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Too much water

Posted by vapor5 on April 26, 2017 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

No, the title isn't about all the rain up and down the eastern seaboard.

I wish the draft was over. The number of numb nuts in the sports media talking about dudes' bodies makes me feel  like I'm cornered by a pimp at a queer bar. Anyway, Dear Saints please use all your picks to draft defensive players.

Where's my mask?

round 2

Posted by the immortal scurds on April 24, 2017 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (4)

 st l - nash: preds are rocking an unstoppable goalie behind a solid lineup with a good system in place and confidance galore. blues are playing well enough to win one, maybe 2 even. preds in 6

an-edm   fascinating old guard new guard matchup. annahiem is better than san jose. talbot is the difference. oilers in 7 ot games

ot-nyr  the obvious choice is redhot lunkwist. ny in 5

wsh-pitts: the marquee matchup of rd 2. caps certainly showcased ve...

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The Twelfth Night and it's Over.

Posted by Radatz on April 23, 2017 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (2)

Move over Shakespeare. Your comedies and tragedies had company today. It's a topic of conjecture whether Boston could have won its game with Ottawa even without suffering another overtime PP goal, but it probably cemented the bad look the series had to this point. Meanwhile the miracle of Toronto's kids, exciting as it was, got no further than Boston did. Or Montreal. Or San Jose. And those were the 4 longest series. We haven't had a seven game series once. 4-0, 4-0, 4-1, 4-1, 4-2...

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Eleventh Night. All Three Series End. Refs Strike Again

Posted by Radatz on April 23, 2017 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (2)

All three first round series on display bit the dust on Saturday. They're dropping out like flies. Bad news for hockey fans. The good news? Not the officiating, as yet another potential winning goal (for the Wild) was negated on yet another GI call, one which was not (have any been?) well-received. It's at the point where the officials have heavily influenced the outcome of not one (which is too many) but several series, doubtless with more to come. The NHL better figure out how t...

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Posted by the immortal scurds on April 22, 2017 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (5)

 its as simple as that. this rangers team really played an aesthetic series of hockey games and go into round 2 looking extremely sound. lundquist is unbeatable.

 mtl looked weary. they came out hitting in game 5 and exhausted themselves in a losing effort.patchoretty embarassed us with a fight ..... the habs were literally staggering thru the 3rd period. ptice pulled, plekanac wide open net on a nice tic tac, zap! lundquist magic.

 julien did nothing, but had few o...

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Tenth Night: 3-2 All Around, More Brutal Officiating

Posted by Radatz on April 22, 2017 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (1)

It became obvious that late games are getting rare tonight. Boo. And with only two games on tap, the increased viewership of the Boston/Ottawa game exposed a deepening and suspicious looking NHL officiating problem to a huge audience. Are they suddenly inept? Are the Toronto big brothers calling the calls? Or has replay made them so afraid to be wrong they make the safe call every time?

Oshie scored at the end of the 1st period but Toronto shored up and tied...

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Wake Up!!!

Posted by JDIN827 on April 21, 2017 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (12)

After watching two sluggish teams, things seem to be heading in the right direction...

Yesterday was a good day for Cleveland Sports.....

The BIGGEST COMEBACK in NBA History, with a SuperStar that had 41 points, 13 Rebounds and 12 Assists, passing Kobe on the scoring post-season list and Wes Unseld on the rebounding, notching his 17th post season DT, plus playing in the 4th WITHOUT Kryie and Kevin!  They played D!  They Woke Up!!!  Plus, th...

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Ninth Night: Two Down, Two Strangely Easy OTs

Posted by Radatz on April 21, 2017 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (2)

Our undertone tonight is the officiating again, but there was hockey too. The NFLization of NHL officiating (replay et al) seems to be taking its toll on good hockey. The seemingly better team didn't always win, which seems to be an odd theme this offseason. Two teams tried to stave off elimination. Neither did. Dominos are falling now. We had two games with a complete reversal of form in overtime. Last preliminary thought: does everyone have a player named Carlson or Karlsson or ...

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Eighth Night: The First Domino

Posted by Radatz on April 20, 2017 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (2)


To provide yours truly with at least something pleasant, we present the Patriots calling the NYT for fake news:


Game 4 has been comeback city, but the first team to break the mold was Boston. They pressed early but couldn't score, actually having a goal wiped off the board on chal...

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Seventh Night. Comebacks Everywhere

Posted by Radatz on April 19, 2017 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (9)

Hockey fans everywhere (except in three cities) had reason to rejoice tonight as we were spared two sweeps and one foregone conclusion. The playoffs are short enough as it is. Could the NHL simply shorten the season to 60 games and make all playoff series best-of-11? I'll watch. It'd sure help with Super Bowl hangover.

Despite the 3-0 Pittsburgh advantage coming in, this series has featured near picture-perfect hockey and close games. This night Columbus' shot ad...

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