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SCF: Florida Panthers vs. Edmonton Oilers

Started by CarltonTheBear, June 03, 2024, 07:37:51 AM

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Rob

Geographically, the farthest apart SCF.  Seven and a half hour flight. 

Arn

I Saw Jay McClement Score.

RedLeaf

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.." --Isaac Asimov.

bustaheims

Quote from: Arn on June 03, 2024, 08:36:24 AMCan they both lose?

I was going to ask for the same thing. Can we just cancel the Cup this year?
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Guilt Trip

I think Florida takes it in 6. Their depth should carry them.

CarltonTheBear

I'd probably lean a little more toward wanting to see Florida win. Whatever rivalry there is here aside it's clear they've built a very solid team there through a variety of ways (draft, free agency, trades, waivers).

Really though I'd just like to see Sam Reinhart do whatever he needs to to make sure he gets priced out of returning to Florida next season.

herman

McDavid is going to get punched in the jaw 'accidentally' during a hit and Draisaitl will get hacked in the Achilles 'accidentally' during a powerplay, and that will be the series.
#27 #TeamFasstholes

Guilt Trip

Quote from: herman on June 03, 2024, 11:05:41 AMMcDavid is going to get punched in the jaw 'accidentally' during a hit and Draisaitl will get hacked in the Achilles 'accidentally' during a powerplay, and that will be the series.
Was actually surprised that Dallas didn't play rough. Florida will have no issues getting rough.

Bender

I'm of two minds... it's easy to see how each team could take this. McDavid and Draisaitl just go off, Hyman keeps scoring and Skinner keeps rolling. On the other hand, I think Florida knows how to grind teams to a pulp, and Barkov may be able to hold McDavid in some level of check. Goaltending really can go either way this series.
"They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. So here is the professor's oldest friend, a grotesque, stinking lobster." - Bender

Guilt Trip

Quote from: Bender on June 03, 2024, 11:51:54 AMI'm of two minds... it's easy to see how each team could take this. McDavid and Draisaitl just go off, Hyman keeps scoring and Skinner keeps rolling. On the other hand, I think Florida knows how to grind teams to a pulp, and Barkov may be able to hold McDavid in some level of check. Goaltending really can go either way this series.
Florida beat Vasi, Swayman and Shesterkin. Skinner isn't in that world. Barkov creates a different challenge for the Oilers.

Derk

Florida should win this. I hope they don't. I can respect that others in here don't much like the Oilers, but they were the first team I remember cheering for when I started getting interested in hockey. I'll cheer for the Leafs over them now, sure, but for now, go Oil.

Florida needs to stay out of the box. Oilers PP needs to keep on clicking for them to win, seeing as how they went a few games without a PPG against Dallas. Not sold on Skinner. He was solid, but is still prone to Sammy-like moments.

Now that the Oilers spoiled my run picking winners, I may as well go with my heart and pick them to win the cup in 6. My head says Florida.

Frank E

#12
McDavid wills his way to a Cup, then can say he delivered when signing with the Leafs after the 25 season.

EDIT:  Wondering what Draisaitl does...he's up after the coming season?

herman

Quote from: Guilt Trip on June 03, 2024, 11:54:55 AM
Quote from: Bender on June 03, 2024, 11:51:54 AMI'm of two minds... it's easy to see how each team could take this. McDavid and Draisaitl just go off, Hyman keeps scoring and Skinner keeps rolling. On the other hand, I think Florida knows how to grind teams to a pulp, and Barkov may be able to hold McDavid in some level of check. Goaltending really can go either way this series.
Florida beat Vasi, Swayman and Shesterkin. Skinner isn't in that world. Barkov creates a different challenge for the Oilers.

Pretty much this. Florida has some flaws but they don't matter all that much when they can forecheck you into the end boards ad nauseum. Edmonton's weaknesses are glaring under that type of pressure. McDavid might breakthrough for a goal here or there, but I think the rest of the Oiler depth is going to get pulverized.
#27 #TeamFasstholes

L K

Florida went from -21 in penalty differential to +8 in the postseason.  Edmonton isn't going to get a lot of powerplay opportunities in the Cup finals and Florida is going to get dirty after the whistles.  I fully expect Draisaitl to snap and two hand someone.