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(ESPN)   For the second year in a row, the Vancouver Canucks take the Presidents trophy. Now that the rules change the reasons why they won't win the cup will be to the right   (sports.espn.go.com) divider line 85
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2012-04-08 02:31:19 AM  
dailygumboot.ca
 
2012-04-08 02:47:18 AM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: [dailygumboot.ca image 400x271]


I concur.

postmediaprovince.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-04-08 03:32:22 AM  
I hope there are no embarrassing riots this year.
 
2012-04-08 10:36:31 AM  
s.wsj.net

Looked for the peace prize, but it's a medallion -technically not a trophy.
 
2012-04-08 11:47:17 AM  
www.faceoff.com
 
2012-04-08 11:52:36 AM  
oi42.tinypic.com
 
2012-04-08 11:53:47 AM  
Teams with their eyes on the Cup don't brag about winning the President's Trophy.
 
2012-04-08 11:54:44 AM  
Congrats, Canucks, on being better at shootouts than the Rangers.
 
2012-04-08 11:58:41 AM  
Semi-threadjack: Meanwhile, in Phoenix this was the scene upon the Coyotes return home. (new window)

BizNasty said: Wow. Huge group of Yotes fans at the airport when we landed. Players were fired up. Awesome stuff. Thank you.

What we lack in size, we make up for in passion and heart.
 
2012-04-08 12:00:01 PM  
I will adopt the Washington Capitals as my Eastern Conference team if fans troll Tim Tomas by chanting "Yes we can, yes we can" every time a goal is scored on him.
 
2012-04-08 12:09:14 PM  
Rangers in 5.
Bruins in 6.
Devils in 5.
Pens in 6.

Canucks in 6.
Sharks in 6 (Nah..... Blues in 6)
Hawks in 5.
Preds in 7.
 
2012-04-08 12:16:05 PM  

Hopefully Luongo's tires has been properly pumped up for the playoffs.


img52.imageshack.us

 
2012-04-08 12:16:25 PM  
All around troll-tastic! Thanks tardmitter and friends!

/going to be some good play off hockey
 
2012-04-08 12:17:13 PM  
flameforthought.com
 
2012-04-08 12:22:10 PM  
so now that it's the playoffs, the blues are required to start roman turek against the sharks. right??? RIGHT???


/ go sharks
 
2012-04-08 12:22:57 PM  
If Vancouver wins the West they have a really good chance to win it all because the East is gonna be such a war that whoever crawls out is going to be pretty banged up.
 
2012-04-08 12:23:43 PM  

The Shoveller: Rangers in 5.
Bruins in 6.
Devils in 5.
Pens in 6.

Canucks in 6.
Sharks in 6 (Nah..... Blues in 6)
Hawks in 5.
Preds in 7.


Rangers will sweep
Sens in 7
Devils in 5
Pens in 6/7

Canucks in 6
Blues in 5
Hawks in 6
Preds in 6
 
2012-04-08 12:25:39 PM  

Malcolm_Sex: If Vancouver wins the West they have a really good chance to win it all because the East is gonna be such a war that whoever crawls out is going to be pretty banged up.


first time in a while that an eastern conference team has to actually earn a spot in the scf

/ you mad?
 
2012-04-08 12:29:10 PM  

Malcolm_Sex: If Vancouver wins the West they have a really good chance to win it all because the East is gonna be such a war that whoever crawls out is going to be pretty banged up.


I was just thinking the same thing.... I mean, the West is going to be a cakewalk.... with teams like Detroit, Nashville, Chicago, San Jose, LA, and St. Louis... no physicality, over the hill players, crappy goaltending....
 
2012-04-08 12:30:56 PM  

mr.doctor:

Rangers will sweep
Sens in 7


Just so we're clear:

The Rangers are going to sweep the Sens.
And the Sens are going to beat the Rangers in 7.

Good. Glad we cleared that up.
 
