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2022-23 NHL Playoff Discussion Thread #1: The Chase for the Cup

Apr. 16 at 1:53 p.m.
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Apr. 16 at 2:00 p.m.
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Not gonna lie this is the matchup im expecting. I want VGK for obvious reasons but a matchup like this would also be good
Apr. 16 at 2:02 p.m.
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Quoting: Hurricanes_WPG
Last year I went 8-0 in the first round and 0-7 for the rest of the playoffs.

Boston over Florida in 7. Florida has been on a tear lately, but so has Boston. This will be the best series of the first round, but Ullmark is simply better than Lyon.
Toronto over Tampa in 6. Tampa hasn't been themselves lately, but I think we were saying the same thing last year. I will fall victim to the gambler's fallacy and say that Toronto can't keep getting this unlucky forever. Samsonov being good (even if he's not at Vasilevskiy's level) also helps.
Carolina over NYI in 5. The teams play similar styles, but Carolina is simply better at that style. All games will be close, but not the series.
Rangers over Devils in 6. Shesterkin >> Vanecek, and the goaltending advantage means so much in the playoffs. Will be wildly entertaining with the amount of firepower both teams have.

Winnipeg over LV in 6. No Mark Stone, no Logan Thompson, Connor Hellebuyck.
Edmonton over LA in 6. The deepest the Oilers have looked in a while. I expect Korpisalo to be amazing but not quite amazing enough. Draisaitl has two legs this time, so Edmonton has the edge.
Colorado over Seattle in 4. Seattle simply does not have the goaltending or the high-end talent to contest Colorado.
Dallas over Minnesota in 6. Even if Gustavsson continues his strong play, the Stars have the Otter, and their offence has more than one guy.

Boston over Toronto in 7. Lol
NYR over Carolina in 7. Will be almost an exact repeat of last year. Carolina's PK doesn't work in a playoff series against high-flying opponents who have time and preparation to work around the aggression. Also Shesterkin is better than anyone Carolina can put between the pipes.

Dallas over Colorado in 7. The best series of the second round, where Oettinger's heroics face against the powerful Colorado attack, and I think the Stars have just enough to survive it and advance.
Edmonton over Winnipeg in 7. Similar to Dallas vs Colorado, but Hellebuyck isn't quite as good as Oettinger and the Oilers' offence is as strong as the Avs'. This will be a good series though.

Boston over NYR in 5. The Rangers face a team that has a better goaltender than Shesterkin, as well as a better two-way team. This isn't particularly close.
Dallas over Edmonton in 6. Edmonton runs into another superstar goaltender, and Dallas has better skaters than Winnipeg.

Dallas over Boston in 7. Jake Oettinger, Miro Heiskanen and Jason Robertson put the team on their backs and end the Bruins' historic run.

Edit: looks like A_Habs_Fan beat me to this exact prediction (at least for winners and until the SCF)


Stone will be back for game 1
Apr. 16 at 3:42 p.m.
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Hope not
Apr. 16 at 4:03 p.m.
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That’s the cup finals in my worst nightmare
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Apr. 16 at 5:18 p.m.
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That’s the cup finals in my worst nightmare


What cup finals do you want?
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Apr. 16 at 5:47 p.m.
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Quoting: HockeyManiac95
What cup finals do you want?


Stars vs Devils I’d what I’d like to see
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Apr. 16 at 6:02 p.m.
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What cup finals do you want?


I would want Oilers vs Leafs

Those fan bases have suffered long enough.

That won’t happen tho
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Apr. 16 at 6:27 p.m.
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Devils in 5
Islanders in 6
Bruins in 7
Leafs in 7

Oilers in 4
Stars in 6
Vegas in 7
Seattle in 6
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Apr. 16 at 6:33 p.m.
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Devils in 5
Islanders in 6
Bruins in 7
Leafs in 7

Oilers in 4
Stars in 6
Vegas in 7
Seattle in 6


Hope the Isles make the 3rd round so their first round pick is 28 OA. Makes the Hronek trade look a lot better
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Apr. 16 at 6:37 p.m.
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Quoting: capsfan2121
I would want Oilers vs Leafs

Those fan bases have suffered long enough.

That won’t happen tho


Of all the outcomes that one is the least likely because two Canadian teams will never face each other for the cup again. I think Gary signed a pact with the Devil to avoid it. And while young Oiler fans have seen their fair share of bad, the ones in my age group spent their youth as spoiled children.
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Apr. 16 at 7:27 p.m.
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Quoting: DougieGilmour
Of all the outcomes that one is the least likely because two Canadian teams will never face each other for the cup again. I think Gary signed a pact with the Devil to avoid it. And while young Oiler fans have seen their fair share of bad, the ones in my age group spent their youth as spoiled children.


Since Gary’s first season (1993-94)

Canada: 0 cups
Devils: 3 cups

(Maybe he did)
Apr. 17 at 8:21 a.m.
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Since Gary’s first season (1993-94)

Canada: 0 cups
Devils: 3 cups

(Maybe he did)


Bruh lm*o
Apr. 17 at 9:53 a.m.
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How many ot games in the first round this year
Apr. 17 at 10:05 a.m.
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How many ot games in the first round this year


56
Apr. 17 at 10:11 a.m.
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I miss nhl on nbc.


The playoffs there just felt different
Apr. 17 at 11:10 a.m.
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How many ot games in the first round this year


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Apr. 17 at 11:10 a.m.
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I miss nhl on nbc.


The playoffs there just felt different


How? Different music?
Apr. 17 at 11:20 a.m.
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East-

Boston over Florida in 5
Tampa over Toronto in 7 (I'm physically unable to pick the Leafs even though this is 70%+ their year)
Carolina over NYI in 7
NYR over New Jersey in 7

West-

Colorado over Seattle in 6
Dallas over Minnesota in 7
Vegas over Winnipeg in 6
Edmonton over Los Angeles in 6

Semis-

Boston over_______
NYR over Carolina in 7

Dallas over Colorado in 7
Edmonton over Vegas in 6

Conf-

Boston over NYR in 6
Dallas over Edmonton in 7

Finals-

Dallas over Boston in 7

Conn Smyth - Joe Pavelski
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Apr. 17 at 11:29 a.m.
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How? Different music?


Doc Music and just the feel of it
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Apr. 17 at 1:51 p.m.
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Fiala and Vilardi not playing tonight for the kings
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Apr. 17 at 2:28 p.m.
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Happy playoff day!

I hope all your favorite teams win.

Mine didn’t make it.

I’m adopting the oilers and leaves. hashtagCocaineHockey
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Apr. 17 at 2:37 p.m.
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Quoting: CantStopWontStop
Happy playoff day!

I hope all your favorite teams win.

Mine didn’t make it.

I’m adopting the oilers and leaves. hashtagCocaineHockey


My favorite team doesn't play today. Would've loved to see Binnington VS Hartmann again lol
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Apr. 17 at 2:39 p.m.
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Fiala and Vilardi not playing tonight for the kings


Yeah, makes Oilers victory seem more assuring
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Apr. 17 at 2:47 p.m.
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Anyone got picks for winners today?
 
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