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Game Four

The season isn't over yet.  The New York Rangers won game four.  The Los Angeles Kings should have won this game.  It's fitting that they won a game they should have lost since they lost games one and two that they should have won.  It is probably going to end as they return to Los Angeles.  Winning on home ice is better for the fans anyway.

In my game three comments, I pointed out that the lack of elite teams in the NHL did not prevent a one-sided Stanley Cup final.  It is true that in a league where nobody is elite there is a better chance that a series is close.  I argue that isn't a good thing.  A close game isn't necessarily a good hockey game.  A close series isn't necessarily a good series.  When great teams play you get great series.  When no great teams exist you may get a close series but it isn't a great series.  Essentially what you can get instead is a long dramatic drawn out coin toss to decide the game.  Who wants that (aside from gamblers)?

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Uh…no one wants to see one sided series except people with any bias for or against a certain team.

Posted by redwingshomersLOL on 06/11/14 at 11:03 PM ET

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Previously you have stated that there are no elite teams.  You have also defined elite. 

Now you are stating that there are no great teams.  Yet you have not defined great.

Posted by Iggy_Rules from Calgary, Canada on 06/12/14 at 07:28 AM ET

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“should” have won; “should” have lost - its like you’ve never watched an actual hockey game in your life, let alone a playoff game. Please put down the playstation and the bag of cheesy-poofs, put on a clean shirt (defined as “no stains or holes”) turn off your computer, and go outside, maybe take in a game or two. Just a suggestion.

Posted by scooter on 06/12/14 at 08:26 AM ET

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great = elite for our purposes.

Posted by PuckStopsHere on 06/12/14 at 09:44 AM ET

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I think he only wants to see 7-0 drubbings ala Wings/Avs 2002 Western Conference Finals Game 7

Posted by redwingshomersLOL on 06/12/14 at 11:08 AM ET

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