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If the playoffs started today, I'd love the matchups :>:

Wings (1) vs. Dallas (8) - should be an easy series

Canucks (2) vs. Phoenix (7) - should be easy for Van

San Jose (3) vs. Chicago (6) - gets rid of one

St. Louis (4) vs. Nashville (5) - gets rid of one

Let's hope it stays something like this by the end.

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Good lord the Wings might have to face Phoenix again?...

Damn Tipper... You're one of the better coaches in the league but can't you Yotes play someone else?

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I think LA is going to make it to 7th. That way we have to get 1st place to avoid them and play Phoenix/Dallas (walk in the park) instead.

Chicago just lost to Dallas at home. The scariest thing about the Hawks sucking is that they might fall into 7th or 8th. We need those guys to be at 6th to knock out San Jose. The only team that we probably can't beat is San Jose.

But then again, even if say we get LA in the first round, if we have trouble against those guys, theres no chance we can get past Vancouver or San Jose.

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I think LA is going to make it to 7th. That way we have to get 1st place to avoid them and play Phoenix/Dallas (walk in the park) instead.

Chicago just lost to Dallas at home. The scariest thing about the Hawks sucking is that they might fall into 7th or 8th. We need those guys to be at 6th to knock out San Jose. The only team that we probably can't beat is San Jose.

But then again, even if say we get LA in the first round, if we have trouble against those guys, theres no chance we can get past Vancouver or San Jose.

Of course we can get by San Jose if we come to play, but we'd be runnin on fumes and beat to s***.

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I think LA is going to make it to 7th. That way we have to get 1st place to avoid them and play Phoenix/Dallas (walk in the park) instead.

Chicago just lost to Dallas at home. The scariest thing about the Hawks sucking is that they might fall into 7th or 8th. We need those guys to be at 6th to knock out San Jose. The only team that we probably can't beat is San Jose.

But then again, even if say we get LA in the first round, if we have trouble against those guys, theres no chance we can get past Vancouver or San Jose.

I'm very confident at this point that LA makes the playoffs, and considering that I put Quick in my top 3 Vezina nominees, he's a game-changing goaltender that can be trouble for any team.

I do think our squad this season can get past San Jose or Vancouver in the playoffs, I just prefer not to play either if it can be avoided.

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I do think our squad this season can get past San Jose or Vancouver in the playoffs, I just prefer not to play either if it can be avoided.

I do too, but...I still have the same bipolar issue I had at the beginning of the season: Sometimes I look at our roster and think, "Holy Crap, we have no scorers on this team!"; Other times I look at the same roster and think, "Holy Jumpin, any one of these guys can go off at any time!".

I'd like to see them at their best in playoffs and let the chips fall where they may. Well, I guess I really don't want to see them lose to San Jose,...or Vancouver,...ok, or Chicago. Awh f***, I've never been so stressed about this team before.

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After Alex Burrows mimed snapping his stick over his knee last night in reference to the Wing's streak being snapped... I want to play him at some point. I'd snap him. God that pissed me off for some reason, more so than the actual streak ending. Although I'd be very glad if someone like the Yotes could do it first :D Yet I think we need to play one of the Nucks or the Sharks to win it. I don't think a team can really have an easy ride to the finals and then expect to win it against a team who's had stiffer competition. I guess I don't want to 'coast'

EDIT: Spelling

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After Alex Burrows mimed snapping his stick over his knee last night in reference to the Wing's streak being snapped... I want to play him at some point. I'd snap him. God that pissed me off for some reason, more so than the actual streak ending. Although I'd be very glad if someone like the Yotes could do it first :D Yet I think we need to play one of the Nucks or the Sharks to win it. I don't think a team can really have an easy ride to the finals and then expect to win it against a team who's had stiffer competition. I guess I don't want to 'coast'

EDIT: Spelling

why? we did in '08.

