NHL Playoffs 2003

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  1. Robert_eb

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    Well, it's my favorite time of the year, the NHL playoffs begin tonight. I'm really looking forward to the Toronto/Philadelphia series. Does anyone have upsets in mind. I'm picking Edmonton over Dallas but that is a bit of a longshot. I really hope that the Canadian teams do well this year, except when they play the Red Wings.

    Go WINGS & LEAFS!
     
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    My picks

    Edmonton vs Dallas --->Dallas in 5
    Colorado vs Minnesota---> Colorado in 4
    Detroit vs Anahiem---> Anahiem in 7
    St. Louis vs Vancouver---> Vancouver in 6


    NY vs Ottawa---> Ottawa in 5
    Toronto vs Philly--->Toronto in 7
    Boston vs NJ---> NJ in 6
    Washington vs Tampa--->Tampa in 6

    The surprises I see are Anahiem and Tampa(Washington is favourite) sneaking into the second round.

    And the best match is Leafs/Philly series.
     
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    I'd love to see Edmonton take out Dallas. I'd feel bad for Turco after his record-breaking season (and Manny Malhotra is from my old neighborhood), but I love watching the Oilers play.

    And, of course, I'll have my eyes glued to the Leafs - Flyers series. My 52" TV arrives on Saturday morning...so it'll be ready for game three! [​IMG]

    Go Leafs! Today I'm sporting a Leafs jersey and a blue mohawk (which is serving double-duty, since I dyed my hair blue for the Jays' opening day).
     
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    I would love to see Detroit, Dallas and Colorado turfed in the first round.

    After the bitter disappointment of their last few games, I am praying Vancouver ressurects itself and gets on track for the cup race.

    I would love an Ottawa/Vancouver finals, with Vancouver winning in seven. [​IMG]
     
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    I hope my Blues finally decide to play defense. They have the talent to win it all, but their defense has been lagging as of late.

    I hope the Ducks pluck the Wings, but the possibilty of another Avs/Wings series is enticing.
     
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    Dallas will definitely take Edmonton. I think it'll be five or six games. The first two are in Dallas, the Stars rarely lost at home this year, plus they dominated all the Canadian teams they played this year. From '98 to '01 the Stars beat Edmonton in the playoffs. Their only loss against Edmonton came with Hirsch in goal. Finally, Turco is on a roll. I think the Stars will make it to the finals.

    I agree with James for the most part, but I think Detroit will win in five games. They've come on pretty strong lately and I don't think they'll roll over in the first round.
     
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    Canucks all the way!


    Oh and leafs swept in first round.
     
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    Edmonton to beat Dallas in 7.

    Marchant down the left he shoots and scores, the Oilers are moving on and the Stars are going home.
    '97 was so exciting.
     
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    Jeff, I believe the winner of 1 vs. 8 would take on the winner of 4 vs. 5. That would make sense, its the way the NCAA bracket was done also. I tried the ascii art, but it doesn't work.

    1. 1 vs 8
    2. 4 vs 5


    3. 2 vs 7
    4 3 vs 6

    5. Winner of 1 takes on 2
    6. Winner of 3 takes on 4

    7. Winners of 5 and 6 play conference championship

    8. Stanley cup

    So worse case, a team has to play 28 games to get the cup. The season is only 82 games. Isn't that a bit much for the playoffs?
     
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    Unless something's changed and I missed it (a distinct possibility), each round pairs the highest remaining seed vs. the lowest, 2nd highest vs. 2nd lowest, and so on...
     
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    The real reason I'd love those three teams stomped in the first round is because I hate them all, especially Detroit and Colorado. [​IMG]

    However, it would be nice to see a Wings/Vancouver rematch for the conference, Vancouver winning in five.

    It was nice to see Edmonton and Toronto win tonight. I didn't see any of the game, but I think Ottawa is choking up a bit and needs to relax to make the run.

    An all Canadian finals would be a great thing for the NHL. I'm very happy the Rangers aren't even in contention. I have never been a fan of trying to buy a cup. Building a strong team is one thing, but they need to have a cap to keep smaller market teams viable. Another reason Detroit has to go down. [​IMG]
     
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    I wouldn't be shocked if boston comes back to beat new jersey. I am hoping for a vancouver-ottawa final (or at least one canadian team in the finals).
     

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