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Furnaceface
Oct 21, 2004



Nissin Cup Nudist posted:

Jets fans are the worst of this group

Someone here has somehow never seen a kawalimus post.

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Schlesische
Jul 4, 2012



Nissin Cup Nudist posted:

Jets fans are the worst of this group

The Knights bandwagon is the worst thing since the Pens bandwagon.

Ciaphas
Nov 20, 2005

> propitiate the dread god arengee




Pillbug

I gotta get my rear end to a knights practice one of these mornings, I still haven't gone to watch

deoju
Jul 11, 2004

All the pieces matter.


I'm cool with any of the 4 teams winning. Only slightly less cool with the Bolts winning, since they already have a cup.

Corsair Pool Boy
Dec 17, 2004

Who in fucks this commie Ovechkin? Could the faggot pop in 60 so drunk he'd fall over on dry land? Anybody slams me against the boards tonight, Im gonna piss all over mys

College Slice

Sharks Eat Bear posted:

Can’t believe anyone who’s not a full time Bolts fan would want them to win over any of the other first time Cup options

I very much do not want a loving expansion team or Canadian team to win, that pretty much leaves Tampa once they beat the Caps.

I keep going back and forth on which I want to win less.

Pornographic Memory
Dec 17, 2008


tampa seems bland to me compared to the knights and jets but they're also pretty inoffensive so i guess i'd rank them 1. knights 2. jets 3. bolts 4. caps. i don't like the caps much but other than that i don't really have super strong feelings about any one over the other so uh go good hockey i guess??

Kale
May 14, 2010


Welp I think that series pretty much decided the Vezina winner for the season or should have

ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

Kale posted:

Welp I think that series pretty much decided the Vezina winner for the season or should have

It's already been voted on

Kale
May 14, 2010


ElwoodCuse posted:

It's already been voted on

Yeah it's too bad they can't really take Hellebuyck's playoff performance into consideration.

ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

No sport allows postseason stats to affect award voting, nor should they

A Typical Goon
Feb 25, 2011

I'm not fat I'm big buffed


Heíll get over the Vezina loss when he wins the Conn Smyth

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Congratulations to the South East division, which has three of the four teams in the conference finals.

a false
Mar 5, 2009

I DECIDE
WHO LIVES
AND WHO DIES


i thought the jets were cool until i realized that kevin smith likes them for some reason. go vegas

Corsair Pool Boy
Dec 17, 2004

Who in fucks this commie Ovechkin? Could the faggot pop in 60 so drunk he'd fall over on dry land? Anybody slams me against the boards tonight, Im gonna piss all over mys

College Slice

Hand Knit posted:

Congratulations to the South East division, which has three of the four teams in the conference finals.

Yeah, a decade of dumping on the Hurricanes and then the Caps for being the best team in the weakest conference, and a few years after it's dissolved it fields 3 conference finals teams and a 4th GMed by a guy that spent nearly all his career there.

I'm still torn by the realignment re: Metro and Atlantic, but the SE is finally resurgent!

brasstassels
Oct 26, 2007


RIP the Preds. You should've won last year but were robbed, then this year you shot yourself in the foot 500 times then gave up.

Anyway, here's my Preds story I promised even though they're no longer relevant to this thread:

The restaurant I work in has a partnership with the team and is open late, so some of the players come in a lot after games, at least in the regular season. Usually it's around 6-8 of them, and occasionally the whole team. I think we're on a list of recommended restaurants they give to the visiting teams, too, because we'll see them come in the night before games fairly often.

Anyway, back in January I was closing the night of the Preds - Panthers game, which the Preds ended up winning. Around 11, after all the servers had left except me and one other, the entirety of both teams came in (we sat them side by side which I thought was funny).

We got our asses kicked for a little while because 30 hungry hockey players can be pretty demanding. About halfway through the meal, PK showed up and ordered a few drinks. He didn't eat and, after about half an hour, pulled me aside and said he wanted to take care of the whole bill. He told me it was Josi's birthday and asked me to bring him a dessert, then told me to tell them 'Denzel Washington took care of it' when they asked about the bill. I agreed, thinking this was some inside joke.

At the end of the meal, Roman asked for the bill. Instead I brought him a dessert with some candles and told him happy birthday. I was met with a few confused looks. After they had dessert, he asked about the bill again, and I told him not to worry, Denzel Washington had taken care of it. They responded with 30 seconds of silent, awkward staring. I didn't know what to say so I just got more and more mortified as the silence grew, thinking they thought I was horribly racist or something. After what felt like an eternity, Josi finally got it and said "did Subby tell you to say that..?" I said yes, and was flooded with relief when everyone laughed.

After everyone left I checked wikipedia; Roman Josi's birthday is in June.


Another time PK came in with his parents and his mom scolded him for ordering ice cream because he was supposed to be on a diet.

cyanidewolf
Sep 1, 2007

Truly the corgiest of goodposts

That story is the best.

Gunjin
Apr 27, 2004

Om nom nom

The Washington Capitals will win the Stanley Cup.

Mind_Taker
May 7, 2007

He's the best mindfuck yet


Gunjin posted:

The Washington Capitals will win the Stanley Cup.



Edit: I am wearing a wrinkled pair of khakis for good luck

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

ba-ba-DOOP DOOP DOOP DO-DO DOOP DOOP DOOP


Mind_Taker posted:

Edit: I am wearing a wrinkled pair of khakis for good luck

ahahaha nice

iwentdoodie
Apr 29, 2005

YOU'RE WELCOME



I have lightning season tickets, but if it becomes VGK vs bolts, I gotta take the heel turn.

Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

Hand Knit posted:

Congratulations to the South East division, which has three of the four teams in the conference finals.

