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Offline varoadking

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Thinking that a 4 game sweep of LA unlikely, I'm taking my youngest daughter to Game 5 of the Blackhawks / Kings series in Chicago.

She hasn't been there since the day after Xmas in 2008...but that was where she developed her love of hockey...at her first ever game.


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That's great.  Good on ya. 

I lived in Vancouver in '92 when everyone was rooting for the Blackhawks (who had just swept the Red Wings) when they played Edmonton in the conference finals.  Too bad you guys got Lemieuxed.   

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I don't follow the NHL closely, but it looks like the Rangers have a heck of a nice representation of from the NCAA D1 eastern conferences.  Gionta, Moore, and Kreider for starters, and I did not catch if there were others.  A friend of mine is friends with a former Brown player who played for the Rangers a while back (forget the name, but have gone to games with him).

I think 25% of the NHL played college, but the Rangers seem to have a number of prominent players rather than role guys.

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They should just give the Stanley Cup to the

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right now.  They are amazing...

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ugh...

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 :hang:

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It is but a flesh wound

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USA and Canada both bomb out of the quarterfinals in the World Championships as usual.  I suppose the NHL playoffs may have something to do with that, though plenty of European players are still tied up as well. 

Looking at the bright side, watching Chimera, Brouwer, Ward, Ovie, Grabovski, and Grubauer (did I forget anyone?) playing in late May was fun, even if it wasn't in Caps kit. 

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Youppi says vas-tu faire encule Rags


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I can't believe what is happening in LA tonight...  :bang:

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Kopitar is a beast.  Never expected to see Slovenia in the hunt for an Olympic hockey medal until that guy came along. 

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Easily the best hockey game I have ever witnessed in person...Hawks win 5-4 in 2 OT's...   :clap:

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You missed a Nats game for the ages (that will go down in infamy...or just go down)
Easily the best hockey game I have ever witnessed in person...Hawks win 5-4 in 2 OT's...   :clap:

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Easily the best hockey game I have ever witnessed in person...Hawks win 5-4 in 2 OT's...   :clap:

Bobby, me & Stan...5/28/14


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Bobby, me & Stan...5/28/14



Which one are you?    You the stiff in the middle?    ;)

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Which one are your?    You the stiff in the middle?    ;)


...and after all the trouble I went to in order to make that clear?  :doh:

I should have known better...  ;)

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...and after all the trouble I went to in order to make that clear?  :doh:

I should have known better...  ;)

Low hanging fruit   ...  though I did recognize Hull and Mikita.

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Bobby, me & Stan...5/28/14


Cool pic.

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Well, I just hope whoever it is thumps the crap out of the rags. 

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Well, I just hope whoever it is thumps the crap out of the rags.

I'm with you there...

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A 1 goal lead and 20 minutes away from a return trip to Chitown for game 7...  :pray: :nervous:

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A 1 goal lead and 20 minutes away from a return trip to Chitown for game 7...  :pray: :nervous:

YES!

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Kane is nifty. That play for the third goal looked like someone playing a different game than everyone else. Keith also gets credit for getting open

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http://www.uscho.com/2014/05/14/for-players-right-out-of-college-world-championship-can-serve-as-pro-springboard/

Article on guys who played in the world pro championships straight out of college.  this year, 2 forwards from BC (Gaudreau, Kevin hayes) and one defenseman from Wisconsin (Jake McCabe) saw regular playing time while a 4th, goalie Connor Hellebuyck, i don't think dressed.