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2003 Stanley Cup Playoffs / NHL news
« on: April 7, 2003, 01:33 PM »
For the first time in over 10 years the Playoffs are back in Minnesota and I can't be more excited.  The North Stars run back in 1991 was one of the funnest sports memories of my youth.  HEre are the teams:

Western Conference

#1 Dallas vs
#8 Edmonton
#2 Detroit vs
#7 Anaheim
#3 Colorado vs
#6 Minnesota
#4 Vancouver vs
#5 Saint Louis

Eastern Conference

#1 Ottawa vs
#8 New York Islanders
#2 New Jersey vs
#7 Boston
#3 Tampa Bay vs
#6 Washington
#4 Philadelphia vs
#5 Toronto
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Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« Reply #1 on: April 7, 2003, 01:37 PM »

I'm going with a Ottawa vs Detroit finals although Jersey and Colorado have a good shot as well.  I don't think thw Wild can get past Roy but you never know what will happen.

I do think the Oil is going down in the first round  :-*
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Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« Reply #2 on: April 7, 2003, 02:03 PM »
Go Ducks!



But my prediction for the Stanley Cup Finals is New Jersey vs. Colorado...

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Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« Reply #3 on: April 7, 2003, 02:06 PM »

I do think the Oil is going down in the first round  :-*

Me thinks your right. It will be a good game though. 5 or 6 games that is. When the Oil get into the playoffs, there lucky to make second round. They had there dynasty yrs.
As long as Vancouver chokes, I'm happy.  :-*

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Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« Reply #4 on: April 7, 2003, 02:07 PM »
Ken Hitchcock's old team vs. his new team


Dallas Stars vs. Philadelphia Flyers

The Broad Street Bullies will once again sip from Lord Stanley's cup  ;D
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Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« Reply #5 on: April 7, 2003, 03:38 PM »
I used to be a big Jets fan (Teemu Sellane!)  but when they moved to Phoenix I pretty much gave up on Hockey.  But I'll give my props out to the Avalanche...gotta watch out for Roy in the playoffs, the man is a stud in the crease
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Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« Reply #6 on: April 7, 2003, 04:12 PM »
The Jets...there is a name I haven't heard in a long time.  They were always one of my favorite teams on NHL Hockey for Genesis.  I must have played 10000 games of it in college.  That equals around 10,000 cans of beer as well...anyway Sellane was a stud on there along with Phil Housley and Zhamnov and then Keith Tkachuk

Perhaps our resident Winnipegger can fill in the gaps

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Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« Reply #7 on: April 7, 2003, 11:19 PM »
Ottawa vs. Vancouver Final...all-Canadian, baby!

Although I'm hoping I'm wrong and the Leafs go all the way!!!!!

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Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« Reply #8 on: April 8, 2003, 12:22 AM »
The Jets huh? :'( :-[

Oh, sorry, ok, I'm better now.  Sorry, that should read bitter ::)

Prior to leaving, they were on the verge of being an amazing team, especially when you could get Zhamnov playing.  Probably the critical element you forgot Scott is Nikolai Khabibulin who started his career in Winterpeg.  They were all too young at the same time, but had they been kept together, they would have been frightening.  I still say they made a mistake when they traded Selanne rather than Zhamnov or Tkachuk.

Selanne is still my favorite player.  Just an all around classy guy.  3 years into his career, his and Tkachuk's contracts came up at the same time.  Tkachuck stayed home in what appeared to be the early years of a perpetual snit.  Selanne showed up at training camp without a contract.  Stupid in the sense of injury and end of career, but utterly and completely classy.  He just wanted to play hockey and do so for the people in Winnipeg.  There are rumours that the chase piece in the McFarlane series NHL6 will have Selanne in a Jets jersey.  I guarantee you, no matter the price, I will win the first one offered on ebay.  

Prior to that though, there was a year in which the Oilers, Jets and Flames, all in the same division, finished 1-2-3 in the league.  Jets beat the Flames in the quarters (IIRC) and then the Oilers, Cup champs that year (again) beat the Jets in the divisional final.  Tragic.  

Winnipeg Arena was a horrible place but it was beyond a shadow of a doubt the loudest arena in the NHL come playoff time.  The whiteout originated there and nobody did it better.  

 :'( :'( :'(

I'm guessing an Ottawa-Detroit final as well, with the Wings winning (unfortunately).  Jersey and Dallas should have a good shot too with Colorado on the outside, though they played extremely well to end the season.  Dallas-Edmonchuk should be a bloody brawl.  No offense to the battle of Alberta, but that is where a true playoff rivalry exists now.  

This should be a pretty spectacular playoff season.

I'm gonna go get a beer, put on my Jets jersey and cry now.  *sniff* thanks for da memories boys. 8)
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Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« Reply #9 on: April 9, 2003, 04:32 PM »
Is this you Brent?


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Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« Reply #10 on: April 9, 2003, 05:06 PM »
yawn
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Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2003, 01:15 AM »
All I have to say is...

2 Stanley Cup Championships in 9 years

9 consecutive Division Titles

Peter Forsberg Line

Milan Hejduk 50 goals

Patrick Roy

No contest! Bring It!
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Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2003, 08:53 AM »
Round 1.    :)


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Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2003, 12:06 AM »
Woo Boy...it is so on

The Might Minnesota Golden Gophers are going for their second straight NCAA College Hockey Championship on Saturday and...

Minnesota 4 Colorado 2  It was an old fashioned butt whoopin'

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Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2003, 09:10 AM »
It was an old fashioned butt whoopin'

Speaking of, there was a few upsets in the games last night.   :o
Triple overtime!  63 saves with 64 shots on net.
Atleast the fans got there moneys worth.  ;D