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2013 NHL Playoffs

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by Evie, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Evie

    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    And so with the Sens winning their delayed game against the Bruins, we know at last who will be facing who in the playoffs.

    In the EAST

    1 Pittsburgh Penguins v. 8 New York Islanders
    A history in the making there. Pittsburgh has the advantage (like there's a team they don't), but the Isles can get under their skins like few others.
    Season reason: Pittsburgh 4 win to 1 loss. The loss was the first game of the season.

    2 Montreal Canadiens v. 7 Ottawa Senators
    At last! The battle of the 417! Two hours drive, and we still had to wait 20 years for it. Good year for it, too (see below), good potential there.
    Season Result: 2-2 tie, and a bitter, can't-get-ahead fight (Ottawa won, Montreal won right back. OTtawa got a SO win, Montreal got one right back)

    3 Washington Capitals v. 6 New York Rangers
    Opposite the above, this is the third straight playoff meeting in a row for these two. Maybe they'll get a real rivalry out of it eventually.
    Season Result: New York wins 2-1 (a SO loss at that). But those games were earliers in the season, before the rebirth of Team Ovie, so who knows?

    4 Boston Bruins v. 5 Toronto Maple Leafs
    As a Habs fan, my commentary for this playoff can only ever be: whoever lose, I win. But that said...go Bruins. Love to hate them; just hate the Laffs.
    Season Result: 3-1 edge to Boston, but with very narrow games (1-0, 4-2, 2-3, 3-2 (SO)). Don't count the Leafs out (sadly).

    In the WEST

    1 Chicago Blackhawks v. 8 Minnesota Wild (Chicago 2-1 in regular season)
    The Wild were THE team of the off-season period (because Sutter/Parise). Then the Hawks were THE team of the regular season (because)
    Season results: Chicago 2-1. Surprisingly, the one MIN win was actually early season, back when the Hawks were quasi-unbeatable. (SO win).

    2 Anaheim Ducks v. 7 Detroit Red Wings (Detroit 2-1 in regular season)
    Precious little to say here. They're...teams...that play hockey...that won cup the past decade. Uh. DET is on hard time, ANA is...ANA.
    Season results: Detroit 2-1, rather surprisingly. Anaheim won the first, Detroit got right back at them with the next two.

    3 Vancouver Canucks v. 6 San Jose Sharks
    In effect, a race to the bottom to see which team has their annual playoff fizzle first. (Sorry, SJ and VAN fans. You know it's true).
    Season results: San Jose 3-0, though one win was in shoot-out.

    4 St Louis Blues v. 5 Los Angeles Kings
    A solid team though undermined by injuries, against the reigning champs (Not the best season for LAK, but that didn't exactly stop them a year ago)
    Season results: Los Angeles 3-0, clean and convincing.

    Someone else can have the privilege of organising the prediction thingy :p

    (For ease of predicting, here is the list of games without my comments)

    East
    1 Pittsburgh Penguins v. 8 New York Islanders
    2 Montreal Canadiens v. 7 Ottawa Senators
    3 Washington Capitals v. 6 New York Rangers
    4 Boston Bruins v. 5 Toronto Maple Leafs

    West
    1 Chicago Blackhawks v. 8 Minnesota Wild (Chicago 2-1 in regular season)
    2 Anahiem Ducks v. 7 Detroit Red Wings (Detroit 2-1 in regular season)
    3 Vancouver Canucks v. 6 San Jose Sharks
    4 St Louis Blues v. 5 Los Angeles Kings
     
  2. Bowsling

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    Looks like another Montreal-Boston series is coming up in the second round? :eek:
     
  3. Evie

    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    Only if all four of these end up happening :

    1)Boston beating Toronto (not unlikely, and *lots of fingers crossed* this has BETTER happen),
    2)Montreal beating Ottawa (and that's up in the air if my memory of Montreal-Ottawa matchups this year are anything to go by),
    3)New York beating Washington (possible, but not particularly likely).
    4)Pittsburgh beating Islanders (likely, but in a perverse way this might just be the Worst Possible Matchup for the Pens).

    Unless the re-seeding for round 2 ignore division champions? I lost track of how the re-seed work.
     
  4. Bowsling

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    Yeah, I was assuming three of those would happen. Washington is not a playoff team, and I'm putting my money on Montreal beating Ottawa. The outcome of Boston-Toronto means nothing, though: either team plays Pittsburgh in the second round.
     
