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  1. aar000n

    aar000n Registered User

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    Are we doing the playoff guess game like last year?
    Any rate here are my guesses.
    ECQF (2) Boston Bruins vs (3) Toronto Maple Leafs
    Leafs are fast young and hungry. Leafs in 6.
    ECQF (2) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (3) Philadelphia Flyers.
    I hope for the fliers in 6.
    ECQF Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (WC2) New Jersey Devils.
    Yeah I hate the devils so go Tampa
    ECQF: (1) Washington Capitals vs. (WC1) Columbus Blue Jackets
    Can Columbus win their first playoff series. Its not the second round yet so Washington will be hard to beat.
    WCQF: (1) Vegas Golden Knights vs (WC1) Los Angeles Kings
    The kings have a habit of making long runs in the playoffs as a low seed. Kings in 6.
    (2) Anaheim Ducks vs (3) San Jose Sharks
    Going to be a rough series Ducks in 7
    WCQF: (1) Nashville Predators vs. (WC2) Colorado Avalanche
    Nashville is just better Predators in 4.
    WCQF: (2) Winnipeg Jets vs. (3) Minnesota Wild
    Minnesota in 6 just a guess.
     
  2. Go Wings

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    Boston in 4
    Tampa in 6
    Pittsburgh in 7
    Columbus in 6

    Nashville in 5
    Winnipeg in 4
    Anaheim in 7
    LA in 7
     
  3. Konnan511

    Konnan511 Play Pals

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    I really want Vegas to win it, but I think their youth and inexperience won't allow them out of the first round, sadly.
     
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    BOS - TOR 4-3
    TBL - NJD 4-1
    PIT-PHI 4-2
    WSH-CBJ 3-4

    VGK-LAK 3-4
    ANA-SJS 3-4
    NSH-COL 4-1
    WPG-MIN 4-2
     
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    BOS - TOR - Figure the slightly worse of two awful options will win.
    TBL - NJD - TB just screams "disappointment' to me, for some reason.
    PIT-PHI - Ugh.
    WSH-CBJ - It's not the second round, yet.
    VGK-LAK - Just because I don't think anyone else will pick them.
    ANA-SJS - Whatever. I will never not hate Corey Perry.
    NSH-COL - #$(*& the Avs.
    WPG-MIN - Hopefully this is the year "But Winnipeg" stops being an argument against rebuilding.
     
  6. Nut Upstrom

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    East: No round one upsets for me int he East, rather boring picks.
    Tampa over NJ in 6 - I am not expecting a long run from Tampa this year, what they showed down the stretch gave me serious concerns about whether that team is built to win int he playoffs. But they will get by NJ, but I think it will be tight.
    Boston over Toronto in 6 - Boston's just too deep and I still see weaknesses in Toronto's back end.
    Washington over Columbus in 7 - I really like that Blue Jacket team but I was really wrong when I called them upsetting Pittsburgh last year in round one. Washington's just too loaded though Holtby's issues are cause for concern. This should be a fun one to watch.
    Pittsburgh over Philly in 6 - Should be a blast, hopefully it is a tough, draining, physical series that weakens Pitt and is great to watch. Philly barely squeaked into the POs and I'm not sold on their goaltending. Would love to see Mrazek step into the crease and lead them deep, of course.

    West: Just the one upset
    Nashville over Colorado in 5: I guess maybe Mackinnon can catch fire, but he was silent down the stretch and now with goaltending issues for Colorado, I don't see this being much of a series. Nash is just too good.
    Winnipeg over Minnesota in 5: I just love looking over the Jets forwards, so deep, so talented - a true four line team who should be seen as a serious contender. Minnesota loses their number one D at the worst time.
    LA over Vegas in 6: Great regular season for the GKs, but I see two teams with great team defense and team effort levels, but only one of those teams has a Kopitar, a Doughty and a Quick. Awful first round match-up for Vegas.
    Anaheim over San Jose in 5: Maybe I just haven't watched San Jose enough this year, they have some quality young pieces coming up but their big pieces do not seem to have aged as well as Anaheim's. Getzlaf is still a game-breaker and I give Gibson a big plus in net over Jones - provided the dude can stay healthy.

    My Stanley Cup winner is Winnipeg, I'm on that Jets bandwagon. Could be a crazy round 2 series between them and Nashville.
     
