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SCF: Colorado Avalanche (C1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
« on: June 13, 2022, 11:14:18 AM »

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Re: SCF: Colorado Avalanche (C1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2022, 06:50:07 AM »
Am I the only one hoping to see a 3-peat? I get the desire to see someone else win, but I long for the days of my youth where teams found different ways to win championships. The core of Tampa has remained the same, but they've brought in excellent support players on a carousel that just seem to fit. They've been an excellent managed/coached team that is fun to watch.

(Not taking away from Colorado. They are also a pretty ok watch too)

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Re: SCF: Colorado Avalanche (C1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2022, 02:50:18 PM »
Am I the only one hoping to see a 3-peat? I get the desire to see someone else win, but I long for the days of my youth where teams found different ways to win championships. The core of Tampa has remained the same, but they've brought in excellent support players on a carousel that just seem to fit. They've been an excellent managed/coached team that is fun to watch.

(Not taking away from Colorado. They are also a pretty ok watch too)

I’ve got different reasons for wanting them to three-peat. Namely to see how the Leafs ultimately compare to all of Tampa‘s opponents.

So far I like what I see… The Leafs have beat Tampa more times in these playoffs then both Florida and New York…combined.

I’d wager the Leafs have been the Lightnings toughest opponent in all the 11 straight series they’ve won to date.
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Re: SCF: Colorado Avalanche (C1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2022, 02:54:11 PM »
I think Tampa wins in 6. Both teams have deadly offences and excellent defence, but Colorado isn't quite as strong in goal - especially if Kuemper isn't 100%.
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Re: SCF: Colorado Avalanche (C1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2022, 02:59:39 PM »
I think Tampa wins in 6. Both teams have deadly offences and excellent defence, but Colorado isn't quite as strong in goal - especially if Kuemper isn't 100%.

Exactly my reasoning as well.  The X-Factor is the extent of Hedman's injury from Game 6, but stacking the teams against each other, with both (partially healthy) Point and Kadri in their respective lineups, the teams are even everywhere except for in goal.  So, that will likely be the difference.

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Re: SCF: Colorado Avalanche (C1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2022, 03:02:10 PM »
I think Tampa wins in 6. Both teams have deadly offences and excellent defence, but Colorado isn't quite as strong in goal - especially if Kuemper isn't 100%.

I’d be happy with that result. That would put my little score sheet of Wins against Tampa in these playoffs at...

Toronto - 3
Florida, New York, Colorado - 4
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Re: SCF: Colorado Avalanche (C1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2022, 03:15:23 PM »
I think Tampa wins in 6. Both teams have deadly offences and excellent defence, but Colorado isn't quite as strong in goal - especially if Kuemper isn't 100%.

I think Tampa has the ability to clog up one of the big advantages of Colorado's offense which is their speed.   Tampa is basically a trap team in the neutral zone (not by playing trap defense but their ability to intercept pucks is just unreal).  They completely kill the speed game when they are on their game.

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Re: SCF: Colorado Avalanche (C1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2022, 05:04:30 PM »
I’m gonna go Tampa in 5.

And I’d like to see a 3-peat also. I appreciate dominant dynasties and it will be even more satisfying to break through and end their playoff dominance with a series win next season ;D
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Re: SCF: Colorado Avalanche (C1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2022, 05:23:45 PM »
War of attrition.

I'll play contrarian and say Colorado in 6...Landeskog will be the series' best player. 

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Re: SCF: Colorado Avalanche (C1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2022, 06:18:17 PM »
If Tampa wins in fewer than 7 games can we lay claim to Leafs as the 2nd best team in the league?


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Re: SCF: Colorado Avalanche (C1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2022, 06:48:59 PM »
If Tampa wins in fewer than 7 games can we lay claim to Leafs as the 2nd best team in the league?


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Re: SCF: Colorado Avalanche (C1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2022, 08:19:41 AM »
Heck of a game last night. Feels like it's been awhile since we've seen two truly elite teams going at it in the finals.

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Re: SCF: Colorado Avalanche (C1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2022, 12:11:13 PM »
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Re: SCF: Colorado Avalanche (C1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2022, 01:21:34 PM »

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Re: SCF: Colorado Avalanche (C1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2022, 11:02:23 PM »
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