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ECF: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Panthers

Started by CarltonTheBear, May 16, 2023, 07:15:48 AM

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L K

Panthers get a power play with a minute left in the 3rd and score with less than 10 seconds to sweep Carolina

Florida was tackling people all over the place in the third.   Refereeing  in the NHL is truly awful

Nik

Sebastian Aho doesn't have the heart of a champion.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Peter D.

Sergei Bobrovsky vs. Adin Hill is certainly the Cup final goalie duel we all predicted would happen.

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

Quote from: L K on May 24, 2023, 09:52:34 PMPanthers get a power play with a minute left in the 3rd and score with less than 10 seconds to sweep Carolina

Florida was tackling people all over the place in the third.   Refereeing  in the NHL is truly awful

I drop out after the Leafs do but this is what they need to start doing, like crazy, in the playoffs.  Dare the refs to call it all.

Bender

Wild that the Panthers were able to sweep. I expected a tight series but it really is crazy how every tight game has gone Florida's way. I really have no idea how the finals gonna play out, but one of two different expansion teams are going to win. Le sigh.

On a separate note, I can't seem to find a clip of Jordan Staals trip... Was it call worthy?
"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

Arn

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Quote from: Bender on May 24, 2023, 11:45:00 PMWild that the Panthers were able to sweep. I expected a tight series but it really is crazy how every tight game has gone Florida's way. I really have no idea how the finals gonna play out, but one of two different expansion teams are going to win. Le sigh.

On a separate note, I can't seem to find a clip of Jordan Staals trip... Was it call worthy?

If it was the one directly before the third Panthers goal just on the blueline, then yes, it was blatant.
I Saw Jay McClement Score.

Arn

I guess Carolina need to sack their GM and trade their core players now.
I Saw Jay McClement Score.

Frank E

Quote from: Arn on May 25, 2023, 03:50:09 AMI guess Carolina need to sack their GM and trade their core players now.

Interestingly, the whole forward group (save Kotkaniemi) are on expiring deals this coming season.

https://www.capfriendly.com/teams/hurricanes


Bender

Quote from: Arn on May 25, 2023, 03:50:09 AMI guess Carolina need to sack their GM and trade their core players now.

I mean Svech and Patches were injured... they at least looked dominant in their first two series. This is a team one could make a better case for running it back imo.
"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

Significantly Insignificant

Quote from: Frank E on May 25, 2023, 05:57:30 AM
Quote from: Arn on May 25, 2023, 03:50:09 AMI guess Carolina need to sack their GM and trade their core players now.

Interestingly, the whole forward group (save Kotkaniemi) are on expiring deals this coming season.

https://www.capfriendly.com/teams/hurricanes



Svechnikov too.
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herman

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https://twitter.com/minormidgetgthl/status/1661569262350213124
Every series is a bit different and hockey is very probabilistic, but after three straight instances of the exact same thing happening... I think this guy has a fair point. The teams that beat us get warmed up against us, still have the legs, rhythm, and confidence to go on to the Finals. So where I would once take solace in losing to a great team...
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L K

Quote from: herman on May 25, 2023, 08:02:52 AMhttps://twitter.com/minormidgetgthl/status/1661569262350213124
Every series is a bit different and hockey is very probabilistic, but after three straight instances of the exact same thing happening... I think this guy has a fair point. The teams that beat us get warmed up against us, still have the legs, rhythm, and confidence to go on to the Finals. So where I would once take solace in losing to a great team...

I mean my counter to this would be:

Leafs lose to Montreal - win two more series after this to get to the Cup finals
Leafs lose to Tampa - win two more series after this to get to the Cup finals
Leafs lose to Florida - win next series to get to the Cup finals

So while the Leafs aren't punishing teams they are also losing to teams that continue to advance deep beyond the Leafs series.

Frank E

Quote from: Significantly Insignificant on May 25, 2023, 07:51:11 AM
Quote from: Frank E on May 25, 2023, 05:57:30 AM
Quote from: Arn on May 25, 2023, 03:50:09 AMI guess Carolina need to sack their GM and trade their core players now.

Interestingly, the whole forward group (save Kotkaniemi) are on expiring deals this coming season.

https://www.capfriendly.com/teams/hurricanes



Svechnikov too.

Good catch...missed that. 

herman

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Quote from: L K on May 25, 2023, 08:19:35 AMLeafs lose to Montreal - win two more series after this to get to the Cup finals
Leafs lose to Tampa - win two more series after this to get to the Cup finals
Leafs lose to Florida - win next series to get to the Cup finals

So while the Leafs aren't punishing teams they are also losing to teams that continue to advance deep beyond the Leafs series.

That's the thing though: because the Leafs series was not physically punishing enough, they had the advantage in their next round; a sweep against a beat up opponent gives them rest advantage for the following series as well. The playoff drive is a grind, and our opponents seem to have more stamina left the rest of the way.

The playbook is pretty well written against the Playoff Leafs: isolate Marner* so he has no time to make plays, just take rush chances against Tavares, whatever their bottom 6, and turtle in the DZ because they're just looking for seam plays. Very little of that takes much of a physical toll.

* easy nerf Matthews since they're forever-paired and the only adjustment Keefe will make is to nerf the offensive depth elsewhere.
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