2019 Kia Memorial Cup Discussion.

Discussion in 'Canadian Junior Hockey' started by Coolmcneil, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. ecraigs

    ecraigs Registered User

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    They used to just play for a win and then the final placement depended on who won the head-to-head game, which works until you have three teams with the same record (2-1 or 1-2). TV likes a tiebreaker, which is now rare because one League is getting pounded 0-3 every year. Now, when two teams are tied at 1-2, for the last playoff spot, they hold a tiebreaker game, regardless of who won the head-to-head.

    The goal formula is probably the best under the current format, with 4 teams. Before they added a host team, there was a double round-robin and a final. There were more tie breaking options then.
     
  2. JMCx4

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    Final day of this thoroughly entertaining tournament, with the host team facing their League rivals as a fitting way to wrap up a memorable 10 days in Halifax. Now my wife & I can truly appreciate what the Memorial Cup fuss is all about with diehard CHL fans. Moving the annual competition around Canada just adds to the experience for those who are privileged to attend. We hope our first MC will not be our last. :towel:
     
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  3. JMCx4

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    Downtown Halifax will be hoppin' tonight. Come early, leave late, GO MOOSEHEADS!!!
    :vhappy: :towel: :highclap: :hyper:
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    Let's go Mooseheads!!
     
  5. TimeZone

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    Can't help but find myself rooting against the host team when they get eliminated from the playoffs in their respective league.
     
  6. Thrasymachus

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    I love Noah Dobson, but I can't not root for my hometown team
     
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    Halifax coach seems like a complete loser.
     
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    Whoever drafts Lavoie is going to regret it.
     
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    It's been an ugly game for Dobson so far.
     
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    As an Isles fan who hasn't watched much live action of Dobson, this is definitely not a good game for him.
     
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    How was that last goal not called a penalty, the Moosehead tripped the guy

    ETA: Looks like the Huskies got payback, that goal should have been icing
     
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  12. JMCx4

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    Excellent 1st period by The Moose. Momentum shifted to the Huskies right before the 4-on-4 in the middle period, then R-N's speed took over. Loss of concentration by the Mooseheads' goalie yielded the Huskies' tying goal. 2-2 after 2; gonna be a wild 3rd period.
     
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    Honestly been an ugly tourney from start to finish but Harvey constantly makes the big save when it's crucial to have it to keep RN and Dobson alive. . Noah will likely be better in a professional environment where he is not playing 30 minutes a night right away. Too much is expected and needed from him at this level.
     
  14. Thrasymachus

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    rip mooseheads
     
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    Expecting a Mooseheads PP soon
     
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    Congrats to the Huskies! :handclap: Far superior team all year long, taking 8 from 10 vs Halifax this year. Domination.


    Always nice to see the best team win the Memorial cup.
     
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    Dobson will now get some well-deserved rest
     
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    Dobson 36:53 TOI !
     
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    Both teams played their hearts out. The Huskies simply had more will to win. I was very impressed by R-N's speed, stick handling & ability to convert low percentage shots into very good chances & key goals. That combination of skills and qualities stole the Final game's momentum & put Halifax back on their heels to the end. Rouyn simply sucked the air out of the Mooseheads & out of their loyal home fans.

    Congrats to the Huskies, as well as to the other 3 teams, for providing a very entertaining hockey event. Thanks to the Scotiabank Centre staff & the local fans for creating a very welcoming & energetic tournament atmosphere. And bravo to the City of Halifax for putting on one helluva show. :thumbu:
     
  21. SympathyForTheDevils

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    Congrats to the Huskies! They're so well-managed: lose in the Mem Cup final in OT, reform a dominant team 3 years later with a mostly new, home-grown roster, get in the Mem Cup final again and win. Very impressive for a small-market team! I really hope some of their undrafted players get a shot in the pros.

    And while this is a tough loss, congrats to the Mooseheads for a great tournament and a great showing! Unlike RN, a few of their best players should stay on the team next year. They should be able to do a run, and maybe get back to the Mem Cup as champs.
     
  22. optimus2861

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    The Huskies were just that good. They won 59 games in the regular season, 16 more in the playoffs, and went 4-1 in the tournament. That's a staggering 79 wins total in their championship season. And they were utter kryptonite for the Mooseheads, who simply couldn't play at R-N's level for any sustained period of time. Once the Huskies started pushing in the second period, they took over the game and never let up. The Moose simply couldn't beat them at that point and you could tell that they knew it.

    Congrats to R-N for your first title!
     
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    That was a successfully amazing tournament. Congrats to the Huskies especially their Scouts and Developing team! They did an outstanding job grabbing these guys! Really impressed.
     
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    Crazy, crazy season. We weren't even supposed to be that good, but they made it clear since day 1 that they were serious contenders.

    413 pts in 4 years. No team in the Q has ever done that in 50 years. For such a small market and with very few ''stars'' compared to the big teams (Halifax, London), it's insane. It felt like every player was on the right spot.

    Congrats also to Mooseheads fans, I feel a bit sorry for you but you've had many reasons to celebrate in the past and many more in the future!
     
  25. JMCx4

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    I got my photos from the tournament downloaded last night, then organized & uploaded them today to my public Flickr page. Nothing fancy with my digital point-n-shoot camera while most games sitting in the upper deck of Scotiabank Centre, but I hope they captured a fair portion of the surroundings & the action during this Memorial Cup event.

    On behalf of Mrs. JMC 'n' me, the final image in my collection says it all ...

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