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16 minutes ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

I have a friend who is a Canadiens fan and even in his most optimistic imagination he didn't expect this. I think they might suffer from "just happy to be here" if they move on

That’s good, because Colorado or Vegas is going to absolutely shred them. 

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3 hours ago, MadDog2020 said:

That’s good, because Colorado or Vegas is going to absolutely shred them. 

yeah that's going to be the real test. Cause we all know Toronto are choke artists. They didnt win a playoffs series since 2004. They couldn't even win the play in last season.

Then they have 3 guys paid over 10m. 2 of them couldn't produce and the other one was knocked out of the series game 1. What is that going to do to your depth? Plus you have a guy sending the puck directly to an opponent's stick for a 2 on 0 breakaway in OT lol 

MTL it typical MTL fashion got outplayed most of the series and were opportunistic.

Then the jets doesnt have that much of a strong team. They were able to shut down the oilers top line. which is all you have to do to win against them. Then they lost Scheifele and didnt play well the rest of the series. The OT was pathetic. They made a series or super soft attempts to get the puck out of their zone, super sloppy, lost every battle in the sequence and they got scored on. Mtl played a tight series, pretty well and systematic, playing the trap but 95% of their fanbase doesnt know that. lol

I hope colorado or vegas destroys them

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1 minute ago, Satans Hockey said:

This is great lol... 

 

I think he's probably most passionate about the fact that this all but guarantees that he's keeping his job but yeah, that's pretty cool.   

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9 hours ago, SterioDesign said:

yeah that's going to be the real test. Cause we all know Toronto are choke artists. They didnt win a playoffs series since 2004. They couldn't even win the play in last season.

Then they have 3 guys paid over 10m. 2 of them couldn't produce and the other one was knocked out of the series game 1. What is that going to do to your depth? Plus you have a guy sending the puck directly to an opponent's stick for a 2 on 0 breakaway in OT lol 

MTL it typical MTL fashion got outplayed most of the series and were opportunistic.

Then the jets doesnt have that much of a strong team. They were able to shut down the oilers top line. which is all you have to do to win against them. Then they lost Scheifele and didnt play well the rest of the series. The OT was pathetic. They made a series or super soft attempts to get the puck out of their zone, super sloppy, lost every battle in the sequence and they got scored on. Mtl played a tight series, pretty well and systematic, playing the trap but 95% of their fanbase doesnt know that. lol

I hope colorado or vegas destroys them

You forgot to mention how well Carey Price is playing.

Carey Price: Last 7 games Record: 7-0 GAA: 1.64 Save %: .943 Shutouts: 1

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6 minutes ago, Crisis said:

You forgot to mention how well Carey Price is playing.

Carey Price: Last 7 games Record: 7-0 GAA: 1.64 Save %: .943 Shutouts: 1

It must have been an oversight on his part. I am sure he meant to say something positive about the Canadiens. 

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7 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

It must have been an oversight on his part. I am sure he meant to say something positive about the Canadiens. 

From what he said, it seems Montreal lucked themselves into a 7 game winning streak and the final 4 of the playoffs. 

I hope the Devils get that kind of luck one day. 

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Montreal is coming together at the right time but in fairness, without realignment for this year, they wouldn't even be in the playoffs.   Pitt, Wash, Carolina, NYI, Toronto, Bos, Tampa and Florida would have been the Eastern Conference teams with Rangers finishing 9th.  The Flyers were also one point back of MTL with them essentially quitting for the last few weeks. I imagine if they were still playing for a spot, they would have managed another point or two.     

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1 minute ago, Lateralous said:

Montreal is coming together at the right time but in fairness, without realignment for this year, they wouldn't even be in the playoffs.   Pitt, Wash, Carolina, NYI, Toronto, Bos, Tampa and Florida would have been the Eastern Conference teams with Rangers finishing 9th.  The Flyers were also one point back of MTL with them essentially quitting for the last few weeks. I imagine if they were still playing for a spot, they would have managed another point or two.     

How did Sterio log into your account to post this?

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50 minutes ago, Crisis said:

You forgot to mention how well Carey Price is playing.

Carey Price: Last 7 games Record: 7-0 GAA: 1.64 Save %: .943 Shutouts: 1

Yeah Price is playing really well. But i hate how the narrative is that he stole those series, IMO he didn't. He was solid but the team is actually playing their best hockey of the season. Danault deserves a LOT of credits too.

Other goalies had a better record than Price in the playoffs and the media weren't making a huge deal out of it. Hellebuyck had a save % above 950 after the oiler series, playing against the 2 top players in the world. The media didn't do anything with that. The only focus was that the oilers failed. 

33 minutes ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

From what he said, it seems Montreal lucked themselves into a 7 game winning streak and the final 4 of the playoffs. 

I hope the Devils get that kind of luck one day. 

Well you me if both teams you're playing against lose a guy like Tavares / Scheifele and Toronto lost their top D too during the series and the jets got banged up early in that series. That's just facts not really an opinion.

