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NHL 2008 Playoffs

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by JJP, Apr 6, 2008.

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Stanley Cup Winner 2008?

Poll closed May 6, 2008.
  1. Montreal Canadiens

    7 vote(s)
    21.9%
  2. Pittsburgh Penguins

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  3. Washington Capitals

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  4. New Jersey Devils

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. New York Rangers

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  6. Ottawa Senators

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Boston Bruins

    4 vote(s)
    12.5%
  8. Philadelphia Flyers

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Detroit Red Wings

    4 vote(s)
    12.5%
  10. San Jose Sharks

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  11. Minnesota Wild

    3 vote(s)
    9.4%
  12. Anaheim Ducks

    2 vote(s)
    6.3%
  13. Dallas Stars

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Calgary Flames

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  15. Colorado Avalanche

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  16. Nashville Predators

    1 vote(s)
    3.1%
  1. JJP

    JJP Great Player

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    NHL playoffs start soon. Which team is going to take the cup home?

    This thread is for playoffs discussion and predictions.

    I think Montreal is tough in east and Detroit in west. I hope there will be surprises. My favorite team is Flyers but it will be somekind of miracle if they play in the finals.
     
  2. Evie

    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    One has to vote loyally, and loyalty to Montreal is above all else (but I might dig out my old child-sized Nordiques shirt from when I was 6/7 to cheer on the Avs a bit on the side...)

    The final schedules, incidentally (unless I made some mistake).


    Eastern Conference
    1st Montreal Canadiens vs 8th Boston Bruins
    2nd Pittsburgh Penguins vs 7th Ottawa Senators
    3rd Washington Capitals vs 6th Philadelphia Flyers
    4th New Jersey Devils vs 5th New York Rangers

    Western Conference
    1st Detroit Red Wings vs 8th Nashville Predators
    2nd San Jose Sharks vs 7th Calgary Flames
    3rd Minnesota Wild vs 6th Colorado Avalanches
    4th Anaheim Ducks vs 5th Dallas Stars
     
  3. aaglo

    aaglo Furioso!

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    I think that the cup goes this year to pittsburgh.

    First round winners:

    EAST:
    Montreal in five
    Pittsburgh in six
    Washington in seven
    New Jersey in five

    WEST:
    Detroit in six
    San hose in seven
    Minnesota in six
    Anaheim in five
     
  4. JJP

    JJP Great Player

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    Ok. Here are my first round picks. Both in east and west there are tough pairs and predicting winners is hard. Capitals will probably beat Flyers but I have to support Philly my favorite team. Go Flyers! :thumbsup:

    East

    Montreal in 5
    Pittsburgh in 7
    Philly in 6 :thumbsup:
    New Jersey in 6

    West

    Detroit in 6
    San Jose in 7
    Minnesota in 6
    Anaheim in 6
     
  5. Rhymes

    Rhymes Drive 4 25 is back

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    Location:
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    First round winners:

    EAST:
    Montreal in 7
    Pittsburgh in 4
    Philadelphia in 6
    New York in 6

    WEST:
    Detroit in 6
    San hose in 5
    Colorado in 7
    Dallas in 5


    I think Montreal is gonna have a hard time.

    On an other topic: I JUST RECEIVED A FREE TICKET FOR THURSDAY'S OPENING HABS-BOSTON GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In a Desjardins Loge!!!! Free food!!! :woohoo::beer::run:
     
  6. Evie

    Evie Pronounced like Eevee

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    I hate you forever :p
     
  7. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    I like:
    Habs in 6
    Pens in 5
    Philly in 6
    Devils in 6

    Red Wings in 4
    San Hose in 5
    Colorado in 7
    Ducks in 4
     
  8. joycem10

    joycem10 Deity

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    The campbell conference looks too strong to beat this year. Gotta say the Ducks or San Jose.
     
  9. pawpaw

    pawpaw Now Farve-Proof

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    Flames or Senators ? A 7th seed has won every year for 11 straight years.
     
  10. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Well, the 'nucks are out, but I'm still here to make my predictions. Pity I've been so busy with school all year that I haven't been able to follow any games at all.
     
