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(NHL)   The Chicago Blackhawks playoff motto is "One Goal." In other news, in this years playoffs, the Chicago Blackhawks have failed to score "One Goal"   ( nhl.com) divider line
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2017-04-17 09:49:09 AM  
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2017-04-17 10:27:23 AM  
No, no, no, Subby.  Their playoff goal is to SCORE one goal.

/They're only one goal away from their goal
 
2017-04-17 10:33:58 AM  
Wheat did they expect to happen?  The Cubs won the World Series.  This has doomed the city to never even sniff a title for the next 10 years.
 
2017-04-17 10:38:27 AM  
Did someone move the goat?
 
2017-04-17 10:43:11 AM  
I dunno.  3 titles this decade, after having none in 50 years or so.  Playoff appearances nearly every year since the late 2000s, after having been a doormat for at least 15 years.  I'm not a hockey fan, and I know that nearly half the teams make the Stanley Cup playoffs.  But I think it's safe to say the franchise is doing just fine.  Besides, I think the hockey playoffs are more of a crapshoot than any other league's.  You run up against a hot goalie, you may as well pack it in
 
2017-04-17 10:47:41 AM  
A brief re-enactment of Nashvilles goaltending.

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2017-04-17 11:19:17 AM  

Cubs300: I dunno.  3 titles this decade, after having none in 50 years or so.  Playoff appearances nearly every year since the late 2000s, after having been a doormat for at least 15 years.  I'm not a hockey fan, and I know that nearly half the teams make the Stanley Cup playoffs.  But I think it's safe to say the franchise is doing just fine.  Besides, I think the hockey playoffs are more of a crapshoot than any other league's.  You run up against a hot goalie, you may as well pack it in


That, especially since a goalie can play every game.   Even in baseball, you might run into 1 hot pitcher, but, he is going to start at most 3 games in a series (if the team has 2 hot pitchers, then they are pretty well covered).    But, it is why 6th, 7th, even 8th seeds getting deep into the NHL playoffs isn't that uncommon, while in the NBA, it is extremely uncommon for anything lower than a 3rd seed to even make the conference finals.
 
2017-04-17 11:19:46 AM  
Bonus: Rinne has two points for two assists. Currently, Nashville's goalie has more points than the Blackhawks.
 
2017-04-17 11:22:49 AM  

StopDaddy: Bonus: Rinne has two points for two assists. Currently, Nashville's goalie has more points than the Blackhawks.


This makes me cry.
 
2017-04-17 11:25:16 AM  

Cubs300: I dunno.  3 titles this decade, after having none in 50 years or so.  Playoff appearances nearly every year since the late 2000s, after having been a doormat for at least 15 years.  I'm not a hockey fan, and I know that nearly half the teams make the Stanley Cup playoffs.  But I think it's safe to say the franchise is doing just fine.  Besides, I think the hockey playoffs are more of a crapshoot than any other league's.  You run up against a hot goalie, you may as well pack it in


One correction, more than half of the NHL makes the playoffs (16 out of 30 teams).

/initially read the headline as gaol and was quite confused
 
2017-04-17 11:39:05 AM  

StopDaddy: Bonus: Rinne has two points for two assists. Currently, Nashville's goalie has more points than the Blackhawks.


This is awesome. Looking much better than last year.

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2017-04-17 11:44:58 AM  
I guess if the Wings can't make the playoffs, I can at least take solace in the fact the BHawks are getting throttled. Now we just need the Caps to not do the Cap thing because I just can't accept Laffs victories.
 
2017-04-17 11:48:41 AM  
Well, if I were Nashville, I would be supremely confident that they were going on to the next round. It's not like the Blackhawks have ever come back from a large deficit such as this.
 
2017-04-17 11:50:41 AM  
Since I lost my Thrashers to what I like to call "Canadian Stockbridge" the Preds have been my team.  This makes me happy.
 
2017-04-17 11:55:24 AM  

Lando Lincoln: Well, if I were Nashville, I would be supremely confident that they were going on to the next round. It's not like the Blackhawks have ever come back from a large deficit such as this.


Those three Stanley Cups in the last decade are just a fluke.
 
2017-04-17 12:09:36 PM  
Can't say I'm all that broken up about the Hawks losing. Nope, not sad at all.
 
2017-04-17 12:14:06 PM  
Sometimes you just run into a hot goalie and there's nothing you can do. Same shiat happened to the Hawks in 1993 and 2002. The Hawks just need to get a softie past Rinne, like a pass along the boards that takes a funny bounce and goes in from the blue line. That might help loosen them up.

