Curse of the Winnipeg Jets killing Phoenix

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  1. Bronko

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    Dave Tippett's Coyotes are gettin' schmiced by the LA Kings (3-0 well into the third period)

    LA is having their way with Mike Smith, running him several times, while Tippett still adopts that old Winnipeg Jet meekness and refuses to fight dirt with dirt, fire with fire and won't run Jonny Quick.

    What idiocy. The NHL office is virtually begging Phoenix to put up a fight and don't go down easy. So what do the Yotes do? They go down easy!!!

    What a joke! Only two teams that would have lost a series in 4 games were the 90s Jets and this year's undisciplined bunch of Jets.
     
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    The old Jets left town in 1996. So how can that be the curse of the Jets? How about the curse of the Coyotes themselves. That & the fact the Coyotes aren't that good.
     
  3. Bronko

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    The curse of the Jets was imposed on the Coyotes! Tonite they look like worse puke than they did in game 1.....
     
  4. Rids

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    I think Daryl Sutter actually smiled after the 4th goal. Either that or he had gas...
     
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    I want to thank Ken King for the wonderful job he did ridding us of a great coach, putting him in charge & grinding the Flames into the ground...
     
  6. Bronko

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    Probably gas (spinach gas for Popeye Oyl) but I suspect he was almost ready to laugh out loud when his inept power play actually scored a 5 on 3 goal on a terrified Mike Smith and an exhausted/indifferent Phoenix pp kill.
     
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    As Phoenix killed the Jets by stealing the team in 1996... If killing the Coyotes means they'll leave the dessert, then so be it. You won't see me sad. Poetic justice, I say.
     
  8. Bronko

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    However there's still a faux-owner in waiting parading around Arizona, looking for handouts from Glendale (Phoenix) city council, protective financial supports from NHL (aka other owners) and whatever else he can mooch.

    Even if Phoenix wins the Cup, they probably can't support more than 10,000 fans/game during the 82 game regular season.

    So, Quebec still has a chance.

    However, Bettman needs the faux-owner in Arizona to ratchet up the money he can take from Peladeau in Quebec City.
     
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    The beat goes on.
    The beat goes on.
    Drums keep pounding a rhythm through the brain.
    La dee da dee dee. La dee da dee die.
     
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    I'd say goaltending is a wash in this series.The difference is that L.A. has an incredibly deep roster in terms of skill, grit, and two-way presence. Inexplicably most of them lay dormant for much of the year, but they've finally awaken when it matters most and Phoenix is completely over matched. Mike Smith is under siege while Quick relaxes behind a pane of bullet proof glass and watches the gun show. They'll be lucky to push this thing to 6 games let alone win it.
     
  11. Bronko

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    Enjoyed the Slovak vs. Canada world cup semi-final much more than most of the 'Skating in tar' NHL playoffs.
     
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    Of course we lost because guys like Iginla... our great leader... who hates playing hockey past the 2nd week of April... who should be there... ain't. With the exception of Crosby, the players that sat out should be ashamed. Gotta make that 8 am tee time right, Jarome?
     
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    I've already been tarring and feathering Eblunder Kane, RNH & Getzlaugh for some of their boneheaded plays in today's loss to Slovakia but at least these guys showed up and played their hearts out for Canada. Sid had a built-in excuse, Jaroma had no such excuse.

    But you probably see why the Flames languished in poor position most of the season. Pop'eye Sutter is just not a top level coach - not having his men playing lock-down 1-4 or 0-5 hockey is simply inexcusable. Kane shouldn't have made that blind pass that led to the tying goal - with 5 minutes left. Only superior coaching reigns in idiots like Kane. RNH attacked a guy who brushed him hard and it cost us the tying goal. Ryan KneeSlapp shouldn't have taken that horrid 5 minute major - what a goof!!!
     
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    The World Championship when relating to Canada and the USA is a proving ground for youngsters. Anybody over 25 I don't mind them opting out. If the roster has more than 5 guys over 30 there's something wrong with the program.
     
  15. Bronko

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    Notice how quickly Semen & Ovechkin answered the call after they were eliminated?
     
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    Semin is auditioning for a new contract in a new city.

    The Worlds mean a whole lot more to the Europeans than to the North Americans. When those players retire they don't talk about winning league championships they talk about winning World Championships and Olympic medals. They know who leads the nation in goals/points/wins/games played in international play while we have no idea but keep track of NHL MVPs and Stanley Cup rings.
     
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    Rids, I respectfully do not agree as it's not a training ground. It is the world champonship. Anybody who is asked & is physically able should go. Iggy is just pathetic. Year in & year out he can't lead the Flames to the playoffs & year in & year out he's asked to participate & says no. He plays golf for 6 months. Our great leader...:dodgy:
     
  18. Bronko

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    Wonder how Jaroma would get along with with a nutmeg like Torturella if he was ever traded to the Big Rotten Apple?
     
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    iso when you were growing up how often did you hear about the Canadian team at the World Championships? We have exactly 6 medals since starting this current version (1998) of sending the group of pros over there for a tournament that honestly if it didn't fill up morning/daytime TV slots it would still get the coverage it did in the 80s - an article and a boxscore in the back of the sports section after all the NHL stuff was talked about.

    It means as much as the World Cup of Hockey.
     
  20. Bronko

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    I still have fond memories of Canada's National Hockey team (ll amateurs) from the 60s and early to mid 70s

    Young men like Ken Broderick in the nets

    Soldiers like Ross Parke, Francis Huck, Gerry & Herb Pinder, many more who sacrificed greatly for the cause.

    Fighting insurmountable odds against the best players in Europe (Russians, Czechs, Swedes) our young men went to war every year.

    For years they were based out of Wpg. under tutelage of Father David Bauer (trying to remember who the coach was).....

    They were not our best players. But they were warriors all - if their were an entry into the Hockey Hall of Fame (for valour) then all of them get in by default.

    They struggled to the last whistle, most often on the losing side. But they were great men, often under-sized, slow-legged and under-trained. BUT THEY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.......

    PS. Just remembered, coach was Jackie McLeod.....
     

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