NHL Hockey Playoffs

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  1. mhall

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    SWEEP! Now comes the wait to see who the next challenger is, Rangers? Devils? Caps? Doesn't matter much the way we've been playing. Go Pens!
     
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    SparrowHawk60 Happy to be green!

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    Boo, say it anit so! A friggin Devils fan? Yuck! :eek: :crazy: :crazy: :doh: :doh:
     
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    ... but you can help your Stars. Call Vice President Cheney. :laser:Ducks
     
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    Yes. I became a Devils fan during their first championship season in 1995 (beat the Red Wings 4-0 in the finals), when I was serving as one of their attorneys in their lease dispute with the New Jersey Sports and Exhibition Authority (you might remember that it had been rumored throughout that season that the Devils were leaving New Jersey for Nashville).

    The Devils are quite a franchise. Lou Lamariello deserves a lot of credit for fielding a first tier team for 14 years while operating on a relatively modest budget. The Devils are also cool because they have the best logo in hockey, and they've been immortalized by Seinfeld.

    DEVILS IN SEVEN!
     
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    TJandGENESIS Are We Having Fun Yet?

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    Me Stars are doing well!
     
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    Rancid13 Cool Chick with a Black Prius

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    And for the first time in nearly half a decade, the Stars advance to round 2. About damn time, boys! But you've made me proud in beating the quackers. :) Too bad you didn't end it on Friday, and shut up the stupid quacker fans who practically accosted us, forcing us to notify security & find new seats for the 2nd & 3rd periods (a first in my 16 years of rooting for the Stars in "enemy territory".)
     
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    TJandGENESIS Are We Having Fun Yet?

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    Where's the pic of you in the jersey?
     
  8. Rancid13

    Rancid13 Cool Chick with a Black Prius

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    I'll give ya 2, since you were so patient. I just got the email with the pictures this morning.

    I'm the shorter person in both pictures. ;) I've had that jersey for nearly 13 years now. My parents gave it to me for Christmas when I was 17. :eek:

    Game 1:
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    Game 5:
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    Rancid13 Cool Chick with a Black Prius

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    I'll give ya 2, since you were so patient. I just got the email with the pictures this morning.

    I'm the shorter person in both pictures. ;) I've had that jersey for nearly 13 years now. My parents gave it to me for Christmas when I was 17. :eek:

    Game 1:
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    Game 5:
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    As an Oiler fan, I am predisposed to disliking all of you Stars fans.
     
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    JRMurray Magnetic Gray is the only way!

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    Just noticed this thread...

    Big hockey fan here. I was pretty upset by the collapse of the Canucks in the last 9 games of the season, but ... what the heck: I can start getting to my garden and my house, now that I have loads of free time. :)

    Anyway, I was happy to see Anaheim get eliminated last night. Is it me, or is Chris Pronger one of the nastiest players in the NHL? :confused:
     
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    Let's Go Rangers!!! (finally...)
     
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    TJandGENESIS Are We Having Fun Yet?

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    Boy, you got close! I think I might be going to one of the games soon.
     
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    Lol, "finally" is the right word.

    I'm rooting for the Rangers notwithstanding that they beat my Devils. The denizens of Madison Square Garden can sure use some winning for a change. I was not really surprised that the Rangers won. But I was surprised by how they dominated the series.
     
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    We lucked out & got my parents' seats for game 1 as they were out of town (can you imagine-something more important than hockey playoffs?). Their season seats are about 10 rows up from the ice, near the corner. We went to their section for warmups for game 5, but had to head to our seats in the upper level, about 5 rows from the top, for regulation.

    Sorry for the duplicate post above. When I posted the pictures this morning, PC timed out and when I logged back on, showed my post didn't take so I reposted.
     
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    tripp Which it's a 'ybrid, ain't it?

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    Heh, I remember when "Stars" was proceeded by "North". I was living in Minnesota when they left. Saw them once at the Met before that arena became a parking lot. It was a sad day when they left. There certainly wasn't a lot of love for Norm Greene in that town. It wasn't as sad a departure as the Jets leaving Winnepeg, but that's another story...
     
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    Yes, almost always a sad day when a major league sports team moves out of town.

    I don't know if you know this re your current home state of Colorado, but the New Jersey Devils were once the Colorado Rockies. However, I don't know if too many people were traumatized by their departure then.
     
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    No it's not only you - Pronger is a goon (with skills) as his rap sheet indicates (7 suspensions).
     
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    Disgusting behavior! Uncalled for antics! Yes, this happens in the States as well, and I still have the same comments! :mad:


    Police Cars Torched After Canadiens' Win


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    Posted: 2008-04-22 10:53:56
    Filed Under: NHL
    MONTREAL (April 22) - The burnt-out shells of at least five Montreal police cars littered the city's downtown early Tuesday morning after vandals torched and smashed vehicles and damaged businesses to punctuate a first-round NHL playoff victory celebration.






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    A burned out police car sits in downtown Montreal after violence erupted following the Canadiens' win to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.







    A massive crowd celebrating the Canadiens seventh-game victory Monday over the Boston Bruins filled downtown streets Monday and had started to disperse just before midnight when smaller pockets started the violence. There were no initial reports of injuries.

    Jean-Francois Hotte said the incident degenerated quickly as police started chasing people.

    "One minute we were all hanging out and celebrating and then all hell broke out," Hotte said.

    Hotte said he watched as a Foot Locker store was ransacked by looters. A liquor store was also hit.

    "It didn't take five minutes before everyone was up on Ste-Catherine Street. It went really fast."

    While the initial celebration was relatively peaceful, small groups milled around on several street corners even as riot police surrounded burning vehicles to allow firefighters to douse flames.

    Television helicopter footage showed one instance where a pair of vandals on a darkened street set ablaze the interior of a damaged, abandoned police car while a third person recorded the act with his cellular telephone. A handful of others stood by watching.

    Police spokeswoman Const. Anie Lemieux could not confirm the number of arrests but several men were taken away in handcuffs, including some wearing Canadiens jerseys who pounded a car with cement blocks. Several stores were also damaged.


    "Police officers are still on the scene trying to control these people," Lemieux said just after midnight in Montreal.

    "Fortunately no one seems to have been injured so far. Police have had things thrown at them, bystanders too."

    Lemieux said it would be impossible to tell the extent of the damage until the downtown area calmed down.

    Ava Ball was advised by police to keep her car underground as the tension continued to escalate.

    "I had to take my car back into the underground because police advised me they'd trash my car," Ball said.

    "I had to go back and wait it out to go home," she added, as she debated whether it was safe to leave as the situation appeared to calm down around 1:30 a.m.

    Police were on edge as they patrolled in helmets and with batons.

    "It's not how you'd want the night to end," Ball said.

    "I think we're all a bit sad about the result of the evening considering we had such a tremendous win."

    Montreal recently had a spate of so-called anarchist violence, including the torching of six police cars in a station parking lot in March.

    Earlier in the evening, moments after the Canadiens won the seven-game series, thousands of Montrealers descended on the city's downtown core to whoop it up and soak in the Canadiens series win over the Boston Bruins.

    A large contingent of Montreal police was waiting for the raucous crowd including the police riot squad. The bulk of the crowd was clearing out when the trouble started.
     
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    My first NHL hockey game was the Minnesota North Stars vs LA Kings in 1992 at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood (oh, how I miss the Forum!! The Staples Center is nice, but lacks the charm that the Forum had). They moved to Dallas a year later and dropped the "North", but I remained hooked on the sport and the team. :)
     
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