Skip to comments.Stanley Cup Survey:Which Two Teams Would Make For The Most Violent Series? Bruins VS Philly?
Posted on 04/19/2012 4:38:45 PM PDT by Reality_News
The Penguins/Phlyers series has proven to be a very hard hitting/penalty ridden series so far. Question, does the winner of this series go up againt the Boston/Washington series? What two teams overall would make for another Boston/Vancouver playoff? (the unforgettable 2011 Stanley Cup Series). Boston VS Philly would defintely be an intense&hard hitting series,most likely to go at least six games. But what happened to Philly last night? They were whiplashed!
i cant believe the caps scored within the first minute !!!
and whats with the beards? is this with all 8 teams?
KINGS vs Sharks in Round 2 could be pretty good...
so what happened to the canadians?
It’s an old tradition with hockey teams. As soon as they make the post-season, the players stop shaving.
I think the Edmonton Oilers started that tradition back in the 1980s. They would stop shaving once they got in the playoffs, and if they went all the way to the Stanley Cup finals most of them would look like Amish hockey players.
i never noticed it till last season (then again, im from Boston,& occasionally would watch the stanley cup series),,,but god, those beards must get pretty itchy by two weeks.
That's Mike Commodore, who played on the Carolina Hurricanes Stanley Cup team a few years ago. If Ronald McDonald were an NHL player in the Stanley Cup playoffs, this is exactly what he'd look like.
i have lost track on who plays who from the start of the quarter finals, I am assuming its an east team vs west,,therefore there is a chance it could be a repeat of last year?
If Ogie Oglethorpe had a son, he’d look just like him.
Unfortunately today’s Edmonton Oilers’ players are clean-shaven.
I can only imagine. I seem to remember that it was rarer in the 70’s when I started watching.
for those of us who were kids in the 70’s, you got to admit,the 71 Bruins were the greatest team ever (despite the loss to the canadians) and in 77 or 78 we were ripped off of a stanly cup win all because of an unessessary call of too many men on the ice,,,who wasnt pissed!
I have no great interest in the Penguins/Flyers, except that I don’t care for the Flyers at all and little for the Penguins.
But, I have watched their series — in hopes of the fights that break out.
Penguins have dominated, but they have relinqueshed the lead and let the Flyers take the wins. The most recent game was an embarrassment for the Flyers — 10 unanswered goals by the Penguins.
Most of the teams seem to be pretty even.
I still remember the fourth Simpson Halloween special where Homer was on Trial for his soul. The jury box had all sorts of criminals and evil doers but the best was the starting line-up of the 1976 Philadelphia Flyers.
great timimg on the games tonight,when one period is done u can watch the other game in phoenix( phoenix, right?)
1. They finished the 80-game schedule with only 8 losses, along with 12 ties. They broke NHL records for both wins and points ... records which they had set themselves just a year earlier.
2. They outscored their opponents by a 387-171 margin. To put that into perspective ... their total goal differential (216 goals) exceeded the total goals for 13 of the 30 teams in the NHL this past season.
3. 14 players on their roster scored 10 or more goals.
4. Defenseman Larry Robinson finished the season with a plus/minus rating of +120.
5. In addition to the Stanley Cup, other trophy winners for Montreal that year included Ken Dryden and Michel Larocque (Vezina Trophy), Guy Lafleur (Art Ross, Hart and Conn Smythe Trophies), Larry Robinson (Norris Trophy), and coach Scotty Bowman (Jack Adams Award). Steve Shutt led the NHL with 60 goals, though that was before the league awarded the Maurice Richard Trophy for that feat.
6. The two Montreal goalies finished #1 and #2 in the NHL for lowest goals-against average that year. I don't think that's ever happened before or since.
7. Four of the six first-team NHL All-Stars that year were Canadiens (Dryden, Lafleur, Shutt and Robinson).
8. The team lost only two games in the playoffs that year, sweeping both their first-round series against St. Louis and the finals against Boston.
I'd say that was about a dominant a team as you'll ever see in the NHL.
Bring on the Hanson brothers.....!
starting line-up of the 1976 Philadelphia Flyers.
Aw yes the old “Broad Street Bullies”
As their coach said “if cant beat’ em in the alley, wont
beat ‘em on the ice...”