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« Reply #175: May 03, 2023, 01:10:03 PM »
Knights first year was when they went to the Finals against the Caps.

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« Reply #176: May 03, 2023, 01:20:27 PM »
IT's interesting that the past few franchises have had such quick success. What does the NHL do that other leagues don't?  I guess the d-backs and Marlins in baseball had success quickly.

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« Reply #177: May 03, 2023, 01:23:31 PM »
IT's interesting that the past few franchises have had such quick success. What does the NHL do that other leagues don't?  I guess the d-backs and Marlins in baseball had success quickly.
They don’t allow teams to protect many players. And give them a high draft pick right away. Also the NHL hard cap influences who teams will protect so many decent vets are available. 

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« Reply #178: May 03, 2023, 10:09:03 PM »
Top four PPG in playoff history: Gretzky, Draisaitl, Lemieux, McDavid.

And the oilers aren’t playing defense

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« Reply #179: May 03, 2023, 10:33:08 PM »
Not sure I’ve ever seen someone deliberately bank a goal in off the back of the goalie’s head. 3-2 VGK after one

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« Reply #180: May 04, 2023, 09:44:37 PM »
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« Reply #181: May 05, 2023, 10:30:50 PM »
Canes are dominating the Devils. Surprised no Oilers/Knights game. Spreading out the series to confuse me.

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« Reply #182: May 05, 2023, 11:20:04 PM »
IT's interesting that the past few franchises have had such quick success. What does the NHL do that other leagues don't?  I guess the d-backs and Marlins in baseball had success quickly.
They don’t allow teams to protect many players. And give them a high draft pick right away. Also the NHL hard cap influences who teams will protect so many decent vets are available. 

I think it also helps that pro hockey is generally more system and teamwork-based than other sports.

You have your elite players who make a huge difference, but then when you're talking about the impact of an above average second-liner vs. a mediocre/slightly below average player, suddenly there's much less of a difference.  Talent doesn't have the same kind of impact like it does in the NBA or MLB.

You kind of see this with coaching changes in the NHL.  Teams will regularly have dramatic turnarounds thanks to some mid-season coaching change.

Coaches are still super important in the NFL, but you still get examples of even the greatest of NFL coaches losing key talent and suddenly looking pedestrian (e.g. Belichick recently in New England, Reid's last year in Philly, Holmgren's last year in Seattle, etc. etc.).

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« Reply #183: May 06, 2023, 11:09:57 AM »
Canes are dominating the Devils. Surprised no Oilers/Knights game. Spreading out the series to confuse me.

The Oilers game is at 7:00 tonight. Good chance it was pushed to today for Canadian TV.

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« Reply #184: May 06, 2023, 11:21:23 AM »
The Oilers game is at 7:00 tonight. Good chance it was pushed to today for Canadian TV.

I'm predicting Oilers win 9-7

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« Reply #185: May 06, 2023, 11:55:36 AM »
I think it also helps that pro hockey is generally more system and teamwork-based than other sports.

You have your elite players who make a huge difference, but then when you're talking about the impact of an above average second-liner vs. a mediocre/slightly below average player, suddenly there's much less of a difference.  Talent doesn't have the same kind of impact like it does in the NBA or MLB.

You kind of see this with coaching changes in the NHL.  Teams will regularly have dramatic turnarounds thanks to some mid-season coaching change.

Coaches are still super important in the NFL, but you still get examples of even the greatest of NFL coaches losing key talent and suddenly looking pedestrian (e.g. Belichick recently in New England, Reid's last year in Philly, Holmgren's last year in Seattle, etc. etc.).
Good points.

Hakstol seemed to be a terrible coach in Philly but he probably learned a few things.

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« Reply #186: May 06, 2023, 11:56:34 AM »
The Oilers game is at 7:00 tonight. Good chance it was pushed to today for Canadian TV.
So we finally get to see Draisaitl and his sidekick in prime time. Cool.


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« Reply #187: May 06, 2023, 07:23:46 PM »
Draisaitl. Who else.

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« Reply #188: May 06, 2023, 07:43:52 PM »
Good points.

Hakstol seemed to be a terrible coach in Philly but he probably learned a few things.

Same with Bruce Cassidy when he was in Washington--fast forward about 15 years and he almost wins a Cup.

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« Reply #189: May 06, 2023, 07:46:35 PM »
2 power play and a SH already

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« Reply #190: May 06, 2023, 07:50:29 PM »
Vegas just getting dominated. So they will probably come back and win.

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« Reply #191: May 06, 2023, 07:51:28 PM »
Same with Bruce Cassidy when he was in Washington--fast forward about 15 years and he almost wins a Cup.
The NHL coaching carousel.

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« Reply #192: May 06, 2023, 07:51:52 PM »
Draisaitl again!!  :shock:

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« Reply #193: May 06, 2023, 07:52:33 PM »
Looks like the Vegas player pushed Hyman into the goalie.

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« Reply #194: May 06, 2023, 07:53:39 PM »
Oops. Another power play coming. 

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« Reply #195: May 06, 2023, 08:46:14 PM »
And another goal by McDavid finding about a 4” square opening and putting the puck through it.

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« Reply #196: May 06, 2023, 08:53:29 PM »
Fights everywhere

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« Reply #197: May 06, 2023, 09:01:06 PM »
Oilers short handed for two minutes and outshot Vegas’ PP

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« Reply #198: May 06, 2023, 09:26:09 PM »
Gallant out as Rangers coach. His fault the dream team did not mesh I suppose.

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« Reply #199: May 06, 2023, 11:10:13 PM »
This was incredible: