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Jul 27 at 1:32
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My Predictions
Toronto in 5
Pittsburgh in 4
NYI in 4
NYR in 5
1. Phi
2. Bos
3. Tbl
4. Wsh
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Cal in 3
Edm in 3
Van in 4
Ari in 5
1. Stl
2. Veg
3. Col
4. Dal
Jul 27 at 1:51
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That would mean in the first round
Tor vs Phi. The amount of playoff intensity games played with Columbus works in Toronto's favor as well as Freddy showing up, also with the boost coming from Robertson, Toronto wins in 7.
Wsh vs Pit. Huge tossup. I would say Pittsburgh in 6 or 7.
Nyi vs Bos. Definitely Boston. Nyi can't score. Boston in 5.
Nyr vs Tbl. Tampa all the way. Most likely no more than 6 games.

Cal vs Stl. St. Louis is too good to be taken by Calgary. 4-1
Edm vs Dal. Edmonton finds their early October magic and takes Dallas in 6
Van vs Veg. Vancouver barely loses this close match-up in 7.
Ari vs Col. Colorado sweeps Arizona because of lack of scoring.
Jul 27 at 10:37
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Quoting: SpaghettiPasta
That would mean in the first round
Tor vs Phi. The amount of playoff intensity games played with Columbus works in Toronto's favor as well as Freddy showing up, also with the boost coming from Robertson, Toronto wins in 7.
Wsh vs Pit. Huge tossup. I would say Pittsburgh in 6 or 7.
Nyi vs Bos. Definitely Boston. Nyi can't score. Boston in 5.
Nyr vs Tbl. Tampa all the way. Most likely no more than 6 games.

Cal vs Stl. St. Louis is too good to be taken by Calgary. 4-1
Edm vs Dal. Edmonton finds their early October magic and takes Dallas in 6
Van vs Veg. Vancouver barely loses this close match-up in 7.
Ari vs Col. Colorado sweeps Arizona because of lack of scoring.


Based on your predictions for the qualifiers, the matchups would be:

PHI vs. NYR
BOS vs. TOR
TBL vs. NYI
WSH vs. PIT
STL vs. ARI
VGK vs. CGY
COL vs. VAN
DAL vs. EDM

Correct me if I'm wrong.
Jul 27 at 10:46
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I’m not going to predict the round robin, since that’s just a crapshoot, but here are my play in predictions:

PIT in 3
NYR in 5
NYI in 4
CBJ in 5
EDM in 3
ARI in 5
VAN in 4
WPG in 5

Explanation:
PIT & EDM are clearly the far superior teams, with 2 superstar forwards. CHI or MTL might win a game, but they can’t beat EDM/PIT.
The Rangers have 3 goalies that I trust more than Carolina’s goalies. And they’re missing Pesce & Hamilton. And the Rangers have Panarin and Zibanejad. This will be the most exciting series to watch, and I see the Rangers coming out on top.
I’m not sure about NYI vs FLA. I’m picking the Isles because I’ve learned to never bet on the Panthers. The Isles defensive system wins on this one.
CBJ vs TOR will be a close series. Maybe not exciting, because of the way the Jackets play, but it’ll be close. I went with the team with the better D and G to win the series.
ARI wins because they have the better goalie. Neither team scores much, so the goaltending will decide this series.
MIN may be underrated by some people. While the Wild can do some damage, I can’t see them beating a Canucks team as skilled as this one is. MIN won’t be able to overcome the difference in skill or goaltending.
WPG has the better goalie, and is built for playoff hockey. Meanwhile Gaudreau disappears come playoff time. The Jets’ defense isn’t good, but Hellebyuck and their forward depth can make up for it.
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Jul 27 at 11:02
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
Based on your predictions for the qualifiers, the matchups would be:

PHI vs. NYR
BOS vs. TOR
TBL vs. NYI
WSH vs. PIT
STL vs. ARI
VGK vs. CGY
COL vs. VAN
DAL vs. EDM

Correct me if I'm wrong.


is there reseeding for the 1st round? With the way i did the round robin, that would be incorrect.
Jul 27 at 11:29
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Quoting: SpaghettiPasta
is there reseeding for the 1st round? With the way i did the round robin, that would be incorrect.


There’s re-seeding for every round (within the conference of course). @rangersandislesfan is correct, with the way you did the round robin that is right. The #1 seed PHI plays the lowest seed in NYR, etc.
Jul 27 at 5:03
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I am now concerned that the habs might beat the Pens. It appears that the coaches aren’t taking the habs seriously and that’s never a good sign. (Either that or ZAR isn’t paying attention to the coaches, which is bad, but not as bad)



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Jul 27 at 5:57
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It just feels weird seeing people predict teams to win "in 3" lol ...
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Jul 27 at 7:02
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
It just feels weird seeing people predict teams to win "in 3" lol ...


people were saying tampa would last year
lmao
Jul 27 at 7:06
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Quoting: Kotkaniemi15
I am now concerned that the habs might beat the Pens. It appears that the coaches aren’t taking the habs seriously and that’s never a good sign. (Either that or ZAR isn’t paying attention to the coaches, which is bad, but not as bad)





also moneypuck.com, which use xgoals and is very good at predicting, predicts Montreal at 60%
Jul 27 at 8:21
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Quoting: SpaghettiPasta
people were saying tampa would last year
lmao


At least they didn't lose in 3 lol
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Jul 28 at 10:45
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Going bold here. 2020 is a crazy year after all...

