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Michael Stuart
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 09.09.2020

Jun 6 @ 8:19 PM ET
Michael Stuart: Kucherov Plays Himself into the History Books
TheGame316
Joined: 11.18.2008

Jun 6 @ 8:37 PM ET
First player in history to milk an injury for an entire season and then immediately be cured in time for the playoffs?
KINGS67
Season Ticket Holder
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Joined: 01.29.2010

Jun 6 @ 8:41 PM ET
First player in history to milk an injury for an entire season and then immediately be cured in time for the playoffs?
- TheGame316

Yeah it really is no secret what this team did.

He was immediately ready to go game 1. He was ready probably 1 month prior to playoffs beginning.

NHL needs to fix this. They absolutely found a loophole and should be considered an act of bad faith of the CBA.
HenryHockey
Season Ticket Holder
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Gwinn, MI
Joined: 01.26.2020

Jun 6 @ 9:02 PM ET
NHL NEEDS TO HAVE A 10 GAME MINIMUM PLAYED IN THE REGULAR SEASON TO BE ELIGABLE FOR THE PLAY-OFFS!
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: "China was as proactive as possible" - Rinosaur, SC
Joined: 02.01.2012

Jun 6 @ 9:20 PM ET
(frank)ing cry babies lmao
Ratsreign
Florida Panthers
Location: The red light is burning bright tonight
Joined: 10.27.2017

Jun 6 @ 10:11 PM ET
It only worked out for TB because of the shortened season. In a normal season they would’ve had to move a couple of players before/when Kucherov came back with a month or two still left in the season. It certainly would be a different looking roster in a normal length season, but it is what it is with the shortened season.
TB didn’t break any rules. Things have aligned that gave them another Cup run with a roster that they “shouldn’t” have been able to keep intact.
Someone is just gonna have to knock them off.
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Kucherov's Bionic Hip, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Jun 7 @ 8:37 AM ET
Brace yourselves, here comes the BUTTHURT.
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Kucherov's Bionic Hip, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Jun 7 @ 8:39 AM ET
First player in history to milk an injury for an entire season and then immediately be cured in time for the playoffs?
- TheGame316

So, you know better than league and team doctors?

I guess you are the type to watch a YouTube video and think you know better than doctors, scientists, and experts.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Jun 7 @ 9:10 AM ET
It only worked out for TB because of the shortened season. In a normal season they would’ve had to move a couple of players before/when Kucherov came back with a month or two still left in the season. It certainly would be a different looking roster in a normal length season, but it is what it is with the shortened season.
TB didn’t break any rules. Things have aligned that gave them another Cup run with a roster that they “shouldn’t” have been able to keep intact.
Someone is just gonna have to knock them off.

- Ratsreign

I don't think any team is knocking Tampa off. It's like I said before the playoffs started. Tampa can be beaten. But who's beating them 4 times? No one.
stammerman
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 07.05.2013

Jun 7 @ 10:20 AM ET
Went straight to the comments... so far they haven't disappointed
Espo4prez
Tampa Bay Lightning
Joined: 05.29.2021

Jun 7 @ 10:38 AM ET
Responses that suggest something was done wrong simply express willful ignorance. I've even heard people say that the team talked him into having surgery to beat the cap. Every point is ridiculous. No one has unnecessary surgery, and there's no way someone, esp an elite player like Kucherov, is going to have surgery where if something goes wrong it could affect the rest of his career, or worse.

If you're saying things were done "shady" you're making a fool of yourself. It doesn't matter how many people agree with you....it doesn't change the fact that it's foolish and idiotic.
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Jun 7 @ 10:53 AM ET
Had an opportunity with Vasy having a very rare off day and Canes shat all over themselves to let Tampa right back into it.


There's no shame in losing to the Lightning. There isn't a bad player anywhere on the roster.
DrBassie
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: FL
Joined: 08.30.2006

Jun 7 @ 11:07 AM ET
So, you know better than league and team doctors?

I guess you are the type to watch a YouTube video and think you know better than doctors, scientists, and experts.

- GalacticStone


A lot of that going around these days.
Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: add all u want but u will never win. torotno curse is alive. basketbal is king. another 52 years bef
Joined: 04.06.2011

Jun 7 @ 11:20 AM ET
Had an opportunity with Vasy having a very rare off day and Canes shat all over themselves to let Tampa right back into it.


There's no shame in losing to the Lightning. There isn't a bad player anywhere on the roster.

