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    Default 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs!

    Another year of playoffs started last night!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_St...layoff_bracket

    Eastern Quarterfinals:
    Rangers vs. Senators
    Bruins vs. Caps
    Panthers vs. Devils
    Pens vs. Flyers

    Western Quarterfinals
    Canucks vs. LA
    St Louis vs. San Jose
    Phoenix vs. Chicago
    Preds vs. Wings



    Looks like Philly and LA got off to a good start last night, winning their respective games



    Who's watching? Who's cheering who?

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    Not supporting the Winds is grounds for being disowned according to my father. Although I will admit they have some tough games coming up even if they do beat Nashville

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    I LOVE AND LIVE HOCKEY!!!!

    had a glorious trip to FL to watch my Habbies play in Miami and Tampa....

    sadly first time in a long time me boys are not in the playoffs ..... *sigh* we are rebuilding and will be a formidable for soon enough!!

    but, for now ... we have playoffs and W00T!! I will be watching!!

    so anyone wanna make a small voting on all this .... a bracket thingy???


    teehee!!

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    hockey's good NRL Awesome

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    Eastern Quarterfinals:


    Rangers vs. Senators
    Bruins vs. Caps
    Panthers vs. Devils
    Pens vs. Flyers (although the Flyers got lucky last night --- due to a seriously blown call by the refs!!)


    Western Quarterfinals


    Canucks vs. LA
    St Louis vs. San Jose
    Phoenix vs. Chicago
    Preds vs. Wings (Nashville has the ugliest uniforms ever!!)



    ok ... so i have some serious hatred for certain teams .....


    teehee!!

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    Rangers!!

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    Phoenix Coyotes!

    Time Lords are coming to Phoenix Dec 12-14, 2014

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    Canucks will dominate

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    Quote Originally Posted by aintright View Post
    [I]
    St Louis vs. San Jose
    I'm not talking to you anymore.


    GO BLUES!!!
    From the wonderful XKCD site http://xkcd.com/419/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderstorm View Post
    I'm not talking to you anymore.


    GO BLUES!!!

    still, again or



    this is a new one!!!


    teehee!!

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    My work's completely inept head office is in St Louis, so I cheer for anything opposed to that city by default

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    Just how much coverage did the beginning of the NHL Playoffs get on an episode of SportsCenter?

    Thanks to Deadspin's excellent series Bristolmetrics, statistical evidence has been provided that has proved something we've known all along... ESPN doesn't give a damn about the NHL. To date in their study since January 7th, the NHL receives a meager 3.1% of SportsCenter airtime. Given ESPN doesn't have a contract with the NHL and employs 1 NHL analyst that makes regular appearances on SportsCenter, this apathy towards the NHL is no mystery. In fact, the extent to which the NHL is ignored by ESPN has become its own sort of running gag and a badge of honor for hockey fans.

    But it got me thinking, if there was ever a time for ESPN to pay attention to the NHL, it would be Thursday. The Stanley Cup Playoffs had just kicked off the night before with a full slate of games. There was no big ESPN event that evening to promote. There was no breaking news throughout the day that deserved full-scale coverage. In fact, the sports story of the day was Philly's dramatic 4-3 OT victory in Pittsburgh after trailing 3-0 in Game 1 of their series. If there was any day for SportsCenter to dive a little deeper into the NHL, this would be it.

    So with an ode to the Bristolmetrics study, I decided to pick a random, run-of-the-mill SportsCenter - the 1 PM ET edition on Thursday, to see how much coverage they devoted to the NHL. The live afternoon SportsCenters are a hodgepodge of highlights from the night before, analysis and features, and looking ahead to the coming evening. Even though they're all billed as live, they share roughly the same content from hour to hour. It's an interesting look into SportsCenter's evolution in being just as much about opinion and analysis as highlights and reports. With the NHL having their night to shine, how much ice time did the league get on the afternoon edition of SportsCenter?

    2 minutes and 8 seconds.

    2:08! That's it! That's barely longer than a North Korean missile launch! In the nearly 44 minutes of SportsCenter action (43:49 by my unscientific count), that amounted to a mere 4.9% of SportsCenter. Hey, at least its up from the average year to date. So what did SportsCenter actually use their time to talk about? Here's the eye-opening breakdown...





    More at link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    My work's completely inept head office is in St Louis, so I cheer for anything opposed to that city by default
    Tries to thing of which inept St Louis company you could be talking about ... naw ... there are too many of them.

    Please tell me you don't work for Anheiswer Busch or whatever they are called these days. (And if you do congrats on keeping your job amidst the carnage). Gussie Busch has got to be rollen in his grave seeing what has happened to this once great company.
    From the wonderful XKCD site http://xkcd.com/419/

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    I used to support any NHL team with one or more prominent Finnish players, but now as every team seems to have at least one, I'll go with the Canucks because it's Michael Shanks' favorite team.
    Last edited by maneth; April 14th, 2012 at 06:15 AM.
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    W00T!!! great to see the Panthers with a win!!

    oh!! an thrilled to see the Caps kick the Brew in the Butt!!! all these OT games ....

    Sir Stanley would be proud!!


    teehee!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aintright View Post

    Eastern Quarterfinals:


    St Louis vs. San Jose
    I hope you didn't put any money on that!!

    Blues win a playoff series for the 1st time in 10 years!!!
    From the wonderful XKCD site http://xkcd.com/419/

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    So who is your pick for the final TWO!!

    I am going all RED!!

    Coyotes vs NJ

    i know, i know .....


    teehee!!

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