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2009-05-16 11:53:19 AM
With half of the games to be played it's a little early isn't it?

Right now it's Crosby but my guess is that if they play Detroit in the finals and the Flower stands on his head he could steal it.
 
2009-05-16 12:13:40 PM
You still have the two most important rounds to go. Kind of silly to be getting too worked up about it now.

If the Ducks moved on I would think that Hiller would have been well in the running but that is kind of a dead issue now.

/trying hard to get over my "meh I don't care anymore about hockey this season"
//there are between 12-21 great games of hockey before the summer doldrums set in - I really should see as many as possible
 
2009-05-16 12:47:50 PM
As a Boston fan, Cam Ward.


/sigh
 
2009-05-16 12:49:32 PM
It's been covered in this thread. The playoffs are only halfway through. Anyone who debates the MVP at this time is most likely a loser with an agenda who has too much time on his hands.
 
2009-05-16 12:53:32 PM
Recoil Therapy: trying hard to get over my "meh I don't care anymore about hockey this season"

I blew out the bandwidth on my website once already this hockey season. Gonna have to get the bandwidth expanded. All those animated goal images for the Red Wings... heh :)

*shrug* :)
 
2009-05-16 12:53:49 PM
Agent Nick Fury: Right now it's Crosby

www.bpwtf.org
 
2009-05-16 01:08:25 PM
hnlzero: As a Boston fan, Cam Ward.


/sigh


+1

Crosby's got Malkin, Fleury, Geurin, et al. Ward's got Erik Staal, and not much else.
 
2009-05-16 01:26:28 PM
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=4391651&IDComment=51145603#c511 45603" target="_blank">buk110</a>:</b> <i>Agent Nick Fury: Right now it's Crosby</i>

I hope those are supposed to be tears.
 
2009-05-16 01:30:48 PM
The winner is going to be from the Cup winning team. Sorry Cindy, here's ain't looking at you, kid.
 
2009-05-16 01:37:31 PM
merkey88: The winner is going to be from the Cup winning team. Sorry Cindy, here's ain't looking at you, kid.

Yep. The Conn Smythe winner will be from either Chicago or Detroit. Whichever teams wins that series will win the Stanley Cup.

/thinks it'll be the Blackhawks in six or seven
 
2009-05-16 01:46:31 PM
MULE.
 
2009-05-16 01:53:50 PM
Sid.

/duh
 
2009-05-16 02:07:21 PM
I can't think of anyone on the Hawks that really stands out as an MVP. Maybe Khabby? Kane?
 
2009-05-16 02:14:34 PM
I don't think the playoff MVP has had their best game yet
 
2009-05-16 02:21:55 PM
Crosby? Cam Ward? Havlat? Hell, Getzlaf had been the most dominant playoff performer to this point, but he's hitting the links now, so he hasn't got a shot. Doesn't really matter until the finals get going.

Zetterberg didn't lock it up last year until the 5-on-3 kill late in the finals. A little early to be speculating.
 
2009-05-16 02:23:27 PM
depends on who wins.

Carolina - Ward or Staal

Pittsburgh - Crosby

Detroit - Franzen

Chicago - Kane or Khabibulin
 
2009-05-16 02:30:44 PM
http://www.nhl.com/ice/statshome.htm?navid=NAV|STS|Main

^^ Say what you want, the stats don't like. Pittsburgh statistically is better than the others, and I think they will beat the canes easier than the caps, in 5 even. I also think the wings will beat the hawks easier than the ducks, but not by much, in 6. Lastly, I think the wings will repeat, especially in light of their defensemen getting healthier, their experience, their depth, and their quiet grit.
 
2009-05-16 02:35:30 PM
Are you calling out hockeyfarker?
 
2009-05-16 02:39:57 PM
SteelCityKid: ^^ Say what you want, the stats don't like. Pittsburgh statistically is better than the others, and I think they will beat the canes easier than the caps, in 5 even. I also think the wings will beat the hawks easier than the ducks, but not by much, in 6. Lastly, I think the wings will repeat, especially in light of their defensemen getting healthier, their experience, their depth, and their quiet grit.

Did you miss the two series the Canes just played? Pens in 5 would be pretty surprising. They beat the Devils and the Bruins, I don't think the Pens take this in 5.
 
2009-05-16 02:42:38 PM
Pittsburghs "stats" have been padded by playing an awful Philadelphia team and playing 7 games against a Caps team that can't defend anyone. the caps goalie and ovechkin are pretty much a two man team.

i think your scenario SteelCityKid may well happen (though I'm a Canes fan and hope they win) but Pittsburgh won't breeze by the Canes. Cam Ward's never lost a playoff series and the Canes have beaten the Pens 7 of the last 10 games.
 
2009-05-16 02:43:20 PM
First things first; Al Muir is a retard and a classic example of failing upwards in life. Now that we've gotten that out of the way...

Crosby is probably the hands down favorite for the Conn Smyth. Ward would be a distant second. Yes, he's been clutch in both game sevens he's played in this playoffs. But he's been equally bad in the 6 games he's lost so far.

