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#1 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:56 PM

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Phoenix Wins 4-1

What's everyone think? I say Chicago takes it in 6.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:00 PM

Chicago in 4. I don't see this being even close.


If we win our series, and assuming Vancouver (1) and St. Louis (2) advance, we'd match up with St. Louis in 2nd round, which would be a better match up rather than Vancouver.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:02 PM

Why a sweep?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:04 PM

For me, the fact that one of these teams has to win is depressing. I'm torn for many reasons. Rarely do I root against an O6 team, but right now I have to say I'd like to see Phoenix take this series just so they have accomplished something. And it's never a bad thing to see Chicago lose. ;) However, I reserve the right to change my mind.
I suspect Chicago takes this one though. Say Hawks in 7 just because.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:12 PM

Phoenix in six

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:28 PM

Phoenix in six


Bold choice.

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#7 ToMaToToWnWinGsFaN_24

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:06 AM

i think it will all boil down to how smith plays. whether he can do well or s*** the bed. should be a close series.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:16 AM

Phoenix wins the Cup-parade in Quebec City.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:34 AM

I think this will be somewhat close and a fun series to watch.

These are two of the hottest teams going into the playoffs, and both have different strengths.

Getting Toews back and healthy is crucial for the Hawks, but they also need to attempt to establish some consistency in terms of D and goaltending.

I am definitely rooting for the Coyotes but I think the Hawks take this in 6 or 7. Wouldn't be surprised at all to see the Yotes take it though.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:37 AM

I'll be interested to see how Mike Smith performs.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:41 AM

Phoenix in six. It would be great for Phoenix to be able to make the next step and get out of the first round, so I will be rooting for them. I don't like the Hawks and I would love to see them out of the playoffs quickly.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:51 AM

Phoenix in six. It would be great for Phoenix to be able to make the next step and get out of the first round, so I will be rooting for them. I don't like the Hawks and I would love to see them out of the playoffs quickly.

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And with Toews out of the Hawks lineup, there's basically no one on that team I could stand to root for.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:51 AM

How long is Toews projected to be out, though?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:51 AM

Phoenix in 6 - just not expecting much from Chicago this year.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:10 AM

i think it will all boil down to how smith plays. whether he can do well or s*** the bed. should be a close series.

phx in 6


Pretty close to how I feel about it, it's going to come down to Smith's ability to steal games. I don't think he will, so Hawks in 6.

I still have problems taking the Coyotes seriously, congrats for the regular season success but i'm not convinced they will be a success in the playoffs.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:27 AM

Phoenix in 5 or 6. Phoenix went 3-1 against Chicago in the regular season and have the offense and goaltending to beat them in the playoffs. We'll see, but for the first time ever I'm rooting for the 'Yotes.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:31 AM

I'm really hoping for Phoenix in 5-6. If we don't take it, I wouldn't mind seeing the Yotes or LA with the Cup this year.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:24 AM

Phoenix could pull an upset....but I'm going with Chicago in 7.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:36 AM

Hawks in 5 is my prediction. The Coyotes really need to win a playoff series, though, given all the crap they've withstood. The Hawks offense will overcome their defensive/goaltending weakness in the end. I just hope Doan goes crazy playoff mode on all of them and wear down the Hawks players for round two.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:41 AM

Phoenix in 6. Playoff hockey is about defense and goaltending. Chicago finished 22nd in GAA and Crawford had a .902 save percentage.
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