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Postby shafnutz05 » Sun May 20, 2018 9:00 pm

I also had completely forgotten the Blues made the Final in their first three seasons, got swept every time, and haven't made it back since.

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Postby the wicked child » Sun May 20, 2018 9:04 pm

I also had completely forgotten the Blues made the Final in their first three seasons, got swept every time, and haven't made it back since.

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Postby meow » Sun May 20, 2018 9:23 pm

Those don’t count

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Postby meow » Sun May 20, 2018 9:34 pm

I’m still confused about the love that Pittsburgh gives Fleury. I mean, I understand why, but it is stupid.

IMO
I don’t root for him cause he’s such a swell guy.

It’s primarily because of what he went through the last couple years. And yeah he handled it classy, but even if he didn’t, that’s a complicated and difficult way to say goodbye to your hockey bros. He deserves good things for losing his spot to a possibly inferior goalie and then getting sent to Siberia right after.

Go, Fleury. Suck one, meow.
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Postby shafnutz05 » Mon May 21, 2018 6:35 am

Those don’t count
When I typed that post, I was 100% certain this response would follow :lol:

I agree, btw.

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Postby llipgh2 » Mon May 21, 2018 8:07 am

$5 says Fleury told Engo to pick up the trophy.
He did. It was reported by various sportswriters last night. He told Engo Crosby touched the Prince of Wales Cup.

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Postby llipgh2 » Mon May 21, 2018 8:08 am

Well, I’ll take Vegas over Tampa or Washington.
Washington - definitely

Tampa...not so sure.

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Postby NAN » Mon May 21, 2018 9:37 am

Pumped for Vegas. I see Tampa winning it tall, but this has been one hell of a ride.

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Postby nocera » Mon May 21, 2018 9:41 am

At this point, I want Vegas to win it all just for the lols. Seeing how annoyed/salty/downright pissed off r/hockey is makes all of it so much more fun.

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Postby shmenguin » Mon May 21, 2018 9:46 am

At this point, I want Vegas to win it all just for the lols. Seeing how annoyed/salty/downright pissed off r/hockey is makes all of it so much more fun.
Yeah. I don’t arbitrarily wish ill will on other fan bases. But these are some misbehaving children in need of a few more decades of misery. Make it so, Vegas.

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Postby Lemon Berry Lobster » Mon May 21, 2018 10:29 am

I dislike using the word deserves but there aren't many better examples of saying Fleury deserves to backstop his team to a cup and win the Conn Smythe.

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Postby shmenguin » Mon May 21, 2018 10:42 am

I dislike using the word deserves but there aren't many better examples of saying Fleury deserves to backstop his team to a cup and win the Conn Smythe.
I don’t think he “deserves” such an exclusive achievement. But a certain team and their fans certainly “deserve” to feel like they’ll never win anything after tonight. Because there’s plenty of that to go around.

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Postby nocera » Mon May 21, 2018 10:49 am

Deserves makes it sounds like he's owed something or should be handed the Cup. He's playing out of his mind and earning every win.

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Postby Gaucho » Mon May 21, 2018 10:55 am

I dislike using the word deserves but there aren't many better examples of saying Fleury deserves to backstop his team to a cup and win the Conn Smythe.
Well, he had plenty of chances and blew most of them.

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Postby meow » Mon May 21, 2018 10:56 am

I dislike using the word deserves but there aren't many better examples of saying Fleury deserves to backstop his team to a cup and win the Conn Smythe.
Well, he had plenty of chances and blew most of them.
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Postby mikey » Mon May 21, 2018 10:57 am

There is no such thing as "deserve" in the Stanley Cup Playoffs...

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Postby Lemon Berry Lobster » Mon May 21, 2018 10:57 am

My thought process is more directed with him handing the team over to Murray, waiving his NMC, and accepting his transition to Vegas. That is an extremely rare case of a guy that is still a #1 handing the keys over when he had every right to stay.

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Postby nocera » Mon May 21, 2018 10:59 am

My thought process is more directed with him handing the team over to Murray, waiving his NMC, and accepting his transition to Vegas. That is an extremely rare case of a guy that is still a #1 handing the keys over when he had every right to stay.
Did he really have a choice?

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Postby Lemon Berry Lobster » Mon May 21, 2018 11:03 am

My thought process is more directed with him handing the team over to Murray, waiving his NMC, and accepting his transition to Vegas. That is an extremely rare case of a guy that is still a #1 handing the keys over when he had every right to stay.
Did he really have a choice?
His contract included a NMC which would have forced the Penguins to protect him and expose Murray. Legally speaking he had a choice.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Mon May 21, 2018 12:47 pm

Vegas has given up less goals against than both the Flyers and Maple Leafs in this year's postseason. :shock:

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Postby meow » Mon May 21, 2018 1:02 pm

Not super impressive

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Postby shafnutz05 » Mon May 21, 2018 1:19 pm

Not super impressive
Giving up less goals in almost 3x as many games, even if it is the defenseless Flyers, is an INTERESTING nugget.

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Postby mikey » Mon May 21, 2018 1:50 pm

Where did you learn to capitalize words like that mid-sentence... :squint:

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Postby shafnutz05 » Mon May 21, 2018 1:57 pm

Where did you learn to capitalize words like that mid-sentence... :squint:
That's kind of an obscure reference, but I was hearkening back to the old Peter King KSK columns

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Postby dodint » Mon May 21, 2018 1:58 pm

Yes, it's absolutely a Peter King/Drew Magary NUGGET.

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