- 04/03/2012, 12:05AM ET
Moondizzle said 04/03, 12:05 AM
I'm taking the Rangers to go to the Stanley Cup finals from the East and either the Canucks, Blues, Blackhawks, or Jets to come from the West. The Rangers will defeat one of these teams in 7 games, but I think only if they get home ice advantage throughout.
I like the Rangers.
DonCorleone said 04/03, 12:42 AM
The Rangers will have the top seed in the Eastern Conference. I'm not sold on their coach, who seems like he whines after every post game about something. I can see the Rangers easily going down in the second round to the Flyers or Penguins.
I'll take the Boston Bruins in the East.
Looks like the defending champs got their game together, and Thomas looks to be in good form and staying away from distractions off the ice. After beating the Rangers at home tonight, I think the Bruins will fair well on the road.
I'll take the Vancouver Canucks in the West.
Solid team all year, who's currently on a 6-game winning streak. I don't think this team will have a tough time getting through the West.
Yes, I'm predicting a rematch of last years exciting Stanley Cup Final that went to seven games.
This year, though, Canada will have it's first NHL champion since 1993:
I'll take the Vancouver Canucks in 7.
Moondizzle said 04/03, 11:53 AM
The Bruins are stinky. They aren't that good. They won't be fairing well in the playoffs because they haven't proven anything.
The Canucks I sort of agree with only because they'll want to avenge their 1994 loss this year and they'll probably fold if the Bruins come out because who cares about Boston. So I'm confident you'll see Rangers-Canucks, and the Rangers will win in 7.
You used bold font in your argument but you did it all wrong because your predictions are wrong so I should probably get more votes right now, vote left.
DonCorleone said 04/03, 01:22 PM
The Bruins are not stinky at all. The team clinched the division title...and they are the defending Stanley Cup champs. They haven't proven anything? They just beat the Rangers on the road and have playoff experience. Come on.
Canucks look like the strongest team in the Western Conference, and I'm sure they want to avenge losing in 7 games in the final last year by winning it this year. I don't think any of the Canuck players really care about the 1994 loss, seeing is none were on the team 18 years ago.
I just don't see the Rangers getting there, let alone winning it all. If they do then congrats to them, but like I said before, their coach is a headcase. Bruins look like the more solid team between themselves, Penguins, Flyers, and Rangers.
You didn't use bold font in your "argument." I don't think bold font would have helped it.
You said in your first input that the West can send the Jets (they're in the East and won't make the playoffs), Blackhawks, Canucks, or Blues to the finals. Now you want to go with my prediction and pick the Canucks to advance? Fail.
Moondizzle said 04/04, 11:44 AM
The Rangers just clinched the Eastern conference so thank you and good night please vote left everyone.
Please re-read my first argument sir I listed the Canucks as one of many teams I expected to go to the dance and you fell into my trap by providing me with your pick which was similar to my pick which I used as my pick to narrow the gap between our picks and make my arguments more viable to voters. We differ on the Rangers but I'm pretty much locked up with them clinching the East and dominating the other teams in the East.
I want to thank you for your time and remember this TD when I return to sing the glory of the Stanley Cup champ NY Rangers thanks vote left.
DonCorleone said 04/04, 02:53 PM
The #1 seed in the East last year went down in the second round.
The #1 seed in the East in 2010 lost in the first round.
The #1 seed in the East in 2009 lost in the second round.
The #1 seed in the East in 2008 lost in the second round.
The #1 seed in the East in 2007 lost in the third round.
Do you see a pattern? I'm not saying that it is a guarantee the Rangers will go down early as a #1 seed, but being the top seed doesn't mean a whole lot in the Eastern Conference. That, coupled with very little success the Rangers have had in the playoffs recently tells me the odds are that they won't win it all.
I would be shocked to see a team like the Rangers win the title when they haven't won a playoff series since 2008. It can happen, but I just like the Bruins more, maybe even the Penguins if Crosby gets it going, where a Boston-Pittsburgh match up would be classic in the East final.
Yes, I fell into your trap. I revealed my pick from the West. Oh, darn.
This is a prediction TD, so anything can happen. Although, I will say that being a #1 seed doesn't mean a whole lot, so I don't know what you're really arguing about.
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