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NHL playoffs 2018

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by mad axe man, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. velvet_man

    velvet_man Strat-O-Master

    539
    Sep 7, 2016
    Vancouver
    Boston won last night, 5-1 over Toronto. Go Bruins!
     
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  2. Percy

    Percy Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter


    How can a Vancouverite go for the big bad Bruins after what they did to the Canucks in 2011!!!!!!:confused:
     

  3. velvet_man

    velvet_man Strat-O-Master

    539
    Sep 7, 2016
    Vancouver
    I'm originally from the Maritimes, where everyone either roots for the Bruins, Canadians, or Leafs. I was a Bruins fan. I moved to Vancouver in 2003, and since being here I kind of felt like I should cheer for the home team. It helps that they're in different conferences and rarely play each other. When they do, I just sit back and enjoy without worrying about who wins. I saw the 2011 finals as a win-win for me!
     
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  4. Pluckeverystring

    Pluckeverystring Strat-Talk Member

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    56
    Feb 13, 2018
    Toronto

  5. Kstu

    Kstu Strat-O-Master

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    42
    674
    Oct 18, 2017
    Everett, Massachusetts
    The Maritime area is where all my friends up there reside and were born. Bruin, Canadien, with a sprinkle of Leaf fans.
     

  6. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 18, 2017
    The Heartland
    I'm not a big hockey guy, but I've gotta give my Ohio team some love. Go Blue Jackets!
     
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  7. Green Craig

    Green Craig Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 15, 2012
    Michigan
    Beyond that, all sports have changed...kids are being groomed into specialized athletes from a very young age, as a result of the need to be competitive. Even at a high school level, a varsity hockey player is expected to have been in the system since day one. To be on Varsity, you needed at least one year of JV. To be on JV, you needed one year at Bantam. To be on bantam, you needed one year on peewee, and to be on peewee, you needed at least 2 years of learn to skate and learn to play...but the LTP program required 2 years of LTS. So, to play varsity hockey requires a commitment from the 4th grade on.

    Nevermind junior hockey or college hockey.

    Swimming and softball are the same. A junior high age softball player, locally, isn't allowed to play volleyball. Or, she's allowed to play volleyball, but the rest of the softball team is doing off-season training, so while she's playing volleyball all winter, she's jeopardizing her odds of making the softball team in the spring.
     

  8. rudos1

    rudos1 Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 16, 2013
    Boston
    Bz are on a roll! Get out the broom I smell a sweep!!!!
     

  9. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    Ughhh, my Kings :(
    They've managed to have one solid period of play so far out of 9...could be a sweep here too
     
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  10. Bodean

    Bodean Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Aug 23, 2014
    South Carolina
    I admit I don't follow hockey closely, but I realize change. How and when did the Columbus Blue Jackets team come in to the league.
     

  11. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    Expansion team back in 2000
     
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  12. smithstrato

    smithstrato Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 25, 2013
    Para Para
    Go Bolts!!! Coming from life long ties with the Blackhawks/ Cubs /Sox n Da Bears.
    So happy we have Hockey on the beach.
     

  13. Percy

    Percy Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter


    It is not over till The Fat Lady Sings!!!!
     
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  14. Bodean

    Bodean Rock N Roll Ain't Noise Pollution Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Aug 23, 2014
    South Carolina
    Damn that long? I guess I don't pay attention. Would that have been when San Jose came in?
     

  15. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    She is warming up with the pianist at the moment though...

    Of course, my Ducks are also 0-2 vs. San Jose at the moment. :(
     
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  16. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 21, 2014
    Santa Maria, CA
    Sharks joined in early 90's ('91 had to google it)

    Well..I'm an optimist (you have to be with the Kings!)...but as much as I would l love to see a 2012-esque season again where they were underdogs that came out of nowhere to win the whole thing, I just see too many chinks in the armor to do that again. Plus, Vegas is no joke :eek:
     
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  17. Percy

    Percy Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Well the young Maple Leafs got schooled by the Big Bad and much older Bruins in the first 2 games of the series!!!!:(

    Here is hoping home ice does them some good!!!!!:thumb:
     

  18. rudos1

    rudos1 Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 16, 2013
    Boston
    Bz let their foot off the gas last night but we will prevail... :)
     

  19. velvet_man

    velvet_man Strat-O-Master

    539
    Sep 7, 2016
    Vancouver
    This is getting good now. Pittsburgh/Washington and Boston/Tampa (of course the Bruins are gonna win game 7 :D) should be pretty great. And I'm starting to get on the Jets bandwagon (they'll effectively become Team Canada once Toronto inevitably bites the dust), so that series will be fun to watch, too!
     

  20. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    LETS GO PREDATORS. I became a hockey convert in 2012, just roaming down the streets in downtown Nashville. Got 20 dollar tickets, and I was hooked from that day on.