NHL Playoff Observations -- Round Two Is Over

Just a few things that caught my eye:
  • If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. I'm talking about you, Brent Seabrook. It's a rare day when you score the game winner twice ... in the same game.
  • Block the shot or get out of the bloody way. Niklas Kronwall is going to be seeing that one in his sleep for a long, long time.
  • Justin Williams is a Game 7 beast. Some guys wilt in that spotlight. Guys like Williams step up large every time.
  • Back to Seabrook -- how sweet was that goal? He went from goat to hero in the same series.
  • What's the over-under on the number of days before John Tortorella joins Larry Brooks on the media side of the ledger? And how long before we tire of him there, too?
  • Joel Quenneville would have lost his job had the Hawks lost. Some things just don't make sense.
  • There was a huge uproar a few years ago when the CBC moved Bob Cole off their top broadcast team, but it's pretty evident why that happened. He just doesn't get things right. Sad. The legacy is eroding with every period called.
  • So, do the Sharks blow things up or not? Funny thing is they did that already and it didn't work. What's next?
  • The Hawks will have their hands full with the Kings. Those big boys from the left coast hit damn hard.
  • Will Jarome Iginla get his shot at the Cup? We'll have to see if he picked the right team.


By: evantodd
On: 5/30/2013 8:34:00 AM
yeah, give the horns to kronwall for that indecision on the winning goal. but it looked like the wings D were in retreat mode throughout OT. and anyway, the extra period should never have happened anyway...
By: evantodd
On: 5/30/2013 8:40:00 AM
some people have considered bob cole a canadian great for his entire body of broadcasting work. i really never thought much of him, especially since he generally favoured the leafs on a national network. but lately, his efforts have been hard to watch. confusing karlsson and gonchar repeatedly, audibly sighing when ottawa were about to eliminate montreal, etc. remember, if you combine the letters from BOB COLE + STADIUM, you get the word DISCOMBOBULATION.
By: quails144
On: 5/30/2013 1:49:00 PM
Cole is there for one reason. His voice is among the best in the business, and listening to him makes the game more exciting, as long as you don't actually listen to what he's saying. When he does retire, HNIC will lose in atmosphere what it gains in accuracy.

Did not see a lot to choose from in either second-round series in the West.
This could be a DET-SJ final and no one would have been surprised. Is that parity? Random puck bounces? Does it make for a better playoffs? I kind of want to see a heavy favourite we can all root against... the NBA has some compelling storylines right now.

Anyone who tells you s/he knows who is going to win the Cup is simply not being honest. Should be good!


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