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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby Kovy27 on Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:33 pm

Boy...it must have sucked to start this thread.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby BurghersAndDogsSports on Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:36 pm

In fairness I would have thought they were still pretty good if Detroit beat them.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby PensFanInDC on Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:04 am

marek wrote:Easy division. Shortened season. Weak conference.
Can barely beat Nashville on home ice.

Prediction: loses first round

Commentary anyone?


I disagree
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:05 am

PensFanInDC wrote:
marek wrote:Easy division. Shortened season. Weak conference.
Can barely beat Nashville on home ice.

Prediction: loses first round

Commentary anyone?


I disagree


Present your case.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby ExPatriatePen on Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:10 am

Kovy27 wrote:Boy...it must have sucked to start this thread.


The first few pages, the only person who disagreed was Mikey286.

I thought el-gee-peer's were a little smarter than that. Many are not much brighter than Flyers Phans I'm afraid.

"'Hawks aren't that good..." :face:
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:18 pm

Kovy27 wrote:Boy...it must have sucked to start this thread.



Kovy27 wrote:Chicago won't beat a team that is physical. So, Anaheim and LA stick out. Columbus is not a good match-up for them either.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:50 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
Kovy27 wrote:Boy...it must have sucked to start this thread.


The first few pages, the only person who disagreed was Mikey286.

I thought el-gee-peer's were a little smarter than that. Many are not much brighter than Flyers Phans I'm afraid.

"'Hawks aren't that good..." :face:

Trollololololololol
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby MarioLives on Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:52 pm

Nothing better than the face palm......best Smilies out there......when I use them, it makes me feel smarter than all of you!
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:18 pm

When someone uses that or the eye roll, it tells me everything I need to know about the rest of their argument. Which is nothing.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby Pitts on Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:50 pm

I still say Blackhwaks aren't that good. Bettman made sure they won it all because they are his new fetish.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby André on Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:15 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:The first few pages, the only person who disagreed was Mikey286.


What? Me and others had a good laugh.

marek wrote:
Philly the 12th seeded team in the east would beat all 8 of the 8 teams in a 7 game series in the west right now.


André wrote:
This has to be listed on some LGP wall of fame somewhere.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby Gaucho on Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:27 pm

Gaucho wrote:
marek wrote:
Philly the 12th seeded team in the east would beat all 8 of the 8 teams in a 7 game series in the west right now.



Image

The Hawks will now make it to the Finals just to spite you.


LOOK WHAT AN IDIOT IA M!!!!!!
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby ExPatriatePen on Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:45 pm

Well, it's one thing to take the most ridiculous statement (eg 'Philly would beat everyone in the west') and dispute it.

It's another to disute the notion that "The Blackhawks just aren't that good".
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby marek on Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:47 pm

I still stand by the original comment.
Go ahead and criticize...cause yeah they're such the new dynasty.. LOL
Better than the Isles, Oilers, Pens of dynasties past... LOL... yep WAAAAAAYYYY better.

Glove hand Crawford. LOL.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby ExPatriatePen on Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:49 pm

marek wrote:I still stand by the original comment.

:face:
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby Gaucho on Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:56 pm

Yikes.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby Gaucho on Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:58 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:It's another to disute the notion that "The Blackhawks just aren't that good".


I dont feel like reading the whole thread again, but I don't think too many people agreed with the sentiment. Not that I ever agreed with anything marek said, for tnat matter.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby Kovy27 on Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:02 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
Kovy27 wrote:Boy...it must have sucked to start this thread.



Kovy27 wrote:Chicago won't beat a team that is physical. So, Anaheim and LA stick out. Columbus is not a good match-up for them either.


Boy, it must suck to create this response back. :)

Damn LA!
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby mikey287 on Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:40 pm

marek wrote:I still stand by the original comment.
Go ahead and criticize...cause yeah they're such the new dynasty.. LOL
Better than the Isles, Oilers, Pens of dynasties past... LOL... yep WAAAAAAYYYY better.

Glove hand Crawford. LOL.


I don't often respond like this...but...what the **** are you talking about...?
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:36 am

Well they are certainly better than the Penguins
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby Pitts on Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:26 pm

Apparently better than everyone since they won it all.
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby Pitts on Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:27 pm

If the Blackhawks aren't that good, what does it say about the rest of the league?? :shock:
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:32 pm

That its a third-rate pro sports league. I don't think thats anything new. :pop:
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:39 pm

They suck... only two 'Cups in four years... slackers
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Re: Blackhawks aren't that good

Postby marek on Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:25 pm

For starters, Chicago is my west conf favorite team and my original post/thread was made on April 19th after watching them squeak by a depleted Nashville team in OT. I never said they sucked. I said they weren't that good.

HAving Ray Emery in net is pretty much all that needs to be said to justify that comment.

At that point they were being touted as "unbeatable" and a lock to win the cup. Being on the west coast and having to watch a lot more western conf games than most posters on here, it was more or less a statement that they were far from that.

Interestingly after my post they went on to lose 3 of the next 5, with the two wins coming against an already mailed in Calgary and Edmonton teams.

They didn't face Anaheim in the playoffs (btw they swept the Hawks during the season).
They didn't face Vancouver (their fiercest rival - 2 losses against them and one shootout OT win).

They faced Minnesota instead of Columbus (who would have given them a better series - as 4 of 5 games this season vs the jackets were one goal games, SO or OT)... and Bobrovsky was playing out of his mind.
They were lucky to squeak by Detroit in a game 7 OT thanks to typical NHL officiating... yes you can blame that series on the officials.
and they faced a highly over-rated "reigning" champion LA Queens - who followed up the short summer off in typical "Flyer" fashion.
They were they 17 seconds away from going to (and probably losing) a game 7 against a bunch of Boston pilons...

They're record will be inflated next year too. Not because they are unbeatable, but because they'll have the luxury of being in the weakest division in hockey, but you never know as they will have to face eastern conference teams. So i'm curious to see how that goes.

Congrats Chicago. Crow tastes really good.
But you enjoyed plenty of fortuitous bounce, more than most championship teams get.

I'm not the first and won't be the last to post a controversial comment or start a thread for the sake of discussion.
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