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Official "Around The NHL" 2010 SCF PLAYOFF Thread.

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Well getting the #2 seed this year would mean you're playing the likes of the Rangers, Montreal, Boston or possibly (although very unlikely) Atlanta and Tampa. I'd take any of these teams over the Flyers any day of the week. Even if they were to beat Philly it will be a tough physical series which will likely take a lot out of them. Either way I just don't like the match up one bit against Philly. Out of all the above teams they have the best chance of an upset if you can even call it that.

Ottawa is a possibility as well and I guess that would be the best alternative should Pitt take the division. They have seemed to cool off quite a bit. Buffalo is the least likely as they probably will hold on to win the Northeast and the Devils likely wouldn't fall past 5th unless they remained brutal down the stretch.

IMO, it would be best for the Devils to finish in the #2 seed and winning their division. I would rather face the bottom seeded teams that are trying to make the playoffs then finishing at the #4 seed and a possible matchup vs. either the Flyers or Senators. The 4th or 5th seed would not be a good place to be for the Devils.

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I think its crazy that we're even having this discussion to be honest. If I remember correctly the Devils, at one point, had an 8 point lead and something like 3 games in hand over Pitt. Now they have to win their next 2 just to keep pace. Eh whatever. I'm just very frustrated and disappointed with this team. After such a promising first half and everything they overcame, everything just seems in limbo at this point.

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I think its crazy that we're even having this discussion to be honest. If I remember correctly the Devils, at one point, had an 8 point lead and something like 3 games in hand over Pitt. Now they have to win their next 2 just to keep pace. Eh whatever. I'm just very frustrated and disappointed with this team. After such a promising first half and everything they overcame, everything just seems in limbo at this point.

I agree. It is crazy. Devils just need to turn this around and go on a winning streak into the playoffs. Maybe with Martin coming back real soon (like possibly this Saturday vs. the Blues)it will give them a spark and make the defense better. I hope. Devils still have 2-games in hand with Pittsburgh but trail now by 4-points and do play head to head again this Wednesday. Big games this week for the Devils and now is the time to get on a winning streak.

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Wow. I just saw the Ovechkin hit. He deserves a suspension for that, but I wouldn't be surprised if he gets off with just the 5+game.

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Anyone see the Downie "hit" on Crosby? I am no Crosby fan, and admittedly I have zero love for Downie, that looked pretty nasty.

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Wow. What a dirty play by Downie. I was just laughing the other day when Downie was talking about how despicable it was what Cooke did to Savard.

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Anyone see the Downie "hit" on Crosby? I am no Crosby fan, and admittedly I have zero love for Downie, that looked pretty nasty.

Crosby was hardly touched. He's a diving POS who embellishes to get powerplays.

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I don't really care if he was actually hurt or not. My issue is with what Downie actually did. That is not a "hit" or a "check". I am sorry but that is intent to injure.

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Crosby was hardly touched. He's a diving POS who embellishes to get powerplays.

You must be joking, did you even watch the video? Do you have any opinions that aren't blatantly biased?

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That seemed pretty blatant to me, and I thought it had intent to injury, and Downie has a history so I would think he'll get a pretty decent suspension. He's lucky it wasn't an illegal hit to the head though or he'd get the book thrown at him after the last GM meetings.

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No suspension for Downie. Not even a review...On Ovie, I'm torn on it. He did shove but it was from side and the appropriate call was made. Now Campbell's out for season. According to what I read, past misconducts that led to suspension no longer apply because of when it happened. Will the league punish him due to the severity of Campy's injury? And would it be hypocritical based on giving a resident cheapshot artist Cooke zilch?

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"I think everyone's known since the first time he came into this league that he plays a reckless style game," said Montreal Canadiens defenceman Josh Gorges. "He's going a hundred miles an hour, he's hitting everything that moves, he's going to the net, he's burying guys. Obviously when you have the stardom he does, anytime anything happens with Ovechkin's name beside it, it's going to get talked about even more. He plays that way, he plays with that reckless abandonment, and sometimes it's right on the line. You look at the hit last night - did it cross that line? I think maybe it did."

Habs defenceman Ryan O'Byrne said he was just happy it's not his job to decide if it's a suspension or not.

"Sometimes in the heat of the moment, those things happen," O'Byrne said. "From my standpoint, it looked like a little bit from behind, but he was kind of skating that way also."

Ovie Gets Two

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I think the NHL had to make a point here. If they let Ovie off, it looks like favoritism towards a big star considering how many of these incidents there have been lately.

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A point is fine Puddy but what about Cooke and his deliberate attempts to injure players? And we're talking stars. And Downie did not get even a look because the Golden Boy wasn't hurt. That is a joke. It was a dirty play. This league talks tough but never backs it up.

Regarding Ovie, a good writeup from Sarah Spain.

I've always been a fan of Ovie's enthusiasm on the ice and there's no doubt he's one of the very best players in the NHL. Unfortunately, he's made it clear as of late that he sees himself as above the law.

2-Game Suspension Least Of AO's Worries

Edited by Derek21

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Puddy, it is what it is. Just finished my take on the Ovechkin hit/suspension, along with a hard hitting view on Cooke, Downie and the "league deputy dumbass."

So, AO gets two games for this probably because as Bob McKenzie stated, he injured Campbell. Something that fortunately didn't happen when Steve Downie wrestled down Sidney Crosby in a Pens' 2-1 win over the Lightning. A cheaper play and in our view, a deliberate attempt to injure the Golden Boy. That he somehow returned was a miracle. The NHL didn't even bother.

Impossible unless you live in a bat cave which Colin Campbell probably does. How else can he explain this or the preposterous decision not to suspend repeat offender Matt Cooke for his blindside cheapshot that KO'd Marc Savard?

NHL Injustice System

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With the "regulation loss", the Flames are 3 points shy away from the 8th spot, which is currently held by the Wings. Brent Sutter's resignation could be the best off-season move by the Devils.

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SO the rangers are competing for the 8th spot in the East tonight.

GO HABS GO!!!

Edit: Bruins would also have to lose tonight for the rags to be in. Bruins are playing the Hurricanes though.

Edited by skullsmasher

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Lmao, Gomez went after Avery tonight. Priceless.

Apparently Gomez was screaming "I thought I was your only buttbuddy!" while going after him, tears flowing down his cheeks.

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Apparently Gomez was screaming "I thought I was your only buttbuddy!" while going after him, tears flowing down his cheeks.

I think it was Henrik's rubber glove that gave it away.

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Wow, a good night for the Devs. Sens and Sabres lose. If the Habs weren't playing the Rags, I'd wish they'd lose too. Unrelated... San Jose gets clowned by Dallas 8-2. Their goalies give up 4 a piece. Crazy. The Ovechkin-less Caps dominate the Panthers 7-3.

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Wow, a good night for the Devs. Sens and Sabres lose. If the Habs weren't playing the Rags, I'd wish they'd lose too. Unrelated... San Jose gets clowned by Dallas 8-2. Their goalies give up 4 a piece. Crazy. The Ovechkin-less Caps dominate the Panthers 7-3.

Mark my words if San Jose draws Detroit in the first round, they're making tee times by April 22. Again.

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Mark my words if San Jose draws Detroit in the first round, they're making tee times by April 22. Again.

everyone is so in love with detroit that they're not noticing just how not-well detroit has played all season. they're getting unlucky, sure, but they're just not that good.

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