2012-04-08 12:41:25 PM  

mr.doctor:
Rangers will sweep
Sens in 7

Devils in 5
Pens in 6/7

Canucks in 6
Blues in 5
Hawks in 6
Preds in 6


facepalm.jpg

Rangers in 5
Boston in 6
Devils in 6
Penguins in 7

Canucks in 6
Sharks in 7 (not confident in the Blues at all these days)
Coyotes in 7 (goaltending, goaltending, goaltending)
Nashville in 7
 
2012-04-08 12:44:07 PM  
don't care in 5.
don't care in 6.
don't care in 5.
don't care in 6.

don't care in 6.
Sharks in 6
don't care in 5.
don't care in 7.
 
2012-04-08 12:47:50 PM  

Malcolm_Sex: If Vancouver wins the West they have a really good chance to win it all because the East is gonna be such a war that whoever crawls out is going to be pretty banged up.


You realize that last year the Bruins played two tough seven game series before they even got to the Stanley Cup, then that was another seven game series also and they still beat the Canucks. I'll just assume at this point that every team that plays Vancouver will try to rattle Luongo's fragile ego.
 
2012-04-08 12:55:50 PM  
i97.photobucket.com

oh and this

www.fuddytv.com
 
2012-04-08 12:56:54 PM  

skinink: Malcolm_Sex: If Vancouver wins the West they have a really good chance to win it all because the East is gonna be such a war that whoever crawls out is going to be pretty banged up.

You realize that last year the Bruins played two tough seven game series before they even got to the Stanley Cup, then that was another seven game series also and they still beat the Canucks. I'll just assume at this point that every team that plays Vancouver will try to rattle Luongo's fragile ego.


That was with Colin Campbell paving the way for daddys little boy and the teams they had 7 game series against were the Habs and Lightning, not exactly physically imposing teams. The East has potential to be a blood bath this year.
 
2012-04-08 01:04:39 PM  

Malcolm_Sex: skinink: Malcolm_Sex: If Vancouver wins the West they have a really good chance to win it all because the East is gonna be such a war that whoever crawls out is going to be pretty banged up.

You realize that last year the Bruins played two tough seven game series before they even got to the Stanley Cup, then that was another seven game series also and they still beat the Canucks. I'll just assume at this point that every team that plays Vancouver will try to rattle Luongo's fragile ego.

That was with Colin Campbell paving the way for daddys little boy and the teams they had 7 game series against were the Habs and Lightning, not exactly physically imposing teams. The East has potential to be a blood bath this year.


Yeah, you mad.
 
2012-04-08 01:14:27 PM  

mr.doctor: The Shoveller: Rangers in 5.
Bruins in 6.
Devils in 5.
Pens in 6.

Canucks in 6.
Sharks in 6 (Nah..... Blues in 6)
Hawks in 5.
Preds in 7.

Rangers will sweep
Sens in 7
Devils in 5
Pens in 6/7

Canucks in 6
Blues in 5
Hawks in 6
Preds in 6


Ug reply failure. Need more coffee today.

Rangers in 6
Bruins sweep
Devils in 6
Pens in 7

Canucks in 6
Blues in 5
Hawks in 6
Preds in 6
 
2012-04-08 01:29:57 PM  
Hopefully they trash the city again when they lose.
 
2012-04-08 02:10:05 PM  
7 month preseason is over, time for the real season to start.
 
2012-04-08 02:14:49 PM  

unyon: Britney Spear's Speculum: [dailygumboot.ca image 400x271]

I concur.


Is that shopped? If not that's awesome
 
2012-04-08 02:41:24 PM  

Malcolm_Sex: skinink: Malcolm_Sex: If Vancouver wins the West they have a really good chance to win it all because the East is gonna be such a war that whoever crawls out is going to be pretty banged up.

You realize that last year the Bruins played two tough seven game series before they even got to the Stanley Cup, then that was another seven game series also and they still beat the Canucks. I'll just assume at this point that every team that plays Vancouver will try to rattle Luongo's fragile ego.

That was with Colin Campbell paving the way for daddys little boy and the teams they had 7 game series against were the Habs and Lightning, not exactly physically imposing teams. The East has potential to be a blood bath this year.


Still with that canard? Get over it. Your team lost to a better one. Same result is probably awaiting Vancouver again this year. Oh well, you still have your President's Trophy to fawn over.
 
