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Too Soon to Be optimist for a SCF?


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Ya know, I was excited about the Habs/laffs series, then we swept the Jets, now we're in a position to take the knights in 6. How do you feel now? 

Personally, I am cautionally optimistic.

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I will say that we've been the better team in every period since the start of overtime in game 3.  Early on I was comparing this run to our 2010 performance with Halak - and it pretty much was that at times vs Toronto - but against Winnipeg and now Vegas we're seeing a much better performance from the team.  Good as he has been, this isn't the Carey Price show.  Montreal is playing well, it's as simple as that.

That's not to say that it's a given that we advance - far from it - or even that we keep playing like we have been.  But I'm certainly hopeful, and also a lot more generally confident than I was going into this series.  Before we played Vegas I was hopeful and optimistic, but in a "there's always a chance that we can grind it out" sort of way.  But we're not winning because of bounces or goaltending or luck, we're winning because we're smothering them when they get the puck and because we're straight up playing better hockey.  Whatever happens, this has been a really fun run - but it's cool that they really could conceivably keep this going.

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7 hours ago, kinot-2 said:

Ya know, I was excited about the Habs/laffs series, then we swept the Jets, now we're in a position to take the knights in 6. How do you feel now? 

Not counting chickens until they hatch :frech1:.  Game 6 is not a foregone conclusion because we honestly haven't watched Vegas play with desperation.  Now they have no choice but battle every breath.  They will be motivated in Game 6 not only to survive but also give themseves a redemptive opportunity to salvage the series in a Game 7 at home.   

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59 minutes ago, H_T_L said:

I feel bad for Maas. He promised not to blame kinot for 24 hours.:4224:

Haha. It was a well constructed thread.  Nicely built, thoughtful and.....   errr....  NO BLAME i promise.

All kidding aside, i think to a man the team is not thinking about the SCF yet. They have 1 more game to win & they know its going to be the toughest one yet.  Vegas is not Toronto or Winnipeg. This is a team that wins. 4 years in the league. 1 SCF, 2 Semi Finals & 1 first round (7games)  They are not going to be a pushover. 

But i do believe we are in their heads.  They were supposed to be a "clear favourite" and while they all said the nice things to start the series, Im sure most of them thought it was going to be easy.  Beat Price, win the series.  But we've played a very solid team game for most of the first 5 - thats very tough because they are having trouble matching our forwards and defensmen and when they finally do break through, then they have to deal with Price.  I would say of the 15 periods we've played, we've probably been the better team for 12 of them.   

I am cautiously optimistic about game 6. I think we are in their heads and an early lead will definitely help to push the team in the right direction.  

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So we're not not favored to win the cup. Another way to put it is that the odds are now like exactly 60-60 or 50-50 whatever to my mind anyhow.

At least we know the goal song is NOT Eric Clapton. Not saying it's me but it ain't him.

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2 hours ago, H_T_L said:

I feel bad for Maas. He promised not to blame kinot for 24 hours.:4224:

 

2 hours ago, H_T_L said:

BTW,,,, there is no wrong choice.:lol:

:ph34r:

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19 minutes ago, Regis22 said:

Chris Lee ref  tomorrow 🤦‍♂️😳🤮

 

1 minute ago, HabsRuleForever said:

Yup too soon

The kinot curse? If he's for sure working tomorrow, our odds of winning just dropped significantly. Can we overcome this bozzo once again??

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