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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby DudeMan2766 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:33 pm

marek wrote:For starters, Chicago is my west conf favorite team and my original post/thread was made on April 19th after watching them squeak by a depleted Nashville team in OT. I never said they sucked. I said they weren't that good.

HAving Ray Emery in net is pretty much all that needs to be said to justify that comment.

At that point they were being touted as "unbeatable" and a lock to win the cup. Being on the west coast and having to watch a lot more western conf games than most posters on here, it was more or less a statement that they were far from that.

Interestingly after my post they went on to lose 3 of the next 5, with the two wins coming against an already mailed in Calgary and Edmonton teams.

They didn't face Anaheim in the playoffs (btw they swept the Hawks during the season).
They didn't face Vancouver (their fiercest rival - 2 losses against them and one shootout OT win).

They faced Minnesota instead of Columbus (who would have given them a better series - as 4 of 5 games this season vs the jackets were one goal games, SO or OT)... and Bobrovsky was playing out of his mind.
They were lucky to squeak by Detroit in a game 7 OT thanks to typical NHL officiating... yes you can blame that series on the officials.
and they faced a highly over-rated "reigning" champion LA Queens - who followed up the short summer off in typical "Flyer" fashion.
They were they 17 seconds away from going to (and probably losing) a game 7 against a bunch of Boston pilons...

They're record will be inflated next year too. Not because they are unbeatable, but because they'll have the luxury of being in the weakest division in hockey, but you never know as they will have to face eastern conference teams. So i'm curious to see how that goes.

Congrats Chicago. Crow tastes really good.
But you enjoyed plenty of fortuitous bounce, more than most championship teams get.




marek wrote:I still stand by the original comment.
Go ahead and criticize...cause yeah they're such the new dynasty.. LOL
Better than the Isles, Oilers, Pens of dynasties past... LOL... yep WAAAAAAYYYY better.

Glove hand Crawford. LOL.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:50 pm

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:Yeah, I just don't see any rationale for saying the Hawks aren't good. None.

Oh, good. I didn't say anything stupid. At least in this thread. :lol:
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:43 pm

I don't use this often, but LOL. Give me a break. After your "GLOVE HAND CRAWFORD LOL" post, claiming that the Hawks are your "favorite team" in the Western Conference is **** lulz.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby mikey287 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:48 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:I don't use this often, but LOL. Give me a break. After your "GLOVE HAND CRAWFORD LOL" post, claiming that the Hawks are your "favorite team" in the Western Conference is **** lulz.


It's weird, the backtracking/glossing over post that explains everything actually makes this look even worse...
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby Kovy27 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:34 pm

I like the LA Queens joke. How are they like the Flyers again? Is it because they have Mike Richards and Jeff Carter...the seemed to be the biggest issue that Philly ever had....oh wait, they have a ring the rest of the Flyers don't. So, that comparison makes 0 sense.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby Steve on Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:09 am

marek wrote:For starters, Chicago is my west conf favorite team and my original post/thread was made on April 19th after drinking beers and doing shots all day, and after some dude in a Patrick Kane Jersey, or maybe it was actually Patrick Kane, was hitting on my girlfriend.....


Fixed - I would have gone with this approach instead. 8-)
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby Kaizer on Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:33 am

HAving Ray Emery in net is pretty much all that needs to be said to justify that comment


ray emery was like 17-1 this season.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby rosey6629 on Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:27 am

The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. That should end this thread.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:29 pm

rosey6629 wrote:The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. That should end this thread.

No way.

I'm keeping this baby alive until the next 'Cup champion is crowned. :)

Lesky has "Jagr to Philly"

This one is mine. :)
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:31 pm

EPP is my hero.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:35 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:EPP is my hero.

:fist:
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby columbia on Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:36 pm




:pop:
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby canaan on Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:18 pm

I wish the Penguins were their amount of not that good
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby Pavel Bure on Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:33 pm

marek wrote:Easy division. Shortened season. Weak conference.
Can barely beat Nashville on home ice.

Prediction: loses first round

Commentary anyone?

Uses easy division and weak conference to save it up for the playoffs. Dominates.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby André on Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:06 am

DudeMan2766 wrote:
marek wrote:For starters, Chicago is my west conf favorite team and my original post/thread was made on April 19th after watching them squeak by a depleted Nashville team in OT. I never said they sucked. I said they weren't that good.

HAving Ray Emery in net is pretty much all that needs to be said to justify that comment.

At that point they were being touted as "unbeatable" and a lock to win the cup. Being on the west coast and having to watch a lot more western conf games than most posters on here, it was more or less a statement that they were far from that.

Interestingly after my post they went on to lose 3 of the next 5, with the two wins coming against an already mailed in Calgary and Edmonton teams.

They didn't face Anaheim in the playoffs (btw they swept the Hawks during the season).
They didn't face Vancouver (their fiercest rival - 2 losses against them and one shootout OT win).

They faced Minnesota instead of Columbus (who would have given them a better series - as 4 of 5 games this season vs the jackets were one goal games, SO or OT)... and Bobrovsky was playing out of his mind.
They were lucky to squeak by Detroit in a game 7 OT thanks to typical NHL officiating... yes you can blame that series on the officials.
and they faced a highly over-rated "reigning" champion LA Queens - who followed up the short summer off in typical "Flyer" fashion.
They were they 17 seconds away from going to (and probably losing) a game 7 against a bunch of Boston pilons...

They're record will be inflated next year too. Not because they are unbeatable, but because they'll have the luxury of being in the weakest division in hockey, but you never know as they will have to face eastern conference teams. So i'm curious to see how that goes.

Congrats Chicago. Crow tastes really good.
But you enjoyed plenty of fortuitous bounce, more than most championship teams get.




marek wrote:I still stand by the original comment.
Go ahead and criticize...cause yeah they're such the new dynasty.. LOL
Better than the Isles, Oilers, Pens of dynasties past... LOL... yep WAAAAAAYYYY better.

Glove hand Crawford. LOL.


Fantastic :D
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:57 pm

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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby meecrofilm on Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:27 pm

rosey6629 wrote:The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. That should end this thread.


Yeah. But they coulda won it better.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby penny lane on Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:41 am

Spoiler:
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they'll never win again. 8-)
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby GSdrums87 on Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:51 am

penny lane wrote:
Spoiler:
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they'll never win again. 8-)

Cousin just sent me this. I don't know how you can make so much money and then still want to dress like a hand-me-down thug.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby newarenanow on Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:00 pm

Does the kid just follow around all of the championship teams and acts as their number 1 fan?
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby GSdrums87 on Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:07 pm

No, he's doing them a favor by gracing them with his presence.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:24 pm

GSdrums87 wrote:
penny lane wrote:
Spoiler:
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they'll never win again. 8-)

Cousin just sent me this. I don't know how you can make so much money and then still want to dress like a hand-me-down thug.


Considering he was basically the male equivalent of Hannah Montana when he started his 'career', he has to overcompensate with his image to be taken 'seriously'. Unfortunately (for him) it looks as if he hasn't hit puberty yet and no amount of snapbacks can fix the fact that he looks like a 12 year old who just raided his 18 year old brothers closet.
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