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  • 05/16/2013, 12:21PM ET

Are the Pittsburgh Penguins still the favorite to win the Stanley Cup?

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Absolutely!

The Pittsburgh Penguins, although struggling at times against the Islanders and only winning that series in 6 games, are still the outright favorites to win the Stanley Cup.

After losing game 2 at home and losing game 4, the Penguins looked terrible as goalie Marc Andre Fleury let up 6 goals in game 4, many of which appeared to be easy save opportunities. For a few minutes, the Penguins not only didn't look like the favorites to win the cup, but didn't look like the favorites to win the series.

The goalie switch of Tomas Vokoun, has benefitted the Penguins immensely. The Penguins went on the win the next two games and win the series 4-2. Vokoun put up a shutout in game five to engrave his name into the starting goalie position for the Penguins.

The Pens are now playing Ottawa who they handled in game 1 by sound 4-1 victory. Aside from Vokoun, Evgeni Malkin and Pascal Dupuis are playing amazing as they've registered a point in every play off game so far.

With the new goal change, the Penguins look back to their old winning ways and are once again the favorites to win the Stanley Cup!


I think it really depends on where you are from. If you are from Pittsburgh, then I would say the Pens are the favorites. Also, if you are from the surrounding area of Pennsylvania. Like if you were born in Washington, PA, then the Pens are probably yoru favorite team.

But for me, I am from New York originally and like the Rangers. So for me I would say the NY Rangers are my favorite team.

I also think that the Pens are a very dividing team. A lot of hockey fans don't like the pens because of their attidute and Sidney Crosby crys a lot. LIke a girl. So they are not really the favorite in a lot of non-western-pennyslvania areas.

Also, remember, there are many hockey teams in the NHL so many goegraphic areas of the USA and USA junior have teams so most of those people follow teams in that area and they are there favorite teams. So I would say that Pittsburgh is not the favorites for most people in the playoffs though they are surely a good team and have good Pennsylvania fans. Thank you.


Favorite meaning they have the best chance to win...


I should have figured you were a bandwagon supporter. I have never been very accepting of people that pick their favorite team based on theyre chance to win trophies. Bandwagon fans are everywhere. I get it. People like to support the team that wins and everyone claims that it is their favorite. But REAL SPORTS FANS do not change allegiances like the Italians. REAL SPORTS GUYS are guys that support their team if they are good or bad. It's just the way of the world if you are a sincere sports fans.

Pittsburgh does have a fair amound of bandwagon jumpers, but that is not Pittsburghs fault it is only because they win. HOnestly it is easy to see though. Even though a lot of people from Pittsburgh live in other places, you got this guy who lives on a farm in Arizona, has never been to Pennsylvania and yet is a HUGE Pittsburgh fan. He may claim that his great-great-great grandfather was a French pioneer who founded Duquesne Univeristy, but he is probably making it up.

So don't pick your favorite teams based on you think they will be winners. Pick a team that means something to you and stick with it. That way when they do win it will mean more. Thank you.


You aren't understanding the argument. When I say the favorite I mean the team with the best odds to win, the team most likely to win. This has nothing to do with bandwagoning or who my personal favorite team is.


I found asian **** videos in the computer of my white husband? I feel betrayed....What should I do now?

I'm black, and my husband is white
We're married since 2004, we have a 7 y/o daughter.
Yesterday I found out that he had some secret files in his laptop...
I feel betrayed because he's watching ****, even though it's not actual "cheating", but I feel also because all the girls in those movies are ASIAN...Obsession or fetish, it's so disgusting...
Now I'm wondering...Maybe he's actually cheating on me, secretely, with a chinese girl, I don't know...

May 16, 2013  02:49 PM ET

This reads more like a blog than an agrument in a TD.

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May 16, 2013  10:13 PM ET

i'd argue the blackhawks are probably the favorite right now. i see some danger with what happened against the islanders.

May 16, 2013  10:35 PM ET

Blackhawks > ______\\\

May 17, 2013  07:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Yes. End TD.

Of course!!!

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May 18, 2013  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Are the Pens still the favorite? "Absolutely!" Not?

Deep down in places you don't want to talk about at parties, you know they are.

You just can't handle the truth!

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May 18, 2013  06:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

i'd argue the blackhawks are probably the favorite right now. i see some danger with what happened against the islanders.

Ummmm......don't like sayin it, but Quick and the Kings look pretty darn good. Chicago lost 4-1 to Detroit today......so....we shall see.

May 18, 2013  06:46 PM ET
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Lundqvist carries the Rangers to the Cup.

Lundquist carries the Rangers......period.

May 18, 2013  06:48 PM ET

Also Boston doesn't seem to hurt real bad right now, so I wouldn't count them out either. There was a time that you could pick the winner at the start of the year. Now.......not so much.

May 19, 2013  08:45 AM ET
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I don't watch hockey so I really have no idea who's the favorite to win it all.hockey = soccer on ice (gggggoooooooaaaaaaallllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)HaHa

Except there are a lot of good American hockey players and few good American soccer players!

May 19, 2013  03:35 PM ET
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Except there are a lot of good American hockey players and few good American soccer players!

I wonder if people from South America just say they are Americans the way we do.

May 20, 2013  01:19 AM ET
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I wonder if people from South America just say they are Americans the way we do.

Perhaps a road trip may be in order to find out for sure.


See ya in Rio.... :^)

May 21, 2013  02:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Also Boston doesn't seem to hurt real bad right now, so I wouldn't count them out either. There was a time that you could pick the winner at the start of the year. Now.......not so much.

Bruins have actually turned it up a notch. And they had a possible negative turned into a positive. Their injuries on D have actually made for an improved overall defense, as the young guys are good and they skate faster. Lots of impact from the Bruins D on these rushes.

Pittsburgh's a good team, but I usually bet against the team that switches goalies mid-playoff.

May 21, 2013  05:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Lundqvist carries the Rangers to the Cup.

Right. Yep. No question. Um hm.

May 21, 2013  11:57 PM ET

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Resolved QuestionShow me another ??
I found asian **** videos in the computer of my white husband? I feel betrayed....What should I do now?
I'm black, and my husband is white
We're married since 2004, we have a 7 y/o daughter.
Yesterday I found out that he had some secret files in his laptop...
I feel betrayed because he's watching ****, even though it's not actual "cheating", but I feel also because all the girls in those movies are ASIAN...Obsession or fetish, it's so disgusting...
Now I'm wondering...Maybe he's actually cheating on me, secretely, with a chinese girl, I don't know...


Plagiarize much D-Wreck?

May 22, 2013  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

[B]http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20130521132825AATRUrW[/B ]Resolved QuestionShow me another ?? I found asian **** videos in the computer of my white husband? I feel betrayed....What should I do now?I'm black, and my husband is whiteWe're married since 2004, we have a 7 y/o daughter.Yesterday I found out that he had some secret files in his laptop...I feel betrayed because he's watching ****, even though it's not actual "cheating", but I feel also because all the girls in those movies are ASIAN...Obsession or fetish, it's so disgusting...Now I'm wondering...Maybe he's actually cheating on me, secretely, with a chinese girl, I don't know...Plagiarize much D-Wreck?

You caught me, OH DAMN I got BUSTED! Thank you for outing me. For a minute there I actually thought I was a black woman. I owe you.

 
May 22, 2013  10:49 PM ET
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You caught me, OH DAMN I got BUSTED! Thank you for outing me. For a minute there I actually thought I was a black woman. I owe you.

Yeah, and for a minute there I actually thought you had peck/er breath.

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