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gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 1 @ 4:44 PM ET
https://bycommonconsent.com/2015/08/06/57575/
- PT21

Yikes.
Aetherial
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Wedgie guy is the leader of the club here. You will not get him to speak like an actual adult.
Joined: 06.30.2006

Aug 1 @ 4:46 PM ET
Oilers play so far are equal to Tanners blogs. Both or horrifically terrible.
- DrunkFan


What the F was that word salad.
Aetherial
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Wedgie guy is the leader of the club here. You will not get him to speak like an actual adult.
Joined: 06.30.2006

Aug 1 @ 4:53 PM ET
https://bycommonconsent.com/2015/08/06/57575/
- PT21


From that article...

This was a stretch for me, as I am a three-time English major,


What exactly does that mean? It sounds like it means that the real stretch was passing English.

Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Somewhere, NJ
Joined: 01.21.2016

Aug 1 @ 4:56 PM ET
What the frank is wrong with the Oilers?
- gergeswillems


What do you mean? They look like themselves to me lol
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Somewhere, NJ
Joined: 01.21.2016

Aug 1 @ 5:07 PM ET
Mike Smith is what's wrong with the Oilers. The Smitty experiment didn't work in Calgary, why did they think it'd work in Edmonton?
- Komisaurus Rex


Because they continue to make bad decisions and are just not good at filling out their lineup. I mean, the Koskinen contract? Are you kidding me?
Kooleus
Los Angeles Kings
Location: LA (home of King Alex), CA
Joined: 11.17.2018

Aug 1 @ 5:10 PM ET
A couple of days ago the Oilers beat the Flames 4-1. Ek got all excited claiming McDavid was being McDavid and the Oilers had all this pressure.

He clearly did not watch the game. I tried to explain the Oilers looked way off. The score was very misleading.

Or maybe he did watch and doesn't know what to watch for?
geoff_182
Colorado Avalanche
Location: The Twilight Zone
Joined: 07.20.2007

Aug 1 @ 5:24 PM ET
Mike Smith is what's wrong with the Oilers. The Smitty experiment didn't work in Calgary, why did they think it'd work in Edmonton?

They need to sign someone like Holtby or Markstrom unless you're going to give the reigns to Koskinen

- Komisaurus Rex


To be fair to Mike Smith though, he was good in the playoffs last year, the only reason why some of the games were close last year vs. Colorado.
PT21
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 03.04.2008

Aug 1 @ 5:32 PM ET
From that article...



What exactly does that mean? It sounds like it means that the real stretch was passing English.

- Aetherial


I have no idea what a 3 time English major means. It might involve reincarnation.

More to the point, Oilers look like they need a reality check. They think they can razzle-dazzle the skill of their forwards to post-season success and not need to do anything else?



Komisaurus Rex
Montreal Canadiens
Location: ON
Joined: 06.14.2009

Aug 1 @ 5:55 PM ET
To be fair to Mike Smith though, he was good in the playoffs last year, the only reason why some of the games were close last year vs. Colorado.
- geoff_182




Ya it wasn't all his fault Oilers were sleep walking for 55 mins, underestimated the Hawks. Smith surprisingly had a .938 SV% in the playoffs coming into this game which makes sense why Tippett went with the more experienced guy. Koskinen was the better goalie of the 2 during the season
Sharks77
Season Ticket Holder
San Jose Sharks
Location: San Bruno, CA
Joined: 06.08.2013

Aug 1 @ 6:25 PM ET
The Sharks will win the Stanley Cup, Then Doug Wilson will wake up from his dream in his tanning booth..
Komisaurus Rex
Montreal Canadiens
Location: ON
Joined: 06.14.2009

Aug 1 @ 7:13 PM ET
KK centering the second PP unit??




Tweaterben
Minnesota Wild
Location: PROFESSIONAL CHOKE ARTISTS, MN
Joined: 10.19.2008

Aug 1 @ 7:27 PM ET
Wild will choke in the first round and still loose out on the 1st overall and land the 23rd pick.
bruceflyers
Joined: 06.16.2012

Aug 1 @ 7:48 PM ET
Did the Flyers win the Cup yet?
i'mjustafan
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: United States, PA
Joined: 05.15.2007

Aug 1 @ 8:49 PM ET
If Summer Stanley is already taken, you could always call it the COVID Cup.
Komisaurus Rex
Montreal Canadiens
Location: ON
Joined: 06.14.2009

Aug 2 @ 1:29 AM ET
Woooooooooooooooooooooooooo



Pens 7 PPs to Habs 2....... dont make the fix so obvious


(frank) you gary! I know you will (frank) us in the end but we will enjoy this win tonight



(frank) yaaaaa KK adn Suzuki!! great showing by the kids, the future is brighT!
Nighthawk
Vancouver Canucks
Location: North of the 49th, BC
Joined: 01.09.2015

Aug 2 @ 6:02 AM ET
1st games had some surprises but then again not fully unexpected. Game 2 bounce backs are in order or behind the 8-ball big time.