2012-04-08 03:00:21 PM  
hmmm... lots of NW division butthurt in this thread.
 
2012-04-08 03:03:01 PM  

skinink: You realize that last year the Bruins played two tough seven game series before they even got to the Stanley Cup


No they didn't. Montreal is one of the smallest teams in the league, Philadelphia just rolled over and died and Tampa is not exactly known for their toughness. Who, exactly, toughed it out against the Bruins?

It's because of this that the Bruins went into the Finals relatively healthy (which is actually rare not to mention fortuitous in the playoffs), while the Canucks were so banged up that a few of their players were still injured by the time the next season rolled around. They seriously limped into the Finals and ran out of gas. It happens.
 
2012-04-08 03:04:44 PM  

I_Love_Cheesecake: Still with that canard? Get over it. Your team lost to a better one. Same result is probably awaiting Vancouver again this year. Oh well, you still have your President's Trophy to fawn over.


You're from Toronto.

heh.
 
2012-04-08 03:06:43 PM  

Ishkur: It's because of this that the Bruins went into the Finals relatively healthy (which is actually rare not to mention fortuitous in the playoffs), while the Canucks were so banged up that a few of their players were still injured by the time the next season rolled around. They seriously limped into the Finals and ran out of gas. It happens.


Still can't bring yourself to admit that the better team won in last year's SCF? Keep clinging to those excuses (injuries, Colin Campbell ConspiracyTM, etc.), Vancouver fans.
 
2012-04-08 03:09:32 PM  

Ishkur: I_Love_Cheesecake: Still with that canard? Get over it. Your team lost to a better one. Same result is probably awaiting Vancouver again this year. Oh well, you still have your President's Trophy to fawn over.

You're from Toronto.

heh.


Ooooh, a Toronto slag from someone in Vancouver. How original.

BTW, although I am from Toronto, I am not a Leafs fan. I made the decision years ago that it is much more enjoyable to make fun of the ineptitude of the franchise. Rather, I am a fan of the game first, and then a fan of four of the Original Six teams (Chicago, Boston, Detroit and New York). I like Philly, too.
 
2012-04-08 03:37:59 PM  

I_Love_Cheesecake: BTW, although I am from Toronto, I am not a Leafs fan.


Oh, I wasn't saying anything about Leafs fans. Or even hockey for that matter.

You're from Toronto.

heh.
 
2012-04-08 03:44:48 PM  

4NSpy:


Deal with what, choking?

I think he's accustomed to that.
 
2012-04-08 03:46:52 PM  

fatalvenom: 4NSpy:

Deal with what, choking?

I think he's accustomed to that.


Luongo wasn't the reason they lost game 7.
 
2012-04-08 03:48:54 PM  

4NSpy: fatalvenom: 4NSpy:

Deal with what, choking?

I think he's accustomed to that.

Luongo wasn't the reason they lost game 7.


So, the Bruins were the better team, then?
 
2012-04-08 03:49:48 PM  

shadowdweller: 4NSpy: fatalvenom: 4NSpy:

Deal with what, choking?

I think he's accustomed to that.

Luongo wasn't the reason they lost game 7.

So, the Bruins were the better team, then?


Yes. I didn't realize this was up for debate.
 
2012-04-08 03:52:08 PM  

4NSpy: shadowdweller: 4NSpy: fatalvenom: 4NSpy:

Deal with what, choking?

I think he's accustomed to that.

Luongo wasn't the reason they lost game 7.

So, the Bruins were the better team, then?

Yes. I didn't realize this was up for debate.


Okay then, just checking
 
2012-04-08 03:55:09 PM  

Ishkur: I_Love_Cheesecake: BTW, although I am from Toronto, I am not a Leafs fan.

Oh, I wasn't saying anything about Leafs fans. Or even hockey for that matter.

You're from Toronto.

heh.


Oh, I get it now: you're one of those insecure Vancouverites who, when confronted with someone from Toronto, has to respond in knee-jerk fashion by putting down the city. Again, how original. Newsflash: Vancouver (which I've visited and like) isn't the greatest city in the world, nor is Toronto (which I routinely criticize, given its faults) the worst.
 
