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Golden Knights blast Panthers 9-3 in Game 5 to capture first Stanley Cup title

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Congrats to Vegas!

And glad the Panthers didn't win. Their game is based more on intimidation than skill. Vegas stood up to that in a way that Carolina and Toronto did not.

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thank god thats over.

Two fanbases who have hockey somewhere around 4th or 5th in their sports interests will now go back to the other sports and forget what the heck was happening in June.

"Oh yeah, we won the cup, didn't we? that was cool"

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"Oh yeah, we won the cup, didn't we? that was cool"

Said by no Stanley Cup Champion ever

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"Oh yeah, we won the cup, didn't we? that was cool"

Said by no Stanley Cup Champion ever

now re-read my original comment whereupon I described the avg fan in Miami and LV and not the players.

Now enter a sports bar in either of those cities in about a month and ask about hockey.

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"now re-read my original comment whereupon I described the avg fan in Miami and LV and not the players."

Irrelevant

My comment was to highlight the fact that the Stanley Cup is very much meaningful to the athletes who dreamed and trained their entire lives for. Also, hockey fans from across the globe tuned in to watch, including myself. I'm neither a Vegas nor Panthers fan...but I'm a hockey fan who very much enjoyed watching the SC playoffs. I don't require the 23 men I don't know to represent my hometown to enjoy watching the game played at such an intense level.

So, again..."Oh yeah, we won the Cup, didn't we?"...Said no Stanley Cup Champion ever

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@Babe Ruth - You're quite wrong about the Vegas fanbase. For a group in a non--traditional market who probably didn't know the first thing about hockey a decade ago, they picked it up quickly and have embraced it. The "experiment" of putting a team in Las Vegas has been nothing short of a big success, and the market is a great addition to the league.

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Not the most thrilling Final ever, but congratulations to Vegas nonetheless.

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Babe RuthToday  03:36 pm JST

thank god thats over.

Two fanbases who have hockey somewhere around 4th or 5th in their sports interests will now go back to the other sports and forget what the heck was happening in June.

"Oh yeah, we won the cup, didn't we? that was cool"

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So bitter and salty. Do you believe it should be the original 6 who should win?

The nhl is expanding, so embrace it. And it's less political than other pro leagues.

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Babe RuthToday  03:54 pm JST

"Oh yeah, we won the cup, didn't we? that was cool"

Said by no Stanley Cup Champion ever

now re-read my original comment whereupon I described the avg fan in Miami and LV and not the players.

Now enter a sports bar in either of those cities in about a month and ask about hockey.

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'93 stings.

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For the second day in a row in a Final, Miami Florida has been "gentlemanly" swept (meaning, they were allowed to win 1 game in a clearly lopsided series)

The Florida Panthers still couldn't win a game at Las Vegas ever - they're 0 for 8 there all time!

Las Vegas Knights becomes champion in just their 6 years of existence - the fastest since the 1984 Edmonton Oilers. They fulfilled their owner's silly prediction to their fans in 2016 - "playoffs in three, Cup in six" (meaning years)

They were actually ahead of the playoffs prediction - they went all the way to the Finals in their 1st year of existence! But it took them another 5 years to return there and then win it

9-3 is the most lopsided score in a NHL Final clinching game, with Mark Stone's hat trick not been seen in a clincher since 1920

Knights also pipped the 1984 Oilers for the most dominating period in a playoff season - they're Plus-24 in the 2nd period of these playoffs (the Oilers were Plus-23 in the 3rd period of the 1984 playoffs)

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My comment was to highlight the fact that the Stanley Cup is very much meaningful to the athletes who dreamed and trained their entire lives for. Also, hockey fans from across the globe tuned in to watch, including myself. I'm neither a Vegas nor Panthers fan...but I'm a hockey fan who very much enjoyed watching the SC playoffs. I don't require the 23 men I don't know to represent my hometown to enjoy watching the game played at such an intense level.

So, again..."Oh yeah, we won the Cup, didn't we?"...Said no Stanley Cup Champion ever

Once again, you fail to grasp (unbelievably) that I'm talking about the avg fan, not the players.

Had decent ratings, yes. From hockey fans in traditional markets.

A hockey journalist in Canada a few weeks back described walking into a SPORTS BAR in Vegas during the 2nd round and was taken aback when one of the waitresses, upon learning he was covering the series against (Dallas?) said ; "Oh that's right! We have a hockey team here, don't we?"

Original Wing - Of course it worked. Show me a player who wouldn't want to play in a state with no winter, lots of fun for a single young man, and NO STATE TAX, as opposed to say Quebec where he would lose millions to the quasi-socialist country.

Not bitter that my team didn't win. They suck (for now).

Hell,I even appreciated the Bruins winning the Cup back in 2011 because Boston is above all else, a hocket town. And I HATE the Bruins.

Vegas fans? still trying to figure out the offside rule...

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Congats to the Golden Knights. They were clearly the better team throughout the finals. The entire series looked like an 8-seed playing uphill against a 1-seed; even game three that the Cats pulled out. That said, the Panthers played their hearts out and generated a lot of excitement throughout the playoffs. There's no shame losing against a better opponent as long as you gave it your best.

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