OK, so first off, here is our 2010/11 regular season prediction post (along with award winners, which we’ll check back on later). Looks like we faired pretty horribly on the Oilers guesses as well as the West Conference guesses. However, we did a pretty good job on the East Conference (yayyyy?)! Again, we are Notstradamus.
Here are Steve-O’s and my predictions (Trogdor is away in some foreign country right now… hopefully still alive) for the first round of the playoffs. Feel free to add your own guesses below. As usual, winner gets bragging rights, since we’re too lame to offer real prizes (but this might be a good moment to remind you that we make commission off of purchases from the NHL Shop link!).
Trogdor isn’t dead! So they made me do today’s write up…
Flyers moved on defeating Boston in game 7. Habs pulled a similar trick on the Pens, and the Hawks reinforced that the giant C on the Vancouver jerseys stands for CHOKE!!! Round 3 kicked off with the Flyers making the Habs look like the Hab nots with a 6-0 drubbing, chasing Halak from the net and then everyone’s favorite Canuck killer Dustin Byfuglien scored late in the 3rd to give the Hawks a 1-0 series lead over the Sharks.
(Fast forward to 4:00) Thankfully I was too hammered to leave this game early.
Note: Both Steve-O and Racki are away on vacation. We’ve left the ship on autopilot. So if some kick ass news happens like trading for Kovalchuk, pretend like you heard it here first, and pretend like this post still makes sense Racki is back September 10th.
So earlier, I was listening to the morning show on TEAM 1260 and they were interviewing Kelly Buchberger. Beforehand though, they replayed the audio for CBC’s coverage of Game 3 between the Edmonton Oilers and the Dallas Stars in the 1997 playoffs. For those of you that can’t recall, this was one of the greatest moments in Oilers history, and I had the pleasure of being there at Northlands. Anyways, I kid you not, hearing it on the radio gave me goosebumps, hair standing up on my neck, and everything.
With the Oilers down 3-0 in the 3rd period, the game seemingly out of reach, most fans were making a break for the doors. Quite frankly, my first thoughts were to break for the doors as well. However, a few things stopped me. One, I was with 2 girls I worked with at the time (this was the first game they’d been to live.. talk about luck), there was no way I was ending that fun early. Two, I was shlammered on Northlands mystery beer (what do they put in that stuff?). And three, since everyone was in a rush to leave and “beat the traffic”…. they were creating more traffic now than there would be if I stayed. So the 3 of us decided to wait it out. And well, what a fucking fantastic idea that turned out to be. I recall a friend of mine telling me a story about how he went to this game as well, but he didn’t wait it out and ended up madly scrambling to get back to the game when it was 3-2.
I’m sure almost all of you know the story, but the Oilers came back to win that one in a thrilling overtime on a Kelly Buchberger goal. Watch the video above for more details, but the Oilers went on to take the series in 7, and then lost to Colorado the next round.
So I wonder… what are some of the best games you guys have been to live, hockey or otherwise? Or perhaps your best TV memory? Hit up the comments section…
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- Racki: So far they’re doing well.. score wise, anyways. Some of the usual non-pretty defense.
- dawgtoy: This game has the making for another home game embarrassment. Please hockey gods, let them not suck....
- Steve-O: I’m watching my niece play tonight so needless to say I’ll be watching better hockey.
- john: It sucks when the team guts out a tough win against an opponent who seems to have their number & we...
- hemmerlady: Well happy we greased out a win. My hopes are sitting on tenterhooks, awaiting their inevitable...