2012-04-08 03:57:43 PM  

Ishkur: skinink: You realize that last year the Bruins played two tough seven game series before they even got to the Stanley Cup

...They seriously limped into the Finals and ran out of gas. It happens.


As a Bruins fan who lives in Vancouver and had all manner of insults and vulgarity thrown their way for 2+weeks (all in fun, of course...well, mostly), never once did I hear a Canucks fan or anyone in the media say anything about "limping" to the finals. And believe me, I had a LOT of things pointed out to me about the differences between the Bruins and the Canucks and why my team was inferior in all ways, shapes, and forms. Sure, you can say it after the fact, but the popular line of thought was that the Bruins would put up a bit of a fight but wouldn't be able to overcome Vancouver's depth on O and D (ex: a friend of mind liked to point out constantly (though arguably incorrectly) that Vancouver's 7-8 on D would be top 4 on any other team in the NHL). If they didn't say it before game 1, they sure as shiat were trumpeting this point before game 3. Hell, Don farking Cherry even picked the Canucks to win.

A lot of players went silent for the Canucks or plain checked out as the finals dragged on. However, very little of that had to do with injuries (Kesler, Salo, and Raymond excluded, of course).

As for this year (which, really, is all that matters): I wonder if Vancouver will just go with two goalies rather than start with Luongo and just hope beyond hope that he doesn't shiat the bed again.
 
2012-04-08 04:02:23 PM  

Sleeveen: I wonder if Vancouver will just go with two goalies rather than start with Luongo and just hope beyond hope that he doesn't shiat the bed again.


Everyone that calls into talk radio has their own system in place for playoff goaltending.

The one that made sense (other than just going with the #1 goalie and sticking with him) was to keep the same pattern that you used all season. Luongo gets most of the starts, but Schneider gets one every 3 games (depending on how deep the team goes).

Maybe give Corey the 3rd start, the first road game, as it seems Luongo struggled in those last year.

The fans here are so fickle, I say just leave Luongo alone and let him do his thing. Goalies are such headcases, you can't mess with their routines.
 
2012-04-08 04:03:58 PM  

Sleeveen: never once did I hear a Canucks fan or anyone in the media say anything about "limping" to the finals.


really? ...cuz.... it was well documented. several times. with just about everybody.

When Rome and Raymond were taken out, that was basically it. Team was tapped out at that point.
 
2012-04-08 04:05:59 PM  

I_Love_Cheesecake: Oh, I get it now


Nah, its just.... funny, is all.

heh.

I_Love_Cheesecake: Newsflash: Vancouver (which I've visited and like) isn't the greatest city in the world


Actually, yes it is.
 
2012-04-08 04:06:45 PM  
Every team is "limping" by the second round to some extent.

Playoff hockey is a frenzy, at the end of a long physical season. Nobody is immune to the injury bug.
 
2012-04-08 04:12:09 PM  

4NSpy: Every team is "limping" by the second round to some extent.
Playoff hockey is a frenzy, at the end of a long physical season. Nobody is immune to the injury bug.


There's a difference between "hurt" and "injured". Everyone gets hurt in the playoffs. That's expected. They can still play.

Injured means they shouldn't play but still do. Which is bad.

When three (technically four) core players are injured so bad their injuries are career-threatening, and they undergo several surgeries over the summer and two of them didn't fully recover until well after the next season started.... that's some serious limping.
 
2012-04-08 04:28:58 PM  

Ishkur: Sleeveen: never once did I hear a Canucks fan or anyone in the media say anything about "limping" to the finals.

really? ...cuz.... it was well documented. several times. with just about everybody.

When Rome and Raymond were taken out, that was basically it. Team was tapped out at that point.


Rome went out for putting Horton out, so if anything, that should have been a net gain for Vancouver. Raymond got injured in Game 6, when Vancouver were up 3-2 in the series (after blowing a 2-0 lead already). I mixed up Hamhuis and Salo out of force of habit because we were talking about Canucks getting injured. As for Henrik, well...

4NSpy: Every team is "limping" by the second round to some extent.

Playoff hockey is a frenzy, at the end of a long physical season. Nobody is immune to the injury bug.

 
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