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NHL 2009 Super Special Playoff Edition Megathread

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Gentlemen-

With the 2008-09 NHL regular season at an end, I'm going to open this thread dedicated to all the post-season highjinks we've come to expect from the one sport that most Americans could care less about.

I'm not closing the other thread, but I think after 70 pages, we can open this one and see how far it gets before we need to shut it down for the trash talk and other shenanigans.

Enjoy the playoffs.

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East

Quarters:

Canadiens d. Bruins, 4-3

Capitals d. Rangers, 4-2

Hurricanes d. Devils, 4-2

Flyers d. Penguins 4-3

Semis:

Capitals d. Canadiens, 4-2

Hurricanes d. Flyers, 4-2

Final:

Capitals d. Hurricanes, 4-3

West

Quarters:

Sharks d. Ducks, 4-2

Jackets d. Red Wings, 4-3

Blues d. Canucks, 4-2

Blackhawks d. Flames, 4-1

Semis:

Sharks d. Jackets, 4-2

Blackhawks d. Blues, 4-3

Final:

Blackhawks d. Sharks 4-2

Stanley Cup:

Capitals d. Blackhawks, 4-3

(Yeah, it's a homer pick, but why not?)

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West (good) Conference-

1. Detroit > 8. COlumbus 4-2

2. San Jose < 7. Anaheim 4-3 (Sharks still aren't healthy, ANaheim is peaking)

3. Vancouver > 6. St Louis 4-3 (each game decided by one goal, 3 OT games)

4. Chicago > 5. Calgary 4-1

1. Detroit > 7. Anaheim 4-3

3. Vancouver > 4 Chicago 4-3

1 Detroit > 3 Vancouver 4-2

East

1. Bruins > 8. Montreal 4-1

2. Washington > 7. Rangers 4-1

3. New Jersey < 6. Carolina 4-3

4. Pittsburgh < 5. Philadelphia 4-2

1. Bruins > Carolina 4-1

2. Washington > Philadelphia 4-3

Bruins > Capitals 4-3

Bruins > Detroit 4-2

Pin this up, as I'll likely get every matchup wrong.

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West

1 San Jose Sharks v. 8 Anaheim Ducks San Jose in 7

2 Detroit Red Wings v. 7 Columbus Blue Jackets Blue Jackets in 6

3 Vancouver Cancuks v. 6 St. Louis Blues St. Louis in 6

4 Chicago Blackhawks v. 5 Calgary Flames Calgary in 6

East

1 Boston Bruins v. 8 Montreal Canadiens Boston in 5

2 Washington Capitals v. 7 New York Rangers Washington in 6

3 New Jersey Devils v. 6 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina in 7

4 Pittsburgh Penguins v. 5 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia in 6

Round 2

West

1 San Jose Sharks v. 7 Columbus Blue Jackets San Jose in 5

2 Detroit Red Wings v. 5 Calgary Flames Calgary in 7

East

1 Boston Bruins v. 6 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina in 7

2 Washington Capitals v. 5 Philadelphia Flyers Washington in 5

Round 3

West

1 San Jose Sharks v. 5 Calgary Flames San Jose in 5

East

2. Washington Capitals v. 6 Carolina Hurricanes Washington in 5

Stanley Cup finals

San Jose Sharks v. Washington Capitals San Jose in 6

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Gentlemen-

With the 2008-09 NHL regular season at an end, I'm going to open this thread dedicated to all the post-season highjinks we've come to expect from edited.

I'm not closing the other thread, but I think after 70 pages, we can open this one and see how far it gets before we need to shut it down for the trash talk and other shenanigans.