Rangers/Canes
was entertaining & looks like it’ll go 5 imo. Canes

Oilers/Hawks
the Oil well not a team to bet on to win or lose. Oilers a bad case of up n down yoyoitis
Hawks in 4.

Habs/Pens
Habs won cuz of Price & a long ways to go but the Pens will adjust.
Pens in 4

Flames/Jets
Flames looked solid & with Scheiffle out it is a big blow. Game 2 winner wins the series my guess.
Flames in 4 or Jets in 5 cuz the Helly factor.

Isles/FLA
close match up.
Trotz factor so NYI in 4

Yotes/Preds
least favourite series.
Preds in 4

CBJ/Leafs
team D vs team O. Which team can play to their strength best wins. Goalies the decider.
Leafs in 3 or if goes 5 CBJ.

Minny/Van
D & opportunistic vs O & Goaltender. 1st game will set the tone & can be a quick series if Van is firing on all cylinders.
More likely goes 5 slight edge Van.

All in all injuries & goaltending will make me look silly so bet at your own peril 😂

Smart money says don’t bet til round 2
Angus4444
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 12.03.2018

Aug 2 @ 7:10 AM ET
Bettman should step down. Need to hire someone from the NFL to market the game.
Ridiculous the lack of marketing for these playoffs.
Should be able draw average or new fans being the only real relevant games going on

NHL should be shoved down our throats when society needs it... but we get silence

Should be some marketing going on with the canvases too

The whole BS w lottery whole other story

Pathetic NHL... Pathetic

Was your time to shine!!!
Great game no reach

Guess be stuck behind nascar and world of poker... forget being mentioned w NBA and NFL

- doctordizzle

Good luck, have a nice life.
Nighthawk
Vancouver Canucks
Location: North of the 49th, BC
Joined: 01.09.2015

Aug 2 @ 7:23 AM ET
Good luck, have a nice life.
- Angus4444


The way MLB is going & the NFL idk wtf he was talking about. The NHL has gone about this the right way if there is such a thing. That in itself markets itself. Hype is a bs word for making something seem better than it is. The product & conclusion of these PO’s if it happens will set the benchmark & market the league. The NBA is far from proving it will succeed.

poopstorm vs Lives Matter
RedRevenge
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 04.18.2017

Aug 2 @ 9:29 AM ET
Oilers in 3
Preds in 4
Jets in 4
Wild in 5

- gergeswillems


Yikes.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 2 @ 10:15 AM ET
Yikes.
- RedRevenge

Easy to say after the fact. Gotta love Monday morning quarterbacks. That being said, I didn't exactly light up proline yesterday. 2 out of 5! Hey I can run the Buzztron! At least I didn't edit my picks like Ek does.
PT21
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 03.04.2008

Aug 2 @ 10:27 AM ET
Easy to say after the fact. Gotta love Monday morning quarterbacks. That being said, I didn't exactly light up proline yesterday. 2 out of 5! Hey I can run the Buzztron!
- gergeswillems


Don't feel bad. I put money on Pitt and Rangers and Edmonton. And I was going to patent "stars over system" (hey, its better than Ek's Summer Stanley) but a lot of stars went down yesterday.



gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 2 @ 10:30 AM ET
Don't feel bad. I put money on Pitt and Rangers and Edmonton. And I was going to patent "stars over system" (hey, its better than Ek's Summer Stanley) but a lot of stars went down yesterday.
- PT21

It's looking like a total crap shoot. But I expect water to find it's level eventually. Problem is, in a best of 5 it might be too late for some teams.
PT21
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 03.04.2008

Aug 2 @ 10:38 AM ET
I have now seen the Scheifele injury a dozen times.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/...e-see-specialists-sunday/

It looks very like Tkachuk lifts his skate off the ice and brings it up at near right angles to the back of Scheifele's leg inches from the boards.

The most clear view I can see is -0.53 seconds

Its my honest belief that looks like a dirty play. Why would Tkachuk's skate lift off the ice with that sort of stabbing motion so close to the boards if it was a hockey move? If anything, it should be firmly on the ice and braking.

gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 2 @ 10:51 AM ET
I have now seen the Scheifele injury a dozen times.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/...e-see-specialists-sunday/

It looks very like Tkachuk lifts his skate off the ice and brings it up at near right angles to the back of Scheifele's leg inches from the boards.

The most clear view I can see is -0.53 seconds

Its my honest belief that looks like a dirty play. Why would Tkachuk's skate lift off the ice with that sort of stabbing motion so close to the boards if it was a hockey move? If anything, it should be firmly on the ice and braking.

- PT21

I think Tkachuk knew exactly what he was doing.
PT21
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 03.04.2008

Aug 2 @ 10:57 AM ET
I think Tkachuk knew exactly what he was doing.
- gergeswillems



I think so too. Right before the skate contact, Tkackuk is in full control, upright. Then his right skate lifts off the ice, and his left skate starts to slide. Its like he is going in with intent.

He does a little hop like that and then the right leg skate lifts again like a dagger.

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