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NHL 2014 Playoffs

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by JJP, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. JJP

    JJP Great Player

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    NHL Playoffs discussion and predictions here.
     
  2. JJP

    JJP Great Player

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    My first round picks:

    East

    Boston in 6
    Pittsburgh in 6
    Montreal in 7
    NY Rangers in 6

    West

    Anaheim in 5
    Colorado in 6
    Chicago in 7
    LA in 7

    Stanley Cup matchup: Boston over Chicago
     
  3. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    2014 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
    • Correct number of games Stanley Cup Finals - 2 points
    • Correctly predict Stanley Cup winner - 4 points
    • Correctly predict Conference Champions - 2 points each



    East
    Atlantic Division
    (1)Boston vs (WC2)Detroit
    (2)Tampa Bay vs (3)Montreal

    Metropolitan Division
    (1)Pittsburgh vs (WC1)Columbus
    (2)NY Rangers vs (3)Philadelphia

    West
    Central Division
    (1)Colorado vs (WC2)Minnesota
    (2)St. Louis vs (3)Chicago

    Pacific Division
    (1)Anaheim vs (WC1)Dallas
    (2)San Jose vs (3)Los Angeles

    Stanley Cup matchup:


    My picks:

    East
    Atlantic Division
    (1)Boston 4 vs (WC2)Detroit 2
    (2)Tampa Bay 4 vs (3)Montreal 3

    Metropolitan Division
    (1)Pittsburgh 4 vs (WC1)Columbus 1
    (2)NY Rangers 2 vs (3)Philadelphia 4

    West
    Central Division
    (1)Colorado 4 vs (WC2)Minnesota 1
    (2)St. Louis 3 vs (3)Chicago 4

    Pacific Division
    (1)Anaheim 4 vs (WC1)Dallas 1
    (2)San Jose 2 vs (3)Los Angeles 4


    Stanley Cup matchup: Boston over Colorado




    A couple of changes I made to the scoring system. As Oda suggested last year, increasing the correct number prediction points for the Final, so I increased it to 2. Also simply predicting a Conference champion is worth 2 points.

    Another change I'm thinking of given the new playoff structure is including a prediction worth 1 point for predicting who wins each division bracket. If people like that addition then we will add it.
     
  4. ummmm........

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

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    Boston in 5
    Tampa Bay in 7
    Pittsburgh in 5
    Rangers in 7
    Colorado in 5
    Chicago in 6
    Anaheim in 5
    LA in 5

    Stanley Cup: Chicago over Boston

    As always, I should point out that I have watched zero hockey so far this year . . .
     
  5. Omega124

    Omega124 Challenging Fate

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    Detroit in 7
    Montreal in 6
    Pittsburgh in 4
    Philly in 6
    Chicago in 7
    Colorado in 5
    Anaheim in 4
    Los Angles in 6

    Stanley: Detroit over all Anaheim
     
  6. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator

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    Boston in 5
    Montreal in 7
    Pittsburgh in 6
    Rangers in 6
    Colorado in 5
    St Louis in 4
    Dallas in 7
    San Jose in 6

    Stanley Cup matchup:
    Boston beats St Louis

    (I've watched a couple hours of Bruins hockey this year :) )
     
  7. Supr49er

    Supr49er 2011 Thunderfall Cup

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    EAST--Atlantic

    1. Boston vs. 8. Detroit Boston in 7
    3. Tampa Bay vs. 4. Montreal Montreal in 7

    EAST--Metropolitan

    2. Pittsburgh vs. 7. Columbus Columbus in 6
    5. New York Rangers vs. 6. Phildelphia Rangers in 7


    WEST--Pacific

    1. Anaheim vs. 8. Dallas Dallas in 7
    4. San Jose vs. 6. Los Angeles San Jose in 7

    WEST--Central

    2. Colorado vs. 7. Minnesota Colorado in 6
    3. St. Louis vs. 5. Chicago Chicago in 7

    Round 2:

    Boston over Montreal in 5
    Rangers over Columbus in 6

    Colorado over Chicago in 7
    Sharks over Dallas in 6

    WC Final: San Jose over Colorado in 6
    EC Final: Boston over NY Rangers in 6

    Cup: Sharks over Boston in 7
     
  8. PMullet

    PMullet Chieftain

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    My prediction:

    Eastern
    Boston 4 vs Detroit 3
    Tampa Bay 2 vs Montreal 4

    Pittsburgh 4 vs Colombus 1
    NY Rangers 4 vs Philadelphia 2

    Western
    Colorado 4 vs Minnesota 2
    St. Louis 2 vs Chicago 4

    Anaheim 4 vs Dallas 1
    San Jose 3 vs Los Angeles 4

    Stanley Cup Boston 4 vs Anaheim 2
     
  9. Loppan Torkel

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    EAST--Atlantic

    1. Boston vs. 8. Detroit in 6
    3. Tampa Bay vs. 4. Montreal in 6

    EAST--Metropolitan

    2. Pittsburgh vs. 7. Columbus in 5
    5. New York Rangers vs. 6. Philadelphia in 7


    WEST--Pacific

    1. Anaheim vs. 8. Dallas in 7
    4. San Jose vs. 6. Los Angeles in 7

    WEST--Central

    2. Colorado vs. 7. Minnesota in 6
    3. St. Louis vs. 5. Chicago in 5

    Round 2:

