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mthawk07 09-21-2020 08:25 PM

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The Lightning power play is an absolute mess right now.

drakan 09-21-2020 08:37 PM

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Playoffs have been...underwhelming.

mthawk07 09-21-2020 08:40 PM

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Itís about damn time!

kev87lads 09-22-2020 10:28 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by drakan (Post 17789743)
Playoffs have been...underwhelming.

Generally curious. What would have made them more whelming for you?

Roose13 09-22-2020 10:39 AM

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Probably his awful team being in them.

Antiramie 09-22-2020 01:53 PM

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Much better result. 3 more of that please.

drakan 09-22-2020 02:50 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by kev87lads (Post 17789964)
Generally curious. What would have made them more whelming for you?

I don't know. For like 20 years I've watched every single playoff series I could even though I only watch my team during the year and I am just not feeling it. Maybe it's no crowd or the season shift. Just not feeling it.

drakan 09-22-2020 02:52 PM

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Through the first two games the team that won expected goals has lost the game...

http://moneypuck.com/g.htm?id=2019030411

http://moneypuck.com/g.htm?id=2019030412

Antiramie 09-22-2020 02:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by drakan (Post 17790154)
I don't know. For like 20 years I've watched every single playoff series I could even though I only watch my team during the year and I am just not feeling it. Maybe it's no crowd or the season shift. Just not feeling it.

The officiating gets worse every year. I feel like that's the case for every major sport. Instead of the competition being the focal point, it's always missed calls and what not.

fonzz41 09-22-2020 06:36 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by drakan (Post 17789743)
Playoffs have been...underwhelming.

I'm sorry you feel that way. I'm loving it this year. Even the absolute dick way the Stars play is still kind of fun to hate.

aeroshady 09-23-2020 11:50 AM

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As stated earlier in this thread, my issue is the teams that are in the finals. No disrespect to their fan bases, because their fans are fine, but I just cannot get into Dallas vs Tamp Bay for the cup. I have tried to watch some of the first 2 games, but my attention is lost after like 2 minutes and I switch to something else.

The hockey has been great, but like, it’s Tampa Bay and Dallas. I just don’t care. I don’t associate them with hockey and traditional hockey markets so I cannot find that extra once of caring that I usually can when teams like Toronto, Boston, Pittsburgh, New York are in it.

To me this is a worst case scenario. To clarify, if either one of these teams were playing are more traditional hockey market I would probably be much more interested. Dallas vs Detroit or Boston would be fine, or Tampa vs Colorado or Edmonton would still work for me. It’s just Dallas vs Tampa Bay doesn’t get me there.

Anyway, some exciting stuff this week with buyouts coming!

fonzz41 09-23-2020 12:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by aeroshady (Post 17790571)
As stated earlier in this thread, my issue is the teams that are in the finals. No disrespect to their fan bases, because their fans are fine, but I just cannot get into Dallas vs Tamp Bay for the cup. I have tried to watch some of the first 2 games, but my attention is lost after like 2 minutes and I switch to something else.

The hockey has been great, but like, itís Tampa Bay and Dallas. I just donít care. I donít associate them with hockey and traditional hockey markets so I cannot find that extra once of caring that I usually can when teams like Toronto, Boston, Pittsburgh, New York are in it.

To me this is a worst case scenario. To clarify, if either one of these teams were playing are more traditional hockey market I would probably be much more interested. Dallas vs Detroit or Boston would be fine, or Tampa vs Colorado or Edmonton would still work for me. Itís just Dallas vs Tampa Bay doesnít get me there.

Anyway, some exciting stuff this week with buyouts coming!

I understand where you are coming from, especially being a fan of a big-market team. I guess for me it's just not about "markets", it's about the play I'm seeing on the ice. Dallas is chippy as hell, borderline dirty but with some excellent skill players. Tampa is more skill-oriented, but can answer the physical bell too. Both teams have great goalies. Regardless of the crest on the sweater or the city they're traveling from, that's good hockey to me.

Carolina? Small market team, great brand of hockey. Detroit? Big-market team, boring-ass hockey. And I'll even concede it goes the other way. Boston? Great hockey. Winnipeg (yes they are in Canada but still small market IMO)? Kill me now.

I guess it comes down to preference and all of us enjoying what we enjoy. I wouldn't try to change that about any of you.

drakan 09-23-2020 02:40 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 17790284)
I'm sorry you feel that way. I'm loving it this year. Even the absolute dick way the Stars play is still kind of fun to hate.

I'll get over it.

Even though I watch zero NBA at all I always watch the conference finals and final but this year I haven't watched any either.

