caps in game 7 round 2).

He's played on some good teams, but his stats don't lie.

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Re: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:24 pm

Fleury is a LOCK. Remember this the HHOF that has slugs like Dick Duff and Clark Gillies in it.
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Re: 2018-2019 Playoffs - Round 1

Post by Island Nucklehead » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:31 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:24 pm
Fleury is a LOCK. Remember this the HHOF that has slugs like Dick Duff and Clark Gillies in it.
100%. He's 3-4 good seasons away from passing Patrick Roy for wins.

He'd likely get in without any rings (see Luongo, Roberto).

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