NHL Playoffs: who ya got puckheads?

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    unshackled posted Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:47:00 GMT(4/11/2012)

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    Greetings my fellow fans of the frozen pond and old-time hockey.
    It's time for the playoffs beard!

    So let's pick 'em. Who will be drinking from Lord Stanley's mug this year? If you can guess the Finals matchup and Cup winner, you win a two-four of Labatt Blue, pound of back bacon, and a Mike Commodore bobblehead doll. (*Actual prize may be a curt "ya good for you" post)

    With the Penguins healthy (which could change with one well-placed headshot to Crosby or Letang) I think they're the ones to beat.

    So..I'm guessing a Pittsburgh vs. Vancouver final. Pens in 6.

    GOrwell posted Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:05:00 GMT(4/11/2012)

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    I wish Pittsburgh and Philly were in separate conferences.. now THAT would be a stanley cup playoff final to watch..

    M undercover posted Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:37:00 GMT(4/11/2012)

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    My team was mired in last place all season so I haven't really kept up with the front runners, but everything I'm reading is pointing to the Pens in the east, though I lean toward the Rangers.

    Probably Vancouver in the West, though I never count the Red Wings out of any playoff race.

    I'll have to watch some games during first round of playoffs before I can call a finals winner.

    Mr. Falcon posted Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:17:00 GMT(4/11/2012)

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    nuff said.....

    DIOS MIO! EL DIABLO!

    SUCK IT EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. VANCOUVER VS. THE GREATEST TEAM EVER, THE DEVILS

    Mr. Falcon posted Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:27:00 GMT(4/11/2012)

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    you may as well send me my bacon now, unshackled. Devils take the cup in 6. Mr. Falcon's BIG MORTAL LOCK OF THE YEAR

    xchange posted Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:54:00 GMT(4/11/2012)

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    Well, I'm a Vancouverite so obviously I'm going for the Canucks. And living only mere minutes from Rogers Arena, it's safe to say it's gonna be a fun ride to the finals.

    I agree that it's going to be Pittsburgh and Vanny in the finals. My opinionated, biased and uneducated prediction is Vancouver in 7 based only on the fact that I've been a fan of the Canucks for decades (and they also won the President's Cup AND they're pretty good too).

    Game one tonight against LA and absolutely pumped not only for tonight but all the teams in the playoff. One more prediction, once Lu has a really bad game, he'll be yanked and replaced with Schneider for the duration unless he gets injured.

    unshackled posted Wed, 11 Apr 2012 23:28:00 GMT(4/11/2012)

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    GOrwell: Agreed, that would be one helluva Finals. As much as I hate (HATE!) the Flyers, it's a shame one of these teams will be out in the 1st round. Wish the league would switch to 1 to 8 playoff seedings.

    undercover: Sooo..does that mean your team is Columbus? Ouch. And after that season they still get burned in the draft lottery, settle for #2.

    Falcon: Stand down, Falcon! If hell freezes over and your old man Brodeur wins the Cup, THEN you get yer bacon.

    xchange: Didn't know you lived in Van. I'm not too far away, just up the Sunshine Coast. As for Luo, he will have a really bad game. Always does. I'm hoping it is Game 6 in the Finals vs. the Pens.

    unshackled posted Wed, 11 Apr 2012 23:29:00 GMT(4/11/2012)

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    Puck drops in a few minutes.

    Haven't heard from Charlie Brown Jr...but we can safely put him down for his thug, short bus Bruins.

    talesin posted Wed, 11 Apr 2012 23:36:00 GMT(4/11/2012)

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    Hey! Someone dissin' mah Bruins?

    Pah! I spit on your "Debbils"!

    I don't have TV anymore, so no playoffs for me. :(

    t

    M thetrueone posted Wed, 11 Apr 2012 23:42:00 GMT(4/11/2012)

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    Vancouver here as was well , would like to see Vancouver make it to the final of course, the potential is there.

    Realistically anything can happen in the playoffs though , injuries can occur turning great teams into not so great teams.

    I too would like to see Pittsburgh and Vancouver in the final Go Vancouver

    SweetBabyCheezits posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 00:24:00 GMT(4/12/2012)

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    I think it will be the... Womprats... and the... Koalas going head-to-head in a stirring NHS east division... showdown. Slap some sticks and shiver me timbers, ice bitches.

    How'd I do?

    unshackled posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 00:54:00 GMT(4/12/2012)

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    I like your style Cheez. Throw something against the wall, see what sticks. Buuut...I must remind you the Koalas didn't make the playoffs. And the Womprats were moved to Moose Jaw, where the residents voted to rename them the Moose Jaw Moose Jaws.

    unshackled posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 00:58:00 GMT(4/12/2012)

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    tale: no TV/no playoffs? That just ain't right. There's always internet streams, try here.

    trueone: I'm all for the Canucks unless they meet the Pens. And Lou will indeed have that really bad game, a few of them. I'm counting on that happening in Game 6 of the finals against the Pens.

    zoiks posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 01:02:00 GMT(4/12/2012)

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    The Cup stays south of the border, Shack. That much I can guarantee. I bet my fourth child's life on it.

    M thetrueone posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 01:09:00 GMT(4/12/2012)

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    trueone: I'm all for the Canucks unless they meet the Pens. And Lou will indeed have that really bad game, a few of them.

    Yes it will be interesting to see how well Lou makes out in this series, watching both Cory and Lou during the regular season

    I would say they are proportionality a little better than last year, but like you say some games Lou is just off.

    Seeing both of the Sedein twins lift the cup over their heads would be nice though , they've worked hard since coming to the NHL.

    talesin posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 03:21:00 GMT(4/12/2012)

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    tks, Shack! :))

    M AllTimeJeff posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 03:23:00 GMT(4/12/2012)

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    Pens all the way.

    Brierre's first goal was clearly offside and shoud have been disallowed.

    I hate Philly.

    talesin posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 03:24:00 GMT(4/12/2012)

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    The Cup stays south of the border, Shack. That much I can guarantee. I bet my fourth child's life on it.

    OOOOO, , them's fightin' words!!!!!

    t

    M AllTimeJeff posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 03:26:00 GMT(4/12/2012)

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    Uh, Canada has the gold medal, but most of the Canadian national team plays south of the border.

    talesin posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 03:28:00 GMT(4/12/2012)

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    ATJ, I can't argue with that.........

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