  5. Evie

    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    Nope. If the Rangers, Penguins and Canadiens win their respective playoffs, then Pittsburgh (#1 seed) plays against NYR (#6 seed), while Montreal (#2 seed) faces off against the winner of Boston/Toronto. (#4/5 seeds)

    This is because teams are reseeded after the first round, with the highest seed facing the lowest, and the two middle teams facing each other.

    I updated the first post with commentary and regular season VS records.

    Also, just to let it sink in: the New Jersey Devils (last season: Stanley Cup finalists) are out of the playoffs, while the teams that finished in position 13-15 in the East last year are all in. And, for that matter, team #15 in the West came very close to making it in.
     
  6. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    2013 Civfanatics NHL Playoff Pool - Thunderfall Cup​


    CFC Playoff Pool rules:
    -Select a winner in each matchup as well as a number of games.
    -Select who you think will win the Stanley Cup, and who the runner up will be. (this can only be done before the first round)
    • 1st round- 2 points
    • 2nd round - 3 points
    • 3rd round - 4 points
    • 4th round - 5 points
    • Correct number of games - 1 point
    • Correctly predict Stanley Cup winner - 4 points
    • Correctly predict Stanley Cup runner-up/Stanley Cup winner prediction is runner up - 2 point



    East
    (1)Pittsburgh vs (8)NY Islanders
    (2)Montreal vs (7)Ottawa
    (3)Washington vs (6)NY Rangers
    (4)Boston vs (5)Toronto

    West
    (1)Chicago vs (8)Minnesota
    (2)Anaheim vs (7)Detroit
    (3)Vancouver vs (6)San Jose
    (4)St. Louis vs (5)Los Angeles

    Stanley Cup matchup:


    My picks:

    East
    (1)Pittsburgh 4 vs (8)NY Islanders 1
    (2)Montreal 3 vs (7)Ottawa 4
    (3)Washington 4 vs (6)NY Rangers 1
    (4)Boston 4 vs (5)Toronto 2

    West
    (1)Chicago 4 vs (8)Minnesota 0
    (2)Anaheim 4 vs (7)Detroit 3
    (3)Vancouver 4 vs (6)San Jose 1
    (4)St. Louis 2 vs (5)Los Angeles 4

    Stanley Cup matchup: Pittsburgh over Chicago

     
  7. ummmm........

    ummmm........ Extremely normal.

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    Okay, so I've watched no hockey this year. I should be a lock :goodjob:

    EAST:

    Penguins over Islanders in 6
    Bruins over Leafs in 5
    Senators over Habs in 7
    Rangers over Capitals in 5

    WEST:

    Blackhawks over Wild in 4
    Kings over Blues in 6
    Ducks over Red Wings in 4
    Sharks over Canucks in 7

    Stanley Cup: Penguins over Blackhawks
     
  8. JJP

    JJP Great Player

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    My picks:

    East

    Pittsburgh in 5
    Montreal in 7
    NY Rangers in 6
    Toronto in 7

    West

    Chicago in 5
    Detroit in 7
    San Jose in 6
    St. Louis in 7

    Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh over Chicago
     
  9. Supr49er

    Supr49er 2011 Thunderfall Cup

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    East

    Pittsburgh in 5
    Ottawa in 6
    Rangers in 6
    Boston in 7

    West

    Chicago in 5
    Detroit in 6
    San Jose in 6
    St. Louis in 7
     
  10. Supr49er

    Supr49er 2011 Thunderfall Cup

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    Final: Blackhawks over Rangers.
     
  11. Evie

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    East
    (1)Pittsburgh vs (8)NY Islanders
    Pittsburgh in 5
    (2)Montreal vs (7) Ottawa
    Coin-toss in 7. But will have to say Montreal out of local loyalties
    (3)Washington vs (6)NY Rangers
    Washington in 6
    (4)Boston vs (5)Toronto
    Boston in 5

    West
    (1)Chicago vs (8)Minnesota
    Chicago in 5
    (2)Anaheim vs (7)Detroit
    Detroit in 7.
    (3)Vancouver vs (6)San Jose
    Hmmmm....Vancouver in 6
    (4)St. Louis vs (5)Los Angeles
    Kings in 6

    That give us, let's see...Chicago-Detroit, Vancouver-Los Angeles, Montreal-Washington and Boston-Pittsburgh. So Chicago-Los Angeles, Washington-Pittsburgh...

    Final: Penguins beats Blackhawks.
     
