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2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (predictions and discussions)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mark2010, Apr 14, 2014.

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Which team will win the 2014 Stanley Cup?

  1. Anaheim Ducks

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  2. Boston Bruins

    4 vote(s)
    11.4%
  3. Chicago Blackhawks

    6 vote(s)
    17.1%
  4. Colorado Avalanche

    6 vote(s)
    17.1%
  5. Columbus Blue Jackets

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Dallas Stars

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

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  8. Los Angeles Kings

    7 vote(s)
    20.0%
  9. Minnesota Wild

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Montreal Canadiens

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

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  12. Philadelphia Flyers

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Pittsburgh Penguins

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  14. San Jose Sharks

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  15. St. Louis Blues

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  16. Tampa Bay Lightning

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  1. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    The 2014 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs begin this week, with a slightly different format (which some of us hate). All series remain best of 7.

    First round matchups are:

    EASTERN CONFERENCE

    Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings

    Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

    Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens

    New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers

    WESTERN CONFERENCE

    Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars

    Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild

    St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks

    San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings
     
  2. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Some crazy first round matchups. LA-SJ and StL-CHI would be conference finals in many years.

    I picked Chicago, seeing how they could have an easy second round matchup, compared to others, and the West is better top to bottom.
     
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    East: Boston over Philadelphia

    West: Los Angeles over Colorado

    Cup Final: Boston over Los Angeles
     
  4. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    First round matchups are:

    EASTERN CONFERENCE

    Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings: Boston in 6

    Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets: Pittsburgh in 5

    Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens: Montreal in 7

    New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers: Rangers in 6

    WESTERN CONFERENCE

    Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars: Ducks in 7

    Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild: Colorado in 6

    St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks: St. Louis in 7

    San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings: LA in 7

    Going to be some great first round matchups.

    I take Boston over Colorado for the Cup.
     
  5. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Boston
    Columbus
    Montreal
    New York Rangers

    Anaheim
    Minnesota
    Chicago
    Los Angeles
     
  6. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    EASTERN CONFERENCE

    Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings: Boston in 7

    Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets: Pittsburgh in 5

    Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens: Tampa 6

    New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers: Rangers in 7

    WESTERN CONFERENCE

    Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars: Ducks in 5

    Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild: Colorado in 7

    St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks: Chicago in 5

    San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings: L.A. in 6

    Chicago over Boston for the Cup.
     
  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    Example 1,575 why hockey players are the toughest athletes. Ryan Getzlaf after taking a shot in the face

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  8. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Not sure why...but I picked Ducks over Bruins. I hovered on taking the Avs, but changed my mind.
     
  9. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

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    Hmmm, Getzlaf would probably be down for the count if he took a baseball off the head.
     
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  10. JR

    JR Active Member

    I'd go for a Hawks/Bruins Final
     
  11. JR

    JR Active Member

    He would have caught it.
     
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  12. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    I picked the Rangers, just because they're my daughter-in-law's favorite team. And given the parity that exists among the top 8-10 teams in the NHL (and I would include the Rangers in that group), as long as Lundquist plays up to form, they've probably got as good a chance as anyone.
     
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