Best thing for the hawks is to lose the rest of their games and take 6th place. Third seed will be the easiest matchup. No point in pushing for 4th and ending up with 5th seed. Definitely wont be an upset when you beat the 3rd seed. Your teams top players are so potent. They can create something Out of nOthing and they all have really nice shots. The Canucks are a solid team but our Players shots kinda suck.
Just like last year when folks here wanted to play Canucks first round. It was nosensical. We almost pulled it out, but it was a death wish. Better to meet them when they get softened up a bit. Preds are THAT team this year.
I know itís not easy for the players and you donít go asking them to lay down; it is walking a fine line but you rest your stars for sure. Iíd sit CC, Hossa, Kane, Seabs, Bolland for starters.