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Michelle
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posted 05 June 2006 06:59 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Anyone else watching Edmonton kick some Carolina butt tonight?
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Michelle
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posted 05 June 2006 07:17 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Geez. I jinxed it!
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posted 05 June 2006 07:19 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
... I was about to say. I tuned in hoping to see said butt-kicking, and behold, the kickers had become the kickees.

Well, the last shall be first, and all like that there.

ETA:

4-3 Carolina, now.

Nice going, Michelle! This is a fine mess you've gotten us into.

[ 05 June 2006: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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Michelle
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posted 05 June 2006 07:35 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hey, just you watch it. We just ... er ...

Never mind. I'm not doing it again.


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posted 05 June 2006 07:38 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It's a pity, isn't it, that all these ballyhooed rule changes have made no difference to the pace of the game, or the rate of goal scoring.

All that lockout folderol, players getting shafted etc., and we're still stuck with the same old slow grind, clutching and holding, neutral-zone traps, the whole bit.

When will we ever learn?! I ask you, Michelle -- when??!!


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Michelle
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posted 05 June 2006 07:52 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
HE LEFT THE NET!!!!

Now, see, THAT'S why I hate it when they do that! Why do goalies ALWAYS DO THAT???


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Michelle
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posted 05 June 2006 07:57 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
And now...some gripes from Grapes.

So...is Cherry a guilty pleasure for anyone else? (Edited to say: holy crap, he's really outdone himself on the suit.)

[ 05 June 2006: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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posted 05 June 2006 08:06 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Cherry is no kind of pleasure for me.

Eventually, I'll probably mellow on the subject of the old buzzard. However, it'll likely be at least two years after I'm dead, and more likely three.

On the other hand, I had to admire the chutzpah of that jacket. My comment upon seeing it was something in the neighbourhood of "holy sheepshit!"


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posted 05 June 2006 08:25 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Wasn't that something? I think he must have had it made from a 70'smumu.
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quote:
Originally posted by Michelle:
Geez. I jinxed it!

Nah, I jinxed it. Flipped it on and the whole thing unravelled -immediately. I really am the world's worst jinx when it comes to hockey. Next time I'll just watch the TSN highlights, after the damage is done.


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posted 05 June 2006 09:31 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'm a totem of greatness. I have to watch the game otherwise my team losses. I left to go for a long walk tonight. I lost us the game

It is just like Montreal. I was living with dudes that hated hockey so I couldn't watch it after the last Montreal victory. They lost my team the series.


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Erik Redburn
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posted 05 June 2006 09:53 PM      Profile for Erik Redburn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Well at least You get to cheer During the games. Next time we'll just have to coordinate our watches better...

(BTW, who did Maggie the Monkey pick for the finals, anyone catch the spin?)


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posted 05 June 2006 10:16 PM      Profile for HellofaSandwich   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
You have no idea how depressing this is. The loss of Roloson is just too much. I can't imagine the Oilers winning this series with two mediocre back-up goalies who haven't played in months. These guys are capable of being decent in net, but I have some serious doubts after months of rest.

Ugh, the more I think about it, the worse I feel. I'm gonna try to think about something else now.


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posted 05 June 2006 10:17 PM      Profile for HellofaSandwich   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Apparently Maggie picked Edmonton, so I guess all hope is not lost.
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posted 05 June 2006 10:21 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
They'll get'em next time. Jeez, is Roloson done ?.
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Roloson is, is Gone...or just Down for Now? Conklin and Markkanen are Okaay at times, but not Near good enough. Christ, someone up there must Love the Cartoon Canes. A suddenly shaky Brodeur, a Destroyed Buffalo blue-line, now This.
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posted 06 June 2006 12:08 AM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
MacTavish says Rolly is gone for the series.
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posted 06 June 2006 01:31 AM      Profile for Erik Redburn     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Dang! And they didn't even get the one win out of him. Up to the monkey now.
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If one of the backups can steal game 2 for the oilers, I'll still be confident about the Oilers winning the cup. It comes down to confidence.. do the Oilers have enough confidence in their backups to bother fighting tooth and nail? We'll know tommorow night, I guess.

