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Who would you prefer to play in Round 1

View Poll Results: Who would you prefer to play in Round 1 of the Playoffs?
Washington 3 1.75%
Toronto 69 40.35%
New York Islanders 39 22.81%
Ottawa 44 25.73%
Winnipeg 12 7.02%
New York Rangers 4 2.34%
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04-26-2013, 11:22 AM
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Not stuck with Leafs if Habs win Saturday.

Ottawa can still catch Leafs for 5th....and we control that if Leafs lose Saturday and Ottawa wins....

We lose to Ottawa we finish 4th and Ottawa 5th.
Yea I really don't want to play the Rangers at all.

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After playing around how I think the East will line up I much prefer the B's winning the division. I would rather the B's play the Rags in the 1st round then have to play the Pens in anything but the ECF.

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Yea I really don't want to play the Rangers at all.
Me neither. I hope the Islanders win tonight, so there's at least a chance the Rags get the 8 seed. I really want the Rangers to get Pittsburgh - they could knock those ****holes off, or at least wear them down for round 2. I don't see much of a challenge for the Penguins with either the Islanders or the Senators.

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Leafs, be great to pound them out in 4.

Them or Islanders

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Me neither. I hope the Islanders win tonight, so there's at least a chance the Rags get the 8 seed. I really want the Rangers to get Pittsburgh - they could knock those ****holes off, or at least wear them down for round 2. I don't see much of a challenge for the Penguins with either the Islanders or the Senators.
Lundquist plays out of this world against us for some reason. Especially the way our offense has been as of late. I could see us losing in 5 and getting shutout twice, with our only win being a mere 2-1 or 1-0.

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And how Ironic NYR board has the same poll as this one and the poll as of now is saying they all want to play us in the first round 3:1 to anybody else...

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Bruins have the goaltender advantage over the Isles, Leafs and Sens IMO.. Not Rangers... Now, doesn't mean everything, but Lundqvist is the last goalie I would want to face round one.

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Bruins have the goaltender advantage over the Isles, Leafs and Sens IMO.. Not Rangers... Now, doesn't mean everything, but Lundqvist is the last goalie I would want to face round one.
We also have no answer for Rick Nash.

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If the Bruins draw the Rangers in the 1st round, Julien will be heading for the unemployment line.

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We also have no answer for Rick Nash.
Unless I've misread that box scores, he had 3 assists vs the Bruins this year. He was dangerous with the puck, but he didn't light it up. The guy who worried me, and made it even harder to contain Nash, was Gaborik.

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We also have no answer for Rick Nash.
Well on the upside, they traded away Gaborik and he was a hgue Bruin killer the whole time he was there so thats a plus. Meh?

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Unless I've misread that box scores, he had 3 assists vs the Bruins this year. He was dangerous with the puck, but he didn't light it up. The guy who worried me, and made it even harder to contain Nash, was Gaborik.
Haha same thought, same time. Touche!

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Unless I've misread that box scores, he had 3 assists vs the Bruins this year. He was dangerous with the puck, but he didn't light it up. The guy who worried me, and made it even harder to contain Nash, was Gaborik.
Yeah Nash can be taken off his game quite easily. Throw a late check on him and he goes into a shell. Gaborik was lethal against us, so him being gone is great for us. We're going to need 4 lines chipping in if we want to beat NYR, Henrik is simply too good to be beaten unless we're forechecking/puttin lots o' biscuits on basket.

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Chances are the Rangers will wear themselves down if they face the B's in the 1st round, the style they play gives offensively skilled teams much more trouble than it would give the B's over 7 games. When the gears are turning in the right direction for the B's they weigh heavily on opponents, I really do not see the Rangers having an easy round 1 at all if it is indeed vs. the Bruins. Not at all.

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Chances are the Rangers will wear themselves down if they face the B's in the 1st round, the style they play gives offensively skilled teams much more trouble than it would give the B's over 7 games. When the gears are turning in the right direction for the B's they weigh heavily on opponents, I really do not see the Rangers having an easy round 1 at all if it is indeed vs. the Bruins. Not at all.
Hopefully that's the case...but honestly, with Staal coming back and King Henrik...they could become this years version of the LA Kings.

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Hopefully that's the case...but honestly, with Staal coming back and King Henrik...they could become this years version of the LA Kings.
At least they don't have gaborik anymore, that guy also lit the Bruins up it seemed.

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We also have no answer for Rick Nash.
What about the best shutdown Dmen in the league?

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If the Bruins draw the Rangers in the 1st round, Julien will be heading for the unemployment line.
Why would they fire him after winning at least 1 round?

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Why would they fire him after winning at least 1 round?
I like the your optimism anyway, hope you're right.

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What about the best shutdown Dmen in the league?
From what I saw in the regular season...Chara didn't look so good.

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From what I saw in the regular season...Chara didn't look so good.
I agree. Lots of giveaways, although his spinorama goal was pretty saweeett!

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If the Bruins draw the Rangers in the 1st round, Julien will be heading for the unemployment line.
Rangers are easily beatable...you just have to have patience and determination to not let their system frustrate you... Not sure our guys will have the emotions to invest they need however./

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Rangers are easily beatable...you just have to have patience and determination to not let their system frustrate you... Not sure our guys will have the emotions to invest they need however./
How have the Rangers additions they acquired for Gaborik doing? Anybody know?

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How have the Rangers additions they acquired for Gaborik doing? Anybody know?
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I never wish to play anyone. Many people wanted to play Washington last year, many people wanted to play Carolina a few years back.

For me its whoever we play, we play.
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