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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2017, 12:14:24 PM »
Pittsburgh vs Detroit woudl be the closest in recent history.

Ahh, yeah that one slipped my mind. Figured Detroit would be involved though.

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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2017, 12:17:00 PM »
That prompted me to look up when's the last time the Cup was contested between two cities as close together as these two and although the answer was a little disappointing 10 Nik points to whoever can tell me the closest two cities playing for the Cup can be in the modern NHL.

Chicago vs Detroit is the closest possibility with the current alignment. Pittsburgh vs Detroit woudl be the closest in recent history.

And Busta gets the 10 Nik points. They're redeemable for at least one 1000 word response to a post of your choosing.
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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2017, 12:18:15 PM »
And Busta gets the 10 Nik points. They're redeemable for at least one 1000 word response to a post of your choosing.

Oh, I'm going to save those.
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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2017, 01:27:04 PM »

So is there even really a "Old guy without a cup" to root for? I mean, Fisher I guess? Because I sure would like him to finally catch a break in life.

^This here is good stuff.

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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators
« Reply #19 on: May 26, 2017, 05:23:52 PM »
Yeah I'd love to see PK win it. But Phil being a 2-time Stanley Cup Champion and Evgeni "not a top-100 player" Malkin matching Toews in rings would be nice too. Especially if Malkin gets his 2nd Conn Smythe.

Win-win situation for me - I'm happy with either Kessel or PK getting the cup.

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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2017, 11:53:03 AM »

Headline over at ESPN:

Stopping Crosby-Malkin combo key for Predators

That's what I call journalism.
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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2017, 12:41:34 PM »
Yay, the playoffs are coming to an end soon.

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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2017, 08:11:43 PM »

Man, if the Penguins win the Cup with this group on defense...that would be a real accomplishment.
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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2017, 08:26:34 PM »
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals gets a "start time" of 8:00pm. The puck drops at 8:25pm. Do other sports have this same issue? Especially for big games?

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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2017, 08:41:39 PM »
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals gets a "start time" of 8:00pm. The puck drops at 8:25pm. Do other sports have this same issue? Especially for big games?

Yeah, it's a little different because it starts on the West Coast but even the Cleveland games of the NBA finals are at 9 pm.
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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2017, 08:43:26 PM »
I'd rather get rid of offsides entirely than sit through one more of these awful reviews.

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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2017, 08:45:59 PM »
I'd rather get rid of offsides entirely than sit through one more of these awful reviews.

It's really going to be a mystery when the ratings come out and it turns out 16 people are watching.
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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators
« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2017, 08:47:47 PM »
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals gets a "start time" of 8:00pm. The puck drops at 8:25pm. Do other sports have this same issue? Especially for big games?

Yeah, it's a little different because it starts on the West Coast but even the Cleveland games of the NBA finals are at 9 pm.

My bad, that's not what I was asking about. I don't actually have a problem with the "late" (for us) starts. I actually quite like 8pm starts. It's the advertised vs. actual start times of games that I have an issue with. You generally know exactly when the Super Bowl coin toss is going to happen. For NHL games there's like a 20-minute window when a puck drop can realistically happen based on the advertised start time.

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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2017, 08:49:29 PM »
Bettman was adamant today that the review process was going exactly as everyone intended it to and that there aren't any issues. He also probably muttered something about fans not caring about cap sites after the media left.

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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators
« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2017, 09:10:36 PM »
3-0 Pens. The overturned goal dramatically changed this game.

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Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators
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