Saturday, 16 April 2011

NHL Playoff Quarter Final Predictions

Western Conference:

Vancouver Canucks Vs Chicago Blackhawks: This is going to be a well fought series but I'm taking Vancouver to win the series because they've been having an unbelievable record breaking season.

San Jose Sharks Vs Los Angeles Kings: Again another tough match up.  LA Kings and San Jose Sharks both have very strong offenses but I think this series is going to come down to the power plays, and San Jose's first power play line with Heatley, Marleau and Thornton is just too good for the LA Kings defense so I'm going to call San Jose for this one.

Detroit Red Wings Vs Pheonix Coyotes:  This match up isn't a hard one to call at all.  Although Pheonix has had a great season, they are no match for the veteran Detroit Red Wings.  Detroit has been in this spot too many times to get out in the first round.

Anaheim Ducks Vs Nashville Predators: This is a really nice match up of two teams of very even caliber skill.  This one for me is a toss up but I'm going to take Nashville for the win in this one.

Eastern Conference:

Washington Capitals Vs New York Rangers: Although the New York Rangers have a great net minder in Henrik Lundqvist, the Washington Capitals have a great counter for that in Alex Ovechkin.  The Washington Capitals high powered offense is too much for the rangers in my opinion and I'm going to pick Washington for this one.

Philadelphia Flyers Vs Buffalo Sabers: This is a great match up with the former Stanley Cup finalist and the Buffalo Sabers.  Buffalo just squeaked by into a playoff position and Phili has had their name heard in the league.  So I'm going to take the Broad Street Bully's (Philadelphia Flyers) in this quarter final matchup.

Boston Bruins Vs Montreal Canadians:  This is a really physical match up in two very skilled teams.  Montreal really upset some people with how well they did in the playoffs last year, but I don't think it will be the same this year.  I believe the Bruins captain Zdeno Chara will lead them to a first round victory.

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs Tampa Bay Lightning: This is probably the most exciting match in the league.  Two high caliber offenses and great defensive teams.  Pittsburgh is going through this without three big name players in Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Matt Cooke.  They have really taken a hit in their team for the playoffs so I'm going with Steve Stamkos, Martin St. Louis and Viny Lecalvalier for the win in this series.

These are my quarter final playoff predictions.  Let me know what you think about them and who you think will win!

34 comments:

  1. Go penguins! No wait...go ducks!....fuck...go any team with a bird on it!

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  2. Predators are sure to win, they have shoulder mounted cannons.

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  3. I wish I knew enough to predict. I'm really just starting to get intersted.

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  4. looks to be an exciting season. :D

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  5. I'm going for the Penguins this year.

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  6. Going to be good. Looking forward to it.

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  7. madness, y'all. the penguins can't do it without crosby.

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  8. These are going to be good matches looking forward to them :D

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  9. ill be interested to see the results!

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  10. Would you be confident enough to place a wager on it? xD

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  11. cant wait for this season ;D

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  12. This is going to a really fun season to watch.

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  13. Looks like a good season, shame I can't view anything of it... (out of america)

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  14. This looks like itll be fun to see the winners

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  15. i will watch some of these games

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  16. I used to be a hockey fan but I haven't watched it anymore. Now I miss hockey nights....

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  17. cool blog
    following and $upporting

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  18. lets look if your prediction is as good as it seems.

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  19. I hope the sharks come out on top this year. We get so close every time!

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  20. I love hockey, its a shame that I don't get to watch it much anymore. Well, here's to hoping Vancouver wins it all!

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  21. You should be betting on these mate.

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  22. the rieme minister of defence... due to work the only games ive been able to catch at the late evening ones. la is actually impressing me abit, its tough to call between those two. golf leafs golf :D

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  23. Possible be interesting to see how it plays out

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