This didnít click until this post here. Iím super bummed Preds are our, but that is hilarious.

i am the bird
Mar 2, 2005

I SUPPORT ALL THE PREDATORS


Hand Knit posted:

Congratulations to the South East division, which has three of the four teams in the conference finals.

Vegas wouldn't be there without the generosity of Florida, too.

bewbies
Sep 23, 2003

This Red Text Is Brought To You By The Fact That Paul Stastny Had To Go To FUCKING WINNIPEG To Get A Shot At A Stanley Cup.

P.S. Missouri is full of nothing but meth and so am I.


Fun Shoe





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bewbies
Sep 23, 2003

This Red Text Is Brought To You By The Fact That Paul Stastny Had To Go To FUCKING WINNIPEG To Get A Shot At A Stanley Cup.

P.S. Missouri is full of nothing but meth and so am I.


Fun Shoe

i need to decide what team to hate now

vegas is objectively the worst city in the western hemisphere but i like the idea of an expansion team in nevada winning something before a canadian team does

winnipeg is paying the stupid fat gently caress but making fun of that city seems like picking on a retard

i'm not even sure where tampa is

who is the other team involved?

heeheex2
Sep 5, 2012

Go Cats

Arenít you a blues fan lol

grassy gnoll
Aug 27, 2006

The pawsting business is tough work.

Gravy Boat 2k

Preds played so bad it'd embarrass a peewee team. I'd like to think this might be a learning experience for them, but this is professional hockey, so who knows?

I would like Vegas to win, I think the Bolts are statistically likely to win, and it's 2018, so congratulations to the Washington Capitals on their impending victory.

Jamwad Hilder
Apr 17, 2007

surfin usa

My order of preference is:
Capitals - I want OV to win a Cup so bad, and also I live here and it would be nice to get to take a day off of work if they win to go to a parade and get drunk
Knights - Expansion team winning in year 1 would be pretty funny and piss off a lot of people
Lightning - I don't really have any feelings for or against this team, they just sort of exist.
Jets - gently caress Canadian teams and their fans

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



Tampa has the least bad players but the most bad fan.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

ba-ba-DOOP DOOP DOOP DO-DO DOOP DOOP DOOP


bewbies posted:

i need to decide what team to hate now

vegas is objectively the worst city in the western hemisphere but i like the idea of an expansion team in nevada winning something before a canadian team does

winnipeg is paying the stupid fat gently caress but making fun of that city seems like picking on a retard

i'm not even sure where tampa is

who is the other team involved?

You are the biggest pillar of salt of all time, holy poo poo.

Also don't use that word.

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003



heeheex2 posted:

Arenít you a blues fan lol

Spiting Blues fans is a big reason why Vegas is so high on my list of teams I want to win.

DariusLikewise
Oct 4, 2008

You wore that on Halloween?


https://twitter.com/andrewbucholtz/...5569428480?s=21

bewbies
Sep 23, 2003

This Red Text Is Brought To You By The Fact That Paul Stastny Had To Go To FUCKING WINNIPEG To Get A Shot At A Stanley Cup.

P.S. Missouri is full of nothing but meth and so am I.


Fun Shoe

Kevlar v2.0 posted:

Spiting Blues fans is a big reason why Vegas is so high on my list of teams I want to win.

why would that spite us?

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003



bewbies posted:

why would that spite us?

Winning a Cup in the first year of a team's existence, while the Blues have been trying and failing for over 50 years.

And while I probably should be empathetic as a Cubs fan, I've taken enough poo poo from Cardinals fans to now take great delight in the Blues' failures.

Star
Jul 15, 2005

Guerilla war struggle is a new entertainment.


I love me some first-time cup winners so I am ok with anyone but the bolts winning.m

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

I feel like Tampa winning would be best for my quality of life, but both Vegas and Winnipeg winning would be delightful in different ways. Fleury stonewalling the Caps is probably the funniest possible outcome from the remaining teams. (I think that Winnipeg beating Toronto was the funniest outcome possible based on the playoff teams to begin with.)

Twin Cinema
Jun 1, 2006



Playoffs are no big deal,
don't have a crap attack.


I based my playoff predictions on the fact that I erroneously thought that teams who haven't had big playoff runs before would have trouble having them now. The Jets and Knights proved me wrong.

Vintersorg
Mar 3, 2004

Time
 to die.




Jamwad Hilder posted:

gently caress Canadian teams and their fans

What is this dumb loving poo poo. gently caress your rear end and eat mine afterward.

1. Jets.
2. Caps
3. Bolts
4. Knights

Why the gently caress would you pull Rinne after 2 goals, even if they were soft - it's not hard to come back after that. That decision basically hosed the Preds to lose.

JoelJoel
Nov 4, 2011



I feel like Tampa has most villain status just by having won a cup. Washington has Wilson but everyone wants to see ovi win one. Pretty good final four all things considered.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



NBC Sports says this is the first time in 10 years a team other than LA, Chicago, Pittsburgh, or Boston will win the Cup, so go any of these teams.

But, for fun:
1) Tampa. They're my #1 safety team.
2) Vegas. I probably would've hated them and their sudden success had I not gone to their first home preseason game and gotten a free game day poster of Gerard Gallant which is 4 feet away from me on the side of a cabinet in my office. Then I bought a jersey and t-shirt, all of which made them endearing to me.
3) Washington. They finally toppled Pittsburgh. Let's go.
4) Winnipeg. No real attachment here but their jerseys are cool.

Full disclosure, the rankings are this close:


...where fourth place is like a fraction of a second back of the winner.

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Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Washington's ineptitude has real value, and that value is irreplaceably gone if they ever actually win. Also I have a friend who is a super-irritating Caps fan, one of those people who became a lifelong fan in 2009, and I'd rather not have to deal with the blowback from the Caps winning. But really, it's that first point that's important.

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