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Round 1: Carolina Hurricanes (M1) vs. New York Islanders (WC1)

Started by CarltonTheBear, April 14, 2023, 10:04:21 AM

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bustaheims

Carolina in 6. Sorokin will keep it close, but that's about it.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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CarltonTheBear

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Damn I knew Freddie wasn't having quite as good of a season as he did last year but was still surprised when I just saw that Raanta got the start last night. Then again I also didn't realize Raanta went 19-3-3 this season.

Carolina's team/success feels so weird to me.

Raanta led them in save percentage with just .910, which would be 17th among goalies who played 1/3 of the season. Their star goalie last season went from a .922 Sv% to a .903 Sv% this season. They didn't have a single player even really that close to point per game, with their leading scorer (Necas) finishing 58th in points leaguewide. In a league where centre depth is becoming more and more important they had a 43-point Jesperi Kotkaniemi slotted as their 2C all season. Their top-4 remaining forwards in points from last season: Aho, Svechnikov, Teravainen, and Jarvis, all produced at a lower rate this season. One of their big offseason acquisitions, Max Pacioretty, lasted just 5 games and was never really replaced.

Despite all that they somehow finished 2nd in league standings (while earning just 3 points less than they did last season).


L K

The Boston-Florida game was on four different Sportsnet channels and this game was only available on Sportsnet 360.   I can't wait until their contract comes up.

Guilt Trip

Quote from: L K on April 29, 2023, 09:24:23 AMThe Boston-Florida game was on four different Sportsnet channels and this game was only available on Sportsnet 360.   I can't wait until their contract comes up.
It is kind of ridiculous that they don't split it so both games are available. Same with the Dallas/Wild series. I just stream the series I want.