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2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread


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2 minutes ago, slasher72 said:

This Vegas team reminds me of the '12 Kings team. Goaltender that stops everything, physical forwards, forecheck, and score pretty much at will. They're going to be hard to beat over the next few years until teams figure them out. 

As fast as they hit the big time, I feel like they could fall off just as fast and be in a rebuild, or at least in a major retool around Eichel before you know it.   Pietrangelo, Martinez, Stone, Marchessault, Smith, Wild Bill and Stephenson are all 29 or older.  With the back surgeries, I wouldn’t be surprised if Stone is out of hockey in like two years.  It doesn’t seem like they have much in the pipeline either.   

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3 minutes ago, Lateralous said:

As fast as they hit the big time, I feel like they could fall off just as fast and be in a rebuild, or at least in a major retool around Eichel before you know it.   Pietrangelo, Martinez, Stone, Marchessault, Smith, Wild Bill and Stephenson are all 29 or older.  With the back surgeries, I wouldn’t be surprised if Stone is out of hockey in like two years.  It doesn’t seem like they have much in the pipeline either.   

Always easier to take if ya actually win a championship.

Curious to see how engaged their fans remain if the GKs ever go through several seasons of irrelevance.

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6 minutes ago, Lateralous said:

As fast as they hit the big time, I feel like they could fall off just as fast and be in a rebuild, or at least in a major retool around Eichel before you know it.   Pietrangelo, Martinez, Stone, Marchessault, Smith, Wild Bill and Stephenson are all 29 or older.  With the back surgeries, I wouldn’t be surprised if Stone is out of hockey in like two years.  It doesn’t seem like they have much in the pipeline either.   

Yea but with players playing into their mid-late 30s nowadays they could keep this up for probably 3-4 years, assuming they can keep their core intact. Stone probably has 2-3 years left in him, I agree. I think it would awesome to see a Devils team hitting their stride in 2025-26 vs an older veteran VGK team that's on their last glory run in the SCF. 

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