  12. Loppan Torkel

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    East
    (1)Pittsburgh vs (8)NY Islanders in 5
    (2)Montreal vs (7)Ottawa in 6
    (3)Washington vs (6)NY Rangers in 7
    (4)Boston vs (5)Toronto in 6

    West
    (1)Chicago vs (8)Minnesota in 4
    (2)Anaheim vs (7)Detroit in 7
    (3)Vancouver vs (6)San Jose in 7
    (4)St. Louis vs (5)Los Angeles in 6

    Pittsburgh over Chicago in 6
     
  13. Bowsling

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    That's why posting when tired is a bad idea. :crazyeye:
     
  14. Bowsling

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    1 Pittsburgh Penguins v. 8 New York Islanders in 4
    2 Montreal Canadiens v. 7 Ottawa Senators in 6
    3 Washington Capitals v. 6 New York Rangers in 7
    4 Boston Bruins v. 5 Toronto Maple Leafs in 6

    West
    1 Chicago Blackhawks v. 8 Minnesota Wild in 5
    2 Anahiem Ducks v. 7 Detroit Red Wings in 6
    3 Vancouver Canucks v. 6 San Jose Sharks in 7
    4 St Louis Blues v. 5 Los Angeles Kings in 6

    Stanley Cup: Montreal over Chicago in 7
     
  15. shadowplay

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    East
    (1)Pittsburgh vs (8)NY Islanders in 7
    (2)Montreal vs (7)Ottawa in 6
    (3)Washington vs (6)NY Rangers in 5
    (4)Boston vs (5)Toronto in 5

    West
    (1)Chicago vs (8)Minnesota in 4
    (2)Anaheim vs (7)Detroit in 6
    (3)Vancouver vs (6)San Jose in 6
    (4)St. Louis vs (5)Los Angeles in 6

    Stanley Cup: Blackhawks over Rangers in 6
     
  16. Adria

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    I'm curious which Canucks team will show up to play. It should be a pretty entertaining series with the Sharks.


    East
    1 Pittsburgh Penguins in 5 v. 8 New York Islanders
    2 Montreal Canadiens v. 7 Ottawa Senators in 7
    3 Washington Capitals in 7 v. 6 New York Rangers
    4 Boston Bruins in 5 v. 5 Toronto Maple Leafs

    West
    1 Chicago Blackhawks in 5 v. 8 Minnesota Wild
    2 Anahiem Ducks in 6 v. 7 Detroit Red Wings
    3 Vancouver Canucks in 6 v. 6 San Jose Sharks
    4 St Louis Blues in 7 v. 5 Los Angeles Kings

    Stanley Cup: Vancouver in 6 v. Pittsburgh

    (I can't not pick the hometown team for the cup ;)).
     
  17. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    My picks

    East
    Pittsburgh in 6
    Habs in 7
    Washington in 5
    Leafs in 7

    West
    Chicago in 6
    Red Wings in 6
    Vancouver in 7
    Kings in 6

    edit: Pittsburgh to win the cup, Los Angeles Kings runners up
     
  18. tonberry

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    Pittsburgh in 5
    Montreal in 6
    Washington in 7
    Boston in 7

    Chicago in 5
    Anaheim in 6
    Vancouver in 6
    Los Angeles in 7

    Chicago win the Stanley Cup against Pittsburgh in 7

    Let’s hope that nobody will forget to post their predictions every rounds this year.
     
  19. schlaufuchs

    schlaufuchs La Femme Moderne

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    Alright, time for randomized picking again!

    East
    Pittsburgh in 4
    Montreal in 5
    Washington in 5
    Boston in 6

    West
    Chicago in 4
    Anaheim in 6
    San Jose in 7
    Los Angeles in 7


    And the Stanley Cup will be Pittsburgh over Chicago in 6
     
  20. Rub'Rum

    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    Woh almost forgot about this.

    East
    1 Pittsburgh Penguins v. 8 New York Islanders (PITTSBURGH in 5)
    2 Montreal Canadiens v. 7 Ottawa Senators (MONTREAL in 7)
    3 Washington Capitals v. 6 New York Rangers (WASHINGTON in 6)
    4 Boston Bruins v. 5 Toronto Maple Leafs (BOSTON in 6)

    West
    1 Chicago Blackhawks v. 8 Minnesota Wild (CHICAGO in 5)
    2 Anahiem Ducks v. 7 Detroit Red Wings (DETROIT in 7)
    3 Vancouver Canucks v. 6 San Jose Sharks (SAN JOSE in 6)
    4 St Louis Blues v. 5 Los Angeles Kings (LOS ANGELES in 6)

    Stanley Cup final: Chicago vs Pittsburgh ... CHICAGO wins in 6
     

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