At the start of the game last night, the Oilers were skating circles around the Canes and forcing them to take a ton of penalties due to their speed. If they can keep that up for the series, theres no reason that the Oil can't win with a backup goalie.

Oilers in 7.


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you forget the Hurricanes astounding success in coming back from 0-2 series in this post-season ....
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I'm concerned about more Oiler injuries. Staal swung his stick in the face of Pronger in a near eye-gouging and frankly I'm expecting more of that from Carolina. Victory comes to the team that suffers the least attrition.
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When Roloson first got hurt, my wife asked,"Who's their backup?" Remembering that Conklin had actually been placed on waivers after Roloson was acquired, I confidently told her "Jussa Markenen".

When it turned out to be Conklin who skated out, my heart just sank (from good reason, it turned out). Something tells me that Markenen will be starting Game 2, though...

[ 06 June 2006: Message edited by: Scott Piatkowski ]


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posted 07 June 2006 08:22 PM      Profile for Polly Brandybuck     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
ohmyfrikkinoath. That game really really sucked. It was like someone said to the oilers, okay, you don't have a decent goalie so we expect you to play a completely defensive game and for crissakes don't actually shoot the frikkin puck.....

Take a deep breath. Miracles have happened.

To quote Robert Munsch. Awk. Glak. Aargh.


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Originally posted by N.Beltov:
I'm concerned about more Oiler injuries. Staal swung his stick in the face of Pronger in a near eye-gouging and frankly I'm expecting more of that from Carolina. Victory comes to the team that suffers the least attrition.

That's how Carolina took Canadiens power forward, Saku Koivu out of the series. He's lucky he can still see out of that eye and no penalty on the play with Koivu bleeding all over the arena. And then Richard Zednik took a high stick in the face, I think it was the very next game. I was surprised they even called it. And Buffalo lost two? defencemen to accidents as well. The Oilers are playing the Lumber Company. The Canes are either very lucky or very dirty. The refs are letting them away with murder again.


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posted 07 June 2006 09:28 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Yea, that Koivu injury was horrifying. Although he wears a shield, the opposing player managed to "accidently" shove his stick under the visor and into Koivu's eye socket. It never ceases to annoy me that the announcers typically and immediately make reference to the accidental nature of the injury. How do they know? It always sounds like the defence of a criminal action.

Anyway, before I go too far one way I should mention that Edmonton's Mike Peca has been known to injure a few players himself. Peca took out Selanne in Winnipeg years ago and the Finnish Flash was laid up for quite a while.

[ 07 June 2006: Message edited by: N.Beltov ]


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posted 07 June 2006 10:37 PM      Profile for RANGER     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hey! anyone see Carolina kick some Edmonton but tonight?
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Fidel
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posted 10 June 2006 02:42 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hey Hurricane fans, boogleyoo boogleyoo! <-- voodoo hex on Ward
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posted 10 June 2006 05:07 PM      Profile for saskganesh     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by 'lance:
It's a pity, isn't it, that all these ballyhooed rule changes have made no difference to the pace of the game, or the rate of goal scoring.

All that lockout folderol, players getting shafted etc., and we're still stuck with the same old slow grind, clutching and holding, neutral-zone traps, the whole bit.

When will we ever learn?! I ask you, Michelle -- when??!!


strongly disagree. you'll notice that lots more is getting called, including holding, grabbing and hitting from behind. and we are seeing mcuh more good hitting.

teams that did well in this playoff were the faster ones. fast ones who could ice 4 good forward lines and also have a mobile defense.

the Oilers are playing a version of the trap, but they make for a zone defexne with some very aggressive forechecking. its not a passive game. the trap masters, New Jersey, were outskated and out hit in the second round by the canes.

goals are up too. after not watching much of the regular season, this playoff has been a revelation to me: the game is good.


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posted 10 June 2006 05:48 PM      Profile for steffie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Why are the Edmonton fans booing Doug Weight?
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quote:
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Why are the Edmonton fans booing Doug Weight?

Probably just to try and rattle him. Judging by how he coughed up the puck on Moreau's disallowed goal, I think it may have worked.