I don't really care much for Dallas but I am interested in how Tampa does. Gonna suck when Tampa wins the Cup and the SB this year.:)

mthawk07 09-23-2020 08:01 PM

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Stamkos back in the lineup for the first time since February. Not sure they should be throwing him cold into Game 3 of the SCF.

mthawk07 09-23-2020 08:28 PM

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Well Stamkos just scored so I guess itís working out well so far. :lol

trd1610 09-23-2020 08:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mthawk07 (Post 17790952)
Stamkos back in the lineup for the first time since February. Not sure they should be throwing him cold into Game 3 of the SCF.


seems like it worked!

trd1610 09-23-2020 08:32 PM

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havenít posted in here in quite some time, iíll just say, tampa is small market, but the city absolutely loves their hockey, and the fan base is great. theyíve sold out amalie for 231 consecutive games, and have been among the most consistent franchises of the past decade.

mthawk07 09-23-2020 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by trd1610 (Post 17790965)
havenít posted in here in quite some time, iíll just say, tampa is small market, but the city absolutely loves their hockey, and the fan base is great. theyíve sold out amalie for 231 consecutive games, and have been among the most consistent franchises of the past decade.

Sold out is a very loose term there. I've been to several games that had plenty of empty seats. Maybe the tickets were all "sold," but they weren't full. Great atmosphere and a LOUD arena, though.

Having said that, the Lightning are very popular around here, mainly because people don't give a shit about the Rays and the Bucs are awful.

trd1610 09-23-2020 09:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mthawk07 (Post 17790972)
Sold out is a very loose term there. I've been to several games that had plenty of empty seats. Maybe the tickets were all "sold," but they weren't full. Great atmosphere and a LOUD arena, though.

Having said that, the Lightning are very popular around here, mainly because people don't give a shit about the Rays and the Bucs are awful.


fair, but if it was that easy to sell all the tickets, every team would have a streak like that.

but yeah, the games are fun and the area around the arena is a nice set up. nashville has probably benefited similarly with the titans being pedestrian as hell for the longest time.

mthawk07 09-23-2020 09:13 PM

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Stamkos not on the bench to start the 2nd, but now it's 3-1!

mthawk07 09-23-2020 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by trd1610 (Post 17790989)
fair, but if it was that easy to sell all the tickets, every team would have a streak like that.

but yeah, the games are fun and the area around the arena is a nice set up. nashville has probably benefited similarly with the titans being pedestrian as hell for the longest time.

Amalie is a great arena and they've done a lot to revitalize the areas around it over the last several years. We've also seen a bunch of concerts there, as well, always a good time. :thumbsup

mthawk07 09-23-2020 09:58 PM

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Really hoping the Lightning close this out in five so I can celebrate Saturday night without having to worry about the alarm going off. :bounce

trd1610 09-23-2020 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by mthawk07 (Post 17791014)
Really hoping the Lightning close this out in five so I can celebrate Saturday night without having to worry about the alarm going off. :bounce


absolutely

Antiramie 09-24-2020 01:40 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mthawk07 (Post 17790972)
Sold out is a very loose term there. I've been to several games that had plenty of empty seats. Maybe the tickets were all "sold," but they weren't full. Great atmosphere and a LOUD arena, though.

Having said that, the Lightning are very popular around here, mainly because people don't give a shit about the Rays and the Bucs are awful.

Even when the Rays are good I still don't care because baseball is boring as hell.

The Bucs were awful ;)

GO BOLTS! 2 MORE!!!

fonzz41 09-24-2020 11:45 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mthawk07 (Post 17790952)
Stamkos back in the lineup for the first time since February. Not sure they should be throwing him cold into Game 3 of the SCF.

I'm thinking they did it so that if they win he can get his name on the Cup (must have played either half the season with the team or appeared in at least one Finals game).

fonzz41 09-24-2020 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by fonzz41 (Post 17791160)
I'm thinking they did it so that if they win he can get his name on the Cup (must have played either half the season with the team or appeared in at least one Finals game).

CORRECTION: Stamkos played 57 regular season games, so he would get his name on the Cup anyways.

In any case, I wonder if it was more of a symbolic gesture for both him individually and for the whole team to have their captain back and contributing, even if for a moment.

drakan 09-24-2020 03:27 PM

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I think I read that 35% of hockey results is luck.

fonzz41 09-24-2020 04:12 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by drakan (Post 17791263)
I think I read that 35% of hockey results is luck.

Sports, baby.

mthawk07 09-25-2020 08:12 PM

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Stamkos is done for the series. At least he picked up a goal in his less than 3 minutes of ice time! :lol

unccrombie 09-25-2020 09:16 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mthawk07 (Post 17791965)
Stamkos is done for the series. At least he picked up a goal in his less than 3 minutes of ice time! :lol


If TB finally wins, Stamkos can say he contributed, from a player perspective that's huge.


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