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05-13-2013, 11:53 PM
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Great Matchup Scenario's for the NHL

Looking at the winners of round one and the match ups for the next round, I can't see how it could have shaped up any better for the NHL.

Detroit vs. Chicago - Original six teams with huge fanbases across the States and even Canada.
LA vs. San Jose - Divisional rivals; one a Stanley cup champ, the other with a strong following in the bay area.
New York vs. Boston - Can't get any better than a New York Boston match up in any sport. Guaranteed high TV ratings within their local markets.
Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa - The one remaining Canadian team with a great comeback story against the Penguins who have widespread following across the country(ies).

Even with the lockout, I wouldn't be surprised to see similar or even better TV ratings than the previous years.

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I agree. Gonna be a great two weeks.

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Looking at the winners of round one and the match ups for the next round, I can't see how it could have shaped up any better for the NHL.

Detroit vs. Chicago - Original six teams with huge fanbases across the States and even Canada.
LA vs. San Jose - Divisional rivals; one a Stanley cup champ, the other with a strong following in the bay area.
New York vs. Boston - Can't get any better than a New York Boston match up in any sport. Guaranteed high TV ratings within their local markets.
Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa - The one remaining Canadian team with a great comeback story against the Penguins who have widespread following across the country(ies).

Even with the lockout, I wouldn't be surprised to see similar or even better TV ratings than the previous years.
Agreed completely. Even though Det/Chi will be a huge disappointment in terms of competiveness these are some of the best 2nd round matchups post-lockout that I can remember.

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So was the NHL in on this or can we all just accept that our favorite team didn't make it to the second round this year?

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LA vs. San Jose - Divisional rivals; one a Stanley cup champ, the other with a strong following in the bay area.
Go figure

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Two original 6 matchups, the resurgent and playoff snake bitten Sharks against the division rival Cup champs and then the prohibitive favorite Pens with all their late season acquisitions playing the remaining Canadian team that has overcome devastating injuries to their best forward, their Norris Trophy D-man and the league's best goalie for a good part of the season.

Did Hollywood write this script?

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Two original 6 matchups, the resurgent and playoff snake bitten Sharks against the division rival Cup champs and then the prohibitive favorite Pens with all their late season acquisitions playing the remaining Canadian team that has overcome devastating injuries to their best forward, their Norris Trophy D-man and the league's best goalie for a good part of the season.

Did Hollywood write this script?
Pittsburgh/NY, Montreal/Boston might have been a better 2nd round match up

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LA vs. San Jose - Divisional rivals; one a Stanley cup champ, the other with a strong following in the bay area.
Whoa. That's nuts.

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Pittsburgh/NY, Montreal/Boston might have been a better 2nd round match up
In terms of hype, maybe. I think the actual series of the currents matchups will be better.

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Obviously upset that we can't have a TOR/NYR O6 series this year, but the match ups are all worth tuning into and will be great for the NHL.

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Whoa. That's nuts.
Kings have a big following and an even bigger one when winning

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Agreed completely. Even though Det/Chi will be a huge disappointment in terms of competiveness these are some of the best 2nd round matchups post-lockout that I can remember.
These are always the type of series that never go exactly as we expect them to. Wasn't that the way it was supposed to be against Anaheim too?

I still think Chicago wins, I just don't think it will be as easy as you seem to be saying it will be.

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Pittsburgh/NY, Montreal/Boston might have been a better 2nd round match up
Except Montreal didn't advance.

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Glad for those who like it. For me personally, the 1st round couldn't have ended worse. Not one matchup I care about, nor any future constellations I find intriguing.

Next NHL stop: Draft.

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