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Playoffs: Who do you want to face in the first round? (merged)

View Poll Results: Who do YOU want to face in the opening round?
Buffalo 3 4.48%
New Jersey 17 25.37%
Pittsburgh 9 13.43%
Atlanta 25 37.31%
Let's wait and see... 10 14.93%
We WON'T make the playoffs 3 4.48%
Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

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03-22-2007, 04:50 PM
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I am positive that if we'll play Devils this year we will beat them.

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Sorry, guys. Last night I had a way-too realistic dream in which Sidney Crosby asked to borrow my DS Lite so he could play Big Brain Academy, so I'm going to guess that we'll be facing the Ice Chickens. Read into it what you will.

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03-22-2007, 04:58 PM
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can we make the playoffs first....

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03-22-2007, 05:01 PM
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Playoffs: Sabres or Devils?

Beating the debs would be super sweet, but whatever. Bring it.

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03-22-2007, 05:21 PM
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Rematch

with the Devils is what I want!!! How could you not want to revenge last season...
The Sabres have close to six 30 goal scorers..

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can we make the playoffs first....
I agree.

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I am positive that if we'll play Devils this year we will beat them.
I am positive that we will play better then last time, though NJD are always tough to beat, won't be any diffrent in the PO's. They got allot of talent upfront, and are still very well oiled as a team. They are also extremely focused on what it takes to be successful in the game of hockey.

So, I would love Atlanta!!!

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03-23-2007, 11:14 PM
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As long as Henke is at the top of his game, I think we have a chance against either team.

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03-23-2007, 11:37 PM
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Either way it's going to be tough...so I vote for Atlanta/Tampa Bay.

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03-23-2007, 11:50 PM
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Give me..... THE DEVILS.

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03-24-2007, 03:21 PM
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Ideally, Who do YOU Want to Face in the First Round?

Mods, feel free to merge this with the Nightly Scoreboard Watch, although I felt that this would be deservig of its own thread.

That having been said, after today's win in Boston, the top 8 standings look somewhat like this (Courtesy of TSN):
Team GP W L OT PTS GF GA Home Away Conf. Last Ten Streak
1. Buffalo * 74 48 19 7 103 281 220 25-10-3 23-9-4 42-16-6 5-3-2 2W
2. New Jersey * 74 43 23 8 94 193 184 22-10-5 21-13-3 41-17-6 3-5-2 3L
3. Atlanta * 76 39 27 10 88 229 232 21-11-6 18-16-4 37-20-9 6-4-0 2L
4. Ottawa 75 44 23 8 96 260 205 24-11-3 20-12-5 40-18-7 6-0-4 2W
5. Pittsburgh 75 42 23 10 94 254 229 24-9-5 18-14-5 36-20-9 7-2-1 1W
6. Tampa Bay 75 41 30 4 86 233 233 20-15-1 21-15-3 36-26-3 5-5-0 2W
7. NY Rangers 75 38 28 9 85 217 197 19-15-5 19-13-4 32-24-9 7-1-2 4W
8. NY Islanders 74 36 27 11 83 224 216 20-11-5 16-16-6 32-24-8 4-4-2 2W

Now, at this point, it's safe to assume we will not be in the top 4, let alone being able to qualify for the division title. Assuming these will be the final teams in the playoffs, If we overtake the Lightning, we will face the Sens. However, assuming we remain in seventh, this means that more than likely, it will be the race between the Pens and Devs to determine who we face in the first round. Then of course, there is the possibility of falling to eighth, in which we play the sabres.

SO - Without trying to jump the gun, we are likely to be given 4 scenarios: We play the Sabres @ Eighth, the Devils or Pens @ 7th, and the Thrashers @ 6th. All teams that have given us trouble this year.

Personally, because of the relative inexperience of the Pens and Thrashers, I think we stand our best chance with this route. However, much can happen in the course of the final games left. But I would like to see your opinion of our prosepctive first round opponent.

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03-24-2007, 03:22 PM
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I Just Want To Make The Playoffs

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03-24-2007, 03:23 PM
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ideally, how would you celebrate winning the stanley cup? :-P

we gotta make the playoffs first and cant be picky... it doesnt matter if the rangers face buffalo or nj... both killers...

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03-24-2007, 03:23 PM
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I Just Want To Make The Playoffs
2nd that.

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Agreed, but nonetheless, after an exhausting schedule/race, it'd certainly be nice to be rewarded for our efforts with a thrilling series.

Even more so with a series win

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Pittsburgh. The Rangers have beaten them numerous times this season and Pittsburgh doesnt have any playoff experience.

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Thrashers, so i can see my first ever Rangers playoff hockey game

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it doesn't make a difference. Buffalo and Jersey make me nervous as round complete teams. Pitt makes me nervous with Crosby, Malkin, Recchi. Atlanta with Tkachuk, Kovalchuk, and Hossa.

Actually Pitt may be desirable.

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Pretty much sums it up for me...

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I'd prefer Atlanta.

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There's a thread just like this a bit of the ways down.

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I'd like to see the Rangers face...

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I'd prefer Atlanta.
Atlanta because then one of my favorite teams would advance!

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Atlanta.

Pitt, despite their inexperience, has way too much talent for my taste.

Buffalo is the best all-around team in the conference.

NJ just has our number. We can outplay them every game and they'd still probably get enough bounces to take the series.

And of course, since the most important thing in a playoff series is the goaltending, I think Lehtonen is the least likely of all those teams' goalies (Miller, Brodeur, Fleury) to steal a series.

On the flip side, how great does it feel to finally feel like a team that NO ONE would want a part of? If the Sabres fans conducted this poll, I'd bet that they'd all say that they'd rather face TB, the Isles, or the Habs before they face the team led by King Henrik.

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