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Stanley Cup Playoffs Thread...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by nafselon, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. nafselon

    nafselon Well-Known Member

    ...I figured you guys needed a new hockey thread for the second season.

    Where's the smart money at?

    If the league decides to continue to enforce the new rules, it should be exciting.

    I'm thinking a rematch of 1999, Dallas v. Buffalo and the Stars win again (and less controversial).
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking the Habs stole the 1993 Stanley Cup.
  3. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    I'm thanking God the season is over for the Hawks and Blues.

    Hawks fan here, but feeling the pain of the Blues.
  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I'm reposting this from the other hockey thread:

    And with the Leafs out, who to cheer for?
    Well, here I go. First,  the team I WANT to win and who I think will win (in brackets)


    Tampa over Ottawa (Tampa in six. Ottawa will choke in the playoffs again, just not against the Leafs))
    Montreal over Carolina (Carolina will expose Huet and take them in 5)
    Rangers over the Devils (Devils will contain Jagr and there's the Brodeur factor. Devils in 6)
    Buffalo over Philly (Speed kills. Once again, no goaltending in Philly. Sabres in 6)


    Edmonton over Detroit (predict with my heart--Oilers in 7)
    Colorado over Dallas (may be the biggest mismatch of the first round. Dallas in four)
    Calgary over Anaheim (The Red Mile will be quieter this year but Flames in 5)
    SJ over Nashville (Sharks in five. No Vokoun, no chance

    I'm going with a Devils/Flames final.
  5. goalmouth

    goalmouth Well-Known Member

    Take a long, last look at the Avs, they'll be breaking that group up after a first-round exit.
  6. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    I'm a Pens fanboy loooser, but I live near the Canes and go to a bunch of their games, so I'm hoping they do well. Am I crazy for thinking the're better off for having drawn the 2 seed instead of the 1? They get Montreal, who they wiped the floor with all season and dodge Tampa. I'm not sure that's such a bad thing. And they may end up with home ice in the East anyway, if the Senators can just do what the Senators do in the playoffs.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    No Leafs, no Canucks.... geez....
    Go Oilers!!!!
  8. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    Ditto for the Penguins, who have the joy of building for the future when the draft comes around again. I know the "Pittsburgh First" rallying cry was for the casino-rena proposal in the Steel City, but for a few moments Cougarguy and I thought it was the Penguins fans in jubilation of the fact that yet again, the Pens were in the running to get the top pick in the draft.

    I'll be the traditionalist and root for the Canadiens ... I'll dream about a Colorado-Montreal Stanley Cup final ... but I'll hit the local watering hole to watch a Detroit-Ottawa final. ;D

    First round
    Ottawa over Tampa Bay
    Montreal over Carolina
    New Jersey over N.Y. Rangers
    Philadelphia over Buffalo

    Detroit over Edmonton
    Dallas over Colorado
    Calgary over Anaheim
    San Jose over Nashville
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    And I'd give up my Canadian citizenship if Ottawa won.

    But I'm not worried, because they're the Canadian version of Moddy's choking dogs. Tampa will oust them.
  10. nafselon

    nafselon Well-Known Member

    Are the rules going to stay the same? Why do I get a bad feeling that we are going to see a similar clutch-n-grab exhibition that we've seen over the last few years. The good thing is some of the teams on the bottom half of the brackets (i.e. Lightning, Avs) play open styles and probably won't revert to trapping. But I can't believe the Devils are going to come out and try to do some trapping and play with five back once they get a 1-0, 2-0 lead.
  11. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Who are the Caps playing?
  12. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    OUTING ALERT -- JR is Conrad Black.
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