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2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

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Hope Quick looks more like 2012 Quick than the one he's looked like in the last few games of this series, that's for sure.

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Great series. Too bad somebody had to lose.

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I don't know what to think in terms of who would be the better matchup. Let's just hope LA and Gaborik get the Cup.

 

LA has scored a ton.

 

My feeling is the Rangers will need their top scorers to actually score and they haven't all playoff. It's hard to keep that going. They'll need more from Richards, Nash. We'll see. Let's hope.

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From what I could tell here on the board, more people than not wanted the Kings to face the Rags, well.  Here it is. 

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Wow terrific hockey. My new fave players for next series: Quick, Kopitar, Gaborik, Doughty, Brown, whoever TF Toffoli is...

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What about Muzzin, and Carter and Williams!

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What about Muzzin, and Carter and Williams!

Yes, all are welcome.

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SCF 2014 Schedule

 

Game 1 at L.A. - Wednesday, June 4 (8 pm)

Game 2 at L.A. - Saturday, June 7 (7pm)

Game 3 at N.Y. - Monday, June 9 (8 pm)

Game 4 at N.Y. - Wednesday, June 11 (8 pm)

Game 5 at L.A. - Friday, June 13 (8 pm)

Game 6 at N.Y. - Monday, June 16 (8 pm)

Game 7 at L.A. - Wednesday, June 18 (8 pm)

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There should be side-bets in Vegas on which city will have more phonies and celebrities in their respective crowds.

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i am curious to see the ratings of this final since these are both big market teams

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i am curious to see the ratings of this final since these are both big market teams

 

LA is not a big ratings market for the NHL. So far the ratings coming from LA locally in the playoffs have not been good. For example, NBA games that include teams not even close to LA have done significantly larger ratings than Kings games in LA. I expect that to continue in the Cup Finals.

 

On the other hand, Chicago is a ratings juggernaut. Chi/NYR would be the NHL's dream matchup. The NY/LA matchup might have national intrigue though.

 

Just read that Kenny Albert will be calling Game 1 of the Finals as there has been a death in Doc's family.

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Ugh, the Rags get the only team that has played more games than them!

 

I still think the big Kings are a better matchup for Devils fans hoping that the Rags will lose (that's all of us, right?)

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Yes, Quick's stats are not up to par, but you all are missing the the fact that Quick has face more shots than anyone in the playoffs....Quick has faced almost 80 more shots than Lundquist.  Is it the team bailing Quick out?  Or maybe the Kings suck at defense.  Yes, SV% is a huge part of the argument, but its difficult for a goalie to maintain a high SV% when he faces a high volume of shots every night and Quick has made some amazing saves in the Chicago series, despite his shoddy SV%, one stop on the Hawks on a big chance very late in the 3rd. 

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Yes, Quick's stats are not up to par, but you all are missing the the fact that Quick has face more shots than anyone in the playoffs....Quick has faced almost 80 more shots than Lundquist.  Is it the team bailing Quick out?  Or maybe the Kings suck at defense.  Yes, SV% is a huge part of the argument, but its difficult for a goalie to maintain a high SV% when he faces a high volume of shots every night and Quick has made some amazing saves in the Chicago series, despite his shoddy SV%, one stop on the Hawks on a big chance very late in the 3rd. 

 

The Kings just went through the gauntlet of San Jose, Anaheim, Chicago. Not a shocker that they faced the most shots of those 4 Conference Finals teams since they played the most games against the toughest teams. It's really a non-story.

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Yes, Quick's stats are not up to par, but you all are missing the the fact that Quick has face more shots than anyone in the playoffs....Quick has faced almost 80 more shots than Lundquist. Is it the team bailing Quick out? Or maybe the Kings suck at defense. Yes, SV% is a huge part of the argument, but its difficult for a goalie to maintain a high SV% when he faces a high volume of shots every night and Quick has made some amazing saves in the Chicago series, despite his shoddy SV%, one stop on the Hawks on a big chance very late in the 3rd.

Or maybe LA has played more games than everyone else, thus more shots

Or maybe Quick has been below average for awhile and largely average in his career

Or maybe Quick is forced to make amazing saves because he is often out of position

LA has pretty much dragged Quick through the playoffs

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Yes, Quick's stats are not up to par, but you all are missing the the fact that Quick has face more shots than anyone in the playoffs....Quick has faced almost 80 more shots than Lundquist. Is it the team bailing Quick out? Or maybe the Kings suck at defense. Yes, SV% is a huge part of the argument, but its difficult for a goalie to maintain a high SV% when he faces a high volume of shots every night and Quick has made some amazing saves in the Chicago series, despite his shoddy SV%, one stop on the Hawks on a big chance very late in the 3rd.

Quick's also played one more game and a bunch of OT's. The Rangers have had two short OT's in the entire playoffs.

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If I were a Kings fan, I'd just be over the moon. The prospect of playing the Rangers just seems too good to be true; they are without a doubt the easiest and weakest opponent LA will have faced this entire playoffs, without a doubt. I just hope they can cash in. Knowing the Rangers luck this year, a flu bug hits the team locker room or some ridiculous sh!t like that.

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NBC grabbing and running with every chance to mention or show a 94 highlight.  Fvck off already.  

 

Yeah what the fvck was up with that?

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Yeah what the fvck was up with that?

 

Guess they couldn't find any clear 1940 footage.  Slim pickins.  Also, the 1994 Cup apparently was more important than any Cup won before or after it.  There's a special '94 Cup somewhere made of pure gold that proves it I'm sure.

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