Round 4... 2018 Stanley Cup Finals

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Who will be 2018 Stanley Cup winners

Poll ended at May 28th, 2018, 7:43 pm

Washington Capitals or
4
36%
Las Vegas Golden Knights
4
36%
Who give a damn
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27%
 
Total votes : 11

Round 4... 2018 Stanley Cup Finals

Postby GordonH » May 23rd, 2018, 7:43 pm

Choices are down to 2 teams:

Eastern Conference Champion
Washington Capitals

Western Conference Champion
Las Vegas Golden Knights


Game 1 will start May 28th, so you have 5 days to figure out your choice.

At the last moment I added other option... lol
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Re: Round 4... 2018 Stanley Cup Finals

Postby Frisk » May 23rd, 2018, 11:22 pm

Wow...so it's caps vs knights, can't say that I saw that coming. If I did I'd probably be a millionaire right now.
I'll say that Vegas will win the cup. I'm not really interested in either team but it will be cool to watch a bit of hockey history in the making.
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Re: Round 4... 2018 Stanley Cup Finals

Postby lesliepaul » May 23rd, 2018, 11:33 pm

Frisk wrote:Wow...so it's caps vs knights, can't say that I saw that coming. If I did I'd probably be a millionaire right now.
I'll say that Vegas will win the cup. I'm not really interested in either team but it will be cool to watch a bit of hockey history in the making.


Not too interested now..........BUT........how much do you want to bet Vegas takes a huge slide down after this season, regardless if they win or loose the final. Remember, they have zero players from a draft to draw from and no prospects in their system. Many contracts will be coming up for them and they truly have a handful of players who are worth anything in a trade.

Enjoy your day in the sun Vegas, its going to be a slide to mediocrity in the next few years...........and when the Raiders show up?

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Re: Round 4... 2018 Stanley Cup Finals

Postby GordonH » May 24th, 2018, 11:14 am

lesliepaul wrote:Not too interested now..........BUT........how much do you want to bet Vegas takes a huge slide down after this season, regardless if they win or loose the final. Remember, they have zero players from a draft to draw from and no prospects in their system. Many contracts will be coming up for them and they truly have a handful of players who are worth anything in a trade.

Enjoy your day in the sun Vegas, its going to be a slide to mediocrity in the next few years...........and when the Raiders show up?


So here is 2018 NHL entry Draft picking order: https://www.capfriendly.com/draft/2018
Now unless Vegas does a trade to move up there first will be round 2 #62

They have 5 RFA & 6 UFA https://www.capfriendly.com/teams/goldenknights

Could be very expensive off season for GM George McPhee
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Re: Round 4... 2018 Stanley Cup Finals

Postby Frisk » May 28th, 2018, 5:51 pm

Knights get first goal of the series.
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Re: Round 4... 2018 Stanley Cup Finals

Postby GordonH » May 29th, 2018, 5:37 am

Listening to some of the news casts prior to start of this series, it appears the Vegas bookies have had a few major payouts.
Since before season started last Fall the odds on Vegas going to Stanley Cup Finals was 500 to 1.
So a $250 bet has a return of $125,000
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Re: Round 4... 2018 Stanley Cup Finals

Postby Bsuds » May 29th, 2018, 5:40 am

And I'm happy to say I saved $250.00 :up:
I could wake up early tomorrow and go running, or I could win the lottery...the odds are about the same.
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Re: Round 4... 2018 Stanley Cup Finals

Postby GordonH » May 29th, 2018, 5:44 am

Bsuds wrote:And I'm happy to say I saved $250.00 :up:


True... plus the hassle of having to deal with IRS, would it be worth it. lol
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Re: Round 4... 2018 Stanley Cup Finals

Postby the truth » May 29th, 2018, 12:16 pm

vegas wins first game 6-4 :130: great 3rd period
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Re: Round 4... 2018 Stanley Cup Finals

Postby techrtr » May 31st, 2018, 8:24 am

After witnessing that horrendous 20 minute pre-game extavaganza last night, I would never go to a game in Las Vegas. I hope the Capitals win just because the whole Vegas shtick is turning the NHL into some ticky tacky carnival sideshow.

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Re: Round 4... 2018 Stanley Cup Finals

Postby Bsuds » May 31st, 2018, 8:36 am

techrtr wrote:After witnessing that horrendous 20 minute pre-game extavaganza last night, I would never go to a game in Las Vegas. I hope the Capitals win just because the whole Vegas shtick is turning the NHL into some ticky tacky carnival sideshow.


That's the advantage of recording and watching after all the BS. I get to FF through commercials too.
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Re: Round 4... 2018 Stanley Cup Finals

Postby the truth » May 31st, 2018, 8:45 am

techrtr wrote:After witnessing that horrendous 20 minute pre-game extavaganza last night, I would never go to a game in Las Vegas. I hope the Capitals win just because the whole Vegas shtick is turning the NHL into some ticky tacky carnival sideshow.


agree 100% i hated it ,
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Re: Round 4... 2018 Stanley Cup Finals

Postby lesliepaul » May 31st, 2018, 11:31 am

the truth wrote:
techrtr wrote:After witnessing that horrendous 20 minute pre-game extavaganza last night, I would never go to a game in Las Vegas. I hope the Capitals win just because the whole Vegas shtick is turning the NHL into some ticky tacky carnival sideshow.


agree 100% i hated it ,


You are so right..........I don't see an extravaganza, more like a giant Nevada brothel full of redneck Trump supporters who haven't got a clue what they are watching. They cheer for anything, monster truck racing, lawn mower racing..........what's next, Wayne Newton and "Donke Schoen".
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Re: Round 4... 2018 Stanley Cup Finals

Postby Frisk » May 31st, 2018, 3:25 pm

Yeah that pregame show was fairly painful.
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Re: Round 4... 2018 Stanley Cup Finals

Postby GordonH » May 31st, 2018, 4:26 pm

I've moved on since Winnipeg was knocked out, French Open at Roland-Garros then US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.
Of course new season of CFL is coming.
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