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Some History of Rough

Posted by Galfur on May 16, 2017 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (6)

Hey. You guys brought up the "gonna get rough" stuff. I'm just playing some mood music. Damn good series brewing.

Godard v Neil (1)

Godard v Neil (2)


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Son of Even Steven

Posted by Radatz on May 16, 2017 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (4)

For 2 1/2 periods Ottawa held Pittsburgh scoreless, but they botched their own few good chances. The best was MacArthur stealing the puck, swinging past the net and then, with Fleury looking beaten, bafflingly executing what looked like a blind drop pass through his legs (to Pittsburgh) instead of shooting at a net 5' away. Analysts had no answer, only guesses. They weren't very good, and it wasn't the only case of the Senators getting to the net and deciding not to shoot, opting ...

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even steven

Posted by the immortal scurds on May 14, 2017 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (3)

it was a game the ducks simply had to win, and they did. barely. they rose to the occasion, overcame an early 2-0 lead and scratched out a victory. to me it felt like the ducks gave it all they had and it really wasnt quite enough, they should have lost this game too. they got lucky, but they kinda made their own luck too.

 renne gave up a soft one which doesnt happen, and the preds lived up to their name by pouncing on opportunities that the ducks gave them.

 it was ano...

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Happy Mother's Day

Posted by Galfur on May 14, 2017 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (6)

To the ladies, a very happy Mother's Day.

To the fellas, a very happy Mutha's Day.

To those who don't fit into either of the above two catgories, you entered the wrong URL.

Hope it's a great day for everyone!!!

sens 2 pens 1

Posted by the immortal scurds on May 13, 2017 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (2)

quite a sight to see kessel impersonating peyton manning on the bench! lol. if malkin doesnt start making phil look good, these guys r in trouble. wait, they r in trouble. it was just exactly the game ottawa wanted to play, and thats what they do best. anderson is rock solid, karlson is dominating, and bobby ryan is on a mission.

 ottawa is 6-1 in ot these playoffs. they dictate the style and pace of the game every nite. in other words, u knew pittsburgh was going to tie it and it ...

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prophet picks

Posted by the immortal scurds on May 12, 2017 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (5)

annhime preds-going preds in 6.rested motivated and have the best goalie. they will win big tonite

pitts-ottawa: im taking ottawa. in 7th game ot. i think the caps beat up the pens and the sens are riding high.

-and i think its open season on goalies this round. annhime series sent the message. crash the net. we shall see

End of Round 2: Turnabout

Posted by Radatz on May 11, 2017 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (7)

Bet you thought Washington would win after the last game. Nope. Bet you thought the Oilers would win after the last game. Nope. One notorious streak of futility continues. One ends. For now.

Off their strong performance in coming back to force game 7, you'd have thought the Caps had cured their playoffitis. For a good part of the game they seemed to have. But as usual, even when dominating zone time and the hitting game, they lost pucks on the dribble, air mailed easy passes...

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Round 2, 14th Night. Return of the Ottawa HC

Posted by Radatz on May 9, 2017 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (2)

I can't count the number of whiffed shots, lost pucks on simple stickhandling and muffed passes I've seen in these playoffs. Every time it's the player carrying the puck on the heel of the stick, which everyone does. How I long for the old days. Anybody know what the rationale for sticks that break left and right and are useless for everything but, apparently, jacking up shot speed is?

The Rangers came out like they were up against a wall, not fighting with their backs to it...

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Round Two, Night Thirteen: Another Blowout?

Posted by Radatz on May 8, 2017 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (2)

Something funny is going on here. Pittsburgh still seems to be in the right places, still seems able to handle pucks better with the stupid curved-bottom sticks, still seems to be disruptive... but they're losing. What's that? It seems Washington has adjusted to something. They seem to be sacrificing a little net-pounding to be sure they've got bodies in the right places in the defensive zone. Or just skating harder? Whatever it is, tonight it completely short-circuited Pittsburgh...

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Intermission Fun Time

Posted by Radatz on May 8, 2017 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (7)

It's clearly frustrating to name the 'best' at anything in sports. You have different epochs, different opinions, different everything. 'Best player' is like asking who the 'best pianist' or 'best businessman' of all time is. Depends on what you're looking at. But maybe some categories are specific enough that you can do it. Let's try that. Here are my picks for my own categories, with my most familiar team headlining the first bunch to get me going. Players can appear more than o...

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