NHL OR NBA PLAYOFFS? Which is better?

Posted by: Nicksmith26

Which playoff is better?

  • NHL Playoffs

  • NBA Playoffs

38% 6 votes
62% 10 votes
  • I am a hockey player an i think nhl play offs is better than what nba play offs becuase. You can see pepole fighting instead of pepole shooting hoops and missing half of them for 2 hours i think well i dont know becuase i play hockey and i go to nhl games becuase im not on the nhl i would like to. i think nhl is better than nba.

  • most people cant even name a hockey player in the nhl finals, and its been that way for the past several years, which is why the nhl finals consistently ranks among the least watched finals of the 4 major american sports. The NBA on the other hand has already proven to be more exciting, with the first two games going into overtime which is the first time that has happened, and the third game also almost went to overtime. plus, Golden State and Cleveland are both cinderella's that haven't won an NBA finals in forever, while the NHL finals almost always features some powerhouse team like Chicago in the finals

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Nicksmith26 says2015-06-10T12:07:29.1675346-05:00
In no doubt it's the NHL. While the NBA consists of stars and players who don't really care, the NHL consists of players who dot care about how much money they're earning or how many individual awards they're receiving. They're focused on one thing and that is reaching the top. I'm not sure anybody can argue that basketball is more exciting than hockey. The pace in hockey is unmatched and the physicality is also a huge advantage over basketball. They're is no diving in hockey. The crowd is a lot more excited during a hockey game because it's faster and more heart pounding. Every goal means something unlike in basketball when no every basket means something. The NHL also has about twice as many game 7's as the NBA. And when it comes down to overtime in each sport, it's not even close. Nothing is more exciting in all of sports than NHL playoff overtime. While the NBA has a 5 minute boring show. And not to mention the last 2 minutes of a NBA game are just about 15 minutes of commercials and commentators talking. The NHL is also no where near as predictable. For the last 4 years including this year I have predicted the final 4. That's ridiculous. The NHL has no favorites. They have 1 seeds but even that is just a number. We have two 3 seeds this year. And 8 seed won a couple years ago. That would never ever ever happen in the NBA. Also it is possible to comeback in a series. Teams have come back from down 0-3 before. That doesn't happen in the NBA. And last but not least, the NHL has the greatest prize in the world. The Stanley Cup is the greatest trophy there is. A 34 pound Cup surrounded by every player to hoist it and kiss it and bring it home for a day. It's the dream. Nobody cares about the NBA trophy. It's all about the MVP. So the NHL Playoffs will forever be better than the NBA's.
gabep says2015-06-10T17:46:03.8344255-05:00
@imabench - popularity does not make a good series.
Theoneandonlygoat says2015-09-01T03:07:51.5064177Z
Nba is much better " While the NBA consists of stars and players who don't really care, the NHL consists of players who dot care about how much money they're earning or how many individual awards they're receiving." Is that why all nba players commit a multitude of fouls and what not for the sake of playing good defense and getting one step closer to a championship? Is that why Amare Stoudemaire punched and broke the glass container withholding a fire extinguisher out of frustration of losing to the heat in the playoffs? Is that why Isiah Thomas played through a broken ankle in game 6? Is that why Jordan played through the flu? Oh I could keep going on but I'll just stop here. "They're focused on one thing and that is reaching the top. I'm not sure anybody can argue that basketball is more exciting than hockey." Oh I am and it's quite easy. "The pace in hockey is unmatched and the physicality is also a huge advantage over basketball." The pace doesn't necessarily make Hockey a better game because it also makes it more confusing to watch and the physicality actually makes it more fun to watch basketball as less physicality means the players have to find a more skillful way to get a win rather than force a play to work. " They're is no diving in hockey." Umm... Ok? "The crowd is a lot more excited during a hockey game because it's faster and more heart pounding." Really? Because as I watched Wayne Gretzky play the Oilers fans as well as the Bruins fans were both quite mellow and lifeless (Not all the time but the times were noticeable). Now compare that to the constant "DEFENSE. DEFENSE chant at Michael Jordan's Nba playoffs games and the constant cheering in the crowd and you got yourself a crowd. "Every goal means something unlike in basketball when no every basket means something." Really? Is that why a plethora of Nba players have said that "Every Possesion counts" and most Nba games end in one or two possession scores? "The NHL also has about twice as many game 7's as the NBA." Ummm... Okay? " And when it comes down to overtime in each sport, it's not even close. Nothing is more exciting in all of sports than NHL playoff overtime. While the NBA has a 5 minute boring show. And not to mention the last 2 minutes of a NBA game are just about 15 minutes of commercials and commentators talking." The NHL overtime rule is flat out unfair as it gives a victory to whoever scores the first goal whereas every Nba overtime segment gives each team an equal opportunity to duke it out and test each other's skill and endurance. Also, the timeouts add to the suspense factor. " The NHL is also no where near as predictable. For the last 4 years including this year I have predicted the final 4." Congrats I predicted the last 3 NHL Finalists as well as who would win accurately as well. It doesn't matter if it's predictable, what everybody wants to see is the content in the games. "The NHL has no favorites. They have 1 seeds but even that is just a number. We have two 3 seeds this year. And 8 seed won a couple years ago. That would never ever ever happen in the NBA. Also it is possible to comeback in a series. Teams have come back from down 0-3 before. That doesn't happen in the NBA." That statement is quite possibly the most incorrect one you've made so far. Just to name off the top of my head, The Pistons who were either the 2nd or 3rd seed won the championship in 2004 and the rockets won as the 6th seed one year. " And last but not least, the NHL has the greatest prize in the world. The Stanley Cup is the greatest trophy there is. A 34 pound Cup surrounded by every player to hoist it and kiss it and bring it home for a day. It's the dream. Nobody cares about the NBA trophy. It's all about the MVP. So the NHL Playoffs will forever be better than the NBA's." Can't argue with that one. The stanley cup makes the Larry O'brien trophy, the super bowl trophy, the fifa world cup trophy and the World Series trophy look like garbage. All in all, your argument was at the very least extremely flawed and I do believe I Have pointed out why.

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