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Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« Reply #225 on: May 20, 2004, 10:20 PM »
Holy! Tie game. Going to overtime!

I really think I'm going to puke.  (not from disgust, from nerves)

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Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« Reply #226 on: May 20, 2004, 10:51 PM »
Wow - can't say I didn't expect that to happen the way Philly controlled the entire game...

Game 1:  Tampa Bay
Game 2:  Philladelphia
Game 3:  Tampa Bay
Game 4:  Philladelphia
Game 5:  Tampa Bay
Game 6:  Philladelphia
Game 7:  See a pattern developing here?  

Hopefully it holds true - gotta say I'm awfully glad the next one is at home...

Wow.

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Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« Reply #227 on: May 20, 2004, 11:03 PM »
Great game, caught the OT and it was awesome...Go Flyers!

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Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« Reply #228 on: May 21, 2004, 07:47 AM »
Due to a late softball game, I too only got the OT.  The Broad Street Bullies could have ended it early in the period, but had to keep me glued to the TV and on the edge of my seat for almost an entire period.

This series has turned out to be one of the best I've seen.  Great stuff from both teams.  Hopefully the Flyers break the trend and take the next one.

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Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« Reply #229 on: May 22, 2004, 09:49 PM »
STANLEY CUP FINALS HERE WE COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go Bolts!

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Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« Reply #230 on: May 22, 2004, 11:38 PM »
Congrats to the Bolts and Tampa Bay and KBZ.

However, I'll still be rooting for the Flames! ;)

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Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« Reply #231 on: May 22, 2004, 11:46 PM »
Congrats to the Bolts and Tampa Bay and KBZ.

However, I'll still be rooting for the Flames! ;)

Jeff


Best of luck to you.  :)  I dont' know too much about how the Bolts will match up with the Flames...anyone have the scoop???

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Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« Reply #232 on: May 23, 2004, 03:15 AM »
I disappointed in Philadelphia's loss...

Go Calgary.  

Was really hoping to see two teams I liked go to the playoffs, but alas it wasn't to happen.  Now it's all on Calgary for me.  
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Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« Reply #233 on: May 23, 2004, 03:20 AM »
I just got back from a Poker game & had no idea who won till I checked in here. The hockey game that is. My Poker game was not too bad.  ;)

This is going to be a great series.

Go Flames Go

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Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« Reply #234 on: May 23, 2004, 09:00 AM »
I too will be rooting for the Flames but I must say I have enjoyed watching the Lightning...they play a great style of Hockey.

I also really don't care who wins ;)

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Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« Reply #235 on: May 24, 2004, 09:46 AM »
Congrats to the Lightning and all their band wagon "fans".  Reminds me of the Marlins of last year.  ::)

Here's hoping the Flames sweep.
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Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« Reply #236 on: May 24, 2004, 10:00 AM »
Reminds me of most southern hockey towns

Just checking attendance at such Hockey Hotbeds such as Carolina, Nashville and Atlanta, unless the team was close to the playoffs (Preds) attendance was around 12,000-13,000 per game

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/attendance?sort=home_avg&year=2004

Nice to see Ducks fans (Colman ::)) support their team a year after they went to the Cup (same goes for Devils fans ::))

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Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« Reply #237 on: May 25, 2004, 09:59 PM »
Calgary is kicking Tampa's ass! 2nd period, 3-0.  ;D

GO Flames GO

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Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« Reply #238 on: May 26, 2004, 12:07 AM »
Flames spanked em...Burn Baby Burn!!!

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Re: Playoffs for Lord Stanley's Cup NHL '04
« Reply #239 on: May 26, 2004, 01:30 PM »
Saw this at BloodyDisgusting.com Spawn.com...good read

Stanley Cup for Calgary, it's only fair

Dan Bickley
The Arizona Republic
May. 23, 2004 12:00 AM

On the back of Canada's $5 bill, four boys are playing hockey on a frozen pond.
There is no such passion on our currency, much less our television ratings.
This is why the Calgary Flames must win the Stanley Cup Finals. This is why they must beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in a series that will struggle to draw an American yawn.

With the NHL perhaps about to go dark due to a work stoppage, it would do well if the trophy were to loiter in Canada and help ease a decade of depression - and brighten a murky future.
Poor Canada hasn't raised the Cup since Montreal won it all in 1993. It hasn't played for the Cup since Vancouver lost it all in 1994. For more than a decade, the game has been slipping from the national grasp, and we are at the root of all problems.
So if America didn't have enough global enemies, you can add another to the list. Maybe not in a diplomatic sense, but in the visceral, "Hey hoser, you stole my culture," kind of way. This indignation may come as a surprise to many, seeing that we buy their beer and cheer for Mike Weir. But try standing in their snowshoes.
Hockey was born in their country. It matters to a higher percentage of Canadian citizens than football does in the United States. There, the passion truly lives, and yet here, on our soil, is where the game slowly dies.
The NHL's new television deal is proof. It will give games to NBC for free. The $60 million a year it receives from ESPN is half the amount of its previous contract.
These chilling figures coincide perfectly with reckless American expansion, and this is how feelings get bruised, dating all the way to when a Canadian treasure was pawned off to a Los Angeles coin collector.
With our savage love of celebrity, the glittering Wayne Gretzky landed in Hollywood the way a comet hits earth. The NHL soon burst from 21 to 30 teams, with franchises popping up in the strangest places, including those where liquor is still made in bathtubs.
Without Gretzky in LA, hockey wouldn't have made its way to Nashville, Charlotte and Columbus, bringing along a blueprint for financial disaster.
Canadian teams reap much of their revenue in Canadian dollars, yet they pay players in American dollars. They pay American dollars in 24 of 29 road cities. And while we're spanking them with exchange rates, they've faced heavier tax burdens and zero public support when building new arenas.
The Coyotes migrated from Winnipeg. The Quebec Nordiques moved to Denver. The Ottawa Senators nearly went bankrupt. Today, Canada has six teams left, even though they contribute more than half the league's players.
If this weren't embarrassment enough, the Expos are being yanked out of Montreal and the NBA moved a team from Vancouver - a sparkling cosmopolitan city - to Memphis, better known as the curators of Elvis, the great American icon.
Meanwhile, their icon - the great Gretzky - goes from one ugly American (former Kings owner Bruce McNall was convicted of fraud) to a partner (Steve Ellman) who may not be paying his bills. It's all a terrible blow for a country mad with hockey, and for now, there is only one solution:
Go Flames.