    Boston over Montreal in 5
    Rangers over Pittsburgh in 6

    Chicago over Colorado in 7
    Sharks over Anaheim in 6

    WC Final: Chicago over San Jose in 6
    EC Final: Boston over NY Rangers in 5

    Cup: Boston over Chicago in 7
     
  10. Evie

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    East
    Atlantic Division
    (1)Boston vs (WC2)Detroit in 6
    (2)Tampa Bay vs (3)Montreal in 6 (Gotta be a loyalist)

    Metropolitan Division
    (1)Pittsburgh vs (WC1)Columbus in 5
    (2)NY Rangers vs (3)Philadelphia in 7

    West
    Central Division
    (1)Colorado vs (WC2)Minnesota in 6
    (2)St. Louis vs (3)Chicago in 7

    Pacific Division
    (1)Anaheim vs (WC1)Dallas in 5
    (2)San Jose vs (3)Los Angeles in 6

    Stanley Cup matchup:
    Boston vs St. Louis in 6
     
  11. Omega124

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    I feel like I'm the only one here who has faith that Detroit can pull this off. Maybe it's because I spend too much in the echo chamber that is /r/detroitredwings, but I really feel like Detroit will come out as the hard-fought winners against Boston.

    Although Boston is definitely the team to beat for sure.
     
  12. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    Only prediction that matters:

    COLUMBUS TIL I DIE
     
  13. Rub'Rum

    Rub'Rum Hates acronyms

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    I guess I'll try to defend my title, although I've replaced the radio on my way to work with spanish podcasts to learn a new language since July... Which means I have heard a lot less about hockey than I usually do and I don't know what's going on and who's any good this year.


    East
    Atlantic Division
    (1)Boston 4 vs (WC2)Detroit 2 - My pick: Boston in 5
    (2)Tampa Bay 4 vs (3)Montreal 3 - My pick: Montreal in 7

    Metropolitan Division
    (1)Pittsburgh 4 vs (WC1)Columbus 1 - My pick: Pittsburgh in 5
    (2)NY Rangers 2 vs (3)Philadelphia 4 - My pick: Rangers in 7

    West
    Central Division
    (1)Colorado 4 vs (WC2)Minnesota 1 - My pick: Colorado in 5
    (2)St. Louis 3 vs (3)Chicago 4 - My pick: ... Hmm... Let's be bold: St. Louis in 6

    Pacific Division
    (1)Anaheim 4 vs (WC1)Dallas 1 - My pick: Anaheim in 6
    (2)San Jose 2 vs (3)Los Angeles 4 My pick - Los Angeles in 7


    Stanley Cup matchup: Boston beats Anaheim in 6
     
  14. Loppan Torkel

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    I think they could have gone far, but beating Boston in the first round without Zetterberg and with that defence seems too tough to me. It would be great though.. Detroit vs Chicago in the finals :)


    No picks for Conn Smythe?

    Mine is... Patrice Bergeron for two extra points :p
     
  15. Omega124

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    With all the new kids performing as great as they are (Tatar, Nyquist, Jurco, etc), I'm not particularly missing Zetterberg. This isn't the Pittsburgh Crosbys; Zetterberg doesn't carry the team as much as people think he does. Also, Chara is getting old; Nyquist was able to skate circles around him last time they played, and that was before Datsyuk was back.

    It's definitely not going to be a blowout, at least. Boston-Detroit is going to be the most interesting round 1 series by far.
     
  16. Loppan Torkel

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    Chara is old, but will still be great in the play-offs. However, it's the defence in Detroit I'm more concerned about in this match up. Detroit will be able to score on Boston, but not as easily as the other way around. Boston is too deep and too good imo. I'm not sure when Detroit get J Ericsson back, but without him they've got Kronwall and DeKayser who seem decent, the rest seem to be pretty average at best. No Chara...
     
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    Detroit is probably one of the two teams in the east I'd give the best odds against Boston.

    Just not 50%+1 odds (Montreal is the other of the two)
     
  18. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator

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    I'm in a Bruins echo chamber, so it's nice to see almost everyone here picking Boston to at least make it all the way to the championship series. :cool: But if the Red Wings do beat them, you will pretty much win the CFC pool by default. :lol:
     
  19. ummmm........

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    Nah, it's still only worth two points. We'd all get to jump on the Detroit bandwagon in the next round. Now if Detroit beat Boston and went on to win the East (+2) and the Cup (+4) the rest of us would have a tougher row to hoe, but we'd still just be a couple of picks here or there away from even . . .

    Speaking of points, I suppose I'm a little late here but I see a couple of things that are confusing. Correctly picking the conference champs and Cup champs are each given a certain number of points, as is predicting the final series in the correct number of games. Everyone posted a champion and a finals matchup, but not everyone -- including Subi, who posted the rules -- posted a number of games for the final series . . .

    Were we supposed to pick a number of games for the final series before the playoffs began . . ?
     
  20. SuperBeaverInc.

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    We have never had number of games in the final as a category. People have sometimes just randomly done it and I've always just ignored it.
     

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