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After Alex Burrows mimed snapping his stick over his knee last night in reference to the Wing's streak being snapped... I want to play him at some point. I'd snap him. God that pissed me off for some reason, more so than the actual streak ending. Although I'd be very glad if someone like the Yotes could do it first :D Yet I think we need to play one of the Nucks or the Sharks to win it. I don't think a team can really have an easy ride to the finals and then expect to win it against a team who's had stiffer competition. I guess I don't want to 'coast'

EDIT: Spelling

the best part was that assclown not being able to snap his stick. i hope we hear today that hes out a couple games with a bruised knee or something.

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I'm very confident at this point that LA makes the playoffs, and considering that I put Quick in my top 3 Vezina nominees, he's a game-changing goaltender that can be trouble for any team.

I do think our squad this season can get past San Jose or Vancouver in the playoffs, I just prefer not to play either if it can be avoided.

We've got one of those too :)

I like our chances against everyone but the Nucks.

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I hate using the term "easy series" during the playoffs.

But yeah, I can't wait for the playoffs.

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Two things.

1. Being as Dallas-Calgary-LA are all tied at 66 pts with 61 games played it's too early to make any 1st round predictions. But yeah, since we're on the subject, I really love the idea of St Louis and Nashville pounding on each other in 1st round. Also love the SJ-Chicago matchup.

2. There's nothing wrong with coasting. Easy match-ups worked in 08. Conversely, the 2nd round Anaheim series in 09 followed by Chicago killed us in 09. I like two easy (relatively speaking)series and one tough one before the finals. It's essential that Detroit earns a sweep or can beat someone in 5 games. 1st in the West is as important this year as it's ever been. It's actually nice that the regular season has some meaning.

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I love all those matchups as of now. As of now would love for us to face Dallas and or Phoenix again. Way to early to tell though where everyone will finish up, including us. Gotta think though the "Central" teams will probably finish 1, 3, 4 and 5 or 3, 4, 5 and 7th or 8th. The log jam in the "Central" makes things all the more interesting as I expect to see St. Louis, Nashville and Chicago all making the playoffs minus a collapse. That leaves 4 other teams to make it. Vancouver, San Jose, LA, and Phoenix? We shall see :D

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I love all those matchups as of now. As of now would love for us to face Dallas and or Phoenix again. Way to early to tell though where everyone will finish up, including us. Gotta think though the "Central" teams will probably finish 1, 3, 4 and 5 or 3, 4, 5 and 7th or 8th. The log jam in the "Central" makes things all the more interesting as I expect to see St. Louis, Nashville and Chicago all making the playoffs minus a collapse. That leaves 4 other teams to make it. Vancouver, San Jose, LA, and Phoenix? We shall see :D

1,4,5,6 is probable, but you can't have a 1 & 3 from same division.

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I would hate to play dallas, it would just be hit after hit, and a few cheapshots sprinkled in for good measure. We would get beat up pretty good and have to give out a lot more than necessary in the physical department, I don't see how that makes it and easy series, dallas also had a streaky goalie. I want vancouver to play dallas and get beat up to shreds. If phoenix and dallas can swap it would be good, phoenix still wont beat us, or better yet ill take la or calgary.

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PHX is 9-0-1 in their past 10 games and the only loss was to the Nucks in a shootout. Not a team I would want any part of in the first round. I will lmao if phx takes the 6th spot, and chi gets bumped to 7th while detroit takes the 1. Leaving us with another Chicago-Vancouver series :hehe:

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id look out for phoenix. theyve won 6 in a row and are tied with SJ for the division lead. will they fade away who knows. but i think youve got it right with the teams that will make the playoffs. its just a matter of how they are seeded. i knew minnesota would choke midway.

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I just hope we don't travel out west again. But the odds are that's what will happen.

We need to finish first, because that would likely result in Chicago and St. Louis (two hot teams) playing each other in the first round as the 4 and 5 seeds. We'd likely play the winner, which I'm OK with.

Worst case scenario is having to travel out west in the first round, and then play San Jose in the 2nd round. Basically, a repeat of the last two years.

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