/but if the Preds can pull off the upset, then congratulations Nashville, you're one step closer to that Hawks-Preds "rivalry" that the voices in your heads claim is happening
//which has been more one-sided than recent editions of the Bears-Packers "rivalry"
 
2017-04-17 12:17:50 PM  
I know!!! Even the team is sick to f'n death of that Chelsey Dagger!!!
 
2017-04-17 12:22:38 PM  
Went looking for a gif of Ed Belfour smashing the crossbar in the 1993 playoffs, found this instead.
[gif too large to display]
/boggles the mind that Dollar Bill Wirtz decided he didn't need Belfour or Hasek on the team in the early '90s
 
2017-04-17 12:28:03 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Well, if I were Nashville, I would be supremely confident that they were going on to the next round. It's not like the Blackhawks have ever come back from a large deficit such as this.


If I'm San Jose, I'm thinking we're about due to get blown out by the Oilers.
 
2017-04-17 12:30:52 PM  
Let me express my gratitude to the Preds for preventing me from hearing that stupid farking Fratellis song coming from all the bars thus far
 
2017-04-17 12:31:13 PM  

toddism: Since I lost my Thrashers to what I like to call "Canadian Stockbridge" the Preds have been my team.  This makes me happy.


Wow, you people actually exist?

/Jets fan
//No sympathy for Atlanta losing a team twice
 
2017-04-17 12:33:19 PM  

homarjr: toddism: Since I lost my Thrashers to what I like to call "Canadian Stockbridge" the Preds have been my team.  This makes me happy.

Wow, you people actually exist?

/Jets fan
//No sympathy for Atlanta losing a team twice


You know who else could potentially lose a second franchise at some point in the future? What's thats saying about throwing stones in glass houses?
 
2017-04-17 12:37:02 PM  

mdb1407: homarjr: toddism: Since I lost my Thrashers to what I like to call "Canadian Stockbridge" the Preds have been my team.  This makes me happy.

Wow, you people actually exist?

/Jets fan
//No sympathy for Atlanta losing a team twice

You know who else could potentially lose a second franchise at some point in the future? What's thats saying about throwing stones in glass houses?


Not worried, and if we lose the team again, I'd expect no sympathy.
 
2017-04-17 12:40:30 PM  

Cubs300: I think the hockey playoffs are more of a crapshoot than any other league's


I know what you mean, but I don't think "crapshoot" is the right word.

Stanley Cup Playoffs are a battle to the bitter end.
 
2017-04-17 01:05:56 PM  
I've watched most of the first two games and all I keep saying is WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?
 
2017-04-17 01:08:02 PM  
I do love the way Kane skates around nonchalantly while occasionally cross checking someone in the face.

/small dudes can be badass
 
2017-04-17 01:17:35 PM  
From Chelsea Dagger to Chelsea Duggar
 
2017-04-17 01:28:22 PM  
This is why you DON'T lay off the gas as you get to the post-season.  When you win the division, but then lose several games before the play-offs because you let the intensity level drop off, you get VERY slow starts in the play-offs and first round exits for teams that should go deep.

Coach Q should have been lighting a fire under them for those last few games.  Just because you won the Cup several times over that last few years doesn't mean someone isn't hungrier for it and will knock you on your ass to get their names on the Cup.
 
2017-04-17 01:28:47 PM  

mikaloyd: From Chelsea Dagger to Chelsea Duggar


Bad analogy, the Duggars actually score.
 
2017-04-17 01:30:08 PM  

Flappyhead: mikaloyd: From Chelsea Dagger to Chelsea Duggar

Bad analogy, the Duggars actually score.


Intra squad at practice doesn't count
 
2017-04-17 01:35:12 PM  

BlazeTrailer: Let me express my gratitude to the Preds for preventing me from hearing that stupid farking Fratellis song coming from all the bars thus far


homarjr: toddism: Since I lost my Thrashers to what I like to call "Canadian Stockbridge" the Preds have been my team.  This makes me happy.

Wow, you people actually exist?

/Jets fan
//No sympathy for Atlanta losing a team twice


And this is why we hate Jets fans.  We had the worst ownership in the history of the world.   It wasn't an attendance issue but you can't tell that to moose fornicators.
 
