Seriously though, looking forward to match up with the Bruins. If we can get through Boston, no one else in the east scares me...except Pittsburgh, and after last night's injury to Fleury, not as much as before!
Last edited by TP: 03-28-2012 at 09:55 AM.
Habs and Laffs are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Doesn't get much better than that. Now if we can only do something about the Nucks. I still happen to like the Jets, the Oilers and the Flames so don't go accusing me of hating all Canadien teams.
My standings and predictions
Observations I would lay money on Buffalo getting in because of Miller; other than that I am not sure about much of this except philly and NJ as five and six in some order. Can't put a star by everyone but the * means I am unsure of the order of finish They are all tough matchups for the Bruins. I would prefer Ottawa to most anyone else but thwey are very capable of beating the Bruins.
Sure aren't any breaks for the Bruins to close out the season...the only "light" game is against the Islanders. Aside from them from here on there's the Caps, Rangers, Pens, Sens, and Sabres. Tuff going to close it out!
just checked the Sabres remaining games. They have a back to back with the leafs who have both their starting goalies injured. With them being hot that should be an easy 4 points. They could leap frog the sens.
I think the way the standings are right now is the way they are going to end up:
I also think that that is the best possible scenario for the Bruins specifically for both the 1st round and down the line.
That 4/5 matchup is going to be a straight out war, and a very good team is going home in round 1. The benefit for the Bruins is that PHI has a lead in the season series and is leading the game today. They play PIT very well, well enough to win that in 6. And we match up much better with PHI than PIT.
We got OTT, which is no picnic (understatement, it would be extremely physical) but still a series we should win. The NYR will make quick work of whoever is #8, and the NJD will win a series with the #3. The only potential change in the standings I see is the #3 & #8 switching, but I think both will be out in round 1 anyway.
That would leave the NYR with the NJD in round two, another straight up war (very underrated hate going on in that season series) that would probably go 7, and matches us up with PHI, who would have just come out of a battle only to be thrown into another. We play PHI much better than most teams and in 7 I'd say we come out on top.
That brings it down to the NYR and us for the EC crown. All bets are off in that series. Yes we haven't beaten them this year, and yes they would be the favorites, but they will have come off of a brutal series with NJD IMO and the Bruins have the experience that the NYR do not.
Coin flip, though hopefully it goes in our favor and we get a SCF rematch so we can emasculate an entire province again.
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