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Re: 2017-2018 NHL season

Postby Derwood » Tue May 08, 2018 2:22 am

The NHL has to be rooting hard for Vegas to win it all, because there are some dreadful (for ratings) potential matchups for the finals (Tampa Bay vs. Winnipeg? lol)
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Postby NewUserName » Tue May 08, 2018 6:14 pm

Derwood wrote:The NHL has to be rooting hard for Vegas to win it all, because there are some dreadful (for ratings) potential matchups for the finals (Tampa Bay vs. Winnipeg? lol)
I think having a Canadian team would boost ratings up north. I dont think Vegas is moving the ratings that much in the US
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL season

Postby Derwood » Tue May 08, 2018 6:27 pm

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Derwood wrote:The NHL has to be rooting hard for Vegas to win it all, because there are some dreadful (for ratings) potential matchups for the finals (Tampa Bay vs. Winnipeg? lol)
I think having a Canadian team would boost ratings up north. I dont think Vegas is moving the ratings that much in the US


A first year expansion team possibly winning the Cup? It's about all they have in terms of storylines (unless you think Ovechkin potentially winning it all moves the needle)
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL season

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue May 08, 2018 7:19 pm

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Derwood wrote:The NHL has to be rooting hard for Vegas to win it all, because there are some dreadful (for ratings) potential matchups for the finals (Tampa Bay vs. Winnipeg? lol)
I think having a Canadian team would boost ratings up north. I dont think Vegas is moving the ratings that much in the US



My thoughts too. Canadians are probably more hungry for a SC then all of the southern 1/2 of the US at this point. There will be those who are excited that a Canadian team is in it and those who would relish in a Jets loss, like everyone in Vancouver. Either way, lots of eyes watching that series.
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Postby biittner77 » Wed May 09, 2018 11:40 am

Derwood wrote:The NHL has to be rooting hard for Vegas to win it all, because there are some dreadful (for ratings) potential matchups for the finals (Tampa Bay vs. Winnipeg? lol)


Tampa Bay vs. Winnepeg would be the best match up from an exciting hockey standpoint. Only hardcore hockey fans watch the Stanley Cup finals anyway so I don't see where it matters.
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL season

Postby Brian707 » Fri May 11, 2018 12:53 am

Well I'm glad I was wrong about the Penguins. Winnipeg in the SCF would be good for ratings in Canada. I'm sure the worst would be Nashville-Tampa
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL season

Postby Derwood » Sun May 20, 2018 9:50 pm

Vegas in the finals is incredibly annoying
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Derwood wrote:Vegas in the finals is incredibly annoying


Why?
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL season

Postby Derwood » Mon May 21, 2018 11:22 am

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Derwood wrote:Vegas in the finals is incredibly annoying


Why?


Because I'm a fan of a team that has played 19 seasons without ever getting out of the first round, and Vegas could win the cup on their first try.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon May 21, 2018 3:08 pm

You will never convince me that Columbus has been around for longer than 4 years.
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL season

Postby Brian707 » Mon May 21, 2018 6:00 pm

Derwood wrote:
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Because I'm a fan of a team that has played 19 seasons without ever getting out of the first round, and Vegas could win the cup on their first try.



Life isn't fair. I will laugh my ass off at Blues fans should Vegas win the Cup. 0 Cups in 50 years
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL season

Postby Derwood » Mon May 21, 2018 6:09 pm

Brian707 wrote:
Derwood wrote:
Sosa21MVP wrote:



Life isn't fair. I will laugh my ass off at Blues fans should Vegas win the Cup. 0 Cups in 50 years


Maple Leafs have been miserable as well
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL season

Postby Sosa21MVP » Mon May 21, 2018 11:11 pm

Derwood wrote:
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Derwood wrote:Vegas in the finals is incredibly annoying


Why?


Because I'm a fan of a team that has played 19 seasons without ever getting out of the first round, and Vegas could win the cup on their first try.


Gotcha. When the Marlins and Diamondbacks had won the World Series while I was still waiting for the Cubs to break through, I had a similar annoyed feeling.
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Postby soccer10k » Tue May 22, 2018 4:01 am

Game 7 should be fun on Wednesday.
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL season

Postby Derwood » Tue May 22, 2018 11:56 am

Sosa21MVP wrote:
Derwood wrote:
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Why?


Because I'm a fan of a team that has played 19 seasons without ever getting out of the first round, and Vegas could win the cup on their first try.


Gotcha. When the Marlins and Diamondbacks had won the World Series while I was still waiting for the Cubs to break through, I had a similar annoyed feeling.


Vegas could very well be the Marlins of the NHL if they win early and then blow it up. The fans are really into them right now for all the obvious reasons, but will they get any fan support once the newness wears off, especially when they hit the inevitable decline in success
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Postby The_Achiever » Tue May 22, 2018 12:17 pm

soccer10k wrote:Game 7 should be fun on Wednesday.


Go Caps. Would be cool for Ovi to get a cup but also LV because it would surely annoy blues fans lol.
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL season

Postby Brian707 » Tue May 22, 2018 4:16 pm

Derwood wrote:
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Because I'm a fan of a team that has played 19 seasons without ever getting out of the first round, and Vegas could win the cup on their first try.


Gotcha. When the Marlins and Diamondbacks had won the World Series while I was still waiting for the Cubs to break through, I had a similar annoyed feeling.


Vegas could very well be the Marlins of the NHL if they win early and then blow it up. The fans are really into them right now for all the obvious reasons, but will they get any fan support once the newness wears off, especially when they hit the inevitable decline in success



Why would Vegas need to blow it up? They have 24 million in projected cap space next year.

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Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue May 22, 2018 4:17 pm

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Re: 2017-2018 NHL season

Postby Derwood » Tue May 22, 2018 4:24 pm

They wouldn’t have to blow it up. They could just not be as good
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL season

Postby Brian707 » Tue May 22, 2018 4:32 pm

Derwood wrote:They wouldn’t have to blow it up. They could just not be as good



I think they got real lucky, a lot of guys had career years and were injury free. Kinda remind me of the 2005 White Sox.
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL season

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Tue May 22, 2018 4:58 pm

The_Achiever wrote:
soccer10k wrote:Game 7 should be fun on Wednesday.


Go Caps. Would be cool for Ovi to get a cup but also LV because it would surely annoy blues fans lol.


Agreed
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Postby mul21 » Tue May 22, 2018 6:25 pm

The_Achiever wrote:
soccer10k wrote:Game 7 should be fun on Wednesday.


Go Caps. Would be cool for Ovi to get a cup but also LV because it would surely annoy blues fans lol.


Oddly, there's a lot of Blues fans rooting for them and hoping their success will force the Blues to "do something". What that is, I have no idea, but they seem to think it'll force some kind of action.
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Re: 2017-2018 NHL season

Postby NewUserName » Thu May 24, 2018 11:06 am

I think Las Vegas is a fluke of flukes. Several players playing way higher than career norms. Pacific division being trash. Western Conference as a whole not having any elite teams.

But, winning the Stanley Cup is extremely hard....just ask Canada
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Thu May 24, 2018 2:52 pm

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Re: 2017-2018 NHL season

Postby Brian707 » Thu May 24, 2018 4:42 pm

Vegas -160 favorite, I am a bit surprised.
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