2017-04-17 01:42:39 PM  

germ78: Sometimes you just run into a hot goalie and there's nothing you can do. Same shiat happened to the Hawks in 1993 and 2002. The Hawks just need to get a softie past Rinne, like a pass along the boards that takes a funny bounce and goes in from the blue line. That might help loosen them up.

/but if the Preds can pull off the upset, then congratulations Nashville, you're one step closer to that Hawks-Preds "rivalry" that the voices in your heads claim is happening
//which has been more one-sided than recent editions of the Bears-Packers "rivalry"


Belfour's hissy fit after the 1993 loss to the Blues is still one of the greatest points in St. Louis hockey history. Especially since we've got zero Stanley Cup championships so far.
 
2017-04-17 01:56:23 PM  

toddism: It wasn't an attendance issue


3rd last in attendance their final two seasons. 2nd last in attendance the year before that.

Around 75% arena capacity (which is terrible, in case you didn't know).
 
2017-04-17 02:08:11 PM  
dletter:
That, especially since a goalie can play every game.   Even in baseball, you might run into 1 hot pitcher, but, he is going to start at most 3 games in a series

Wut?
 
2017-04-17 02:32:46 PM  

homarjr: toddism: It wasn't an attendance issue

3rd last in attendance their final two seasons. 2nd last in attendance the year before that.

Around 75% arena capacity (which is terrible, in case you didn't know).


Do you know what kind of crowds the Penguins and Blackhawks were getting before they got good again? Hint: real bad ones

Ottawa had the same attendance capacity this year as Columbus. Nashville had a higher percentage than Edmonton, Vancouver, and Calgary.

The Thrashers moved because their owners didn't want the team, put all their time and money into the Hawks, Philips Arena, and suing each other, and as a result poisoned the well so badly that literally no one wanted to buy the team and keep them there. Not even the Coyotes and their dumbass Glendale arena were that toxic.
 
2017-04-17 02:51:07 PM  

ElwoodCuse: homarjr: toddism: It wasn't an attendance issue

3rd last in attendance their final two seasons. 2nd last in attendance the year before that.

Around 75% arena capacity (which is terrible, in case you didn't know).

Do you know what kind of crowds the Penguins and Blackhawks were getting before they got good again? Hint: real bad ones

Ottawa had the same attendance capacity this year as Columbus. Nashville had a higher percentage than Edmonton, Vancouver, and Calgary.

The Thrashers moved because their owners didn't want the team, put all their time and money into the Hawks, Philips Arena, and suing each other, and as a result poisoned the well so badly that literally no one wanted to buy the team and keep them there. Not even the Coyotes and their dumbass Glendale arena were that toxic.


Pittsburgh was rumoured to move as well, until Mario Lemieux made sure they didn't. They won't likely move an O6 team like Chicago no matter how bad it gets.

Anyway, I'm not denying it was terrible ownership that made the Thrashers move. I'm just saying that there was also an attendance issue, and I stand by my original point that I've never heard of a Thrashers fan.
 
2017-04-17 03:12:44 PM  

homarjr: ElwoodCuse: homarjr: toddism: It wasn't an attendance issue

3rd last in attendance their final two seasons. 2nd last in attendance the year before that.

Around 75% arena capacity (which is terrible, in case you didn't know).

Do you know what kind of crowds the Penguins and Blackhawks were getting before they got good again? Hint: real bad ones

Ottawa had the same attendance capacity this year as Columbus. Nashville had a higher percentage than Edmonton, Vancouver, and Calgary.

The Thrashers moved because their owners didn't want the team, put all their time and money into the Hawks, Philips Arena, and suing each other, and as a result poisoned the well so badly that literally no one wanted to buy the team and keep them there. Not even the Coyotes and their dumbass Glendale arena were that toxic.

Pittsburgh was rumoured to move as well, until Mario Lemieux made sure they didn't. They won't likely move an O6 team like Chicago no matter how bad it gets.

Anyway, I'm not denying it was terrible ownership that made the Thrashers move. I'm just saying that there was also an attendance issue, and I stand by my original point that I've never heard of a Thrashers fan.


^  I give you the tundra dwelling canadian ass troll.
 
2017-04-17 03:27:42 PM  

homarjr: I'm just saying that there was also an attendance issue


And I'm just saying that this is baloney because at one point or another, almost every team in the league has had "an attendance issue".
 
2017-04-17 03:36:14 PM  
This playoffs is going great. Up 3-0? Fires-of-Mordor Robo-Goalie 3000? Hawks getting slapped around at home? Sharks running into trouble? Nary a Red Wing in sight?