Enjoy the playoffs.

i find this statement to be highly racist. <_<

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East

Quarters:

Bruins over Habs 4-2

Caps over Rangers 4-2

Devils over 'Canes 4-1

Pens over Flyers 4-3

Semis:

Bruins over Pens 4-2

Devils over Caps 4-3

Final:

Devils over Bruins 4-3

West:

Quarters:

Sharks over Ducks 4-1

Jackets over Wings 4-3

Blues over Canucks 4-3

'Hawks over Flames 4-1

Semis:

Jackets over Sharks 4-3

'Hawks over Blues 4-3

Final:

Jackets over 'Hawks 4-3

Stanley Cup:

Devils over Jackets 4-2

I think the Devils have a very good team and they have the goaltending to get it done. That's also why I put the jackets way up there. Probably not going to happen but anything's possible. :D

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East

Quarters:

Bruins over Habs 4-2

Caps over Rangers 4-2

Devils over 'Canes 4-1

Pens over Flyers 4-3

Semis:

Caps over Bruins 4-3

Devils over Pens 4-2

Final:

Devils over Caps 4-3

West:

Quarters:

Sharks over Ducks 4-1

Jackets over Wings 4-3

Blues over Canucks 4-3

'Hawks over Flames 4-1

Semis:

Jackets over Sharks 4-3

'Hawks over Blues 4-3

Final:

Jackets over 'Hawks 4-3

Stanley Cup:

Devils over Jackets 4-2

I think the Devils have a very good team and they have the goaltending to get it done. That's also why I put the jackets way up there. Probably not going to happen but anything's possible. :D

I don't believe a 1-2 and 3-4 matchup is possible in the playoffs at least not until the Conference Final..

Just sayin'.

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NEP's Finest (Actually it's my homer picks I really don't want to get in depth especially for these playoffs)

East Quarterfinals

#1 Boston over Montreal 4-2 (Montreal will put up a fight but just gets over powered by the Bruins physicality)

#5 Philadelphia over #4 Pittsburgh 4-3 (Battle of PA goes down to Double OT in Game 7, Biron out duels Fleury)

#6 Carolina over #3 New Jersey 4-3 (Carolina is the hottest team in the NHL and Cam Ward is playing better then he was in 06' and NJ Defense collapses)

#2 Washington over #7 NY Rangers 4-0 (Capitals out score the Rangers in the only sweep of the first round)

West Quarterfinals

#1 San Jose over #8 Anaheim 4-3 (San Jose is the best team for a reason, but this series will be fun to watch because Anaheim can bring the boom if needed)

#5 Calgary over #4 Chicago 4-3 (Calgary will be getting healthy in time for this series hopefully and Calgary can out hit a young Chicago team the regular season matters nothing)

#3 Vancouver over #6 St Louis 4-2 (I'd love for St Louis to win this series and they can the Canucks are far from perfect and the offense has been sputtering of late so don't be surprised if St Louis gets up on Vancouver early and runs away with it.)

#7 Columbus over #2 Detroit 4-3 (The Cinderella of this years playoffs handles there in conference rivals, Detroit's goaltending will cost them the defense of there Cup.)

East Semi-Finals

#6 Carolina over #1 Boston 4-2

#5 Philadelphia over #2 Washington 4-3

West Semi-Finals

#1 San Jose over #7 Columbus 4-2

#5 Calgary over #3 Vancouver 4-3

East Finals

#5 Philadelphia over #6 Carolina 4-2

West Finals

#5 Calgary over #1 San Jose 4-3

Stanley Cup Final

#5 Calgary over #5 Philadelphia 4-3

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Gentlemen-

With the 2008-09 NHL regular season at an end, I'm going to open this thread dedicated to all the post-season highjinks we've come to expect from edited.

I'm not closing the other thread, but I think after 70 pages, we can open this one and see how far it gets before we need to shut it down for the trash talk and other shenanigans.