There really isn't any stand out for either Chicago or Detroit. Chicago is probably the most complete team in the playoffs, and if Khabibulin can find his game from '04, the Black Hawks could and should win The Cup. As for Detroit, I guess Franzen would be the logical choice, though I would argue that Osgood has been flat out amazing so far this post season with a 2.06 GAA and .921 save%, and that's including getting shelled in game four against the Blue Jackets!
 
2009-05-16 02:44:04 PM
spiral8: Crosby is probably the hands down favorite for the Conn Smyth. Ward would be a distant second. Yes, he's been clutch in both game sevens he's played in this playoffs. But he's been equally bad in the 6 games he's lost so far.

Staal has as many goals as Crosby, and the Canes are 7-0 when he scores.
 
2009-05-16 02:49:02 PM
bonkmeist: spiral8: Crosby is probably the hands down favorite for the Conn Smyth. Ward would be a distant second. Yes, he's been clutch in both game sevens he's played in this playoffs. But he's been equally bad in the 6 games he's lost so far.

Staal has as many goals as Crosby, and the Canes are 7-0 when he scores.


This is true, however, you need to appreciate that if the Canes do somehow win another Cup, it is most likely that Ward gets the Conn Smyth. If for no other reason than to get to that point he'll have had to out duel both Brodeur (legend) and Thomas (who is a lock for the Vezina this year) as well as shut down Crosby/Malkin and whoever comes out of the West
 
2009-05-16 02:50:22 PM
spiral8: This is true, however, you need to appreciate that if the Canes do somehow win another Cup, it is most likely that Ward gets the Conn Smyth. If for no other reason than to get to that point he'll have had to out duel both Brodeur (legend) and Thomas (who is a lock for the Vezina this year) as well as shut down Crosby/Malkin and whoever comes out of the West

Oh, I agree it is probably Ward's to lose if the Canes win the cup. I am just playing devil's advocate on Crosby being "hands down" the favorite. Staal also got some of his numbers going against a Norris and Vezina finalist.
 
2009-05-16 02:55:54 PM
Frank N Stein: I can't think of anyone on the Hawks that really stands out as an MVP. Maybe Khabby? Kane?

I was thinking the same. The two biggest names on the Hawks (Kane, Toews) haven't really been dominant throughout the playoffs (though they've had some damn good games between them). Byfuglien and Havlat would be my other choices on the Hawks.
 
2009-05-16 03:02:58 PM
img206.imageshack.us

I know Jesus Havlat Christ isn't a huge Conn Smythe candidate, I just love this picture.
 
2009-05-16 03:04:07 PM
germ78: The two biggest names on the Hawks (Kane, Toews) haven't really been dominant throughout the playoffs

We'll have to see how well they do against the Red Wings. :)
 
2009-05-16 03:04:11 PM
Also, I could be wrong about this, but Cam Ward is now 4-0 in his first four game 7s. I believe this ties the NHL record, with Ed Belfour.
 
2009-05-16 03:20:51 PM
My pick as a Conn Smythe candidate from the 'Hawks is Brent Seabrook. I know a defensman is not the sexy choice, but he and Duncan Keith have successfully shut down Iginla and the Sedin twins, and they're averaging about 30 min/gm. I chose Seabrook over Keith as he lays down more hits, and has more points.
 
2009-05-16 03:52:07 PM
Germ78,

The only reason I listed Kane was because of last game's Pat-trick. I probably should replace him with Havlat. Buffs been good, but too many stupid penalties.
 
2009-05-16 04:01:49 PM
I dunno, but so far my pick for the Anti-Norris Trophy ("Sirron"?) is Hal Gill. Way to stand in Fleury's way in Game 6, homes. Real heads-up D there. :-/
 
2009-05-16 04:17:12 PM
GrooveMonkeyZero: My pick as a Conn Smythe candidate from the 'Hawks is Brent Seabrook. I know a defensman is not the sexy choice, but he and Duncan Keith have successfully shut down Iginla and the Sedin twins, and they're averaging about 30 min/gm. I chose Seabrook over Keith as he lays down more hits, and has more points.

Iginla, sure.

The Sedins? Sorry, as a long time 'Nuck fan I can tell you that the Sedins have made a career of disappearing in the playoffs. Not much of a deal, there.

As it stands, right now I'd say Crosby because of the players left, he's been the best (and there really hasn't been any other truly standout performers this year besides Ovechkin and Getzlaf, who're both out). That's not something I can say for many other players right now.

Staal's done pretty well, but in one more game played he's got 8 fewer points. Cam Ward's been everything from superb to distinctly mediocre so far.

Again, as it's been said, there are two more series left to play. This may all change quite a bit.
 
2009-05-16 04:33:15 PM
jekostas: The Sedins? Sorry, as a long time 'Nuck fan I can tell you that the Sedins have made a career of disappearing in the playoffs. Not much of a deal, there.

Ha ha, fair enough.
 
2009-05-16 04:35:10 PM
He's not going to win anything but Jussi Jokinen is having one hell of a playoffs.
 
2009-05-16 04:38:04 PM
whereisian: He's not going to win anything but Jussi Jokinen is having one hell of a playoffs.

Jokinen + Ruutu = The Finnish Line. Plug in another wing as necessary.

