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03-20-2011, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by MountainHawk View Post
I'll be pretty surprised if the Flyers lose more than 3 games in the Eastern playoffs first 2 rounds. Boston and Washington could put up an interesting fight, but they are both proven playoff chokers that I'll worry about when they show me they can get to the ECF. Other than that, the Flyers are -200 or better against every team in the East.
We were the only series that went to less than 6 games in the first round last year.

Both ECF Semis went 7 games, and the West went 5 and 6 games.

Year before that, the Bruins swept the 1st round (lost in the 2nd)... you had two 7 game series, and a 6 game series. Both ECF semis went 7 games.

So on, and so forth... this team is beatable, I think you're grossly overconfident here in dismissing potential opponents and the various risks they pose... even in the early rounds. As of right now, a quite likely 2nd round opponent would be TB, who has caused all kinds of problems for us.

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