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Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit

Who wil win the Stanley Cup?

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1 Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Thu May 28, 2009 6:41 am

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I'm going with the Penguins in 6.


I find this series has a lot of similiarities as the 1983-84 Edmonton Oilers- New York Islanders Stanley Cup Final (coincidentally, the last time two teams met back-to-back to play for the cup). The Oilers were young and feisty, and looking to avenge their 1983 defeat at the hands of the veteran cast of Islanders.

This season it is the Penguins who are young and feisty, and looking for revenge for last year, when they were knocked out by a more experienced bunch of veterans from the Red Wings.


For the record, I am 9-5 in predicting who is going to win the series....

2 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Thu May 28, 2009 8:05 am

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I'll pick Detroit as much as I hate to. In six. They are a very strong team. Sid and Gino will have a much more difficult time freewheeling in this series.

7-1 round one
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10-4 overall...


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3 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Thu May 28, 2009 9:05 am

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2009 STANLEY CUP FINAL


DETROIT RED WINGS

vs...

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS


Saturday, May 30 at Detroit, 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 31 at Detroit, TBD-Evening
Tuesday, June 2 at Pittsburgh, 8:00 pm
Thursday, June 4 at Pittsburgh, 8:00 pm
* Saturday, June 6 at Detroit, 8:00 pm
* Tuesday, June 9 at Pittsburgh, 8:00 pm
* Friday, June 12 at Detroit, 8:00 pm[

4 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Thu May 28, 2009 9:21 am

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I have to vote detroit just because the auntie of one of the players works in the same office.


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5 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Thu May 28, 2009 2:16 pm

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I'd like to see the Penguins win but think they'll lose in 5. Detroit has too deep a team and is too good at playing a crazy puck possesion game and not letting the opposition control play.

6 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Thu May 28, 2009 4:23 pm

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I hate both teams, so I'll root for the Sid.


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7 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:59 am

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I'm glad the Penguins won last night. Hopefully they can win again on Thursday and make a good series of it. I saw the reaction in Pittsburgh last night, and there were tens of thousands of people celebrating on the streets.

8 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:02 am

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Outstanding third period in last nights game. But Pittsburgh is missing two key ingredients: size and grit on the blue line and grit on the offense. It seems they can never hit Detroit. Frustrating like mad...


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9 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:05 pm

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The Penguins looked great in Game 4. rosby and Malkin came through. that 2 on 1 goal was pure gold. Looks like this series could go the full 7 games. This also looks to be the highest rated Stanley Cup Final in the US in almost a decade. However, the Game 6 on tuesday will go head-to-head with the NBA Championship final, so it will be interesting what rating the NHL pulls off on NBC.

10 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:58 pm

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Pittsburgh is lacking in the size dept like Grumpy was saying they are not able to hit back .

11 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:17 pm

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Nothing like Stanley Cup Hockey to bring out the best action!
Very exciting hockey! Well worth the cost of sitting in front of the TV screen.


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12 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:06 am

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Pavolo wrote:Pittsburgh is lacking in the size dept like Grumpy was saying they are not able to hit back .
Pittsburgh is younger and is wearing out Detroit.

13 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:39 am

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Pittsburgh is indeed younger. And they played Detroit's game to perfection in game four. BUT... Do not think the series is now Pittsburgh's to lose. Detroit had one off game and as much as I intensely dislike the Red Wings they are by far the superior team.

Pittsburgh just made it a great series with their improved play.


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14 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:18 pm

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I still think Detroit will take the cup. Detroit has a history of coming out on top (unlike their economic situation), and dollars to donuts history will repeat itself.

Oh, and by the way; GO JETS GO!!!!

15 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:17 pm

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It will be a close game. Detroit will be at the Joe, which means 20,000 fired up Red Wing fans, mainly from Southern Ontario (since nobody in Detroit can afford tickets), and give the Wings a boost.

16 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:50 pm

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Go Penguins Go!!!!


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17 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:01 pm

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Not looking too good for the Pens. Third period may well be a period of reckoning. Wings need to keep their heads up...


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18 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:59 pm

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Pens in seven. Whoever thought they'd make it this far?


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19 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:07 pm

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I think Detroit will win it with Game 7 being at home. Maybe in second overtime. That would be exciting, then the game might still be on when I get home after watching the Moose game.


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20 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:24 am

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What an exciting series. In fact, the Moose played so brutal on Friay that there were at least 200 people watching one of the monitors on the concourse that was showing the game when the Moose game was on. I don't blame them. Way to Go Pens!!!!
I finish 10-5 for the record.
PS Notice the "warm" reception Bettman gets announcing the Penguins as champions. Priceless!



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21 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:55 pm

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It was close. Could have gone either way, I suppose. I wonder if Detroit will now dump Osgood or keep him around.


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22 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:33 pm

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Osgood did not lose that series. Detroit played well but when the bumping increased they sorta' disappeared. The Europeans don't like to be hit. And as long as a referee is around to protect 'em they don't mind the cheap sh1t.

It'll be interesting to see how Pittsburgh retools for next year. They are weak on defence (physically).

I'm delighted the Pens won though. I'd say they were the deserved winners. They did not back into this championship.


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23 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:17 pm

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Guess who?


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24 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:17 pm

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Great Hockey!


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25 Re: Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh vs Detroit on Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:01 pm

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Barney Schwikenheimer?


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