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    Just saw an amazing save and figured I'd post here. Anyone following the Stanley Cup Playoffs? I love watching hockey, about the same as (American) (college) football and tennis. My usual quip is that I'd trade an awful St. Louis Cardinals game for a Blues Cup.

    I'm rooting for the Blues to finally get that Cup. They're mid-way through their first game in a best-of-seven series with the Minnesota Wild. The Blues' goalie has been insane two periods in.

    But I know I'm missing some good stories. What team do you want to win? Who's doing superhuman hockey stuff that I should watch? And, in the spirit of hockey, which teams do you just want to heckin' eff off?
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    As the unashamed fan of all teams Chicago (at least, for three of the big four sports), let's keep that Blackhawks Dynasty rolling~! After finally having the impossible happen in baseball, it'd be wonderful to keep that winning spirit going with another Cup.

    Hilarious play of the night came from Game 1 of Sharks vs. Oilers (which ended in OT with the Sharks winning 3-2), one of the Oilers leaves the penalty box and goes straight into a breakaway...only to have his stick break when he tries to take the shot on goal. Quote the TV commentators: "How do you get a broken stick in the penalty box!?"

    I really can't think of any teams I'd want to get lost in the playoffs, though after getting completely shut out of the playoffs last year, it would be nice to see a Canadian team make a run (I think I'd be pretty amused to see Toronto go far).
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    It's exciting to see which teams drop and when because that always means certain reinforcements to our National Hockey Team in this year's World Cup in France and Germany. I heard Winnipeg's Patrik Laine isn't coming anyway though.

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    I follow the results if nothing else. I really hope Chicago won't win! Or Anaheim.
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    Ugh, fuck. What the hell happened to the Blackhawks? They were so dominant in the regular season (second best regular season in franchise history), favored to win the Stanley Cup even over league-leading Washington and defending champs Pittsburgh.....and they just completely run out of gas and get swept by the Nashville Predators.

    Welp, fuck the Central Division now, since the only teams the Preds can face right now are either the St.Louis Blues or Minnesota Wild and I don't want either of them going anywhere either. Go...whoever comes out of Pacific or the Eastern Conference, destroy these jerks

    (...I wouldn't mind seeing San Jose vs. Montreal or Toronto for the Cup Final. Sharks are a friend's favorite team, and it's been a while since Canada got anywhere close, especially Toronto).

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    Can't say I'm sorry to see the Hawks go. My favorite stat of the series is the number of times Chelsea Dagger got to play (that would be zero). Still, at least you have f three recent Cups to console you.

    Meanwhile the last Blues game was wonky. Our goalie was behind the net for the first goal, the lines were changing for the second, and Tarasenko's best shot whacked a teammate in the ankle. Hoping for a better time making Minnesotans sad tomorrow night.
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