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12-06-2012, 12:14 PM
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Vote over the Flyers in round 1!

This will be a very tough matchup against a formidable opponent but we feel we can succeed with grit and scoring from our top 3 lines, especially wingers. We feel we have the upperhand with Vanek, Parenteau, Michalek, Gionta, Latendresse and Simmonds! The Flyers have the advantage at center with a dynamic duo of Giroux-Staal, but our wingers will off-set that and our center depth is very solid with Ott-Malhotra centering our 3rd and 4th lines. We also feel that our 4th line will be able to provide some grit and attack and has a slight advantage over the Flyers' 4th line.

On D, both teams have some solid defensive d-men as well as offensive, the Flyers may have an advantage with Karlsson anchoring their D but our top 6 is very deep.

In net, the Flyers have the enigmatic Bryzgalov, who doesn't seem to excel under pressure, as his playoff stats are very average/below average. We feel that we have an advantage with Rask handcuffed with Anderson (who has had excellent playoff statistics!)

Our prediction is BUFFALO SABRES in 6 games!

VOTE to beat the Flyers

C: Josh Gorges
A: Brian Gionta
A: Ed Jovanovski
A: Manny Malhotra

Thomas Vanek - Jeff Carter - PA Parenteau
Milan Michalek - Cody Hodgson - Brian Gionta
Guillaume Latendresse - Steve Ott - Wayne Simmonds
Raffi Torres - Manny Malhotra - Patrick Kaleta

Nathan Gerbe - John Scott - Matt Ellis
Cody McCormick

Christian Ehrhoff - Rotislav Klesla
Nick Leddy - Josh Gorges
Ed Jovanovski - Ryan O'Byrne

Bruno Gervais - Alexander Sulzer

Tuukka Rask
Craig Anderson

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