Who is going to win the cup this year?

Ottawa   4 votes - 80 %
Buffalo   1 vote - 20 %
Carolina   0 votes - 0 %
New Jersey   0 votes - 0 %
Colorado   0 votes - 0 %
Edmonton   0 votes - 0 %
Anaheim   0 votes - 0 %
San Jose   0 votes - 0 %
 
5 Total Votes
boy by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu May 04, 2006 at 05:53:30 AM EST
I just miss more regular TV coverage of the NHL..

Granted, OLN has stepped up, it's nothing like before the strike (ie no Wednesday night hockey on ESPN).. Of course, those west coast games that start at 10 pm were rarely watched on my side of the continent, but still..

You might find some radio station webcasts by clover kicker (2.00 / 0) #16 Thu May 04, 2006 at 08:16:54 AM EST
I've listened to a lot of Sens games on streaming audio.

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Are there any Canadian teams left in the playoffs? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu May 04, 2006 at 05:54:26 AM EST
I'm glad the Sabres are doing well, maybe this time they won't be cheated.


The Sabres by glamorgan (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu May 04, 2006 at 06:00:36 AM EST
Are a damn fine team this year, and are a real threat.  Nobody picked them to do anything this year!  They retooled their team to be faster and younger, the perfect strategy for the 'new' NHL.

The Edmonton Oilers and the Ottawa Senators have both moved on to the second round.  If Calgary had won it would have resulted in a second round match up between Edmonton and Calgary.  The 'Battle of Alberta' hasn't happened in the playoffs for a long time and it was an exciting prospect.  Oh well.  The Ottawa Senators are playing Buffalo in the second round, and should be the most entertaining second round series.  Buffalo is a good team, but I don't think they can stand up to the Senators.  Time will tell.

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Sabres by ChiefHoser (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu May 04, 2006 at 06:02:37 AM EST
The sabres are a good team, but like the senators of 4 years ago, they lack any and all toughness. Amazing goal scoring capacity, but not grit. When faced with most teams, it is a winning team, but against the senators (who have both and incredible scoring team, and a hugely tough team), they will fall far short.
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IAWTP by glamorgan (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu May 04, 2006 at 06:14:56 AM EST
I wouldn't want to meet Chara in a dark alley!  I can't speak to the toughness (or lack thereof) of the Sabres, we don't get much opportunity to see them out here in the west.  The Senators have incredible depth, and if Emery can continue his good performances then Ottawa is the team to beat.

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Still bitter about that ? by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu May 04, 2006 at 06:59:25 AM EST
It was triple over time, and maybe, maybe he was in the crease..

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Let's just say the X-files weren't always wrong by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #7 Thu May 04, 2006 at 07:07:44 AM EST
though sometimes it takes extreme measures to prevent a Buffalo team from winning it all.


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Ottawa is left. by Driusan (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu May 04, 2006 at 07:23:35 AM EST
Some would argue that Edmonton is a Canadian team left, but my sense of patriotism revolves around the phrase "My Canada includes Quebec! (but not Alberta)"

And according to wikipedia, Anaheim has the most Canadian players of any team at 71%.

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Hockey != Politics by glamorgan (4.00 / 2) #9 Thu May 04, 2006 at 07:44:56 AM EST
My Canada has 10 provinces, how about yours? 

Your anti-Alberta attitude is no better that the anti-Quebec attitude that is prevalent in here in Alberta.  Your statement makes it obvious that you feel otherwise.  The biggest thing wrong with Canada today is various provinces thinking that they are somehow better than the rest, for whatever reason.

The vast majority of Albertans would prefer to be part of a Canada that includes Quebec, regardless of what Ralph and the others that get the air time say.

Now, back to hockey.

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See, by Driusan (2.00 / 0) #10 Thu May 04, 2006 at 07:51:55 AM EST
This is what happens when you cut taxes enough that you can't properly fund education. In particular, the maths.

If your Canada includes Quebec and Alberta for a total of 10 provinces, and mine doesn't include Alberta, then how many provinces does my Canada have?

It's fairly trivial. Solve the following equation:
x=10-1

What result do we get for x?

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Why can't you all get along and agree by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #11 Thu May 04, 2006 at 08:00:40 AM EST
to just make fun of the Newfies, like TISG intended.


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I suppose by glamorgan (4.00 / 1) #15 Thu May 04, 2006 at 08:16:13 AM EST
this is the wrong time to admit that I am a Newfie?, isn't it? I'm just giving Driusan more ammunition :-)

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But I like Newfies. by Driusan (2.00 / 0) #18 Thu May 04, 2006 at 08:43:49 AM EST
I find their half-hour time zone cute.

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Dude, by glamorgan (4.00 / 1) #14 Thu May 04, 2006 at 08:12:13 AM EST
I know that you recognise sarcasm because you make extensive use of it.  Congratulations, you use it well.

That's all.

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I'm fairly confident that you're being sarcastic. by Driusan (2.00 / 0) #17 Thu May 04, 2006 at 08:42:53 AM EST


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ah, fuggedabout it by 606 (4.00 / 1) #12 Thu May 04, 2006 at 08:02:35 AM EST
Driusan is a notorious troll when it comes to Canadian politics. At least notorious to me.


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yeah by 606 (4.00 / 1) #13 Thu May 04, 2006 at 08:05:58 AM EST
As far as I'm concerned the Flames didn't actually play yesterday. I think it was the worst performance I've seen by any hockey team ever. I just don't understand what happened. Did someone spike the Gatorade?

Go Edmonton, I suppose.

Actually it's sort of good we didn't have a battle of Alberta. My office would become an outright civil war battlefield, there are so many Deadmontonians here.

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