/go blues
/not a believer yet, but this is fun
 
2017-04-17 03:56:46 PM  
Winnipeg / Thrashers - a story from when a canadian came to Atlanta and had a beer with us.
 
2017-04-17 03:57:48 PM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: dletter:
That, especially since a goalie can play every game.   Even in baseball, you might run into 1 hot pitcher, but, he is going to start at most 3 games in a series

Wut?


Not sure what you are Wut'ing?

I'll admit I am not a huge hockey fan... if your are telling me that they switch off Goalies in the playoffs all the time, OK.... I thought that in the playoffs, they probably stick with their best goalie, unless he absolutely needed rest.

If you mean baseball... a starting pitcher is only going to start at most 3 games.
 
2017-04-17 04:05:23 PM  

dletter: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: dletter:
That, especially since a goalie can play every game.   Even in baseball, you might run into 1 hot pitcher, but, he is going to start at most 3 games in a series

Wut?

Not sure what you are Wut'ing?

I'll admit I am not a huge hockey fan... if your are telling me that they switch off Goalies in the playoffs all the time, OK.... I thought that in the playoffs, they probably stick with their best goalie, unless he absolutely needed rest.

If you mean baseball... a starting pitcher is only going to start at most 3 games.


A pitcher is going to start 3 games in a series?   Maybe the WORLD SERIES, but not during the regular season.  That's  what I was whating about.
 
2017-04-17 04:06:11 PM  
If you are "wut"ing the baseball reference, I was just comparing sports... the point was made that NHL playoffs are a crapshoot because of the goalies.  I was concurring, with baseball having a pitcher as a "dominant" player involved with the game being about the only similar comparison across sports (other than goalies in soccer).
 
2017-04-17 04:27:11 PM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: dletter: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: dletter:
That, especially since a goalie can play every game.   Even in baseball, you might run into 1 hot pitcher, but, he is going to start at most 3 games in a series

Wut?

Not sure what you are Wut'ing?

I'll admit I am not a huge hockey fan... if your are telling me that they switch off Goalies in the playoffs all the time, OK.... I thought that in the playoffs, they probably stick with their best goalie, unless he absolutely needed rest.

If you mean baseball... a starting pitcher is only going to start at most 3 games.

A pitcher is going to start 3 games in a series?   Maybe the WORLD SERIES, but not during the regular season.  That's  what I was whating about.


We were talking about NHL playoff series, so, I was comparing it to baseball playoff series, nothing else.
 
2017-04-17 05:14:14 PM  

germ78: Went looking for a gif of Ed Belfour smashing the crossbar in the 1993 playoffs, found this instead.
[gif too large to display]
/boggles the mind that Dollar Bill Wirtz decided he didn't need Belfour or Hasek on the team in the early '90s


Well Hasek was the backup, how many games did he play for the Hawks all together?
 
Oak
2017-04-17 06:03:57 PM  

Mole Man: germ78: Went looking for a gif of Ed Belfour smashing the crossbar in the 1993 playoffs, found this instead.
[gif too large to display]
/boggles the mind that Dollar Bill Wirtz decided he didn't need Belfour or Hasek on the team in the early '90s

Well Hasek was the backup, how many games did he play for the Hawks all together?


Well Hasek was the backup, how many games did he play for the Hawks?
 
2017-04-17 06:10:35 PM  

pregerstheHobo: Flappyhead: mikaloyd: From Chelsea Dagger to Chelsea Duggar

Bad analogy, the Duggars actually score.

Intra squad at practice doesn't count


Or intersquad.
 
2017-04-17 06:11:14 PM  

softshoes: pregerstheHobo: Flappyhead: mikaloyd: From Chelsea Dagger to Chelsea Duggar

Bad analogy, the Duggars actually score.

Intra squad at practice doesn't count

Or intersquad.


My bad.
 
2017-04-17 06:25:29 PM  

Oak: Mole Man: germ78: Went looking for a gif of Ed Belfour smashing the crossbar in the 1993 playoffs, found this instead.
[gif too large to display]
/boggles the mind that Dollar Bill Wirtz decided he didn't need Belfour or Hasek on the team in the early '90s

Well Hasek was the backup, how many games did he play for the Hawks all together?

Well Hasek was the backup, how many games did he play for the Hawks?


Okay googled 10-4-1.  20 games 91-92

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=2187

Belfour was with the Hawks 89-90 til 97-97 seasons.
 
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