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03-12-2004, 08:30 PM
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How many teams can win the Cup ???

Now that the trade deadline is over, my question is:

How many teams do you think can win the Stanley Cup ???

IMO the following 7 (with one qualifier) can win the Cup.

In no particular order:

Detroit
Colorado
Tampa
Philadelphia
Toronto
Ottawa
New Jersey (only if Stevens is at 90% of better come game 1, if not remove them from the list)

Just missed the cut: Dallas

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03-12-2004, 08:32 PM
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Vancouver fans are going to flame you to no end.

That said, I agree with your list. I might remove Tampa however.

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03-12-2004, 08:33 PM
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Vancouver fans are going to flame you to no end.

That said, I agree with your list. I might remove Tampa however.
No Bertuzzi - no chance.

I tend to think I'll here more from the Bruins fans

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No Bertuzzi - no chance.

I tend to think I'll here more from the Bruins fans
Added Rucinsky, Sanderson, Varlamov and Bergevin. Subtracted Bertuzzi. Jovo will be back as well. What more do the Canucks have to do to get respect?

My teams...as of right now and in order:

Detroit
Ottawa
New Jersey
Toronto
Vancouver
Colorado

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03-12-2004, 08:45 PM
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Now that the trade deadline is over, my question is:

How many teams do you think can win the Stanley Cup ???

Only 1 can

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03-12-2004, 08:46 PM
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West:
Detroit
Colorado

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Man, this is a crap shoot, a lot depends on who finishes where, and who has to blow their load in the first round.
Toronto
Philly
Boston
Ottawa
Tampa
New Jersey

 
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03-12-2004, 08:48 PM
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Added Rucinsky, Sanderson, Varlamov and Bergevin. Subtracted Bertuzzi. Jovo will be back as well. What more do the Canucks have to do to get respect?

My teams...as of right now and in order:

Detroit
Ottawa
New Jersey
Toronto
Vancouver
Colorado
Vancouver ahead of Colorado....sorry but I disagree. I am a fan of both teams, but Colorado just has way more depth than Vancouver, and no Bertuzzi doesn't help matters (e.g. no more room for Naslund, nobody crashing the net, etc).

In my opinion, the top 3 in the race will be the Detroit Redwings, Colorado Avalanche and New Jersey Devils.

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Added Rucinsky, Sanderson, Varlamov and Bergevin. Subtracted Bertuzzi. Jovo will be back as well. What more do the Canucks have to do to get respect?
Bergevin won't play.

Bertuzzi's size and strength have not been replaced.

Even with Bertuzzi I didn't see the Canucks beating the Avs or Red Wings.

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Detroit
Colorado
Tampa
Philadelphia
Dallas
Ottawa
New Jersey

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No Bertuzzi - no chance.

I tend to think I'll here more from the Bruins fans
Well seeing we are getting top end goaltending I wouldnt count us out, but to each their own. I hope your team underestimates us like you do.

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Well seeing we are getting top end goaltending I wouldnt count us out, but to each their own. I hope your team underestimates us like you do.
It's not the goalie I question, but the defense.

I think the Bruins can beat anyone in the East. I just don't see them winning 4 rounds.

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I love when Montreal is the underdog

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Well realistically speaking, there are very few teams that have a good chance at taking home the cup. However, as last year's playoffs showed, all it takes is one hot player and a team can make it to the finals. So I think that the title of this thread is slightly incorrect. I honestly wouldn't be *that surprised if a team like Nashville or Calgary came out of the west, even though I think it is unlikely.

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I love when Montreal is the underdog
You're not the only one.

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Sixteen teams.

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Now that the trade deadline is over, my question is:

How many teams do you think can win the Stanley Cup ???

IMO the following 7 (with one qualifier) can win the Cup.

In no particular order:

Detroit
Colorado
Tampa
Philadelphia
Toronto
Ottawa
New Jersey (only if Stevens is at 90% of better come game 1, if not remove them from the list)

Just missed the cut: Dallas

16 teams have a shot, 14 teams will be out on the greens playing with their puttz. Welcome to the waterdown NHL.

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This is the strongest playoff I have ever seen. The favourites are stacked. The underdogs have constistently beaten up top teams during the regular season. Even the non-favourites (Montreal, Boston) picked up very good players at trade deadline.

This coming playoff looks fantastic on paper.

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This is the strongest playoff I have ever seen. The favourites are stacked. The underdogs have constistently beaten up top teams during the regular season. Even the non-favourites (Montreal, Boston) picked up very good players at trade deadline.

This coming playoff looks fantastic on paper.
Yea, us non favorite division leaders.

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WEST
Colorado
Detroit
Dallas
Vancouver (against the odds)

EAST
Ottawa
Toronto
Philly
New Jersey

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Every team that makes the playoffs has a shot. It is very unpredictable these days. I predict that Nashville will be this years Carolina/Anaheim

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Originally Posted by John Flyers Fan
Now that the trade deadline is over, my question is:

How many teams do you think can win the Stanley Cup ???

IMO the following 7 (with one qualifier) can win the Cup.

In no particular order:

Detroit
Colorado
Tampa
Philadelphia
Toronto
Ottawa
New Jersey (only if Stevens is at 90% of better come game 1, if not remove them from the list)

Just missed the cut: Dallas
i'd put dallas on there before tampa. they just seem too...young

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Detroit Red Wings
Colorado Avalanche
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ottawa Senators
Philadelphia Flyers
Toronto Maple Leafs

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I can only hope that the rest of league underestimates the Canucks as well.

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I can only hope that the rest of league underestimates the Canucks as well.
It seems everyone thinks the canucks are one of the crappiest teams in the league now.

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Vancouver fans are going to flame you to no end.

That said, I agree with your list. I might remove Tampa however.
so the #1 team in the standings doesn't have a shot of winning the Cup in your opinion?

they have at least 1 point in their last 18 games, the #1 scorer in the league. but besides that, they don't have a rat's prayer huh?

yeah...

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