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04-20-2012, 10:01 PM
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Playoffs, Part Two.

Let the drama continue here.

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Jeepers, I tought I was banned from the thread for a second there... (1000 posts and did not realize it).

As I was saying:

Saint Louis and Nashville should be the West finalists.... it's looking like the winner of that series will face the Rangers for the cup.

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for those wondering about draft pick all round are effective. Im 90% sure, Ill double check though. One of the main reasons i wanted Nashville out. Had they lost at worst our pick would have been 22

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actually i may be wrong

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This second round we want Nashville bounced; else, we will get a bottom-four pick for Gaustad.

Nashville's not a division winner so their pick would be automatically lower than any division-winners eliminated before the conference finals. Ideally, we'd want four non-division-winners in the CF, which would mean that the Nashville pick could be as low as 19 if Nashville, Pittsburgh and the six division-winners were ALL eliminated before the conference finals.
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Whichever team wins the Stanley Cup is awarded the 30th and last pick, while the runner-up is given the 29th pick. The teams eliminated in the conference finals are awarded the 28th and 27th picks, with the 28th pick going to the team with the better regular season record. Remaining division winners, then the rest of the field are ranked next, filling in the 26th through 15th picks. In both cases, better records result in later picks.

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sorry Im wrong. Nashville picked ahead of Anaheim, and they beat them in round 1

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The draft order is as follows:

30 -- SC Champ
29 -- SC Runner up
27-28 -- CF runners-up (based on points)

The next group are division winners who did not make the CF, ranked by points (can be anywhere between 2-6 teams).

All others get ranked by points afterwards.

So, if 4 non-division winners (excluding Pittsburgh, who had more points than Nashville) make the CF and the Preds lose next round, then the Preds would get the 19th pick. If the 4 CF finalists are all division winners, the Preds would pick 23rd.

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So, is Philly gonna take care of business or will this go to 7? Things are getting interesting in what's been by far the most entertaining series of the first round.

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In short, each division-winner that advances to the CF increases the Preds pick by one from 19. We also want the Pens bounced before then too, as they're the only non-division-winner with more points than the Preds, else the pick increases by another one. The Preds will completely bone us if they advance to the WCF or further.

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So, is Philly gonna take care of business or will this go to 7? Things are getting interesting in what's been by far the most entertaining series of the first round.
If there is a team that can overcome a 3 game deficit, it's the Penguins with a healthy Crosby, Malkin, and Staal down the middle.

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I'm surprised the Pens/Flyers score was sooooo low



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Briere is the key to the sixth game in Philly... stop Briere and the Pens win.

It's game six in Buffalo last season, if the Pittsbugh team was smart they would watch our playoff game from last year tomorrow...

There is no home ice advantage during the playoffs, the best team wins regardless of where the game is played.... (Roberts rule of NHL rules )


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Can't believe NOBODY here mentioned the RYAN MILLER appearance at the Nashville/Detroit game.

I clearly heard the NBC PxP guy say "..and Ryan Miller handles the puck and passes...."

Granted, he immediately followed that with "correction, that's DREW Miller"

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Can't believe NOBODY here mentioned the RYAN MILLER appearance at the Nashville/Detroit game.

I clearly heard the NBC PxP guy say "..and Ryan Miller handles the puck and passes...."

Granted, he immediately followed that with "correction, that's DREW Miller"
He just wanted another piece of Tootoo.

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Miller??? How bout Radulov... you know, that guy that ran away to Russia!

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Can't believe NOBODY here mentioned the RYAN MILLER appearance at the Nashville/Detroit game.

I clearly heard the NBC PxP guy say "..and Ryan Miller handles the puck and passes...."

Granted, he immediately followed that with "correction, that's DREW Miller"
For a moment after he said it I thought we were in the playoffs. It felt good.

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For a moment after he said it I thought we were in the playoffs. It felt good.
Really? If I heard "Ryan Miller handles the puck", I'd feel anything but good

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Good postseason so far

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Looking ahead but consider this...

Nash eliminates Wings (done)
Phoenix over Chicago (most likely)
Blues over SJ (guarenteed)
Kings over "Nucks (still to be determined but probable)

Which I think should give us a Blues/Kings and Nash/Yotes 2nd Round (?).

We are pretty much in uncharted waters at that point but I would say the money is on the Blues and Nash (Yotes may have something to say about that however) to advance. Could be a tremendous WCF.

Based on the 1st round, Hitch's Blues look pretty darn strong and I am impressed with their play in all 3 zones. They close on the puck so quickly and take away all space and time. And transition in an instant (MacDonald looks like the Andy I remember from the Ducks run a few years back). SJ can't keep up and it seems like the Sharks are only playing at half speed.

I think Hitch's approach to playing the PK is masterful. Overload theory in action. It looks like they move their box en mass and shift it to whatever patch of ice the puck is moved to and overload that part of the zone. Almost daring (or not caring if) the PP to try and find the open man.

The coordination, speed and synchronization required to be effective doing this is amazing. (If that's what they are indeed doing. Plse let me know if you see something different or can explain this better. I'm really curious about what's they are running here.)

Contrast that to the Sharks PK which is the usual passive spread out box-diamond formation with very little interception and blocking of shots/passes happening.

I am not a huge fan of Hitchcock the coach but he sure gets results and he sure as heck is innovative. He's done more to elevate his team above their talent level than Babcock did with his.

Blues/Preds WCF? Could be a great matchup!

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So, is Philly gonna take care of business or will this go to 7? Things are getting interesting in what's been by far the most entertaining series of the first round.
I'll say the most absurd series of the first round, but with margins of victory at 3, 4 and 7, I have a hard time calling games 2-4 entertaining.

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If there is a team that can overcome a 3 game deficit, it's the Penguins with a healthy Crosby, Malkin, and Staal down the middle.
And as much as I want the Penguins to lose, I also hate the Flyers and it would be hilarious to see them blow another 3-0 series lead.

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25 games for Torres? Wow. I just watched the full video and they had 4 suspensions for him in the last 4 years, including two this year.

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Shanahan is a joke.

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Blues over SJ (guarenteed)
No way. Sharks are coming back. EPIC COMEBACK INCOMING


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And as much as I want the Penguins to lose, I also hate the Flyers and it would be hilarious to see them blow another 3-0 series lead.
Another?

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