Pittsburgh over Montreal in 5
Florida over NYI in 3
Toronto over CBJ in 4
NYR over CAR in 4

CHI over EDM in 5
NSH over AZ in 3
VAN over MIN in 4
CGY over WPG in 5

1. TB
2. PHI
3. WSH
4. BOS

1. COL
2. STL
3. VGK
4. DAL

TB vs NYR ( TB in 5)
PHI vs FLA ( PHI in 4)
WSH vs TOR ( TOR in 6)
BOS vs PIT ( PIT in 7)

COL vs CHI ( COL in 4)
STL vs CGY ( STL in 6)
VGK vs Van( VGK in 5)
DAL Vs NSH (NSH in 7)

TB vs TOR ( TOR in 5)
PHI vs PIT (PHI in 7)

COL vs NSH (COL in 7)
VGK vs STL (STL in 6)

PHI vs TOR (PHI in 6)
COL vs STL (COL in 7)

Colorado defeats Philadelphia in 7 games

Conn Smythe: Nathan Mackinnon
Lottery Winners: Montreal Canadiens
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Jul 28 at 4:40
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Qualifers:
Pittsburgh in 4
Carolina in 4.
Islanders in 5.
Toronto in 3.

Edmonton in 4.
Nashville in 3.
Vancouver in 5.
Calgary in 3.

Round Robin:
1st. Tampa
2nd. Boston
3rd. Washington
4th. Philadelphia

1st. Colorado
2nd. Vegas
3rd. St Louis
4th. Dallas
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Jul 28 at 8:11
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Thoughts on Philly game?
I think the pens did very bad until jarry was put in.
Jul 28 at 10:43
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Quoting: SpaghettiPasta
Thoughts on Philly game?
I think the pens did very bad until jarry was put in.


Nothing really stuck out to me about that game. I think that all 4 teams have shown their rust so far, but that’s to be expected.

As for the Leafs and habs game, it wasn’t a good showing for the Canadiens. Their attempted PP zone entries were atrocious, and Toronto’s agressive PK strategy was amazing at preventing the habs PP from setting up. Toronto looked really good though. Their puck movement was exceptional.
Jul 29 at 9:13
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Did anyone watch the hawks game? What happened
Jul 30 at 11:00
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Quoting: SpaghettiPasta
Did anyone watch the hawks game? What happened


I think they played hockey and the Blackhawks won.
Jul 30 at 2:20
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Tbh I haven't watched any live exhibition this year ... waiting for the qualifiers/round robin.
Jul 30 at 2:20
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Quoting: Rodzikhockey93
Going bold here. 2020 is a crazy year after all...

Pittsburgh over Montreal in 5
Florida over NYI in 3
Toronto over CBJ in 4
NYR over CAR in 4

CHI over EDM in 5
NSH over AZ in 3
VAN over MIN in 4
CGY over WPG in 5

1. TB
2. PHI
3. WSH
4. BOS

1. COL
2. STL
3. VGK
4. DAL

TB vs NYR ( TB in 5)
PHI vs FLA ( PHI in 4)
WSH vs TOR ( TOR in 6)
BOS vs PIT ( PIT in 7)

COL vs CHI ( COL in 4)
STL vs CGY ( STL in 6)
VGK vs Van( VGK in 5)
DAL Vs NSH (NSH in 7)

TB vs TOR ( TOR in 5)
PHI vs PIT (PHI in 7)

COL vs NSH (COL in 7)
VGK vs STL (STL in 6)

PHI vs TOR (PHI in 6)
COL vs STL (COL in 7)

Colorado defeats Philadelphia in 7 games

Conn Smythe: Nathan Mackinnon
Lottery Winners: Montreal Canadiens

If Montreal wins the lottery lots of people will be saying it's rigged lol ...






Same can be said for any of the other 15 teams lol
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Jul 30 at 4:06
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Honestly not too much stuck out yesterday. The hawks didn’t look half bad and the Canucks continue to be snake bitten against the Jets.

Although it’s crazy to think that we might have watched Henrik Lundqvist’s last game in a Rangers jersey yesterday.
Jul 31 at 11:44
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One more day!
Jul 31 at 3:41
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Last chance for playin predictions!
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Aug 1 at 11:05
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Here are my picks:

1. TBL
2. BOS
3. WSH
4. PHI

1. VGK
2. DAL
3. STL
4. COL

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Montreal Canadiens
Pittsburgh 3-1

Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Rangers
NY Rangers 3-1

New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers
NY Islanders 3-0

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus 3-1

Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Edmonton 3-1

Nashville Predators vs. Arizona Coyotes
Nashville 3-1

Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild
Vancouver 3-1

Calgary Flames vs. Winnipeg Jets
Calgary 3-2

Round 1-4 predictions coming ...
Aug 1 at 11:12
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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Rangers
Tampa Bay in 6

Boston Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Boston in 5

Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders
NY Islanders in 7

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh in 6

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Calgary Flames
Vegas in 4

Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks
Dallas in 5

St. Louis Blues vs. Nashville Predators
Nashville in 7

Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers
Colorado in 6
Aug 1 at 11:17
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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders
Tampa Bay in 6

Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Boston in 6

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Nashville Predators
Vegas in 5

Dallas Stars vs. Colorado Avalanche
Colorado in 6

Round 3:

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins
Boston in 7

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche
Colorado in 6

Stanley Cup Final:

Boston Bruins vs. Colorado Avalanche
Boston in 6
 
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