- BINGO!

gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Jun 7 @ 11:22 AM ET

- AdamFrench

Schenn, McElsievey and Rutta? I can't think of anyone else. Savard hasn't been very good when he's played. Even Rutta has been good for Rutta.
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Jun 7 @ 11:31 AM ET

- AdamFrench


Okay but he barely plays and when he does it's with Hedman.

I dunno, even the worst guys are "serviceable" or can be sheltered pretty easily by the rest of the roster.

With Nino and Trocheck canes could at least hang with them and try to make the tight games into a coin flip.

Without them it's next to impossible. Just not enough talent to counterpunch effectively when those guys are out.
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Kucherov's Bionic Hip, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Jun 7 @ 12:30 PM ET
Has anyone else noticed what a (frank)ing absolute beast McDonagh has been this postseason?

It's almost as if the staff told Hedman and McDonagh to switch roles. Hedman is playing more conservatively while nursing his unspecified injury. Meanwhile, McDonagh is all over the place - pinching down low, joining (or leading) the rush, and doing all his usual shot-blocking and shutdown defense at the same time. He's also been laying down some brutal checks. His name might not be showing up on the scoresheet, but he's playing like he's worth every bit of that contract.
Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: add all u want but u will never win. torotno curse is alive. basketbal is king. another 52 years bef
Joined: 04.06.2011

Jun 7 @ 12:36 PM ET
Has anyone else noticed what a (frank)ing absolute beast McDonagh has been this postseason?

It's almost as if the staff told Hedman and McDonagh to switch roles. Hedman is playing more conservatively while nursing his unspecified injury. Meanwhile, McDonagh is all over the place - pinching down low, joining (or leading) the rush, and doing all his usual shot-blocking and shutdown defense at the same time. He's also been laying down some brutal checks. His name might not be showing up on the scoresheet, but he's playing like he's worth every bit of that contract.

- GalacticStone

He might also be healthy. McD had some mobility issues the last two years just from watching him.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Jun 7 @ 12:55 PM ET
Has anyone else noticed what a (frank)ing absolute beast McDonagh has been this postseason?

It's almost as if the staff told Hedman and McDonagh to switch roles. Hedman is playing more conservatively while nursing his unspecified injury. Meanwhile, McDonagh is all over the place - pinching down low, joining (or leading) the rush, and doing all his usual shot-blocking and shutdown defense at the same time. He's also been laying down some brutal checks. His name might not be showing up on the scoresheet, but he's playing like he's worth every bit of that contract.

- GalacticStone

Yeah RMD is still a defensive stud. He was definitely playing injured in last year's Cup run. He's basically shutting everything down right now.
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Jun 7 @ 1:07 PM ET
Has anyone else noticed what a (frank)ing absolute beast McDonagh has been this postseason?

It's almost as if the staff told Hedman and McDonagh to switch roles. Hedman is playing more conservatively while nursing his unspecified injury. Meanwhile, McDonagh is all over the place - pinching down low, joining (or leading) the rush, and doing all his usual shot-blocking and shutdown defense at the same time. He's also been laying down some brutal checks. His name might not be showing up on the scoresheet, but he's playing like he's worth every bit of that contract.

- GalacticStone


Yeah he's been a royal pain in the ass.

Seems to be moving a lot better than he was the past couple years. Definitely been anchoring that defense.
Leafsmart
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Fredericton, N.B.
Joined: 12.18.2013

Jun 8 @ 3:44 PM ET
I don't think any team is knocking Tampa off. It's like I said before the playoffs started. Tampa can be beaten. But who's beating them 4 times? No one.
- gergeswillems

Yep. like trying to beat Vasi for four games. Really like this Bolts team. Wish my Leafs were forced to watch them play for a bit. Might be contagious.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Jun 8 @ 4:49 PM ET
Yep. like trying to beat Vasi for four games. Really like this Bolts team. Wish my Leafs were forced to watch them play for a bit. Might be contagious.
- Leafsmart

How to score in OT at least.
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Kucherov's Bionic Hip, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Jun 8 @ 7:52 PM ET
That Point goal was filthy.

Roadrunner75
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 03.01.2013

Jun 8 @ 8:47 PM ET
Point and Colton.

11 min to go now.

And Gourde almost got a third.
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Kucherov's Bionic Hip, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Jun 8 @ 8:50 PM ET
Point and Colton.

11 min to go now.

And Gourde almost got a third.

- Roadrunner75

They just have to lock it down now. Avoid penalties and don't give them an inch to get the crowd going.

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