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Round 3 - Carolina Hurricanes (6) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (4)


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#25 17+89=6

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 01:20 PM

I'm very interested to see what the line matchups are. Two lines with top 5 talent on each. That's going to be hard to go up against.

I think we definitely have a chance to win, but Ward will need to play his best hockey. We can not try to get into a high goal game with these guys, we just wont beat them that way. GO CANES!

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 03:19 PM

Canes in 4.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 03:20 PM

wow, the canes are getting absolutely no respect on ESPN.

Analyst on ESPN said our only chance is Cam Ward playing his best hockey, and even then its a stretch.

Seems they are really pushing for the redwing/penguin final


You missed my warning earlier. :lol:

I wouldnt watch ESPN if I was you. They are going down on the Pengiuns so quick it would make a Hooker blush.



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Posted 17 May 2009 - 03:53 PM

That's ESPN, big market, big teams, big names, that's all they care about. That's why all you see are the Cowboys, Lakers, Yankees.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 04:19 PM

http://msn.foxsports...ference-preview

Pretty fair write up. Picks the 'Canes in 7.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 04:40 PM

You missed my warning earlier. :lol:


lol...yeah, hate I missed it

Crosby was just on NBC after the 1st period of the redwings/blackhawks game....they were slobbing him pretty good there....

unsuitable for children if you ask me

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 07:53 PM

This is the weakest goalie we have seen all playoffs.
This is the least physical team we have seen all playoffs.
This team is the worst in transition that we have seen in the playoffs
This team only has one great defensmen. NJ and Boston had full teams
Need i say more

Canes in 7... i only even say that is b/c Crosby is that good that he can will his team to at least 2 wins and we give them one in a stinker game...

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 09:01 PM

Looking forward to following this series....I'm not jumping on the bandwagon but I am pulling for the boys in Carolina. :patriot:

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 10:00 PM

This is the weakest goalie we have seen all playoffs.
This is the least physical team we have seen all playoffs.
This team is the worst in transition that we have seen in the playoffs
This team only has one great defensmen. NJ and Boston had full teams
Need i say more

Canes in 7... i only even say that is b/c Crosby is that good that he can will his team to at least 2 wins and we give them one in a stinker game...


Weakest goalie? Definitely.

They may not be up to the challenge defensively, but I wouldn't necessarily say they're the worst in transition. In fact, if we play a game like that, we'll likely be making an early exit.

Even though Crosby has Guerin and Kunitz, the 1st line is mostly about shutting down Crosby. Kunitz is pretty good, but Guerin is just an extra. The second line hinges on Malkin, who I think we can contain pretty well.

Their 3rd line is one of the best checking lines in hockey.

Yeah, the only defenseman they have that can move the puck is Gonchar... but their d-men aren't all that terrible defensively either.

I know the media is blowing it way out of proportion by saying that we're massive underdogs. I too believe that New Jersey and Boston were better teams. But... that doesn't mean we can't lose this series. It's all about Cam Ward being big for us again, and not getting into a track meet.

Couldn't hurt if Cole got his offensive game going either.. GO Canes!!

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 11:45 PM

The local sports anchors up here are clearly nervous about this series, saying things like "the Hurricanes are the scariest team in the playoffs" and "I really hoped the Devils would have taken care of them because the Hurricanes are dangerous". I agree with them. Folks, as long as we don't let up, we got this. Barring this team just plain running out of gas, it's Hurricanes in 6. Maybe 5. The Pens aren't up against a one man show this time.

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 07:15 AM

Better Go 6....I could not make Game 3 due to family commitment....have Game 6 tix.

Upper Deck...1/3 way up....dead center ice. Can't wait.

The Unofficially Licenced Caniac will be back out in force....been hibernating since Game 7 of the Cup run in 2006.

I will be the idiot with the face paint, mohawk, etc....

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 10:46 AM

Canes in 6

The media dislikes the Canes.

I'll be in 305 like always if anyone cares