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  1. jacksalmon

    2018/19 playoff predictions

    Just a typical Blows playoff activity, which is why I hate those aholes.
  2. jacksalmon

    2018/19 playoff predictions

    You may already know this, so sorry if I am telling you something you arleady know. But, in English, poor means: 1. Not having much money; (homeless people are poor) and 2. To be pitied. ( the poor Blues could have won the Cup tonight, but lost at home).
  3. jacksalmon

    2018/19 playoff predictions

    Right now, you are 50% correct and I hope you stay that way.
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    That's probably why the ref took an extra long stare and missed the head shot.
  5. jacksalmon

    2018/19 playoff predictions

    The complaining about the officiating, at least here, is going on because the officiating in this playoff season has been bad and inconsistent. In game 5 of the Blows/Sharks series, the Blows put two Shark players out of game 6 (Pavelski and Hertl) with shots to the head and neither was called. That is an example of why some of us have noted how bad the officiating is.
  6. jacksalmon

    2018/19 playoff predictions

    No penalty on the play, but the guy gets suspended for a hit to the head. I guess the ref was checking out chicks in the stand when it happened. Wasn't Barbasol the guy who put Hertl out of the series with SJ with another shoulder to the head? So, why not keep doing it as one only gets suspended one out of every two times it gets done? Even if Barbasol didn't head shot Hertl, someone else did and got away with it. Keep it up, Blues. It is too bad that they are spoiling what has been a very good effort with some of he cheap shots.
  7. jacksalmon

    2018/19 playoff predictions

    That's the nicest thing you, or Stosh, have ever written to me. How wonderful!!!
  8. jacksalmon

    2018/19 playoff predictions

    You are absolutely right about not being able to get this level of conversation about hockey anywhere else except maybe certain bars in Canada. I guess it is impossible for all to agree. For me, though, what I have learned outweighs the occasional nastiness over issues that pop up. I guess it is just the price to pay to stay informed.
  9. jacksalmon

    2018/19 playoff predictions

    Bob: You get a little fired up at times, like I do. But, in the end, I pretty much always find you to be a guy who likes to get things ironed out and get those hatchets buried. So, as far as I am concerned, we have had our say; and, as you say, this topic needs to be dialed back which I am perfectly willing to do. We'll see what happens in the next three Finals games and then get on to real business, which is looking for a revival of the Hawk hatchets. It's too bad I cannot ever get any resolution with Granada. But, he is like a guy I used to see around a lot here that went by Stosh. I guess I just rubbed them both the wrong way, no matter what I say. Hey, not everyone is going to like me
  10. jacksalmon

    2018/19 playoff predictions

    Bob and Granada: Look, we agree that: 1.. Good, clean hits are a good part of hockey. 2. Cheap shots are not and can result in injury. We disagree about: 3. What is the difference between the two. I may be overprotective of the health of players, but I call 'em like i see 'em with only that in mind. I am not trying to turn hockey into a tea party. On the other hand, even the refs and the league cannot agree on what is a cheap shot. Some get called and some don't. Some get suspended and some don't without any real reason to distinguish between one call and the other. So, if the league and its officials cannot agree on what is to be outlawed, is it any wonder that we and a few other posters on these boards disagree also. Have you read some of Big T's latest posts?
  11. jacksalmon

    2018/19 playoff predictions

    Simply because we disagree on a lot, so I figured I might as well add that one to the list. If we don't, that is okay with me.
  12. jacksalmon

    2018/19 playoff predictions

    Oh, poor baby. I did the same thing to Bob that I did to you. Aren't you glad you have Bob to help you hammer me? Again, you are the master of denial. I have always said that clean/hard physical play is fine. Tolerating dirty/cheap intent-to-injure head shots by telling us it is just playoff hockey is not fine. You are the one who is unable to distinguish between the two. Maybe you should ask Hertl, Pavelski and Oshie what they think of your toleration of cheap shots.
  13. jacksalmon

    2018/19 playoff predictions

    It is a shame when guys get hurt in any season. It is a bigger shame when head shots, boarding and cross checking are the reasons that guys get hurt and the league tolerates it because it is playoff hockey. I just think that type of play should be penalized and you think the quality of the game would be lessened and "pussified" (to quote you) if it is. We have a difference of opinion. As for your gun criticism, I did not even know there was a mass shooting when I posted that because I avoid the news as much as possible since it centers around the idiot we have as a leader. (We probably disagree on that one also.) But, the gun analogy illustrates the recklessness that goes into each and every cheap shot. A player might get injured; or he might not. But, who cares, hit 'em cheaply anyway and let the chips fall where they fall.
  14. jacksalmon

    2018/19 playoff predictions

    Just because I have said that I thought that the Blues were over the line on many of their hits does not mean that I think that the league should ensure that Kane and McJesus should "make the dance". They didn't make the dance because their teams suck and could not even lace the skates of this year's finalists. The fact that the Lightning lost is not the fault of the Blues or the league and I did not suggest it was. Just stick to what I said and don't go off the deep end, if you want to criticize me. I think putting three players out of the playoffs with head shots is over the line. You love it and think it is the epitomy of "tough hockey". So what, we have a difference of opinion. BFD. As said before, if you like your head shots, enjoy them and the results of players being injured and unable to play. I like Pavelski. I think he has great skills and is a tough player. I like Oshie and think he has great skills. If you like that kind of crap and think it should be part of the regular and playoff seasons, you are getting what you want, so enjoy it. I did not like seeing them injured and knocked out of games because of cheap shots, a shot to the head while being boarded (Pavelski) and cross checked into the boards (Oshie). It is as simple as that.
  15. jacksalmon

    2018/19 playoff predictions

    All you Blues guys should be right proud of your team. They played a great, clean game and thoroughly outplayed the Bruins. It is hard to believe Boston kept it as close as it was. They looked hopeless out there. They better find some way to counter the Blues' forechecking and intensity when they get back to Boston; or they will be gone.
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