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Tweeting Toronto Fans

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Toronto Star,

Though some Toronto Maple Leafs fans were consoled their team even made it into the playoffs, many others were bitter at their Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins.

We compiled the top 10 bitterest tweets — sometimes hilariously so.

Whether you are a die hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan or you like to laugh at their woes, here is what they had to say.

 


read on for the rest...

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Ranking The Starting Goalies

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

There is an old saying that goes something like this, "The team with the better goalie will win the playoff series."

I am not sure if the saying still holds true these days, but I will rank the starting goalies left in the playoffs and then wait and see how their team does in the semi-finals.

  1. Henrik Lundqvist - New York Rangers
  2. Craig Anderson - Ottawa Senators
  3. Corey Crawford - Chicago Blackhawks
  4. Jonathan Quick - Los Angeles Kings
  5. Antti Niemi - San Jose Sharks
  6. Jimmy Howard - Detroit Red Wings
  7. Tuukka Rask - Boston Bruins
  8. Tomas Voukon - Pittsburgh Penguins

Your thoughts?

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Updated Odds For The Stanley Cup Playoffs

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Courtesy of Bovada.

Odds to win the 2013 Stanley Cup       

Chicago Blackhawks                 5/2

Pittsburgh Penguins                  5/2

Los Angeles Kings                    7/1

San Jose Sharks                       15/2

Boston Bruins                           8/1

New York Rangers                     8/1

Detroit Red Wings                     15/1

Ottawa Senators                        15/1

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Pavel Datsyuk’s advancing in EA Sports’ NHL 2014 ‘Cover Vote’

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

I've been out of the loop for a bit, so this bit of video game-related news from MLive's Josh Slaghter, via RedWingsFeed, comes as a pleasant surprise:

The Detroit Red Wings advanced in the Stanley Cup playoffs. And Pavel Datsyuk has been making his way through the EA Sports bracket, reaching the quarterfinals for the second consecutive year in the voting for the NHL game's latest cover athlete.

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Video- Top 5 Plays Of The First Round Of The NHL Playoffs

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NHL Network style...

 

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Hank’s a little like Dougie

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

This story may have slipped through some radar screens, but the Globe and Mail's Eric Duhatschek penned a really remarkable article about Henrik Zetterberg's leadership while comparing the Wings' undersized but ultra-competitive captain to Doug Gilmour, and Duhatschek's comparison struck one of Zetterberg's teammates, Mikael Samuelsson, as completely accurate:

There was unique pressure on Zetterberg this year because he was replacing the venerable Nicklas Lidstrom as the Red Wings’ long-time captain, but according to Samuelsson, that wasn’t how Zetterberg approached it at all.

“I think he sees it with joy,” said Samuelsson. “Let me see if I can find the right word. It was like a big honour for him. I don’t think he’s changed that much from the type of guy he was, or in his role in the locker room, even if he’s the captain. A great guy stepped down in Lidstrom and (Zetterberg) is still the same guy – and that’s how it should be, I think. The guys have more respect for that – you don’t have to change a whole lot just because you’re the captain. I just take the hat off to him. It’s not like he is super fast or has a super good shot. But he’s a hell of a player, just the way he protects the puck.”

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Your Predictions - Conference Semi-Finals

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

First off, how did you do with your round 1 predictions?

Now make your picks for this round.

Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa

Boston vs. New York Rangers

Chicago vs. Detroit

Los Angeles vs. San Jose

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Can the Red Wings really beat the Blackhawks? Maybe, and for Wings fans, maybe might be enough

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

My take on the Red Wings-Blackhawks series is pretty simple: by making the playoffs and having pulled off something of an upset against both the Ducks and the Wings' own relative youth, inexperience and mistake-prone tendencies, the team's at least met fans' expectations, if not exceeded them, by defeating the NHL's second-best team...

At this point, whatever the Wings can do to dent the playoff run of a team that's been widely hailed as on course for an inevitable Stanley Cup Final meeting against the Pittsburgh Penguins, well, given the Wings' awful regular season record against the Hawks over the past 2-3 seasons, and given the on-paper depth advantage the Hawks possess over the Wings, we're in "bonus hockey" territory.

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Capitals Leave The Playoff Party Early Again

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post,

There was a moment Monday, one that will be lost in yet another restless offseason, in which it seemed it could be Alex Ovechkin’s night. In one first-period shift, the Washington Capitals right winger crushed helpless New York Rangers defenseman John Moore in the open ice. He then tracked down Steve Eminger and delivered another blow. And before he returned to the bench, he lined up Ryan McDonagh, jarring him. The boards rattled. Verizon Center roared.

But as the clock wound down, and another spring of hockey ended in the District, Ovechkin was left to look down at his feet, glance up at the scoreboard, and consider another long summer ahead. His early hits scarcely rattled the Rangers, and his lone shot couldn’t getpast infallible New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist, so Washington is back in a familiar spot: Wondering when and how — and, more increasingly, if — the Ovechkin-led Capitals will ever advance deep into the NHL playoffs.

continued

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Defeated

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

Defeat, in the end, came with abrupt finality, with a sense of shock and surprise and even momentary disbelief that what seemed to be the start of something special was over.

What, no more games? That’s it?

Oh my word. They lost it how?

The Maple Leafs, and their legions of fans, had dared to dream that this might become a unique spring, particularly after twice fighting off elimination to force Game 7 in their best-of-seven opening round playoff series against the favoured Boston Bruins on Monday night.

All signs were pointing to this series as a shiny new beginning, not a nightmarish end.

continued

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