Stanley Cup Finals

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I hate Joe from the Bruins days. Don't really care about his shark years.

Thought Kessel deserved the conn smythe, but they couldn't not give it to Crosby it seems.
Why do you hate him from his Bruins days? I feel like he didn't do anything here that would warrant such hate.
 

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I went out of my way to go watch Brian Dumoulin play when he was a freshman at Biddeford High School. He could dangle around everyone on the ice back then. As a tall, gangly freshman defenseman, it was incredibly impressive.

So I'm happy for him.
 

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The crowd is angrier than I remember past crowds being, even when the road team won.

Classy though for the celebration.
They're angry because it's an older team and they know this is probably the closest the Thornton/Marleau version of the team will ever get to the Cup. It's just frustration. Sharks fans have been through a lot in the last ten years.

And despite all that I don't think they're angrier than Vancouver was in 2011. No one is going to be rioting in San Jose tonight.
 

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FUCKIN RIGHT

also Sid was really really good the last two series. I was fine with him or really anybody. It was a team effort.
 

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I went out of my way to go watch Brian Dumoulin play when he was a freshman at Biddeford High School. He could dangle around everyone on the ice back then. As a tall, gangly freshman defenseman, it was incredibly impressive.

So I'm happy for him.
 

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And despite all that I don't think they're angrier than Vancouver was in 2011. No one is going to be rioting in San Jose tonight.
A couple years ago, someone ranked the response Bettman received for the Conn Smythe/Stanley Cup presentations. 2011-Vancouver was the second-angriest, only behind some mid-90s presentation (1997 Philly seems a possibility). The hate from the Rogers Centre crowd matched the hate of all of Vancouver, and it was magically delicious.
 

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They're angry because it's an older team and they know this is probably the closest the Thornton/Marleau version of the team will ever get to the Cup. It's just frustration. Sharks fans have been through a lot in the last ten years.

And despite all that I don't think they're angrier than Vancouver was in 2011. No one is going to be rioting in San Jose tonight.
I feel bad for the die-hard Sharks fans (and there are quite a few of them), but the average bandwagon fan around here barely paid attention to the series. They are all firmly on the Warriors train, so it won't be anything like in Vancouver.
 

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I feel bad for the die-hard Sharks fans (and there are quite a few of them), but the average bandwagon fan around here barely paid attention to the series. They are all firmly on the Warriors train, so it won't be anything like in Vancouver.
As one of those diehards, this one hurts because they came so far and it's probably their last chance with this group. But the Sharks got outplayed throughout the series, Pittsburgh was a better team. This one doesn't hurt as much as 2002, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, or 2014 did.
 

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As one of those diehards, this one hurts because they came so far and it's probably their last chance with this group. But the Sharks got outplayed throughout the series, Pittsburgh was a better team. This one doesn't hurt as much as 2002, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, or 2014 did.
Yeah, I hear you. At least they finally got over the Conference Finals hump this time.
 

coremiller

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As one of those diehards, this one hurts because they came so far and it's probably their last chance with this group. But the Sharks got outplayed throughout the series, Pittsburgh was a better team. This one doesn't hurt as much as 2002, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, or 2014 did.
Ok, I lied. This hurts a lot.
 

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FUCKIN RIGHT

also Sid was really really good the last two series. I was fine with him or really anybody. It was a team effort.
Congrats. I can't stand that franchise, but they are deserving champions. And there are more than a few guys I was rooting for, especially Sheary who captained my alma mater and was by all accounts a great kid.

Enjoy.
 

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I am going to. I know I didn't appreciate 2009 enough, but I will definitely treasure this one.

A fun team, a bold coaching staff and GM, and a whole host of unlikely contributors.
That third period was a defensive clinic. I fully expected the Sharks to lay siege and it never got going. Just an incredible performance.
 

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Is this the end of MAF in Pittsburgh?
He has a limited NTC, a big contract, and outside of Calgary, is there any place that needs or wants goaltending? Dallas has a situation they'd probably like to improve on, but both Lehtonen and Niemi are signed for another year for sizeable cap hits. I guess Carolina is probably going to let Ward go as a FA, but they don't want to take on big money either. Detroit?

And I would welcome him back - the Penguins were not good at all under Johnston, but Fleury was one of the main reasons that they were able to still stay in the hunt and eventually be close enough to make the playoffs after the coaching change. It's too bad he got hurt, but obviously it gave Murray a chance to shine, which he ran with.
 

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I hope Kessel spends his day with the cup eating bacon wrapped scallops out of the bowl, takes a picture of himself doing so with a big shit-earing grin, and sends the photo to Steve Simmons (Toronto Sun) who wrote that ridiculous hot dog column.
 

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Apparently Letang had some kind of foot surgery before game one of the finals because of an infection under one of his feet. Unreal.
 

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Phillip says he is going to bring the Cup to Toronto. Awesome. Agreed that he should eat hot dogs with it in front of Simmons.
 

The Napkin

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And eat them one-handed so he can flip him off with the other hand the whole time.
Maybe ask every couple minutes if Simmons would like one.