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Still not a good team. The Caps collapse again. :P

The West is just so much better than the East. The fact that LA missed the playoffs despite being one of the best teams on paper shows the depth in the West. I wouldn't be surprised if the winner of Anaheim vs. Chicago sweeps the Stanley Cup Final.

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I hate caring about the outcome of a playoff game that goes to OT. At least we won. Bring on Tampa.

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I hate caring about the outcome of a playoff game that goes to OT. At least we won. Bring on Tampa.

Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick game.

Thought Kreider would be the one to score the game winner.  Got the wrong player but the right line.

I have always liked Ovi (except when he plays against the Rangers) and hope he wins The Cup some day.

Bring on TB!

pt - the only thing worse in hockey than the on ice officials are the announcers on the NBCSN.  I'm not sure who I dislike more, Emrick or Pierre.  They're just terrible.

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Still not a good team. The Caps collapse again. :P

So disappointing. Time for the "Russians have no heart and Ovechkin is a bad leader" talk ;-)

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So glorious!

FTFY :beer:

Time for the "Russians have no heart and Ovechkin is a bad leader" talk

Yeah, he'll likely get condemned for his play in games 5 & 6 rather than game 7.  It's too bad, too, because he wasn't the reason the Caps weren't able to beat the Rangers, IMO.

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The money the Leafs just gave Babcock is borderline insanity.

Not really. The best coach in hockey should be making that much money.

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Not really. The best coach in hockey should be making that much money.


What makes him the best coach in hockey? Is it that Stellar play off record he has, or the 1 cup he won with a loaded team?

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What makes him the best coach in hockey? Is it that Stellar play off record he has, or the 1 cup he won with a loaded team?

Hype, and lots of it, plus a general consensus of people who probably didn't evaluate the criteria objectively enough.

If he turns the Leafs around, I might buy it. I don't mean a single lucky playoff appearance sandwiched between years of futility, either. I'm talking sustained long-term improvement. Maybe five successful years out of his eight.

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Franchises that go bad for long periods of time, change coaches like we change socks. I have a good impression of Babcock, but the Leafys just got some real expensive socks. The GM position is more important in my opinion.

It really seems like a funny thing to hire the coach before the GM. Maybe we can get a hockey version of the Odd Couple and the silly show can continue for a few more years.

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What makes him the best coach in hockey? Is it that Stellar play off record he has, or the 1 cup he won with a loaded team?

[LIST] [*] 11/12 making the playoffs [*] Currently 1st in playoff win percentage of all NHL coaches [*] Stanley Cup, world championship, and Olympic gold (only person to have all 3) [/LIST]

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The Rangers are the fastest team in the NHL. I don't even think it's close.

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The Rangers are the fastest team in the NHL. I don't even think it's close.

When they got that stretch passing game going, NYR is tough. Going to make a real effort to clear the docket and watch the game tomorrow.

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[LIST] [*] 11/12 making the playoffs [*] Currently 1st in playoff win percentage of all NHL coaches [*] Stanley Cup, world championship, and Olympic gold (only person to have all 3) [/LIST]

Bingo!

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Rangers just love playing with their backs against the wall.

Let's see what they do tonight.

Yeah, "we have them right where we want them"

Get it to game 7 and let Hank do his thang. It'd sting a bit to be beaten by Rangers/B.

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