  11. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Iggy's Prognostications

    Eastern Conference
    Montreal Canadiens over Boston Bruins in 5
    Pittsburgh Penguins over Ottawa Senators in 6
    Washington Capitals over Philadelphia Flyers in 6
    New Jersey Devils over New York Rangers in 7

    Western Conference
    Detroit Red Wings over Nashville Predators in 6
    San Jose Sharks over Calgary Flames in 6
    Minnesota Wild over Colorado Avalanche in 4
    Anaheim Ducks over Dallas Stars in 7
     
  12. Naval Power

    Naval Power Sailing the Seven Seas

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    East

    Pittsburgh 4-1 Ottawa
    Philly 4-2 Washington
    New Jersey 4-2 NYR
    Montreal - 4-0 Boston

    West

    Detroit 4-1 Nashville
    San Jose 4-3 Calgary
    Minnesota 2-4 Colorado
    Anaheim 4-2 Dallas
     
  13. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Eastern Conference
    (1)Montreal 4 vs (8)Boston 1 - The Bruins don't stand a chance
    (2)Pittsburgh 4 vs (7)Ottawa 2 - The Sens will put up a fight, but will be overwhelmed
    (3)Washington 4 vs (6)Philadelphia 3 - Every playoffs needs its Cinderella team
    (4)New Jersey 4 vs (5)NY Rangers 3 - This is a tough one, but I'll say New Jersey ends up taking it

    Western Conference
    (1)Detroit 4 vs (8)Nashville 1 - No contest
    (2)San Jose 3 vs (7)Calgary 4 - A number 7 seed always pulls off the upset, and the Sens aren't going to be doing that
    (3)Minnesota 4 vs (6)Colorado 2 - Home ice FTW
    (4)Anaheim 4 vs (5)Dallas 3 - Selanne and Niedermayer give this one to the Ducks.
     
  14. De Lorimier

    De Lorimier North American Scum

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    Oh man. I didn't logged in to make any predictions or assessments of the teams involved in the playoff race. Nope. Not today. I merely came by to gloat a little.

    I received a ticket, in the reds, for the first game tommorow night!!! You won't be alone there Rhymes!
     
  15. jeps

    jeps Arcadefire

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    Eastern Conference
    1st Montreal Canadiens vs 8th Boston Bruins - habs in 6
    2nd Pittsburgh Penguins vs 7th Ottawa Senators - pens in 5
    3rd Washington Capitals vs 6th Philadelphia Flyers - caps in 6
    4th New Jersey Devils vs 5th New York Rangers - rangers in 6

    Western Conference
    1st Detroit Red Wings vs 8th Nashville Predators - wings in 5 :cry:
    2nd San Jose Sharks vs 7th Calgary Flames - sharks in 7 high scoring high intensity games
    3rd Minnesota Wild vs 6th Colorado Avalanches - avs in 7. OT!
    4th Anaheim Ducks vs 5th Dallas Stars - stars in 6. please? the axis of evil (brian burke, brad may, and ESPECIALLY TODD BERTUZZI is all reunited in anaheim, so I can no longer support them)

    wishful thinking iggy :p

    EDIT: and we win, thereby guaranteeing a loss in at least 5. ;)
     
  16. pawpaw

    pawpaw Now Farve-Proof

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    Av's owe Jose for that one--only 7 shots going into the 3rd :dance:

    Who is the alltime leader in playoff OT goals--he added another tonite

    # 19
     
  17. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    @j_eps- Indeed, it is wishful thinking. Frankly, the Minnesota/Colorado series is interesting, because I'm happy with either team losing. I'm just not happy with either team winning. With any luck, now it will be a long, grueling 7-gamer with plenty of fatigue by the end. ;)
     
  18. sourboy

    sourboy Awakening...

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    Montreal over Boston 4-1
    Pittsburgh over Ottawa 4-3
    Washington over Philly 4-3
    New York over New Jersey 4-1

    Detroit over Nashville 4-1
    Calgary over San Jose 4-3
    Minnesota over Colorado 4-3
    Anaheim over Dallas 4-2
     
  19. Evie

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    My biggest hope is that the big West coast powers (San Jose and Anaheim) and Detroit will get taken out within their own conference.

    My top four favorites :

    -Montreal
    -Colorado
    -Washington (CHRISTO!)
    -Calgary (The Stanley cup belong THIS side of the border!)
     
  20. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Playoff tree time!

     

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