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04-13-2014, 10:28 PM
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2014 Non-Wild Playoff Discussion

Discuss all playoff action not involving the Wild here!

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Boston-Detroit
Tampa Bay-Montréal
Pittsburgh-Columbus
New York - Philadelphia

SJ - LA
St. Louis - Chicago
Colorado - Minnesota
Anaheim - Dallas


Last edited by Lapa: 04-14-2014 at 02:31 AM. Reason: Added other matchup because I kept forgetting them
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Kind of weird that two of St. Louis/Chicago/LA/San Jose won't get past the 1st round.

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That's how the new system works.

It's a slight improvement on the old system. More divisional series is a good thing. Rivalries drive this league.

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West matchups look good for that, East...not so much.

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Yeah, the problem isn't so much the format but the fact that the East is comically weak this year.

As far as matchups go... I mean, really, Rangers-Flyers is fine, as is Boston-Detroit. The only disappointing ones are MTL-TB and PIT-CBJ. But really, any matchup involving CBJ is going to be disappointing because they just haven't had a chance to develop any real rivals yet. So that just leaves MTL-TB as an avoidable disappointment. Yeah it's kinda sucky but I totally get why those guys are in the same division (namely, to boost TB's regular season ticket sales).

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PIT vs CBJ is going to be a bloodbath. The cities are not very far apart, and now that they are divisional opponents, Penguins fans are EVEN MORE inclined to travel a couple hours to Columbus to see their Penguins. Will not miss a game in that series.

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PIT vs CBJ has the potential to become PIT vs NYI from last year. One team determined to win the Stanley Cup with a shaky playoff goaltender, vs an underdog team with rabid fans just happy to be in the postseason, who could put up a huge fight against the big name team and possibly knock em out.

If it ends up anything like that Isles series, it should be very fun to watch.

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Boston vs. Detroit and Anaheim vs. Dallas don't excite me, others look like fun.

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Boston vs. Detroit and Anaheim vs. Dallas don't excite me, others look like fun.
Detroit doesn't seem to go down easy in the playoffs. Offense vs defense in that series, which has the makings for a good one.

Anaheim fans are openly afraid of playing Dallas. I'm actually looking forward to this one the most (besides ours I think). Maybe LA/San Jose a little bit more.

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Just wondering this. Lets say the Wild and Hawks sweep their series, will they start the CDF before the WDF is set or would they wait?

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Just wondering this. Lets say the Wild and Hawks sweep their series, will they start the CDF before the WDF is set or would they wait?
I think they would wait.. How it has been in the past anyway. Correct me if I am wrong, pure conjecture!

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Okay was thinking maybe they changed it with the bracket system.

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It has to be uniform. You don't want the East starting their conference finals at the same time the West is starting the semifinals. Then all of a sudden the East champs are waiting a week and a half for the finals to start, while the West is still playing.

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I see that Peel and Lee will be officiating in the playoffs this year.

Thanks a lot NHL.

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It has to be uniform. You don't want the East starting their conference finals at the same time the West is starting the semifinals. Then all of a sudden the East champs are waiting a week and a half for the finals to start, while the West is still playing.
Basketball does it. That's why I was wondering if they changed it.

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I see that Peel and Lee will be officiating in the playoffs this year.

Thanks a lot NHL.
****ing hell, really? Those two are totally incompetent.

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Just going to throw this out there...the reason that Peel and Lee (and anyone else you might call out) are notorious/infamous is not necessarily that they are worse at their jobs than any other officials, but that they get more attention for their mistakes.

It's possible that they actually are bad. But it's far more likely that they are, on average, slightly better than other officials, so they get more critical/high-profile game assignments, and because of this their mistakes get blown way out of proportion.

My point is this: Ref A makes 2 mistakes in a Pens-Rangers playoff game on national television. Ref B makes 5 mistakes in an un-televised Coyotes-Panthers exhibition game. Objectively, Ref A is a much better ref than Ref B. But subjectively, the court of public opinion will assume Ref A is horrible because they remember two mistakes.

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Damn, why did I have to get the new FIFA World Cup game the day before the NHL playoffs start?!

So conflicted on what to do tonight

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lol, defense fail in Tampa

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Defense fail in Pittsburgh, wow.

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That Blue Jackets goal was neat

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Really like Blue Jackets' physicality.

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