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2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

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I admit I am wired differently. In a lot of sports I actively root for former players of teams I like. There are a few exceptions, but bad endings or not, don't really change. I don't think I'd ever cheer for Scott Gomez., not for going to the Rangers, but because he was a pretty unlikeable idiot.

 

I'm not against what anyone is doing, but it seems like there is too much stress for some watching NHL games that the Devils aren't a part of. Every series has a rooting interest so that it isn't easy for the one or two teams you don't like advance. All of a sudden there are needed outcomes in every 1st or 2nd round series. Rather just enjoy the games for what they are and hope for entertaining and long battles.

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I don't root against Parise out of hate for the guy, I root against him because I want to see his best success coming here. I want players who leave NJ to feel like they made one of the worst decisions of their lives.

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I don't root against Parise out of hate for the guy, I root against him because I want to see his best success coming here. I want players who leave NJ to feel like they made one of the worst decisions of their lives.

 

Well it's almost too late in that regard - Parise is having the best playoffs of his career.  He's really tearing it up, but unfortunately Parise and Suter alone can't make an average team elite.

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haha i thought he had those toy vampire teeth in his mouth

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Well it's almost too late in that regard - Parise is having the best playoffs of his career. He's really tearing it up, but unfortunately Parise and Suter alone can't make an average team elite.

Maybe personal numbers and such, but for team accomplishments and such I hope he never gets another trip to the finals and gets knocked out ASAP.

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Another lead blown late.  Holy crap!  These playoffs have been amazing!  Blown leads have been the theme this year.

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wow. If i heard correctly, that kings goal was the 9th extra attacker goal so far in the playoffs. unreal

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And....typical. The NHL playoffs has become the NBA of the nineties or MLB playoffs. Same teams year in year out.

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And....typical. The NHL playoffs has become the NBA of the nineties or MLB playoffs. Same teams year in year out.

Who cares? As long as the Rags are out, it doesn't matter to me. I'd rather see the best hockey played between the best teams, I don't need parity. If its an LA-Chicago WCF- awesome. Because it'll be a great series. And we dominated the late 90's and early 2000's, you think non-Devils fans were happy to see us in the Finals 3 out of 4 years? They were probably saying the same thing then about us that you're saying now lol.

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haha i thought he had those toy vampire teeth in his mouth

That's a woman actually lol.

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Hawks keep rolling.

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Just watched that whole game thats how i know i was bored... No way do i see minny squealing their way past this hawks team, they dont have a chance.

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Let's see what happens when the Wild get home.

 

I'm rooting for Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild. ... Never disliked that team. ... Always liked Zach. ... Was pissed that he left New Jersey. ... Loved that Devs fans booed him upon his first return to N.J. ... Now going back to rooting for him.

 

Go Wild!

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i actually wouldnt mind seeing the wild end up beating the hawks but i just dont think thats going to happen.

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They've played about 8 min in Pittsburgh and seemingly all but 30 seconds have been Rag powerplays

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They've played about 8 min in Pittsburgh and seemingly all but 30 seconds have been Rag powerplays

 

Wow! Sid must have broken up with Gary!

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Pittsburg has to come out with this game...for us as devils fans for the love of god hold down a lead.

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Let's see what happens when the Wild get home.

 

I'm rooting for Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild. ... Never disliked that team. ... Always liked Zach. ... Was pissed that he left New Jersey. ... Loved that Devs fans booed him upon his first return to N.J. ... Now going back to rooting for him.

 

Go Wild!

 

I don't think the Hawks will go 0-for-Minnesota the way the Avs did.  I don't think it'll be a sweep either.  Probably be 3-1 going back to Chicago and I can't see them losing three straight to the Wild with two at home.

Minnesota's also 1-8 on the road in the playoffs in the Parise era...that one of course was ginormous though.

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I don't think the Hawks will go 0-for-Minnesota the way the Avs did.  I don't think it'll be a sweep either.  Probably be 3-1 going back to Chicago and I can't see them losing three straight to the Wild with two at home.Minnesota's also 1-8 on the road in the playoffs in the Parise era...that one of course was ginormous though.

there is no way that the wild will beat the hawks you can already tell from the first couple of games the hawks are on another level..i agree i dont think it will be a sweep the wild will find a way to win atleast one but i think that will be about it

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I don't think the Hawks will go 0-for-Minnesota the way the Avs did.  I don't think it'll be a sweep either.  Probably be 3-1 going back to Chicago and I can't see them losing three straight to the Wild with two at home.

Minnesota's also 1-8 on the road in the playoffs in the Parise era...that one of course was ginormous though.

 

The Hawks should win both games. They are simply a much better team. Parise is giving Minny everything they could ask from him, but there just isn't enough talent on that team. They're very mediocre.

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Good news is that Lundqvist played maybe his best playoff game ever and the Rags still lost

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