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3 hours ago, Canadian Saint said:

OH MY GOD CAROLINA!!!!

RIP to defending champs, presidents trophy winners, and division leaders.

The wildcard teams reign supreme.

Chaos reigns supreme. Holy moly these playoffs are amazing.

Best postseason in all of sports.

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41 minutes ago, Canadian Saint said:

To add, 2 of the refs in the series won't be continuing in the playoffs.

I think this may be slightly overblown. There are only two refs and they just weren't chosen to ref the second round.

Was it a blown call? Yes. Does Vegas need to stop SJ from scoring four goals during the penalty? Yes.

At the end of the day Vegas was up 3 games to one and 3 goals in game 7, I'm not going to blame the refs because Vegas couldn't close them out.

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On 4/25/2019 at 2:40 PM, Canadian Saint said:

To add, 2 of the refs in the series won't be continuing in the playoffs.

Gotta sting if you're Vegas.

Missed/bad calls happen, the players are the ones who didn't do enough to win. No anger towards the officials

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The Bunch of Jerks are on their way to the Eastern Conference Finals. 

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Damn it, Columbus. You are messing with my 2nd round picks. I will not tolerate that.

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Ken Holland will be the new GM of the Edmonton Oilers.

 

Please dear god let this work out.

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19 hours ago, Canadian Saint said:

See I'm more optimistic. I liked him more than the alternatives (Burke, Kretzky and Hunter).

I hope you’re right. 

Im concerned over his lack of success with the salary cap. In fairness the Wings were due to slide because of all their years of drafting from the end of the round.

As long as Gretzky is retained to run scouting and the amateur system it should be okay.

I’m just sick of the clown show that has overtaken the franchise since Katz bought the team.

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8 hours ago, diehardlionfan said:

I hope you’re right. 

Im concerned over his lack of success with the salary cap. In fairness the Wings were due to slide because of all their years of drafting from the end of the round.

As long as Gretzky is retained to run scouting and the amateur system it should be okay.

I’m just sick of the clown show that has overtaken the franchise since Katz bought the team.

He's never really built a team so it'll be interesting to see how he handles this. Having a few of the best players in the world obviously makes the task a little bit easier than where he was with the Wings two years ago. 

I think the best thing that the Oilers have going for them is that Kenny comes with some clout - ownership and other execs probably won't meddle too much with his plan with the reputation he's built up in the hockey world. His biggest issue in Detroit has really been sticking with his favorites for too long and for too much $ & term, so maybe a fresh start will help him out. He probably won't stick around long enough to be able to replicate his Cleary or Abdelkader disasters in Edmonton. 

The bad moves that drove down his popularity in Detroit were the ones made keeping the playoff streak alive with an aging core in the middle of the decade, e.g. Erik Cole, Stephen Weiss, Carlo Coliacovo, Marek Zidlicky, David Legwand, Kyle Quincey... but he's been pretty stellar since the Wings fully committed to the rebuild. I don't think he's made a bad trade in the last few years, and has gotten incredible value out of guys he's offloaded for picks (more than expected from Jurco, Tatar, Jensen,  Brendan Smith, and Sheahan, about par for Nyquist and Mrazek). Sounds like he's bringing Tyler Wright with him who did a great job turning around Detroit's horrible drafting from like '04-12, and I'm interested if he gets Hakkan to come along as well.  I will be interested to follow how this unfolds, I really have no idea how it'll work out but I would bet they're back in the playoffs in two years. 

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