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My 13 yr.-old just informed me that it could be a reaction to Weight's trade from Edmonton last year to Carolina. If I was an Edmontonian, I might wish that such a talented played stayed instead of moving to a team who might take the Cup from my city.
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posted 11 June 2006 06:18 PM      Profile for RANGER     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
He was an Oiler up to around 2001 then left for big dollars Edmonton didn't have, he was actually a Blue at the begining of this season.
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posted 12 June 2006 06:49 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Well, geez.

I guess not posting in this thread tonight isn't helping since Carolina is up a point now.

Anyone want to cry in their rootbeer with me?


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posted 12 June 2006 07:43 PM      Profile for Jingles     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Fucking hell.

I think the league wants to keep the cup in the slave states.


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Michelle
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posted 12 June 2006 07:45 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Well, that call sucked donkey genitals, didn't it?
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Carolina clearly had the refs in their pockets from series one with Koivu's near beheading with no pénalité. The league could have drafted a new penalty rule with that play as a precedent for video review when blood flow is involved.

Did anyone see the non-call for boarding against the canes at about the 10 minute mark or so of the third?. And the very last penalty of the game against the Oilers was a phantom hook - it didn't happen fcs. RIGGED!!!@

ETA: The refs should get five games without pay and community service time with The Foundation Fighting Blindness.

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I'll cry in that rootbeer with you Michelle. Quietly though, since I lost my voice yelling just - shoot - the - puck fer crying in the sink...just - shoot - the - puck.
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This has to be the single most ironic of Stanley Cup finals: The Oilers are destroyed by the Hurricanes.
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Michelle
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posted 13 June 2006 01:20 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hey now. They're not destroyed yet!
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Oilers; oil; global warming; the Hurricanes.
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posted 14 June 2006 05:27 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Who's watching?

Awesome goal for Edmonton - 16 seconds in!


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posted 14 June 2006 05:29 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Damn! I did it again!
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posted 14 June 2006 06:02 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Have some faith.
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Holy penalties against Edmonton.
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Hope the refs aren't as bad as it sounds tonight. I'm doing My part -I'm not watching.
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posted 14 June 2006 07:16 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
At the end of the second, it's 3 - 3. Holy!
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At the end of the third, still 3 - 3. As the pickle maker said, "this one's a dilly!"
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posted 14 June 2006 08:11 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Pisani scores a shorthanded goal in overtime and wins the game for the Oilers. Back to Edmonton.
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Yayy!
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3-2. Edmonton can tie up the series next game.

WIN THE CUP

BRING IT TO CANADA.


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posted 14 June 2006 08:38 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Another playoff on Leno right now:
Coulter vs Carlin!

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quote:
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Another playoff on Leno right now:
Coulter vs Carlin!

NO CABLE!!! Shucks


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quote:
Originally posted by Boom Boom:
Another playoff on Leno right now:
Coulter vs Carlin!

Is it worth watching? Does Leno let them go at each other? (In the dialogue sense, of course.)


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Doing the Oilers Happy Dance.....sure was nice to see them actually playing the game again.

I might just have to put my I Believe shirt on for work tomorrow.


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quote:
Originally posted by siren:

Is it worth watching? Does Leno let them go at each other? (In the dialogue sense, of course.)


Carlin was fantastic (as he always is), Coulter sucked (she was cold, stiff, and distant). No dialogue between the two, unfortunately.


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Thanks Boom Boom. I'll probably take a peek anyway.

Congrats to the hockey fans whose team won. Musta been all that cheering in front of the TV.


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Naw, it was me Not cheering in front of the tv -lol.

Someone's really got to complain to the league about the officiating though, really.


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So? Game starts in 15 minutes. Who's watching?

ETA: Huh, maybe I'm wrong? I thought I saw somewhere that the game was starting at 8 EST, but the announcers are saying that they won't see the line-up cards for 20 minutes. So, I guess I was wrong.

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I'll be checking from time to time. Where will Game 7 be played? (I'm an optimist, don't you know ).
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It would be Carolina, wouldn't it, since tonight's is in Edmonton? Don't they go two-two-one-one-one?
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Thanks, I had forgotten that. I was hoping the last game would be held based on a coin toss.
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posted 17 June 2006 05:11 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Oh hey, I don't know for sure. Don't take my word as definitive - I'm no expert. I just like to watch.
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posted 17 June 2006 05:24 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
For heaven's sake. They've GOT to stop taking penalties!
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I think the penalties have to do with a different game.

