We'll see. The Bruins are going all the way this year!
not to mention the offence did next to nothing.
Detroit plays as a team. The Sharks, at least in the playoffs, do not. It looked like individuals trying to get to Hiller. I didn't see any cooperation on the offense.
The Ducks played to win. They had more confidence and believed in themselves. If the Sharks ever want to go anywhere they need to concentrate on a game plan that involves teamwork and dedication. It's sad that they build such good teams and cannot contend in the playoffs. Different coaches, same results.
One thing that I found interesting is how much Babcock let his players 'rest' during the last part of the season. He really wanted them to avoid injuries and get ready to play their asses off come playoff time. No guarantee they'll win it all, but I think he understands how to prepare a team for a run, especially the year following one where they won the Stanley Cup.
So, of all the teams I watched in the playoffs in round 1, the Sharks were definitely the biggest disappointment. Not that I wanted them to win, necessarily. I just love hockey.
Nice to see this thread!
I used to start a topic on hockey at the begining of the regular season, trade deadline and the playoffs, but like someone else said, they usually got ignored except for 3-4 people.
My Devils imploded the last 90 seconds and are now golfing!!!!
My fav to win the cup this year, San Jose pulled another disapearing act....they are quickly becoming the "Ottawa Senators of the West"
Honestly, in the East, Pitt and Boston have been the most impressive, and the West, obviously Detroit, and Vancouver will go as far as Luongo will allow. I think Chicago has a taste, and next year they will become VERY dangerous.
Detroit vs. Vancouver
Boston vs. Pittsburgh
Gotta go with a rematch of last years' finals......Detroit vs. Pittsburgh....same result.
i guess there is no need to start a new thread for every round since maybe 5 or 6 of us are posting here LOL
the red wing vs ducks series is awsome already,3 over times yesterday.the longer this goes the more that rest for the wings is going to pay off imho.
hiller looked real tired at the end of game one and now a triple overtime can he keep the pace with the high powerd offence of the wings?
bruins vs caralina
i had the bruins sweeping this one (lost a case of beer already lol)
but caralina comes back and puts a beating on them should be a good one.
blackhawks vs nucks
what can you say about the young talent the blackhawk they just keep fighting.the nucks will go as far as roberto will take them and he looked weak in the last game.
caps vs pens
the battle of ovie and crosby is a going to be awsome for fans and the hockey biz all around.if you never watched hockey check this one out. two of the best up and coming teams in the nhl.going to be a "barn burner"if you will.
this is how i see it goiing down
caps vs boston i got boston (for now lol)caps young goaile is really impressing me
wings vs blackhawks wings take it too much depth for the young blackhawks.
wings vs boston like both teams but been a wings fan all my life and i'll take the wings in 6
happy playoffs boys
My boys lost in triple OT yesterday...........that one hurt.