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#1 Understand

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:44 PM

"We lost two years ago and remembering those games, they were a little lucky, they got a few lucky goals". said Sharks goalie Antti Niemi.

Although I agree that we were lucky 2 years ago in beating them, but I think this year's Sharks team is less fearful as 2 years ago, so I think we still have a chance this year..
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:45 PM

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lucky would be 4-3 series.. not 4-1
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:46 PM

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I mean, you have to admit...

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:47 PM

yeah we dominated them...
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:48 PM

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Edler, Bieksa, and Stanchion totally planned that goal...
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:48 PM

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yeah and he was lucky in 2010 :bigblush:
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:48 PM

no no, actually we were lucky. I wouldn't say the tying goal was lucky, that was sheer determination. But the Bieksa overtime winner was a fluke goal. But guess what. You have to be lucky to make it to the finals.

Game 3, Bruins were lucky Edler broke his stick at the start of the 2nd period. Had he didn't f in break his stick that first goal would have not been scored and the outcome of that game would be different.

But really..... Henrik notched 11 points against them. What ever happened to putting the past behind them? Our players do that all the time.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:50 PM

Obviously the stanchion goal was pretty lucky. Can't think of any other lucky ones though.

Even if you take away that OT winner, we were still up 3-1 at that point in the series.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:52 PM

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Pfft, he's just mad because Henrik did this to him


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:53 PM

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Oh ya Niemi, how lucky was this one? Close your five hole


Seriously. Some other Sharks players said the same thing. Did they not see the 5 game series part? Like seriously, the Canucks shortest series. SJS was nothing but a bump in the road that yr.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:54 PM

wonder what he'll have to say this year
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:58 PM

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Good. I hope hes over confident.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:58 PM

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I hope he feels the same with Garrison blasting at him.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:59 PM

You have to be good to be lucky.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:00 PM

aanti knowing what lucky means, will understand how the sharks will feel if he's not on their roster next year!
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:03 PM

So I assume we'll be lucky again? :bigblush:
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:05 PM

He should feel lucky, for being a part of Chicago in 2010. Almost any goalie would have won with Chicago that year.

He's probably just mad that we gave him his first ever playoffs exit.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:08 PM

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Also, this guy and his new mullet will have something to say to the Sharks

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:09 PM

"We lost two years ago and remembering those games, they were a little lucky, they got a few lucky goals". said Sharks goalie Antti Niemi.

Although I agree that we were lucky 2 years ago in beating them, but I think this year's Sharks team is less fearful as 2 years ago, so I think we still have a chance this year..



We won because lu was stellar (people forget that), are pp was on fire, we had some luck, and the Jose was really banged up. This latter issue was huge, they were not healthy.

But that was two years ago and these are different teams. Jose and nucks are even in the been to the battles. Will come down to the team that can play just a bit better.

Edited by samurai, 29 April 2013 - 11:11 PM.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:11 PM

Luck is always part of the game. Too bad.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:13 PM

lol he probably only remembers the one goal..
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:13 PM

I'm sorry, there were maybe 2 lucky goals that entire series. The Canucks absolutely dominated the Sharks on the powerplay - the Sedins and Salo slapped their PK and Niemi around like a rag-doll, and Luongo stool on his head. That was the difference - special teams and goaltending.

If anything, Niemi got lucky 3 years ago when he won the Cup. Posted a 2.6-something GAA in the playoffs, got ventilated some nights but had the most stacked team in front of him in the cap-illegitimate Blackhawks scoring 5 a night in front of him. He was clutch at times, lucky at others.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:14 PM

We won because lu was stellar (people forget that), are pp was on fire, we had some luck, and the Jose was really banged up. This latter issue was huge, they were not healthy.

But that was two years ago and these are different teams. Jose and nucks are even in the been to the battles. Will come down to the team that can play just a bit better.


Well is our players playing good really luck?

Injuries were definitely a factor. I think Thornton and Clowe were both injured. Thornton was injured by Torres though, so again not really luck. Plus if we had Samuelsson we would have likely scored even more.

But you gotta be good to be lucky and lucky to be good I guess. The Canucks are gonna have to make their own breaks this time around though. No counting on powerplays, lucky bounces, or injuries.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:14 PM

We won because lu was stellar (people forget that), are pp was on fire, we had some luck, and the Jose was really banged up. This latter issue was huge, they were not healthy.

But that was two years ago and these are different teams. Jose and nucks are even in the been to the battles. Will come down to the team that can play just a bit better.

Yeah Lu had like 50 saves in Game 5 or something ridiculous
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:20 PM

Yeah Lu had like 50 saves in Game 5 or something ridiculous

He stood on his head that game. That series was closer then it seemed.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:27 PM

wonder what he'll have to say this year

"I wish them the best of luck in Round 2" B)

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:28 PM

That last goal was lucky, sure. Also was luck that Ben Eager gave us a game in there too.

But as said above, was won in 5 games. That's not luck, that's the better team winning. A team that fought two wars before that series.

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I was saying Lu-Urns...

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:33 PM

Still bitter I see. Let us lit him up again this year
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:35 PM

I think Niemi got lucky 3 years ago...having the stacked Hawks offense make up for his mistakes.
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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:38 PM

Oh I don't doubt that we were lucky, but just because you're lucky doesn't mean you aren't good.
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