PS: what the heck is Don Cherry wearing? Ewwww. It hurts the eyes!


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Edmonton has just scored on the powerplay. 1-0.

Interestingly, they just interviewed PM Harper. Harper got everything right except that he called the events of last year a "strike" rather than a "lockout". But that's an easy mistake for the boss to make.


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And another. 2-0. Peca is playing spectacularly.
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Yeah. And they plugged the book he's apparently writing on hockey history. I had no idea.

This game is beauty, eh? (Yeah, I know, I need to shut up now.)


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3-0. Another power play goal. And another power play for Edmonton after that.
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posted 17 June 2006 07:41 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Would it be inappropriate at this point to drool over the Oilers' coach?

Okay, now that that's out of the way...

There are tons of penalties in these playoffs! Not many fights though, which is good.

So what did you think of that near-goal where they had to see whether the Carolina goalie's glove went over the goal line with the puck in it?

SCORE!!!! YES!!! Well, that's it. Game seven.


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4-0. A rout. The third power play goal. That's actually very important. This one, Horcoff does a give and go with Dvorak and roofs it.

"We want the Cup!
We want the Cup!"

The Oiler fans are chanting at the top of their lungs.


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Another penalty. Tsk tsk. Oh well. They can afford it now.

ETA: Oh! I thought it was against Edmonton. Another power play for Edmonton!

EATA: Well, now it sounds like Edmonton's going to get a penalty. So much for the power play.

[ 17 June 2006: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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4 - 0!
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They are feeling it! Go Oilers!
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That was one fine game! I actually went out to a sports pub to watch this one, what a blast. 100 people booing Harper - ha.
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Polly, where are you in Canada? You've probably mentioned it before, but it escapes me right now. If you're in Alberta, I'm gonna be really pleasantly surprised!
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Ha! Yes Michelle, in Grande Prairie actually.

And now that I think of it, it just might be that our table(s) started booing him and the rest of the bar sorta piled on. Not hard to get a bunch of beered up hockey fans to make some noise. However it worked, it was nice nice nice.

(Edited to add everything after "actually".)

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The Big Mo is definitely favoring the Oilers. After the complete ass-whuppin' that the Oilers gave the 'Canes on Saturday night, the odds have to be heavily in favor of an Oiler Cup victory.

That Saturday game was pathetic (in contrast to the very exciting game five). The 'Canes had to have played about their worse game in history...six shots on goal? I don't recall seeing a game with that low of a SOG total in a very, very loooooong time (and certainly not in the Stanley Cup Finals).


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Okay, here goes!
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Maybe Carolina wanted the Cup game on their home ice, that could be one reason for Saturday's dismal play. Could be we'll some really dynamic hockey tonight.
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Bah. I like to believe they're just demoralized and unable to play.

I'm actually not even sure why I care so much who wins. I mean, I can cheer for North Carolina, or Alaberta. But I keep telling myself, it's Redmonton, and less than 50% of Albertans voted Reformatory.

Oh man! The woman singing O Canada got the tune wrong at first! At least get someone who knows our national anthem! Jeez.

Edited because I had a brain fart and put South Carolina when I knew damned well it was North. Oh well.

[ 19 June 2006: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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Gack.

Carolina's looking sharp, I must admit. A goal already. That sucks.


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posted 19 June 2006 05:25 PM      Profile for M. Spector   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It's North Carolina, actually. And as between them and Alberta, politically speaking, there's not much to choose.

Ralph Klein & Steven Harper or Jesse Helms. Take your pick.


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I know. But they don't usually use "North" when referring to the hockey team. Edited to say - oh, I see! I said "South"! I'm dumb. I knew that. Just the other day I said "North Korea" when I meant "South" when talking about the World Cup, too. Geez.

Can I just say that if a goalie decides to piss around behind the net and then gets hit by someone on the other team, they pretty much have left themselves open for whatever they get? Not that I'm unhappy with the Edmonton power play, but it seems to me that you can't have it both ways. Doesn't seem fair to me that a goalie can leave the net to stay with the puck behind it, and then be untouchable by the other players trying to get it away.