Enjoy the playoffs.

i find this statement to be highly racist. <_<

I believe it was more so a stereotype or misconception than anything racist, but am glad to see it was changed.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE

QUARTERFINALS

#1 Boston (4) - #8 Montreal (1)

#2 Washington (4) - #7 NY Rangers (0)

#4 Pittsburgh (4) - #5 Philadelphia (3)

#6 Carolina (4) - #3 New Jersey (2)

SEMIFINALS

#2 Washington (4) - #4 Pittsburgh (3)

#6 Carolina (4) - #1 Boston (3)

FINALS

#2 Washington (4) - #6 Carolina (2)

WESTERN CONFERENCE

QUARTERFINALS

#3 Vancouver (4) - #6 St. Louis (1)

#4 Chicago (4) - #5 Calgary (2)

#7 Columbus (4) - #2 Detroit (2)

#8 Anaheim (4) - #1 San Jose (3)

SEMIFINALS

#3 Vancouver (4) - #8 Anaheim (3)

#7 Columbus (4) - #4 Chicago (3)

FINALS

#7 Columbus (4) - #3 Vancouver (1)

STANLEY CUP FINALS

Washington (4) - Columbus (2)

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Picks

Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals

Boston def. Montreal 4-2

Washington def. N.Y. Rangers 4-3

Carolina def. New Jersey 4-2

Pittsburgh def. Philadelphia 4-1

Western Conference Quarter-Finals

San Jose def. Anaheim 4-1

Detroit def. Columbus 4-0

St. Louis def. Vancouver 4-3

Chicago def. Calgary 4-3

Eastern Conference Semi-Finals

Carolina def. Boston 4-2

Washington def. Pittsburgh 4-3

Western Conference Semi-Finals

San Jose def. St. Louis 4-3

Detroit def. Chicago 4-1

Eastern Conference Finals

Carolina def. Washington 4-2

Western Conference Finals

Detroit def. San Jose 4-2

STANLEY CUP FINALS

Carolina def. Detroit 4-3

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Round 1

East

(1) Boston Bruins vs (8) Montréal Canadiens - Montréal in 7

(2) Washington Capitals vs (7) New York Rangers - Washington in 6

(3) New Jersey Devils vs (6) Carolina Hurricanes - Carolina in 6

(4) Pittsburgh Penguins vs (5) Philadelphia Flyers - Pittsburgh in 6

West

(1) San Jose Sharks vs (8) Anaheim Ducks - San Jose in 5

(2) Detroit Red Wings vs (7) Columbus Blue Jackets - Columbus in 7

(3) Vancouver Canucks vs (6) St.Louis Blues - Vancouver in 7

(4) Chicago Blackhawks vs (5) Calgary Flames - Chicago in 6

Round 2

East

(2) Washington Capitals vs (8) Montréal Canadiens - Washington in 6

(4) Pittsburgh Penguins vs (6) Carolina Hurricanes - Carolina in 7

West

(1) San Jose Sharks vs (7) Columbus Blue Jackets - San Jose in 6

(3) Vancouver Canucks vs (4) Chicago Blackhawks - Chicago in 7

Round 3

East

(2) Washington Capitals vs (6) Carolina Hurricanes - Carolina in 7

West

(1) San Jose Sharks vs (4) Chicago Blackhawks - San Jose in 6

Stanley Cup Finals

San Jose Sharks vs Carolina Hurricanes - San Jose in 7

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East

Quarters:

Bruins over Habs 4-2

Caps over Rangers 4-2

Devils over 'Canes 4-1

Pens over Flyers 4-3

Semis:

Bruins over Pens 4-2

Devils over Caps 4-3

Final:

Devils over Bruins 4-3

West:

Quarters:

Sharks over Ducks 4-1

Jackets over Wings 4-3

Blues over Canucks 4-3

'Hawks over Flames 4-1

Semis:

Jackets over Sharks 4-3

'Hawks over Blues 4-3

Final:

Jackets over 'Hawks 4-3

Stanley Cup:

Devils over Jackets 4-2

I think the Devils have a very good team and they have the goaltending to get it done. That's also why I put the jackets way up there. Probably not going to happen but anything's possible. :D

I don't believe a 1-2 and 3-4 matchup is possible in the playoffs at least not until the Conference Final..

Just sayin'.

