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9/5/20 2:27 PM
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Feels like Philly stole one the other night just hanging tough but I still think they pull it out tonight. They've been the favorites this whole series and I'll take them tonight as underdogs

9/5/20 2:31 PM
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9/5/20 5:00 PM
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How could anyone neutral root for Dallas over Colorado? Fuck this, the conference finals just got a lot less fun to watch

What’s your beef with Dallas?  Lol

They have an exciting team, when they’re on their game they are fun to watch!  

I am neutral when it comes to Dallas.  I like them because they have an exciting team.  They also have talented players that are known to the mainstream from the Olympics games, All Star games, etc.  Guys like Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, Joe Pavelski, Corey Perry. 

Dallas offense is hot and cold but when it’s on it on.  Besides the 4 guys I listed above, I also like watching Hintz, Comeau, Faksa, and Radulov, they can both score and be physical. 

Dallas defense is a weakness but they have talent and promise in Miro Heiskanen, he was a top draft pick #3 overall (picked before Cale Makar #4).  I thought Sekera was over the hill and he gets a beautiful OT assist. 

Goaltending is definitely a problem, 4 goals against is not good in playoffs.  I don’t think Ben Bishop is on his game, and he’s rightfully benched.  However, Khudobin is playing great considering his stature.. he’s an aging veteran in the league, and has always been a backup goalie for like a decade.  Teams can really get a lot of momentum and rally behind a goaltending story like this.  But he needs to strip his game up in the Western Conference Finals! 

I have nothing specifically against Dallas, but Colorado is infinitely more fun to watch. Heiskanen is the only guy really exciting on Dallas, the other guys you mentioned (Perry, Pavelski, Benn) are effective but boring. Give me MacKinnon and Makar any day

Check out Dennis guiranov. Dude had a four goal game and has speed that rivals mcdavid. 

I like Gurianov but he was invisible in the Avs series.

9/5/20 5:53 PM
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Rooting for the Flyers tonight.  I think Tampa/Philly will be much more exciting than Tampa/Islanders. 

9/5/20 8:13 PM
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Well that 1st period couldn't have gone much worse. 

9/5/20 9:37 PM
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Very disappointing night for Flyers, they need to score !!!  Can’t get shut out in game 7.  Either way they still made a great series out of this. 

9/5/20 9:46 PM
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I'm gonna be sick.

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4/6/19
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Game 7

 

VCR had 14 SOG as they got beat down

PHI hit 14 SOG with under 8 min left in the 3rd... got smothered (ended with 16)

9/5/20 10:01 PM
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updated bracket
9/5/20 10:03 PM
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anyone but Vegas 

9/5/20 11:18 PM
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9/6/20 1:56 AM
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anyone but Vegas 

Pretty much this

9/6/20 7:29 PM
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Getting pretty close to game time. These turnarounds sure are quick. I'm still trying to calm down from game 7. Stars need to get out to a good start. Hopefully set physical tone early. Fluery starts game 1 for Vegas. My money is on the stars tonight + 150. 

9/7/20 10:56 PM
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Welp that was a trouncing. We ran circles around the Islanders.

9/7/20 10:56 PM
11/19/06
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Lol ugly game

9/8/20 12:11 AM
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That was a blowout.  I have a feeling Tampa is going to take the Cup.  They have a stacked team.

9/8/20 12:15 AM
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Getting pretty close to game time. These turnarounds sure are quick. I'm still trying to calm down from game 7. Stars need to get out to a good start. Hopefully set physical tone early. Fluery starts game 1 for Vegas. My money is on the stars tonight + 150. 

Dallas looked great early and they kind of faded.  They need to play the full 60 mins.  I think Vegas looked off.  Game 2 will be interesting especially with Reaves back.  Vegas needs his physicality against the Stars.  I like both teams so I just want it to be a great series.  May the best team win! 

9/8/20 4:39 PM
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That was a blowout.  I have a feeling Tampa is going to take the Cup.  They have a stacked team.

I actually think this is finally our year.

9/8/20 8:52 PM
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That was a blowout.  I have a feeling Tampa is going to take the Cup.  They have a stacked team.

I actually think this is finally our year.

Vegas vs Dallas game 2 is live on NBCSN 

9/9/20 10:41 PM
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HOLY SHIT!!!

9/9/20 10:50 PM
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Game 2 between the Lightning and Islanders was looking to go to overtime tied 1-1... but then with 7 seconds to go in the game Kucherov scores!  

Tampa looks tough, and if the Dallas/VGK series gets physical they are in trouble.  I think Vegas can match Tampa’s speed but Vegas haven’t looked 100% lately.  

9/10/20 5:20 PM
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in about 3 hours, GAME 3 starts between Vegas and Dallas
9/10/20 5:32 PM
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Me reading posts by people who's teams are still in it

 

9/10/20 5:37 PM
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Vegas is the favorite tonight at -176. Dallas is 145
9/10/20 7:56 PM
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congrats to Sean Couturier for winning the Selke trophy