[ 19 June 2006: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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quote:
Originally posted by M. Spector:
It's North Carolina, actually. And as between them and Alberta, politically speaking, there's not much to choose.

Ralph Klein & Steven Harper or Jesse Helms. Take your pick.


Take North Carolina. Despite Helms, it has a less reactionary tradition. And with universities like Duke and Chapel Hill, it has some progressive elements, which led to the election of someone like John Edwards.


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posted 19 June 2006 05:59 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hee. Only on babble could a discussion about hockey turn into politics.
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posted 19 June 2006 06:34 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
2 - 0. How can Edmonton expect to win with all these penalties?
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posted 19 June 2006 06:52 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
No kidding. Another one.
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posted 19 June 2006 07:18 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Well! Finally!
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They seem to be following the same script as Calgary in game 7 two years ago. Hopefully theres a better ending.
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posted 19 June 2006 07:37 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hey, you never know. They still have seven minutes. They can still get a goal and go into overtime. They sure seem to have picked up, haven't they?
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I don't think I could take another overtime.
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posted 19 June 2006 07:51 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I could! It's our only hope!

Oh damn. Empty net, goal for Carolina. It's over.


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The Stanley cup in the land of Jesse Helms! Sickening!
Still, a great run for the the Oilers. I loved the way the fans in Edmonton sang the anthem before the last game, really made you feel good.

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posted 19 June 2006 07:57 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Who's that woman in red in the audience that they keep showing?
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Don't know, turned the channel.
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Yeah, they kept showing her throughout the game though. She's the wife of someone on the Carolina team or something.
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I remember when Dallas won in 2000, then Gov. George Bush put a Canadian to death the same week. No one will ever convince me in was a coincidence.
I don't generally get all patriotic about hockey, but its been so long since a Canadian team won. I really thought this would be the year.

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Next year, the Leafs!
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Oh, God, the Leafs. When did they last win the Cup? 1967? Memory fails me.
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Hee hee. I knew that'd get some snickers.

Did you hear Whitney when he held the Cup up? "Yeah! FUCKIN' RIGHT!" or something like that. I was thinking, oh boy, American television better bleep that one out!


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Yes, apparently Networks are facing large fines for offensive language. Aren't they lucky to have a government that protects them from that sort of thing.
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quote:
Originally posted by Michelle:
Hee hee. I knew that'd get some snickers.

Michelle has a mean streak - but it's still hilarious.


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quote:
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Who's that woman in red in the audience that they keep showing?

Apparently, Glen Wesley's wife. But, I agree, showing her once was enough (although, I would have loved to see her reaction when he said that winning the Cup was "the greatest moment of [his] life").


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Third straight finals the Eastern Conference team won the seventh game at home. I guess the regular season does count for something.
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quote:
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Apparently, Glen Wesley's wife. But, I agree, showing her once was enough (although, I would have loved to see her reaction when he said that winning the Cup was "the greatest moment of [his] life").

I would have been okay with that. He likely didn't dream about childbirth or marriage from the time he was five years old.


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Interesting footnote:

Brind'Amour = Wisp of love


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Any guess on which Canadian NHL team will be the next Cup winner?

I think that Calgary will win it some time in the next couple of years.


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Ottawa. As if we don't hate Senators enough.
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Ottawa. As if we don't hate Senators enough.

Why do people hate the Senators?


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Why do people hate the Senators?

Is joke. The federal senators in the Senate is what I was alluding to.


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Originally posted by Boom Boom:

Is joke. The federal senators in the Senate is what I was alluding to.


Ah, got it.

I'd like to see the Sens win the Cup, too, as they have never won it before. I'd say that if the Sens keep the team they had in 05-06 intact for the 06-07 season, they will be very, very tough.


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With the salary cap, it's going to be harder to keep teams together from year to year. Which makes it more difficult to make any early predictions on who will win.
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I'm from Ottawa originally, and I really want the new Senators to win the cup at least once. I say this as a life-long Montreal fan. I used to love the Nordiques, too.
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Well, hate to do it, but the thread is long and the Stanley Cup is over. Feel free to start a new thread, though, if you want to discuss the aftermath, or the next season.
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