Thread: Round 1 matchup
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04-20-2013, 11:47 AM
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As long as San Jose stays ahead of the Blues in points the Blues can't play LA in round 1. Ideally the 4-5 would be Blues-Sharks. In a perfect world the finish is 4. Blues 5. Sharks 6. Kings. Blues beat San Jose, Anaheim wins, and LA plays Chicago after rolling through Vancouver. Blues go San Jose, Anaheim, Kings/Hawks winner. Then they still "have to beat the best to be the best" but they get possibly three rounds out of the deal. They should beat San Jose and they'd have a solid shot against Anaheim (who will not be caught by LA, it's way too late). Then Oshie comes back for that third series.

Originally Posted by shifting View Post
Bring on the Kings, gotta beat the best to be the best.
But the Blues flat-out aren't the better team, so you're hoping for a quick exit by rooting for this. I don't get it. This team has financial needs to keep the team intact. Those needs are real. They need home playoff dates. If they play LA that series is over in four or five and the Blues get exactly two home playoff dates, the bare minimum. You can just turn on LA's games to see the nightmare that awaits us if we draw them.

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