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Ok. This is what I wait for all year......well, second to the start of bird season. The games take on a whole new tone and intensity now. Best sporting event in the world IMHO. Any predictions?

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The alternative statement is that the Bruins were not the Caps. Of course, historically speaking, the Caps are not the Caps.

Seriously?  I want the Caps to beat the Pens more than anybody but that was a bad hit and deserved a suspension.   Go Bolts!!!

With due respect to Art, I did not mention that peculiar predilection of the Rat because I did not want to denigrate the Broons that deeply. I can understand the thuggery of a Lucic, the brutishness o

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That's the thing about playoff hockey, throw out the regular season records. Anyone can get hot or cold, and they all turn it up a notch or two. Rooting for the Preds, think they win it over Tampa Bay in the finals.

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 I agree the west will probably do it this year if they don't beat each up in the process of getting to the finals.

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And the Bolts don’t even know who they’re playing in the first round.

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Looks like the games are set.  No predictions for winners but do predict whomever prevails, they will have had one he!! of a tough time getting to the Cup lifting ceremony.  Best trophy in sports.  During last years' run I squirmed so much I wore out a couch cushion.   

 

Al, you get the Devils:

 

https://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2018/4/8/17208284/nhl-playoffs-stanley-cup-first-round-teams-matchups

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BolTs VS Devils.......................Bolts in 6. The Devils have had their number the whole year.

 

Leafs  VS Broons.....................Rask will have to be MVP of the series if Boston escapes. Tor in 7

 

Caps VS Blue Jackets. ...........Flip 'em

 

Phil VS PItt................................Pitt,  They have Malkin and Crosby. Pitt in 6

 

Vegas VS LA..............................Vegas in 5 games.

 

Sharks VS Ducks......................Sharks are a different team when Evander Kane doesn't go off on a tangent. Sharks in 4.

 

Preds vs Avalanche..................Avalanche not quite there yet Preds in 5.The Preds are an elite team.

 

Jets vs Minn. ...........................No contest. Jets in 4.

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7 hours ago, Ben Hong said:

Phil VS PItt................................Pitt,  They have Malkin and Crosby. Pitt in 6

Go Ben!  

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Well the Panthers didn't make the playoffs but they did help their Florida brethren by beating a very disengaged Boston team last night.  The Lightning won the Atlantic division by virtue of the Panthers win. Good job Flo bros.

Just a little rant about the NHL point system.  Nashville won the President's trophy by virtue of the loser point.  Lightning had one more win than Nashville.  Only in the NHL are you rewarded for losing.  Of course the Pres trophy and $3.50 will get you a cup of coffee at your local coffee shop.

 

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Can we see a repeat of the Pen-Flyer 2012 series?  What fun that was to watch.

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4 hours ago, Big Al said:

Well the Panthers didn't make the playoffs but they did help their Florida brethren by beating a very disengaged Boston team last night.  The Lightning won the Atlantic division by virtue of the Panthers win. Good job Flo bros.

Just a little rant about the NHL point system.  Nashville won the President's trophy by virtue of the loser point.  Lightning had one more win than Nashville.  Only in the NHL are you rewarded for losing.  Of course the Pres trophy and $3.50 will get you a cup of coffee at your local coffee shop.

 

As a long suffering Caps fan, I can go on for hours about how worthless winning the President' Trophy is.

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8 hours ago, Big Al said:

Can we see a repeat of the Pen-Flyer 2012 series?  What fun that was to watch.

NO!!!!!

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