Then if you're getting dominated in an OT you must win to survive and an opposing players sends a pass directly to the opposition for a 2 on 0 breakaway.

Is that not lucky? 

We'll really know what the Habs are really in the next round. Playing an actual good team firing on all cylinders this time and a team who proved they can win in the past

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24 minutes ago, Lateralous said:

Montreal is coming together at the right time but in fairness, without realignment for this year, they wouldn't even be in the playoffs.   Pitt, Wash, Carolina, NYI, Toronto, Bos, Tampa and Florida would have been the Eastern Conference teams with Rangers finishing 9th.  The Flyers were also one point back of MTL with them essentially quitting for the last few weeks. I imagine if they were still playing for a spot, they would have managed another point or two.     

I mean this is probably true, but it's hard to really say. "The Flyers were one point back of MTL" doesn't mean fvcking anything when Montreal didn't play the same schedule as the Flyers. 

I tend to agree that if the divisions were regular it's unlikely Montreal makes the playoffs, but you can't really compare them with the list you posted above as if everyone played a normal schedule.

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42 minutes ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

I hope the Devils get that kind of luck one day. 

That 2006 Devils team had that kind of luck. Pretty mediocre team that got red fvcking hot at the end of the year, reeled off ~12 straight (or something like that?) including a miraculous division title and a first round sweep of the Rangers. They then ran into the best team in hockey that year and eventual cup champs.

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9 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

 

Yeah Price is playing really well. But i hate how the narrative is that he stole those series, IMO he didn't. He was solid but the team is actually playing their best hockey of the season. Danault deserves a LOT of credits too.

Other goalies had a better record than Price in the playoffs and the media weren't making a huge deal out of it. Hellebuyck had a save % above 950 after the oiler series, playing against the 2 top players in the world. The media didn't do anything with that. The only focus was that the oilers failed. 

Well you me if both teams you're playing against lose a guy like Tavares / Scheifele and Toronto lost their top D too during the series and the jets got banged up early in that series. That's just facts not really an opinion.

Then if you're getting dominated in an OT you must win to survive and an opposing players sends a pass directly to the opposition for a 2 on 0 breakaway.

Is that not lucky? 

If you're listening to the Montreal media, they will always have the Price slant. When it came to goalies, the talk before game 1 most places was how great both goalies were playing leading into the series. Hellebuyck was even given the edge. He just wasn't able to keep it up. 

And yeah those injuries happened but that's the playoffs. That's why people say once you're in anything can happen. They might get some breaks but they still had to cash in on them. 

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2 minutes ago, MB3 said:

That 2006 Devils team had that kind of luck. Pretty mediocre team that got red fvcking hot at the end of the year, reeled off ~12 straight (or something like that?) including a miraculous division title and a first round sweep of the Rangers. They then ran into the best team in hockey that year and eventual cup champs.

You right. I was just being facetious. 

I was in Montreal for that last game of the season when they came back from down 3-1. It felt like they could do no wrong until Carolina brought them right back to earth. 

I'm also not saying Montreal is great, but they won 2 series so they have something going on , even if Vegas or Colorado smacks them around 

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16 minutes ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

If you're listening to the Montreal media, they will always have the Price slant.

Yup. The media here does it with the Rangers when they have even minimal success. And the Montreal media, from what I hear, is 1000x worse. 

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12 hours ago, NJDevils1214 said:

I wanted NJ to try to get Toffoli. He's been great for MTL. Wouldn't have come here anyway.

We all wonder who Shero/Fitz made an effort to sign.  He may have been one?

 

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27 minutes ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

If you're listening to the Montreal media, they will always have the Price slant. When it came to goalies, the talk before game 1 most places was how great both goalies were playing leading into the series. Hellebuyck was even given the edge. He just wasn't able to keep it up. 

And yeah those injuries happened but that's the playoffs. That's why people say once you're in anything can happen. They might get some breaks but they still had to cash in on them. 

Well the french media didnt make much of Hellebuyck. Almost all the  jets players doing interviews before the series were asked about facing Price. I didn't see a single Habs fans getting asked about facing Hellebuyck. Which you know, has been solid for years and very consistent. Winning the vezina last year. Price on the other hand has been really up and down through the last 4 years, had a save % way below .900 for a good chunk of the season and got his goalie coach fired.

And TSN would post constantly about Price but not Hellebuyck on their instagram. I mean... through the first round. Many goalies has been amazing. Price wasn't even in the top 10 in save % during the first round. Campbell in Toronto even had better stats than Price. Yet the media were strictly all about him. It's getting annoying and in hindsight i assume we were blind to that too when it was the same thing about Marty. The media were pushing what we wanted to believe and it "made sense" to us. 

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Hellebuyck is on a Canadian team, but isn’t Canadian. From what I have seen over the years, French-Canadian media is absolutely going to favor him. 

I think the issue is that you expect the media to be impartial, when clearly they never are. 

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