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    BOS - TOR 4-2
    TBL - NJD 4-2
    PIT-PHI 4-3
    WSH-CBJ 4-2

    VGK-LAK 4-2
    ANA-SJS 4-3
    NSH-COL 4-0
    WPG-MIN 4-0​
     
  8. Nut Upstrom

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    I will copypasta my picks from the other thread:

    TBL 4 - 1 NJD
    BOS 4 - 2 TOR
    WSH 3 - 4 CBJ
    PIT 3 - 4 PHI

    NSH 4 - 1 COL
    WPG 4 - 0 MIN
    VGK 2 - 4 LAK
    ANA 3 - 4 SJS
     
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    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    TBL 4 - 1 NJD
    BOS 3 - 4 TOR
    WSH 3 - 4 CBJ
    PIT 4
    - 2 PHI

    NSH 4 - 1 COL
    WPG 4 - 2 MIN
    VGK 2 - 4 LAK
    ANA 4
    - 1 SJS
     
  11. Big Poppa Puck

    Big Poppa Puck HF's Villain

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    TB > NJ 6
    BOS > TOR 7
    PIT > PHI 6
    WAS > CBJ 6

    TB > BOS 7
    PIT > WAS 7

    TB > PIT 7

    NSH > COL 5
    WPG > MIN 5
    LA > VEG 7
    SJ > ANA 7

    NSH > WPG 7
    SJ > LAK 6

    NSH > SJ 5

    TB > NSH 7
     
  12. drwings40

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    Tampa in 5
    Bruins in 7
    Caps in 6
    Pens in 6

    Preds in 5
    Jets in 6
    Kings in 6
    Ducks in 7
     
  13. 14ari13

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    I think the most exciting series are
    Pitts vs philly
    Vegas vs Kings
    Sharks vs Ducks

    There might be some other touch series, but this 3 are going to be a blast.
     
  14. BinCookin

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    I put my picks in there :)
     
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    Colorado(2) @ Nashville(4) - Easy IMO, Colorado is lucky to be here
    Minnesota(4) @ Winnipeg(3) - I think the experience wins this one, "I remember my first time"
    L.A.(4) @ Vegas(2) - see above
    San Jose(2) @ Anaheim(4) - Can they both lose?

    Minnesota(4) @ Nashville(2) - Great series, winner wins the Conference
    L.A.(4) @ Anaheim(3) - Anaheim doesn't have the depth this year, Quick will get hot

    L.A.(2) @ Minnesota(4) - Quick will cool down, Staal for Conn Smythe favorite at this pointe

    New Jersey(2) @ Tampa Bay(4) - Cup favorite
    Toronto(1) @ Boston(4) - Babcock nearly bursts a blood vessel after game 3
    Columbus(4) @ Washington(3) - Bob in net and their D-core is amazing
    Philadelphia(2) @ Pittsburg(4)

    Boston(3) @ Tampa Bay(4) - Cup favorite
    Columbus(2) @ Pittsburg(4) - Crosby hype sweeps the nation

    Pittsburg(3) @ Tampa Bay(4) - Cup favorite

    Minnesota(1) @ Tampa Bay(4) - Cup favorite

    Vasilevskiy for Conn Smythe
     
  16. The Zetterberg Era

    The Zetterberg Era Rasmussen & Zadina better be full-time in 18-19!!!

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    Not asking this as a jerk, but you're aware that Ryan Suter is out for the year right?

    Beating Winnipeg and Nashville without Suter is just really hard to imagine for me.

    I think Minny sneaks a game, but that is a huge loss for them. Spurgeon is also coming off an injury that they are still struggling to medically clear.
     
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    It is a fair point, I am aware of this.
    Not the same story, but Pittsburg won last year without Letang and a rejuvenated Staal is quite the threat, similar to Phil Kessel last year
     
  18. The Zetterberg Era

    The Zetterberg Era Rasmussen & Zadina better be full-time in 18-19!!!

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    If they went on that run, I would almost have to think that Dubnyk would be the biggest reason.

    Hey we all have opinions, for me this a bold choice, but kudos I don't see a lot of people with the same faith. A lot of backslapping and liking of this post in the future if this remotely pans out.
     
  19. Perfect Human

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    I filled out my bracket last year on nhl. com and went with safe picks, bad choice then so I am trying the opposite now
     
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    Ehh Paisan! I should a copypasta my picks a too!
    Buona Fortuna! :wg:
     
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    Welcome aboard and thanks for joining.
     
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    Boston in 6
    Tampa in 5
    Washington in 6
    Pittsburgh in 6

    Winnipeg in 5
    LA in 6
    Nashville in 4
    Anaheim in 6
     
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    Boston over Toronto in 5.
    Tampa Bay over New Jersey in 4.
    Pittsburgh over Philadelphia in 6.
    Washington over Columbus in 6.

    Vegas over LA in 7.
    San Jose over Anaheim in 6.
    Nashville over Colorado in 4.
    Winnipeg over Minnesota in 5.
     

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