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NHL 2012 Playoffs

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by JJP, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. JJP

    JJP Great Player

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    NHL Playoffs discussion and predictions here. :)
     
  2. Synsensa

    Synsensa Deity Retired Moderator

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    And to think if the Leafs didn't have the worst collapse in history I could be contributing to this thread :(
     
  3. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Thats the second year in a row you've randomly shown up and beaten me to it JJP. :p
     
  4. JJP

    JJP Great Player

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    I told you last year that you should make this thread in january. Better luck next year. :)
     
  5. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    It seems that you only post at the end of the NHL season simply so you can beat me to this thread. :p
     
  6. Omega124

    Omega124 Challenging Fate

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    What I want so see: Red Wings vs. Bruins, with Red Wings winning

    What will happen: Vancouver beating Wings in Conference championship, Rangers collapsing spectacularly, and whoever wins Eastern Conference (Too early for me to guess) will beat Vancouver in a sweep because Canadian teams aren't allowed to win. :p
     
  7. Arwon

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    So the Nucks are the only Canadian team in the playoffs?

    I've yet to choose an NHL team because my usual method of supporting the San Diego team doesn't work (and no, don't mention the Kings). I know I'll back one of the Canadian teams but I'm still torn between the Senators, the Canucks and the Leafs...

    Edit: Wow, just checked and my god that's a lot of playoff teams. More than half? Seriously?
     
  8. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Ottawa too
     
  9. Omega124

    Omega124 Challenging Fate

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    Ottawa is actually looking pretty solid this year. I'd say they, and not Vancouver, has a better chance of breaking the Canadian drought.
     
  10. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Being the 8th seed in the East isn't going to help Ottawa's chances.

    Also, playoff pool posted once the final matchups are decided.
     
  11. Omega124

    Omega124 Challenging Fate

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    But the Western Conference, IMO, has a tougher competition in general. Being in the Eastern helps them immensley. Plus, they're going against the Rangers, who I am 95% sure, distipe being no. 1 seed, will not make even the conference championship AND Ottawa beat them 3 out of the 4 times they met.
     
  12. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    2012 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)NY Rangers vs (8)Ottawa
    (2)Boston vs (7)Washington
    (3)Florida vs (6)New Jersey
    (4)Pittsburgh vs (5)Philadelphia

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

    Stanley Cup matchup:


    My picks:
    East
    (1)NY Rangers 4 vs (8)Ottawa 2
    (2)Boston 4 vs (7)Washington 2
    (3)Florida 0 vs (6)New Jersey 4
    (4)Pittsburgh 4 vs (5)Philadelphia 3

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

    Stanley Cup matchup: Pittsburgh over St. Louis

     
  13. ummmm........

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

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    Ah, hockey. The sport I understand so poorly, yet enjoy so much. I may not even submit a playoff pick 'em this year, but I promise I'll be following along . . .
     
  14. Loppan Torkel

    Loppan Torkel Deity

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    East
    (1)NY Rangers vs (8)Ottawa in 5
    (2)Boston vs (7)Washington in 5
    (3)Florida vs (6)New Jersey in 6
    (4)Pittsburgh vs (5)Philadelphia in 7

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

    Final: Pittsburgh vs Chicago in 6

    I like the changes in the point system. Although, if it's not to much work for you, giving bonus points for each round your predicted final teams survive seems fairer. 1p the first round, 2 the second, etc.

    edit: changed St. Louis vs San Jose
     
  15. JJP

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    My first round picks:

    East

    New York in 5
    Boston in 5
    New Jersey in 6
    Pittsburgh in 6

    West

    Vancouver in 5
    San Jose in 7
    Chicago in 6
    Nashville in 7

    Stanley Cup matchup: Vancouver over New York
     
  16. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    West
    Vancouver over Los Angeles in 6.
    Saint Louis over San Jose in 5.
    Coyotes over Blackhawks in 7.
    Nashville over Detroit in 7.

    East
    New York over Ottawa in 6.
    Boston over Washington in 7.
    Florida over New Jersey in 5.
    Philadelphia over Pittsburgh in 6.

    Finals
    Vancouver over New York.
     
  17. Omega124

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    East
    (1)NY Rangers vs (8)Ottawa in 4 (Still think Rangers can't hold it)
    (2)Boston vs (7)Washington in 5
    (3)Florida vs (6)New Jersey 5
    (4)Pittsburgh vs (5)Philadelphia in 7

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

    Stanley Cup:

    Pittsburgh vs. Detroit

    Edit: Just curious, do we get any points if our picked runner-up wins?
     
  18. SuperBeaverInc.

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    Problem with that is that if the team you picked won, you would get 10 points, which would be seriously unbalanced, in addition to the 6 points you could also get for picking the runner up.

    Looking back at last year, I didn't give any bonus points for that. Though that can change if people want.
     
  19. Loppan Torkel

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    It would only grant you 16p more than someone else if you picked the correct winner and runner up while the other one's two picks were eliminated in the first round, but I agree, 16p may be a bit too much. 1+1+2+2 would be better. I'd be fine with omega's suggestion, though.
     
  20. remake20

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    I was often too busy to contribute with the regular season thread, but I hope to be much more active in this one. I hope my Blues can finally do something :). I've waited long enough.

    East
    (1)NY Rangers 4 vs (8)Ottawa 2
    (2)Boston 4 vs (7)Washington 3
    (3)Florida 0 vs (6)New Jersey 4
    (4)Pittsburgh 2 vs (5)Philadelphia 4

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

    Final: Philadelphia over Vancouver

    I think PIT is actually better than PHI, but that they will have a couple of bad games and drop the series in six.
     

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