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Predictions lets hear em.

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

#1 Washington vs. #8 NY Rangers

#4 Pittsburgh vs. #5 Tampa Bay

#3 Boston vs. #6 Montreal

#2 Philadelphia vs. #7 Buffalo

Western Conference Quarterfinals

#1 Vancouver vs. #8 Chicago

#4 Anaheim vs. #5 Nashville

#3 Detroit vs. #6 Phoenix

#2 San Jose vs. #7 Los Angeles

Playoff schedule will be released ASAP all I know is that CBC will show both the Habs and Nucks.

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#1 Washington over #8 NY Rangers in 6

#7 Buffalo over #2 Philadelphia in 7

#6 Montreal over #3 Boston in 7

#5 Tampa Bay over #4 Pittsburgh in 7

#1 Vancouver over #8 Chicago in 4

#7 Los Angeles over #2 San Jose in 6

#3 Detroit over #6 Phoenix in 5

#5 Nashville over #4 Anaheim in 7

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My thoughts exactly.

If Dallas would have won an entire Division would have made the playoffs for I'm thinking the first time in the modern era.

Definitely in this era, woulda been cool to see that sort of divisional dominance over one conference.

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woulda been cool to see that sort of divisional dominance over one conference.

Except that nobody's really dominating anything when the whole league is a blob of 95-98 points.

BAD PREDICTIONS

Caps in 5: Rangers scare everyone with a 1-0 win to kick off the series but then they're out of gas.

Pens in 6: the Bolts are a paper tiger with crappy goaltending and lots of wins against NASCAR Division dregs. Even the enfeebled Penguins will feast on them.

Bruins in 5: the Habs don't impress me that much, while the Bruins are my pick to win the East

Sabres in 7: Designated Prevailing of the Hot Goalie. And I don't even know if Ryan Miller's going to play for them or not!

Blackhawks in 7: I don't care how discombobulated the third and fourth lines looked this morning. I'll pick the Canucks to take a best of seven against the Hawks after they've done it once before.

Ducks in 7: to me, this series is all about defiance. Ryan Getzlaf is defying the male pattern baldness which consumes more and more of his head. Corey Perry is defying his peers in the National Hockey League by not letting each and every one of them punch him in the face. Teemu Selanne is defying the inexorable march of time and the urge to do a wishy-washy retirement act. The Nashville Predators are defying the mathematical concept of ordinal numeration by having four fourth lines. However, the Ducks are the superior team.

Coyotes in 7: the league has a vested interest in propping up the Coyotes so that they can sell the team to a shady Chiacgo businessman subsidized by taxpayers. I refuse to bet against the house.

Sharks in 4: too much talent on the Sharks for it all to get bogged down in the Los Anze-less trap crap.

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Predictions lets hear em.

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

#1 Washington vs. #8 NY Rangers

#4 Pittsburgh vs. #5 Tampa Bay

#3 Boston vs. #6 Montreal

#2 Philadelphia vs. #7 Buffalo

Western Conference Quarterfinals

#1 Vancouver vs. #8 Chicago

#4 Anaheim vs. #5 Nashville

#3 Detroit vs. #6 Phoenix

#2 San Jose vs. #7 Los Angeles

Playoff schedule will be released ASAP all I know is that CBC will show both the Habs and Nucks.

Caps in 5

Pens in 6

Boston in 7

Flyers in 6

Canucks in 6

Nashville in 6

Detroit in in 5

San Jose in 6

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How often does the President Trophy winner face the reigning Stanley Cup Champs in the first round? Adding this champ has knocked off the Canucks the last two seasons.

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Rangers can upset the Caps, come on the Rangers.

So they go from "crappy, lazy, uninspired, pathetic, half-brained play" to a team that could beat the #1 seed all in the matter of three days?

Talk about a heel turn, TrueYankee....

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East

Rangers over Caps in 6 (May go other way if Holtby is in caps net)

T Bay over pens in 5 (No Crosby BIG problem)

Boston over Habs in 4 (Habs aren't a playoff team)

Phily over Sabres in 7 (Will be a close series)

West

Hawks over Nucks in 6 (the madhouse is just too harsh for vancouver)

Detroit over Phoenix in 7 (their last playoff series in PHX)

LA over SJ in 5 (SJ CHOKES)

Nash over Anaheim in 6 (goaltending key in this series)

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How often does the President Trophy winner face the reigning Stanley Cup Champs in the first round? Adding this champ has knocked off the Canucks the last two seasons.

Your website cannot tell you and therefore us?

Seriously, this obsession of yours is at minimum, unhealthy.

Is there an online version of a restraining order?

T Bay over pens in 5 (No Crosby BIG problem)

Statistically the second best season in franchise history, where the teams 'core' only played together for two games, would argue that point.

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