April 13, 2005

Wisp of regret on day playoffs would have begun: The NHL playoffs would have started Tuesday, but the labor stalemate instead has the league's players dispersed worldwide.

posted by Jimbob1077 to hockey at 07:51 AM - 24 comments

Sens in 6 Flyers in 7 Sabres in 7 Thrashers in 6 Canucks in 5 Wild in... eh? Crap.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:13 AM on April 13

I say the Wings will win it all this year. Did you see them tear through the regular season? They didn't lose one game, fer Chrissakes...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:45 AM on April 13

MeatSaber, what are you, high? The Wings are tied for last in the Conference, fergodsake! They won't even get out of the first round. I'll bet you a WHOLE DOLLAR on it.

posted by chicobangs at 01:51 PM on April 13

Sens in 6 They would pick this year to beat the Leafs.

posted by chris2sy at 01:57 PM on April 13

Okay, okay, for real this time. Given these standings: Sens in 6 Sabres in 7 Lightning in 4 Devils in 7 (this depends heavily on whether they re-signed their zillions of free agents) Stars in 7 Sharks in 7 Wings in 7 Flames in 5 I can't believe I actually thought about that. I want to cry.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:40 PM on April 13

I actually miss the heartbreak.

posted by Samsonov14 at 03:27 PM on April 13

chico, I'll bet you a billion dollars (borrowed from Ed Belfour, of course) that the Wings win every round they play in the 2005 Stanley Cup playoffs, so there...

posted by MeatSaber at 03:27 PM on April 13

Yeah? Oh yeah? Well -- well... uh, well I'll double or nothing that Billion Belfour Bucks to say they'll go 0 for the rest of the season!

posted by chicobangs at 03:47 PM on April 13

I hope they all convert to soccer and stick it right up the owners asses! Never saw anyone throw flares on the ice have you?

posted by volfire at 04:07 PM on April 13

Nah, just octopus.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:20 PM on April 13

And the occasional hat.

posted by roberts at 04:59 PM on April 13

wow, DJEv, 5 series to a game 7! i miss hockey. so, in your rd 2 we have: Ottawa vs Buffalo TBay vs NJ Stars vs Sharks Flames vs Wings then what? (I can't believe I actually sorted something out that was based on something you couldn't believe you thought about).

posted by gspm at 05:20 PM on April 13

I didn't know regrets came in wisps.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:11 PM on April 13

The only sure thing in the NHL playoffs is the Leafs will lose. Usually in the conference finals. Leaf fans and media pundits will point to all the restricted free agents the team acquired down the stretch as the reason for failure. Common... it happens EVERY year. Sigh... I really miss hockey.

posted by camcanuck at 11:52 AM on April 14

Fucking Leaf haters won't even shut up when there is no hockey. Of course the Leafs will lose! So will 15 other teams! or 16 others! Or no one! Or everyone! And it's Leaves! Could no one spell in the 20s! I'm screaming!.... Uh, how 'bout them Petes?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:10 PM on April 14

A maple leaf, as a part of a tree, is pluralized leaves. The "Maple Leaf" as a symbol of Canada, on the other hand, is pluralized Leafs. That's what I tell people when they ask. And they do ask a lot, even this year.

posted by chicobangs at 01:13 PM on April 14


posted by REDWINGS FREAK at 02:28 PM on April 14


posted by REDWINGS FREAK at 02:29 PM on April 14

I wonder if Pfizer's stock price is the result of the lockout pinch? Note to Bettman : Don't piss off the pharm lobbies.

posted by garfield at 02:36 PM on April 14

>The "Maple Leaf" as a symbol of Canada, on the other hand, is pluralized Leafs. I think you're right. Even when the leaf is on coins and flags it's "maple leafs." (I never put that together before.)

posted by Philfromhavelock at 02:46 PM on April 14

me neither. chico, my canadian ancestors extend their gratitude.

posted by garfield at 02:52 PM on April 14

Red Wings better watch out they don't suffer the same fate as the Canadian women did recently, Red Wings Freak.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:03 PM on April 14

What kid wouldn't want a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater?

posted by chris2sy at 03:51 PM on April 14

From the above, we clearly get a final round of Devils-Sharks and all seven games go OT with 1-0 results.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:40 PM on April 14

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