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NHL 2009 Playoffs

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by JJP, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. JJP

    JJP Great Player

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    NHL Playoffs discussion and predictions here.


    Playoffs start soon and my favorite team the Flyers have once again chance to bring the cup to Philly. :thumbsup:
    I hope they can this time beat the other teams. :D

    Boston and New Jersey are probably the toughest teams in the eastern conference.

    In the west San Jose looks tough team to beat. Maybe Vancouver could also play in the finals. Who knows? :)
     
  2. Bowsling

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    I don't have the ranking in front of me, but I think Detroit's up for another Stanley Cup :woohoo:
     
  3. Metal Alloy Man

    Metal Alloy Man Back in Black

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    Vancouver! Woot!

    P.S.-The caps are underrated and could go deep fairly easily.
     
  4. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    Hearty Congrats are in order for the Columbus Blue Jackets, who have made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

    Looks like they'll be a tough out for Vancoover or Calgary.

    Put I'd put either the Wings or the Sharks as the fav
     
  5. Bowsling

    Bowsling Deity

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    Then lose a heartbreaker to pittsburgh? :lol:
     
  6. Metal Alloy Man

    Metal Alloy Man Back in Black

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    While, looks like the playoff picture is set as Anaheim and St.Louis clinch. Both teams deserve this, especially with how the Blues have been playing when half of their team isn't injured and Anaheim's recent knack for winning in the shootout.
     
  7. JJP

    JJP Great Player

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    I'm happy that Chicago and Columbus play this year in the playoffs. Congrats. :goodjob:
    Also St. Louis is kind of surprise. Didn't expect them in playoffs. :)
     
  8. dgfred

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    Go Canes! :cool:
     
  9. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    It would appear that these are the matchups

    See post 25
     
  10. Metal Alloy Man

    Metal Alloy Man Back in Black

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    East is set, but don't be surprised if St.Louis puts up a fight for sixth.

    P.S.-Woot! Vancouver Wins Northwest!
     
  11. Whomp

    Whomp Keep Calm and Carry On Retired Moderator

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    The Blackhawks have played great against the Flames this year. I think the Hawks held them to 1 for 20 on the power play and Khabulin has a great history against them too.

    Though the Flames have imploded over the last month and a half the Blackhawks haven't been so hot either. I think having home ice could be the difference.
     
  12. Red Door

    Red Door Man of Mayhem

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    What's with all the hating on the Caps? They have handled Boston this year. The teams I am worried about in the East are the Flyers and Devils, but I feel the Caps could beat both.
     
  13. Orange Seeds

    Orange Seeds playing with cymbals

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    St louis better win today, I'd much rather have Vancity play the jackets.

    Calgary is the stinker in the west this year, i have been watching them quite closely over the last two weeks in anticipation of the division battle. Their PP has not scored and will not score, Kiprusoff is playing poorly and other than Cammaleri's performance last night, their entire top two lines are severely under performing. Throw on top of all that their injuries and I'd be very excited if i were a Chicago fan.

    St louis is the underdog team i am convinced they will beat whoever they play against in the first round.
     
  14. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Here are the matchups:

    Eastern
    1. Boston Bruins
    8. Montréal Canadiens

    2. Washington Capitals
    7. New York Rangers

    3. New Jersey Devils
    6. Carolina Hurricanes

    4. Philadelphia Flyers
    5. Pittsburgh Penguins

    Western
    1. San Jose Sharks
    8. Anaheim Ducks

    2. Detroit Red Wings
    7. Columbus Blue Jackets

    3. Vancouver Canucks
    6. Saint Louis Blues

    4. Chicago Blackhawks
    5. Calgary Flames
     
  15. Metal Alloy Man

    Metal Alloy Man Back in Black

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    St.Louis jumps to sixth! Columbus, Detroit and Vancouver, St.Louis will probably be the best series in the west. Calgary, Chicago could be good too if Calgary starts playing like they did back when they were leading the northwest by 20 points but that's highly unlikely.
     
  16. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Saint Louis does win the tie-breaker with Columbus, right? Their points and records are identical, so is the next tie breaker the season record between each team, or the total number of goals scored?
     
  17. Orange Seeds

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    detestable news! I was afraid of only team coming into the play-offs and it was St Louis.
    Hopefully the first game isn't until Thursday, i have playoff tickets through to the finals and an exam on Wednesday.

    Go Canucks Go!
     
  18. Metal Alloy Man

    Metal Alloy Man Back in Black

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    It's the season record between teams.
     
  19. Loppan Torkel

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    Ok, here's my prediction for the first round:

    (8) Montreal Canadiens vs. (1) Boston Bruins
    Bruins in 4

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

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

    (5) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (4) Pittsburgh Penguins
    Penguins in 5

    WESTERN CONFERENCE

    (8) Anaheim Ducks vs. (1) San Jose Sharks
    Ducks in 6

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

    (6) St. Louis Blues vs. (3) Vancouver Canucks
    Canucks 4

    (5) Calgary Flames vs. (4) Chicago Blackhawks
    Blackhawks in 7
     
  20. JJP

    JJP Great Player

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    My first round predictions:

    East

    Boston in 7
    New York in 7
    New Jersey in 6
    Philly in 6 :thumbsup:

    West

    San Jose in 6
    Detroit in 6
    Vancouver in 5
    Calgary in 7


    I sure hope Flyers can beat Penguins despite that they lost home ice advantage. :thumbsup:
     

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