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(CBS Sports)   The presumed Stanley Cup champions are on the verge of being eliminated from the second round of the playoffs   (cbssports.com) divider line 13
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2013-05-24 10:05:55 AM
4 votes:
Laughter OL.

Headline changed due to underdeveloped sense of humor by target audience.
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2013-05-24 12:52:44 PM
2 votes:

bongmiester: winning the president's cup has become a jinx. i think only 6 teams have one both the president's and stanley cup in the last 25 years.


I'm not so much sure that it's a jinx, as much it is simple probability. For argument's sake, let's say that winning the #1 overall seed in the post season means that you're odds are at 70% of winning a given series. Pretty good probability. There's four rounds, so the chances of winning the cup are 24%. Wouldn't you know it, but 6 President's Trophy in the last 25 years is 24% of the time.

On the other hand, an 8 seed has won the cup once in the past 25 years (or a 4% chance). So let's give the 8 seed a 50/50 chance of winning a given series. The probability of an 8 seed winning the cup is 6%. Not too far off the mark.

Perhaps winning the President's Trophy AND winning the Stanley cup happens just about as often as one might expect.
2013-05-24 09:53:28 AM
2 votes:
I am not the biggest hockey fan but the Stanley Cup Playoffs is the best tournament in all of sports.
2013-05-24 01:24:41 PM
1 votes:

grokca: 3-2 lead is on the verge of being eliminated?


3-1.  And any time the other team has 3 games on you, yes, you are on the verge.

/except baby Pens and Bruins
//Ha ha, Providence
2013-05-24 01:04:42 PM
1 votes:

SlagginOff: After the Hawks lose this series Quenneville should sit him down and threaten his captain status if he doesn't want to grow up.


Someone may want to sit Quenneville down and have the same talk with him. He's never been the most mild mannered, calm bench boss, and he's certainly done his share of barking at the officials in this series, perhaps setting an example for his team. The entire team has spent every stoppage badgering the officials last night. Toews, Shaw, Bickell in particular. You don't see Datsyuk doing that, and he's wearing a goddamned A on his jersey! Anyways, back to my original point, you see the Hawks taking undisciplined penalties in each and every game, and you have to look at the coach and question his leadership. Look at the penalties. Kronwall gets 2 last night for dragging down Toews on a breakaway. Good hockey play. You see Toews, on the other hand, get rung up for a hooking penalty in his own offensive zone. Then there's the slashing, roughing, crosschecking calls that Chicago's earned in the series. This falls on the coach.

And then there was the line shuffling that Quenneville tried last night. I understand the tactic of trying to get something going, but
1) In games 1-4, Kane was the most dynamic player on the ice for Chicago. He was really making a lot of things happen and looked dangerous on ever shift. Putting him with Toews rendered him nearly invisible last night
2) If you believe, as a coach, that the ONLY reason that you are where you are prior to last night (down only 2 games to 1) is because of a few questionable calls and some bad bounces, then why change the lines up? Doesn't that fly directly in the face of what you've been saying all along about just needing the bounces to go your way?
2013-05-24 11:08:33 AM
1 votes:

killershark: As a Wings fan, I'm not going to complain about the lead but was hoping this would be a better series. Toews spent half the game in the box last night -- what was up with that?


Captain Serious Meltdown. Nice example of leadership there, taking three stupid penalties within a span of five minutes, 10 seconds.To all Blackhawks fans (which I am one of) that want to blame the officiating, please STFU. Detroit is playing with poise, while Chicago's supposedly best players are nowhere to be found near the score sheet. It's no accident that they're getting their asses handed to them.
2013-05-24 10:44:08 AM
1 votes:
I was at the Stars last regular season game against the Red Wings. The Stars were of course eliminated from any chance at the playoffs by that point, but the Red Wings had to win this last game to clinch their spot. The Stars could have at least played spoiler to Red Wings, but they pretty much laid down and let Detroit win with ease. I leaned over and told the friend I was with that it would be funny if the Red Wings ended up winning the Cup after just barely squeaking in... Not that they've won yet, but they're getting closer.

/The butthurt from the Chicago fans I know on Facebook is more entertaining than that game was.
2013-05-24 10:20:34 AM
1 votes:

miss diminutive: Ok, I'm feeling slow this morning. Anyone want to hold my hand through the joke that I'm missing?


You see, the Hawks were so awesome in the regular season that every analyst was saying they couldn't not be stopped and were shoe ins to win the cup...and now they're going to lose.
2013-05-24 10:04:47 AM
1 votes:

Moleculo: Uh, the Kings are the reigning champs...


miss diminutive: Um, the current Stanley Cup champions are the LA Kings.....

The Blackhawks won in 2010.


soopey: I.. I think the Bruins and Kings have won the Stanley Cup in the time since the Blackhawks won it..

Subby, have you been in a hole for the past three years?


That headline went RIGHT over your heads...
2013-05-24 10:01:42 AM
1 votes:

Moleculo: Uh, the Kings are the reigning champs...


soopey: I.. I think the Bruins and Kings have won the Stanley Cup in the time since the Blackhawks won it..

Subby, have you been in a hole for the past three years?


miss diminutive: Um, the current Stanley Cup champions are the LA Kings.....

The Blackhawks won in 2010.


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2013-05-24 09:58:28 AM
1 votes:

Gunny Highway: I am not the biggest hockey fan but the Stanley Cup Playoffs is the best tournament in all of sports.


No question about it.
2013-05-24 09:55:35 AM
1 votes:
This headline is all wrong.

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2013-05-24 09:07:09 AM
1 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com

For once the shoe is on the other foot for the Red Wings. We're used to being the top seed getting outplayed by a young hungry core that rolled into the playoffs and rides a hot goalie...
 
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