Stanley Cup playoffs 2014 Picking East l

Stanley Cup playoffs 2014 Picking East l

Stanley Cup playoffs 2014 Picking East l

Postby angiegraham116 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:48 am

The Stanley Cup playoffs start Wednesday, so the time has come with the Ottawa Senators to mow around the Eastern Conference, falling as well as then the Blackhawks with the final. Two-time champs! Juggernaut! Dynasty!
/phone rings
Oh. Oh, really? Wow, that's unfortunate. They didn't even make your wow. And Chicago is playing who in your first round? Cool.
/hangs Michael Boley Jersey up phone
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Predictions are stupid. So, so, stupid. Even stupider wishing to predict what's happen, with any higher level of certainty, with a best-of-7 series. Hockey's basic nature is chaotic, which makes all the playoffs particularly great. Nobody can tell anything. We're figuratively throwing darts.
So, that being said, here is an authentic dartboard. It's at a cheesesteak convey a few blocks below my apartment.
On Monday night, my good friend Billy and i covered our eyes and literally threw darts; Black means the more seed will win. Red is perfect for reduced seeds.
Let's start with the East.
No. 1 Boston Bruins vs. No. 4 Detroit Red Wings (Atlantic Division)SN's pick: Bruins in five.
Why it will happen: Boston provides a Vezina candidate in Tuukka Rask. Taylor Mays Jersey They also have five 20-goal scorers. The masai have a Norris candidate in Zdeno Chara. They have the nice Patrice Bergeron. They also are, by far, the East's best team at 5-on-5. An effective way of measuring that is definitely by tracking the share of unblocked shot attempts an organization takes the moment the game open for one goal from the second and third periods, and tied inside the third. That's often called Fenwick Close. Boston's percentage is 54.1, that is definitely fourth overall and tops inside East. At 5-on-5, they score 62.3 coming from all goals, No. 1 in the league. To put it briefly, they're fantastic, and is a tough out for the people. ( Note: All po se sion stats via Extra Skater )
Specifically Trumaine Johnson Elite Jersey , Bergeron's line can banned whoever Detroit throws at him, and Jimmy Howard's .910 save save percentage (.919 at even strength) couldn't survive up to scratch.
Why it may not: Gustav Nyquist is by the midst of an impre sion collision of skill and luck , and the could continue. Howard, mediocre as he's been regarding who the winner, has stolen games up to now. Detroit is a superb five-on-five team (51.2 percent Fenwick Close, 54.5 percent goals for in close games) that may at the least hang in this particular category with Boston over the short series. Henrik Zetterberg's po sible return is needed, particularly when using the Bergeron matchup. Mike Babcock, remember, seems like a hockey coach from your movie.
Dartboard: Detroit
No. 2 Tampa Bay Lightning vs. No. 3 Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic Division)SN's pick: Canadiens in seven.
Why it will happen: Carey Price. Specifically, Carey Price vs. Anders Lindback, which is what this series has turned into resulting from Ben Bishop's upper-body injury. What would've been a fairly impre sive goalie shutdown is, at a paper, something else though Lindback, like several Greg McElroy Game Jersey goalie, could po sibly get hot enough to steal games. Still, Price was great (.927 save percentage) as well as seeming gap between him and Lindback may be enough to neutralize Tampa's advantage at 5-on-5. Also, P.K. Subban and Max Pacioretty are awesome.
Why may well: There's so much to love with regard to the Lightning ; Steven Stamkos is back. Victor Hedman has become the defenseman they hoped he'd be. Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson are a couple of of the finest rookies in your league. Coach Jon Cooper, generally, gets it in such a way many men and women don't. Still they don't really have Price. Or Bishop, even. That's tough.
Dartboard: Tampa Bay
No. 1 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 4 Columbus Blue Jackets (Metropolitan Division)SN's pick: Penguins in five.
Why it is able to happen: You will be cautious with picking series with different few head-to-head to matchups, but Pittsburgh won all five with the games against Columbus and trailed regarding one minute. Total. Columbus is the perfect 5-on-5 po se sion team versus the Penguins, products, so can be a large amount of teams. Pittsburgh is fueled by its top two lines and in many cases if Evgeni Malkin isn't operating at full strength, Sidney Crosby might be. He's good; the Blue Jackets do not po se s an option for him. Plus. having Paul Martin Louis Delmas Jersey and Kris Letang healthy on the other hand is both huge and, at the moment, rare for the Penguins.
Why it will not: Sergei Bobrovsky is a better bet than Marc-Andre Fleury, who's coming journey most irrelevantly fine regular season in recent history. With Malkin coming off an accident as well as a non-productive third line, a large amount of Pittsburgh's eggs happen to be in the Crosby basket, cost a lot nowhere Jackets probably can't counter him, anything can be performed. Ryan Johansen went from first-round question mark to 30-goal scorer overnight.
Dartboard: Columbus
No. Steve Smith Elite Jersey 2 Manhattan Rangers vs. No. 3 Philadelphia Flyers (Metropolitan Division) SN's pick: Rangers in seven.
Why it could po sibly happen: The Rangers' Fenwick Close (53.6 %, sixth overall) has outstripped their actual goal production, but still a number you have to sense at ease betting on, especially against the Flyers' 48.2. Special teams are something a sociated with a wash, with Philly using a slightly better power play and Ny a somewhat better penalty kill. Henrik Lundqvist and Steve Mason each have .917 save percentages regarding who the winner. Imply choice, we'll use Lundqvist.
Why towards: Philadelphia is known as a deeper offensive team, and Claude Giroux is the greatest player inside the series. Mason, terrible when he was for 3 years before, may be fine. In any short series, New york city probably won't convert its po se sion advantage into actual goals.
Dartboard: Philadelphia

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