Fixed. :P

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Vancouver sleeps with its mother.

Predictions later.

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Behold my somewhat biased yet still possible prediction!

Conference Quarterfinals

East

(1) BOS v. (8) MON - BOS in 5

(2) WAS v. (7) NYR - WAS in 6

(3) NJD v. (6) CAR - CAR in 5

(4) PIT v. (5) PHI - PIT in 7

West

(1) SJS v. (8) ANA - SJS in 6

(2) DET v. (7) CBJ - CBJ in 7

(3) VAN v. (6) STL - VAN in 6

(4) CHI v. (5) CAL - CHI in 7

Conference Semifinals

East

(1) BOS v. (6) CAR - BOS in 7

(2) WAS v. (4) PIT - PIT in 7

West

(1) SJS v. (7) CBJ - SJS in 6

(3) VAN v. (4) CHI - CHI in 6

Conference Finals

East

(1) BOS v. (4) PIT - PIT in 7 (this is where my bias kicks in. I did, and should still, have Boston beating us in 7 [or, really, less])

West

(1) SJS v. (4) CHI - CHI in 7

Stanley Cup Finals

(4) PIT v. (4) CHI - PIT in 7 (the Pittsburgh/Chicago game earlier this year was awesome. Seven more games like it in a rematch of '92 would be an amazing SCF. [im not sure if wed get home ice in this series, but if we do, that also means the cup is won for the second year in a row in the igloo. This time, by the home team.])

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West

Ducks over Sharks in 6

Jackets over Wings in 6

Canucks over Blues in 5

Blackhawks over Flames in 5

Ducks over Canucks in 6

Blackhawks over Jackets in 7

Blackhawks over Ducks in 7

East

Bruins over Canadiens in 5

Capitals over Rangers in 5

Devils over Hurricanes in 6

Penguins over Flyers in 6

Bruins over Penguins in 5

Capitals over Devils in 7

Bruins over Capitals in 6

Final

Blackhawks over Bruins in 6

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First off, I find it really funny that people are picking the Blue Jackets over the Wings in every post. The idea that the first time playoff bound Blue Jackets will win, quite easily, against the defending Stanley Cup Champions and third best record, is very funny. So the reg. season match ended 3-3 games each. Detroit has the experience that the Jackets don't.

I've officially picked Columbus in 6 games in this thread. My homerism wouldn't allow me to go against them, but in my head I'm thinking that the Red Wings will take the series in 6 games where they dominate in their 4 wins. I'd so much rather play Vancouver in this first round.

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First off, I find it really funny that people are picking the Blue Jackets over the Wings in every post. The idea that the first time playoff bound Blue Jackets will win, quite easily, against the defending Stanley Cup Champions and third best record, is very funny. So the reg. season match ended 3-3 games each. Detroit has the experience that the Jackets don't.

I had the Jackets winning in 7. If I had to be specific, id say most of the games go into overtime, and each one is a goal difference. A combination of Pens-fan resentment towards the Wings, a new found liking of the Blue Jackets, and the fact that the Jackets just plain look like a perfect underdog winner contributes to this answer.

Not to mention a great difference in goaltending. Detroit's average-skilled tandem of Osgood and Conklin < Stonewall Mason

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East

Quarters:

Bruins d. Canadiens, 4-1

Capitals d. Rangers, 4-2

Hurricanes d. Devils, 4-2

Penguins d. Flyers 4-3

Semis:

Bruins d. Hurricanes, 4-3

Penguins d. Capitals, 4-2

Final:

Bruins d. Penguins, 4-3

West

Quarters:

Sharks d. Ducks, 4-2

Red Wings d. Blue Jackets, 4-2

Canucks d. Blues, 4-3

Blackhawks d. Flames, 4-1

Semis:

Sharks d. Blackhawks, 4-3

Red Wings d. Canucks, 4-2

Final:

Red Wings d. Sharks 4-2

Stanley Cup:

Red Wings d. Bruins, 4-2

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