Hurricane From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1441 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 847 times:
Now that my 'Canes are out I'm pulling for the Lightning...they could be the Hurricanes of this year.
Realistically I look for the Avs to come out of the West and the Devils to come out of the East.
In this classic battle of two of the best goalies in the game, Roy will win out. The Avalanche's offensive prowess will get the best of Brodeur and the Avs will lift the cup for the second time. Avs in 6.
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 41 Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 830 times:
I'll be thrilled if the Islanders can extend the series with the Sens to 6 games. The key for the Isles is to play the same abrasive style as they did against the Leafs. Despite Ottawa's recent additions, they are still a team built for the regular season and not the playoffs. Lalime is unproven in the playoffs and hopefully the Isles can use that to their advantage.
MxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 37 Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 821 times:
Being a long-time Lightning (and Panther's) fan, I am jazzed to see the Lightning heading into the playoffs so strongly. I think they could very well make it all the way (wouldn't that be special - NFL AND NHL championships in the same year?!?!). I think a Roy/Khabibulin match-up would be a classic!
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Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 10690 posts, RR: 16 Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 812 times:
In 1915, the Vancouver Millionares defeated the Ottawa Senators to become the first West Coast team to win The Cup. I would love to see the Canucks defeat the Senators this year. Or even the Islanders as vengance against them in 1982.
So, as always:
Stretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2561 posts, RR: 17 Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 797 times:
In the East, I think New Jersey will survive and make it to the Finals. What happened to the Hurricanes this year? Their flukey appearance in the Finals last year was akin to the Caps in 1998.
The real story is, again, in the West. Of course I must go with The Big Red Machine, even though Dallas, Vancouver, Colorado and and St. Louis all have a shot. But the Wings are still too talented, too deep, and well coached. The modern dynasty enjoys Stevie Y, the Captain with the heart of a lion. And Cujo, who appears to be at the top of his game right now. It won't be easy, but the Cup will return to Hockeytown in June for the 4th time in recent memory.
Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
Us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3809 posts, RR: 14 Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 794 times:
My upset special: Minnesota over Colorado in seven.
I would love to see a Vancouver-Ottawa final, but I don't think that is very likely considering the road Vancouver has to take to the finals, and unanswered questions about Ottawa's resiliency and toughness.
An-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 43 Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 780 times:
Well, I'll be cheering for the Avalanche, because I know they can do it. I mean, look at the facts - they finished as probably the best team in the league, Hejduk, Forsberg and Tanguay are on top of their games, our defense is very capable with Foote, Blake and Morris. Other backliners are hitting the net too - Skoula, De Vries and Marchment has added a couple of assists over his stay here in Colorado.
Of course, Minnesota is not to be taken lightly - they're a good team. But I think 5 games should be enough to dispose of them and move on to the next opponent.
Seb146 - doesn't it hurt to lose the title in the 82nd game of the season?
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