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NHL Playoff Observations -- Cup Runneth Over

Just a few things that caught my eye:
  • Is Corey Crawford the Rodney Dangerfield of NHL twinetenders? He don't get no respect.
  • June 9 sure is a big day for Patrick Kane. A natural hat trick sends the Hawks to the final. Three years ago, his goal delivered a Cup ... on exactly the same day.
  • So Jonathan Quick is human. Go figure. It was just a bad game to have it happen.
  • I can't wait to see Andrew Shaw against Brad Marchand. It's like a double dose of dirtbag, albeit dirtbag "lite" vs. twerp dirtbag. Ken "The Rat" Linseman would be so proud.
  • Dallas Eakins appears to be headed to Alberta to coach the Oilers. He's great with young players. Fans in the Oil Patch will be very, very happy, very, very soon.
  • Jonathan Toews may be Captain Serious, but he plays with a ferocity of emotion that could explode at any moment. At least he kept it at a near-boil Saturday night. But man, he's intense.
  • Help me out with this. Mike Richards suffered a concussion in Game 1, but he was back on the ice Saturday night. Before the game, his coach said he was 50-50, at best. So much for the quiet room and all the concussion protocols, eh? And then along comes Andrew Shaw (again). This could be a queasy offseason Mikey.
  • The Stars inked Sergei Gonchar to a two-year, $10 million deal. Don't they know he struggles mightily the first year he wears a new jersey?

Comments

By: evantodd
On: 6/9/2013 4:09:00 PM
even though quick appeared human, you have to admit his D let him down on some of the goals. when fatigue sets in, sloppy play will more often turn into trouble.
 
By: evantodd
On: 6/9/2013 4:17:00 PM
and who could've predicted a chicago-boston final? i mean, the black hawks, OK. but who would've been bold enough to slot the east's #4 seed past some strong contenders? i guess we'll never know. :) (although i can see pianow picked this matchup in the comments section of the april 30th staff playoffs predictions article.)
 

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