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Lightning hold off Rangers to book return to Stanley Cup final

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Wow. Three years in a row. That is quite the accomplishment.

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OMG. Down vote for a positive observation?

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Oh. Oh. I suspect there are ny rangers fans lurking in the jt swamp.

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Anyhoo. The Avalanche vs Lighting Stanley Cup Series should be a good one.

Apparently there are hurt hockey feelings out there.

North of the border, perhaps?

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NY is a cesspool. Their fans attacked Lightning fans in New York for no reason.

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Um. Wow. I'm flabbergasted. Seriously. All the negativity. For what? I'm legit curious.

Anybody want to add to the conversation other than the thumbs down. Seriously. Absolutely curious.

These are two balls-to-the-wall awesome teams.

Post at will folks.

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Hopefully Kadri can come back from injury for the avs and Point can come back from injury for the bolts! Would make the series so much better.

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Sad.

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As a Red Wings man, I hope the Lightning smash Colorado

I'm a fan of neither. May I ask why?

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NY is a cesspool. Their fans attacked Lightning fans in New York for no reason.

One (1) Rangers fan attacked a (1) Lightnings fan, then the other Rangers fans came to help the Lightnings fan. That Rangers fan was arrested and banned for life at the stadium

This is how rumors start - when people didn't see it happen but then exaggerate as they pass along the news like a game of telephone

Here's the exact video the moment it happened:

https://twitter.com/ScottKaplanOn/status/1535107815014076424

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I’m a Red Wings fan, and I hope the best team wins.

The negative marks are interesting. I’m used to it but who could be doing it? Soccer fans? LOL.

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Here's the exact video the moment it happened:

https://twitter.com/ScottKaplanOn/status/1535107815014076424

Thank you for setting the record straight.

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Randy JohnsonToday  03:45 pm JST

Anyhoo. The Avalanche vs Lighting Stanley Cup Series should be a good one.

Apparently there are hurt hockey feelings out there.

North of the border, perhaps?

Why would they be hurt? I'm sure most Canadians have made their pick for either team. I'm going with the Avs because I like their roster and the way they play. 50% of NHL rosters are Canadians anyway. Yeah...I'm sure they're hurt.........

I gave you a negative because what you wrote makes no sense and you're shouting with all your redundant posts on this thread.

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Just because of the late 90's, early 2000's rivalry we had with the Avalanche. They're a great team, but I preferred Quebec, ha!

Sorry. In earnest, I don't understand.

Because they were the Nordiques?

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The Quebec comment was tongue in cheek.

Gotcha. Now I understand because the Quebec Nordiques in Quebec, Canada were an atrociously God awful team.

It makes sense that you have angst towards the Colorado Avalanche.

I remember the Avalanche vs Red Wing rivalry as you described.

It is frustrating from one's perspective.

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It's hockey, kids. Quit hating each other with your down-votes. It's juvenile behaviour. I like the sport enough to have season tickets, and I like it when my home team makes it into the playoffs. But, frankly, it's not life-changing. Go support your team, any one of them, but cut the crap hate comments aimed at someone you don't know. It's only sport.

And on that topic (of sport) my best friend is a Seattle Seahawks fan. I'm not. But I love the NFL game and haven't missed a single Super Bowl since that name was given to the ultimate end of the season. So, probably a lot older than you young bucks who fly off the handle.

I even watched the Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup. Eek!!!

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MilesTegToday  07:37 pm JST

I gave you a negative because what you wrote makes no sense and you're shouting with all your redundant posts on this thread.

Here are my first two comments as a refresher.

The first comment was an honest positive observation. In which a few people down voted which I thought was peculiar.

Then I made a second statement stating my bewilderment.

Randy JohnsonToday  03:26 pm JST

Wow. Three years in a row. That is quite the accomplishment.

-Randy JohnsonToday  03:37 pm JST

OMG. Down vote for a positive observation?

Then I thought, ah, ny rangers fans aren't happy. Then the thread continued and that didn't seem to be the case then I thought, Ah, yes, we know how canadians are sensitive about hockey so, yeah, that was an observation which serms to be correct because...

To quote you:

North of the border, perhaps?

"Why would they be hurt? I'm sure most Canadians have made their pick for either team. I'm going with the Avs because I like their roster and the way they play. 50% of NHL rosters are Canadians anyway. Yeah...I'm sure they're hurt........."

Of which, that is factually incorrect in most of the nhl teams' cases.

Incidentally, Colorado's canadian roster is less than 50% and according to you, you picked them to win the Stanley Cup.

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Randy JohnsonToday  03:45 pm JST

Anyhoo. The Avalanche vs Lighting Stanley Cup Series should be a good one.

Righto.

Avalanche have been on this path since January; TB, since pre-season.

Tampa just gets by in the regular season, and prepares for playoff hockey. I thought the Rangers would only win one game, but anything can happen.

Vasilevskiy is the best goalie in the league, and if he stays healthy, then Tampa wins it.

Avalanche have two of the strongest lines in the NHL, which otherwise, they would not have beaten Edmonton, which has two of the best players (and the overall best player) in the league.

So, even if one's team did not make it, this is a stellar pairing for the Cup, with Tampa Bay having beaten (swept) the team that had the best overall regular season record, and the Avalanche beating one of the most talent-laden teams.

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It's got to be frustrating though for canadians to not have an nhl city winner in thirty straight years.

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Oh oh, some hurt feelings north of thr border.

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