NHL 2015-16

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Experts' picks for the 2015-16 NHL season

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/13787 ... redictions
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Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:23 pm

LMAO...those are experts? Barry Melrose?
ESPN is hurtin
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Is there anything worse than being a Philadelphia sports fan? Seems doubtful.
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Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:21 am

Stanley Cup playoff storylines: Can Ovechkin and the Caps avoid another collapse?

And so the playoffs are upon us. Two months of heroes and goats, blown leads and moments seized along the way to Stanley Cup glory.

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/15177 ... r-collapse
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Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:48 pm

Good to see the Flyers win one.

Michal Neuvirth makes 31 saves as Flyers stave off elimination

Michal Neuvirth skated off the Flyers' ice to a roar he wanted to hear.

Only thunderous cheers came from the fans, not flying objects. With how Neuvirth played, he might have stopped them anyway.

Neuvirth had 31 saves in his first start of the playoff series, helping Philadelphia stave off a sweep with a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.


http://espn.go.com/nhl/recap?gameId=400874097
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Of all the cities and of all the sports, I think being
a St Louis Blues hockey fan has to be the toughest
No one has ever bet enough on a winning horse.
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Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:04 am

Flyers win game five 2-0 over Washington.
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Senator L wrote:Of all the cities and of all the sports, I think being
a St Louis Blues hockey fan has to be the toughest
If you just look at the last 10-15 yrs, I think Oilers fans might disagree with you. :lol: I'm amazed that both the Hawks and the Wild managed to not get eliminated last game...
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Ciao, Rangers. Great to see them heading to the golf course early for once.
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lurkey mclurker wrote:
Senator L wrote:Of all the cities and of all the sports, I think being
a St Louis Blues hockey fan has to be the toughest
If you just look at the last 10-15 yrs, I think Oilers fans might disagree with you. :lol: I'm amazed that both the Hawks and the Wild managed to not get eliminated last game...
The Blues have made it to the semi finals once and were swept in 4 by LA
Oilers had a dynasty and now they have some terrific young players and
will probably be winning in bunches very soon
No one has ever bet enough on a winning horse.
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Buoyant Blackhawks force Game 7 against bumbling Blues

You can't help but wonder if there's an inherited script. A script woven into the DNA of both the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, passed down from one team to the next so strongly that it's going to take a dramatic act to change it.

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/15312 ... rce-game-7
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Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:17 pm

Senator L wrote:
lurkey mclurker wrote:
Senator L wrote:Of all the cities and of all the sports, I think being
a St Louis Blues hockey fan has to be the toughest
If you just look at the last 10-15 yrs, I think Oilers fans might disagree with you. :lol: I'm amazed that both the Hawks and the Wild managed to not get eliminated last game...
The Blues have made it to the semi finals once and were swept in 4 by LA
Oilers had a dynasty and now they have some terrific young players and
will probably be winning in bunches very soon
...have you followed the Oilers at all? They've had those "terrific young players" for awhile now, still mismanaged & mis-coached the team to the extent that fans would throw their jerseys on the ice at *home* games. They finally brought in Todd McClellan and a bona fide GM, but it took literally 10+ years of mediocrity (the last five or so of which were just utterly excreable) for the owner to finally GTFO of team ops.

But I get that not having any sort of winning history could be more painful than knowing that once your team was great and now sucks. (And I'm not an Oilers fan but my former local/minor team was, at one time, an affiliate)

And no idea what Ken Hitchcock is doing with Tarasenko, if they want to advance beyond the first round. It's a puzzler.
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Blues/Blackhawks is the type of Game 7 that you know who's going to win before it starts. Nice season for St. Louis but it's going to be a very tall task for them to beat the Hawks.

By the way, how did Florida win the Atlantic? I know the division is weak, but they're horrible. The Islanders (who aren't a Cup team) made them look so mediocre.

Looking forward to either the Penguins, Caps, Ducks, Stars or Blackhawks winning the Cup. Everyone else is just there for the ticket sales and to disappoint its fanbase.
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And for the record, I hope the first team I listed wins it. However, the new(ish) playoff format is brutal on both Pittsburgh and Washington for the showdown coming earlier than it would have before. Especially with a team like the Islanders still hanging around.
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Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:05 am

The Hawks have been running so hot and cold, honestly, that anything can happen. I still don't think Crow is back to 100% and if they start drawing dumb penalties (as they do) - you just can't give up that many power plays and not expect the opposition to score.

But then again, it could all come down to if the Blues have broken yet or not. 8-)

Pens/Caps is gonna be an ugly series, no love lost there. I hope the Ducks (assuming they advance, but if not the Preds can do it) boot out the Sharks but beyond that I'll either be rooting for the Hawks or Dallas.
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Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:19 pm

Playoff hockey - where the regular season doesn't count.
All you have to do is get on a roll and you can win it all.
Same with all sports I guess, it seems more prevalent in hockey,
maybe because of the goalie.
No one has ever bet enough on a winning horse.
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Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:20 pm

Ugh, Hawks. I am disappoint. :cry: (You too, Ducks. >:-/ )

Happy for the Blues, but now I want Dallas to take it all. 8-)
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Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:02 am

Well I couldn't have been more wrong about the Blackhawks/Blues game. Not disappointed, though. I'm very excited I don't have to hear Chicago's obnoxious 'goal song' into June.
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Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:22 am

The Islanders beat Tampa Bay 5-3 in game one of the Eastern Conference second-round series.
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Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:19 am

Having a hot goalie and also the best player on the ice can take you a long way sometimes. Let's keep the ball (puck?) rolling Boys.
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