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#1 Andy Pred 48

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:36 PM

first of all if the Wings lose to the Hawks do we slip to 6th spot?
if so, we could end up playing one of 3 teams in the Kings, Sharks or Yotes.
would these be a better situ than facing the Preds?
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:06 PM

No need for a new thread, much discussed in others.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

You have to factor in the travelling to the West Coast.. Maybe the Wings COULD face a weaker opponent (still debatable though) but the extra miles could take their toll for a long playoff run!
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:39 AM

I rather play within the central and let Chicago enjoy the long flights... And hope they take out SJ or La or whomever they play. I don't fear the Hawks currently.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:20 AM

I rather play within the central and let Chicago enjoy the long flights... And hope they take out SJ or La or whomever they play. I don't fear the Hawks currently.


The way the Wings have played the last month, I fear every team.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:40 AM

Hmmm...I think if we lose tomorrow Chicago pulls even in points and ROW and they have the season series 4-2...I think we would drop to 6th at that point. Damn, we really need the Avs to show up tomorrow along with our boys to get that 4th seed.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:41 AM

The way the Wings have played the last month, I fear every team.

Every team should be feared. There are no easy opponents. When you pick your poison, that poison typically beats you.

I would rather come out against Chicago and win the game.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:50 AM

i suppose it dont matter who we get, you gotta beat them all to win it i guess. so bring on the Preds.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:58 AM

I wouldn't want the six seed if that means we're staring down LA in the first round. Quick scares me.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:16 PM

Better option? Better than what, not making the playoffs? Then, yes.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:27 PM

I'd rather take our chances with the Preds and minimize travel. If we can't beat them, we weren;t going far anyways and if we can beat them, the less travel will help in the next round. I still think with our experience, we could manage a 6 or 7 game series win with or without home ice against Nashville.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:29 PM

No. For all the 'easier opponant' comments that can be made there is still the potential that any series can go to 7. 4 games travelling to LA is the worst scenario of the lot

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

The big thing, in my mind, is the fact that a 6th seed has never won the Cup. (Unless I'm mistaken...?)

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:30 PM

The big thing, in my mind, is the fact that a 6th seed has never won the Cup. (Unless I'm mistaken...?)


Agreed. I've heard that thrown around a few times. No seed 6, 7, or 8 has ever won.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:45 PM

Agreed. I've heard that thrown around a few times. No seed 6, 7, or 8 has ever won.


And we were the 2nd team to lose SCF game 7 on home ice.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:55 PM

Just sayin', history can be made.


I'd feel better about it if this team weren't, well, this team. Or, at least, if it weren't playing like this team is playing.

EDIT: And, no offense intended, but those two items you mentioned aren't nearly as big as a bottom 3 seed championship would be.

Edited by Dabura, 06 April 2012 - 01:57 PM.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:06 PM

Agreed. I've heard that thrown around a few times. No seed 6, 7, or 8 has ever won.


It's much more likely to occur today than in any era before, simply due to the parity that the salary cap brings. We've seen plenty of bottom seed teams make deep cup runs lately, it's only a matter of time before one of those teams breaks the wall down.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:33 PM

The big thing, in my mind, is the fact that a 6th seed has never won the Cup. (Unless I'm mistaken...?)


But plenty have gotten to the Finals, and in recent memory. As someone said, it's more likely to happen nowadays than ever with parity.

Problem is, most of those teams battled their way into the playoffs to clinch those lower seeds. This team has bungled their way into the playoffs and is on a cold streak right now. I don't see that kind of 6 seed going to the Finals.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:38 AM

If the Wings do end up in 6th, I hope the Coyotes don't win the Pacific. I don't think I can take another Coyotes first round.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:38 AM

Bring on the preds. there is a lot of doubt in the wings chances, which i can understand to an extent, but i believe they can still flip that switch. i think if the wings are gonna go the distance, a good tough series against the preds is what they need. i think less travel will be a bigger factor than an "easier" opponent in the long run. sure, a series between the preds and wings can go either way, but i think if that series happens, the team that comes out of it is gonna be the one to look out for.

This team was a goal or two away from the conf finals last year. what killed them in that series was the time off between rounds one and two. IMO, this team is better than last years team. E is playing as good as ever as of late, white is an upgrade over what rafalski was last year due to his health. we may finally have a healthy mule this time around. howard is playing like his all star self, datsyuk is bringing the magic, and we all know hank brings it in the playoffs. if they can survive the first round without helms speed and energy, and than have him back for round 2, i like their chances.

i do not wanna see another yotes vs wings series. first of all, we've seen it 2 years straight now. home ice for up to 7 games is nice, but blahhh. after a 7 game series win, and then a sweep the following year, something about a potential 3rd year in a row seems kind of scary. i dont think their goaltending is gonna fold this time around.

either way, screw it. bring on the preds. id rather face them now than have the wings run into them later on when they have some wind under their sails. i just feel like the preds are either gonna lose in round one, or they will go the distance. so lets be the team to knock em out! I BELIEVE!!!

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