OT: Jets-Preds Game 7 open thread

Submitted by American Hotel on May 10th, 2018 at 8:09 PM

Ah, "Game Seven"...the two best words in the English language after "breakfast burrito."  This has been a positively scintillating series to date, and the winner tonight has to be considered the Cup favorite going forward. Winnipeg carries the hopes and dreams of an entire nation, but it's hard to resist the appeal of a NashVegas vs. Vegas matchup. GAME ON! 

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NittanyFan

May 11th, 2018 at 10:07 AM ^

this business trip was in January - which is, to say the least, not the ideal time to visit the Canadian Prairie.  Good God was it cold.  

But I appreciated the city and the passion they had for hockey there - the AHL (Manitoba Moose) game we attended was loud and completely packed.  The NHL belongs in Winnipeg/Winterpeg.

Definitely rooting for tje Jets the rest of the way.

LLG

May 10th, 2018 at 8:41 PM ^

I dig Nashville, and I think it is great that they have a good hockey team given the town.  But it is hard for me not to want Winnipeg to win given how small the town is (705,000+).

With that said, the Pancake Pantry is pretty awesome:  https://www.thepancakepantry.com/

I'm happy with either team winning.

BOX House

May 10th, 2018 at 9:50 PM ^

the Nashville schtick is wearing on me. Catfish on the ice, college hockey chants -- maybe I'm a bitter wings fan but that's a lot of Michigan hockey appropriation. Go Jets

Hab

May 10th, 2018 at 10:23 PM ^

Had this discussion in another thread... Nashville is a young franchise just getting established.  They don't have the history the Wings have.  So while the catfish thing is utterly ridiculous, and a blatant ripoff of the octopus, it is what it is.  Damn kids.  And yes, a very jealous wings fan.  Hoping for a Jets/Lightning finals.  Can't stand the preds or the knights.

Lou MacAdoo

May 10th, 2018 at 10:39 PM ^

Kyle Conner is going to be one heck of an offensive player in the NHL. Gifted offensive player playing on roster loaded with young talent. He really couldn’t have asked for a better situation. Hey kid what do you think about playing first line and PP1 with Scheifele and Wheeler? Are you kidding me? He goes from CCM to that? That boy is blessed. I hope they win it all. They’re so fun to watch.

30swk18

May 10th, 2018 at 11:01 PM ^

Every team left is likeable for me and I wouldn’t mind seeing any one of them win the cup. My least favorite is probably the lightning but only because they have owned the wings in recent years including the playoffs.

User -not THAT user

May 11th, 2018 at 7:13 AM ^

Everything that went wrong for them here in Atlanta has gone right for them in WPG.

In Atlanta they had the shittiest ownership, shittiest uniforms, shittiest AHL affiliation, shittiest lack of Michigan players, and just overall the shittiest luck of any team in the NHL.

Now all of that has done a 180 and it’s no fun at all...they are four wins over an expansion team from playing for the Stanley Cup.

User -not THAT user

May 11th, 2018 at 5:56 PM ^

...as the NHL could have sent the Phoenix Coyotes back up there instead, as that franchise was in arguably worse shape than the Thrashers at the time. But no, Bettman had a hard-on for that franchise and always has.

The NHL’s due diligence when scoping out the Atlanta Spirit (who bought the team from Ted Turner) was laughable. Once the check cleared they stopped caring altogether. Quite a few of us are still bitter about it.

User -not THAT user

May 11th, 2018 at 5:45 PM ^

He’s a great GM who has won consistently everywhere he’s been (including Winnipeg now). He won a lot in Chicago during their affiliation with the Thrashers, too. But winning was always his number one priority, and helping NHL contracted players develop was barely an afterthought, which came to bite his coach John Anderson in the ass when he accepted a promotion to coach the Thrashers after his run of success in Chicago.

Don Waddell was sufficiently responsible, as well...he was great at drafting players who were very good at the AHL level but for whatever reason were not able to take it up another notch to the big league. You don’t see that with teams like Pittsburgh, who are always able to get players from their AHL affiliate to play at a high level when called up. Detroit gets good output from its K-Zoo call-ups regularly, too...because they’re ready to play. The guys on the Wolves played like they couldn’t wait to get back to Chicago when they got called up to Atlanta.

If you’re a Wolves fan it was a great affiliation...Chevy ran the team the way he wanted, Waddell was seemingly happy to let him do it, and the ownership didn’t give a damn because all they were interested in was owning the arena and the Hawks. The Thrashers weren’t even a stepchild, they were just afterbirth.

Scioto

May 11th, 2018 at 4:43 PM ^

The Cumberland is flooding from the tears of the Prednecks flowing down lower Broadway.

Go Caps! Although we all know how that will work out for them.