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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Agree with GOTA.

    Once I saw it live, I was hooked. TV does not do the game justice, although the advent of HDTV has helped some. Caps tix are insanely expensive though. If you can make the trek, head up to Hershey and watch the Bears.
    Like every other sport they have priced these tickets to a point that makes it tough for many fans. I can still remember going up to Hartford to watch Lemieux and Jagr with the Penguins at ice level for $30. None of us we even Whalers fans but we used to see all the great teams up there because we could afford it. It sucks that my kids and this current generation of sports fans will never get that chance. Okay, I'm stepping off the soapbox now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    You really need to watch it live.
    Agreed. It is one of those sports that is immensely better in person than on TV. It also helps to have a basic grasp of the offsides and icing rules. Once you've got that, most of the rest is common sense.




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    Quote Originally Posted by alien bird View Post
    Long-suffering Los Angeles Kings fan.

    I'm just glad to see they finally made it to the playoffs. Now they have the opportunity to do what most thought was not possible. It's awesome.


    The NHL playoffs are perhaps the best playoffs in all of sports. The intensity level for every game and in every round is unmatched.

    agreed, nothing like NHL playoffs. go caps devs. BTW congrats to the Kings, will be a good story if they making the finals!




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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Like every other sport they have priced these tickets to a point that makes it tough for many fans. I can still remember going up to Hartford to watch Lemieux and Jagr with the Penguins at ice level for $30. None of us we even Whalers fans but we used to see all the great teams up there because we could afford it. It sucks that my kids and this current generation of sports fans will never get that chance. Okay, I'm stepping off the soapbox now.
    Still likely better than it is here in Toronto. Leafs tickets are insane and the team isn't even any good.

    Last few games I have seen live have all been in Buffalo.




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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    Like every other sport they have priced these tickets to a point that makes it tough for many fans. I can still remember going up to Hartford to watch Lemieux and Jagr with the Penguins at ice level for $30. None of us we even Whalers fans but we used to see all the great teams up there because we could afford it. It sucks that my kids and this current generation of sports fans will never get that chance. Okay, I'm stepping off the soapbox now.
    While I agree with you about the price gouging, it is also important to note that the Whalers no longer exist, mainly because of a lack of revenue. While we all love having cheap ticket prices, teams have to stay viable. The Whalers didn't.




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    Quote Originally Posted by s.r.genovese View Post
    While I agree with you about the price gouging, it is also important to note that the Whalers no longer exist, mainly because of a lack of revenue. While we all love having cheap ticket prices, teams have to stay viable. The Whalers didn't.
    The problem being, I spend 90 dollars per seat for 10 games at Ravens Stadium, If I were to own season tickets to the Caps, it would be 90 dollars per seat for 40 some games. That is ridiculous to me.
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    Worst possible start the Pens could imagine.

    Fine by me. Fleury lets a soft one through and the Flyers are already on their second power play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s.r.genovese View Post
    While I agree with you about the price gouging, it is also important to note that the Whalers no longer exist, mainly because of a lack of revenue. While we all love having cheap ticket prices, teams have to stay viable. The Whalers didn't.
    The problem wasn't ticket revenue with the Whalers. It was the TV market that they were in. The NHL is MLB with each team having to make their own TV deal. Hartford, and all of Connecticut, isn't really it's own market. It's either NY or Boston focused. I live in CT and can't even get CT channels on my DirecTV because this is the NY market and I have never felt like I missed out on anything because of it. No one was going to pay good money to broadcast Whalers games. They actually had better attendance than they do in Carolina. Now they have minor league hockey there that draws pretty good.
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    I'm a Caps fan, I think it will hard for them to get out of the first round. Goaltending can take you a long way in the playoffs and right now, Tim Thomas looks like the hottest goalie. Although Hotlby is not to far behind Thomas in GAA. If the Caps are gonna pull this series off, they'll have to stop turning the puck over and stop taking dumb penalties. I hope I am wrong, but I do not see them advancing. BTW, the Caps are playing in Baltimore again in September
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    As a Pens fan, I can't remember a time I was ever embarrassed to be a fan, prior to this past Sunday. I was ready to be done with them, but after the douchebaggery by both sides now, I can't feel too bad continuing to root for them. Still, I'm really displeased with how they've acted...it's been disgusting.

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    The only thing worse than the Flyers defense is the Penguins. I don't dislike the Flyers but I wouldn't use this series a measurement.
    The thing is, the Pens defense has actually been very good up until this series. It's like, against the Flyers and islanders, they simply have no clue how to defend them. It's frustrating as hell. But their defense and Fleury are usually very good.

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    Marian Hossa. Hit was by Torres. A couple of years ago it would have been a legal hit - nowadays who knows (kind of like the NFL that way)? Given Torres' history (he knocked out Seabrook last year) I would expect a hefty suspension.
    This was gross. Frankly, the entire first round of the playoffs has been disgusting in this regard. But Torres, in my opinion, should be banned from the game. He's completely over the line and this sort of play shouldn't be allowed anymore. I would assume he'll get nothing less than 10 games, and it likely goes into next year if the Yotes are out in less.

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Agree with GOTA.

    Once I saw it live, I was hooked. TV does not do the game justice, although the advent of HDTV has helped some. Caps tix are insanely expensive though. If you can make the trek, head up to Hershey and watch the Bears.
    I agree as well although I'll say I didn't need to see it live to really become a fan. To me, there's nothing better than playoff hockey. There's absolutely no bigger gap between regular season play and post season play in any sport, and IMO, there's no sport with a more exciting post season. This year has been no different.

    The Caps game has been great tonight so far. Some terrific goal-tending by the Caps guy.

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    Devils came back strong tonight. The Panthers aren't going to know what to do at goalie on Saturday
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    That... was exciting!!!!!




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    So glad the Caps won. Great to see Holtby bounce back. With a hot goalie anything is possible.
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    Holtby was lights out!

    That kid is special. He's going to be a Cap for a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Holtby was lights out!

    That kid is special. He's going to be a Cap for a long time.
    Agreed, that was a special performance, reminded me of Hacek in his hey day. What a nailbiter at the end.

    Great overall win and game for the Caps:
    Only one penalty
    Didn't give away as many turn overs leading to breaks.

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