(Pitkanen too, but he is on the blueline.)
 
2009-05-16 04:40:35 PM
jekostas: The Sedins? Sorry, as a long time 'Nuck fan I can tell you that the Sedins have made a career of disappearing in the playoffs. Not much of a deal, there.

Aren't you being just a little unfair? I know they disappeared in past years, but to say point a game production this year is disappearing sounds more like looking for someone to blame
 
2009-05-16 04:45:07 PM
i have been critical of crosby's over-fellation by the press and his whining/diving... but i admit I've been very impressed with his play in both series.

Now if he'd only take those sissy ear guards off. I'm looking at you too Malkin & Kane.
 
jgi
2009-05-16 05:23:12 PM
And the Conn Smythe goes to... Johan Franzen!
 
2009-05-16 05:26:29 PM
Why are we talking about the Conn Smythe already? The playoffs still have plenty of games left to be played.

Now if you'll excuse me I need to go argue over some NFL Rankings.
 
2009-05-16 05:43:42 PM
swahnhennessy: It's been covered in this thread. The playoffs are only halfway through. Anyone who debates the MVP at this time is most likely a loser with an agenda who has too much time on his hands.

Nuh-uh...
 
2009-05-16 06:03:41 PM
dildeepsingh.files.wordpress.com

With an average goalie, the Rangers don't even make the playoffs. With him, they push a game 7 against AO.

He's invaluable to the Rangers organization, let alone the players on the ice.

He's the most valuable player in the NHL. No other single team needs a single player more then the Rangers need Hendrik Lundqvist.
 
2009-05-16 06:09:48 PM
Hiro's Protagonist: jekostas: The Sedins? Sorry, as a long time 'Nuck fan I can tell you that the Sedins have made a career of disappearing in the playoffs. Not much of a deal, there.

Aren't you being just a little unfair? I know they disappeared in past years, but to say point a game production this year is disappearing sounds more like looking for someone to blame


Yeah, and that's exactly what the Sedins did all season. Okay, granted, that's not terrible, but when you get to the playoffs, players need to elevate their game, and the Sedins really didn't do anything special at all.

You think about the teams that are left, and guys that have elevated their games in the playoffs: Crosby, Khabibulin, Kane, Osgood, Franzen, Staal, Ward, Jokinen, Lidstrom, Malkin . They're all playing above and beyond what they did in the regular season.

Anyone at all on the Canucks? No, not really. That may change with Hodgson next year, but we'll see.
 
2009-05-16 06:52:53 PM
As a Boston fan, Cam Ward.

/sigh


this

/sigh
 
2009-05-16 06:54:13 PM
Wait a few weeks, and we'll have this discussion again.
 
2009-05-16 06:56:52 PM
GrooveMonkeyZero: I know Jesus Havlat Christ isn't a huge Conn Smythe candidate, I just love this picture.

An O stick? Awful choice. Marketing over design really. Awful sales too, you could get them for about half price a little while ago with a lot of selection.
 
2009-05-16 07:55:16 PM
JohnnyC: germ78: The two biggest names on the Hawks (Kane, Toews) haven't really been dominant throughout the playoffs

We'll have to see how well they do against the Red Wings. :)


I'm not saying that both have been non-factors, but that the Hawks have been getting solid play and contributions from all lines so Kaner and Toews haven't needed to be outstanding. And actually, I think Havlat will be the MVP vs the Wings.

Frank N Stein: Buffs been good, but too many stupid penalties.

I picked him since he did a great job softening up Luongo and being a great distraction in front of the net. He's also one of my favorite Hawks, so I put him on my list. But yeah, some dumb penalties vs the Canucks.
 
2009-05-16 07:55:41 PM
Crosby.

Ward can't fight.

I guess Sid can't either.

Bertuzzi. McSorley. Avery. Domi.
 
2009-05-16 08:51:14 PM
headcrack: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=4391651&IDComment=51145603#c511 45603" target="_blank">buk110</a>:</b> <i>Agent Nick Fury: Right now it's Crosby</i>

I hope those are supposed to be tears.


Are they tears or are they Bettman's jizz? You decide.
 
2009-05-16 11:18:13 PM
tbeemer: hnlzero: As a Boston fan, Cam Ward.


/sigh

+1

Crosby's got Malkin, Fleury, Geurin, et al. Ward's got Erik Staal, and not much else.


What does a goalie who has sucked so far, a guy who doesn't play on his line, and a 80 year old have to do with Crosby?
 
2009-05-16 11:21:22 PM
98K514: headcrack: <b><a href="http://www.fark.com/cgi/comments.pl?IDLink=4391651&IDComment=51145603#c511 45603" target="_blank">buk110</a>:</b> <i>Agent Nick Fury: Right now it's Crosby</i>

I hope those are supposed to be tears.

Are they tears or are they Bettman's jizz? You decide.


It's Bettman's jizz because Bettman loves Cindy (I call him a girls name because it implies inferiority because women are inferior) Crysby (he cries, you see) and rigs games for him.

It is quite humorous, almost as humorous as my favorite tv show 2 and a half men and my favorite movie which is Epic Movie.
 
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