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The Best Time of the Year

Posted in All-star, Calgary Flames, Hockey, Iginla, NHL, Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup with tags , , , , , , on April 9, 2008 by flamesfan77

Hello Hockey Fans,

Today is what we all wait for.  The NHL playoffs begin tonight and I can’t wait.  First, we have Crosby in his sophomore playoff performance.  How will he perform in his second matchup against Ottawa?

Then we have the Flames vs the Sharks in what should be one of the best first-round matchups. Joe vs Jarome? Sign me up!

We also have division rivals the Rangers and Devils and Avalanche and Wild going to battle.

Ovechkin makes his debut against the Flyers, while the Habs look to continue their dominance against the Bruins.

I know I missed some matchups, but they are obviously not as exciting…

Enjoy!

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Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

Posted in All-star, Hockey, NHL, Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2008 by flamesfan77

Well it is that time of year again, playoffs!  I will preview the East today, and tomorrow I will work on the West.

Montreal vs Boston:

If the regular season is any indication this should be a short series, but Montreal will be without their captain Saku Koivu and Michael Ryder.  The Habs went 8-0 vs Boston this year, and I believe will continue their dominance. Montreal in 5.

Pittsburgh vs Ottawa:

This is a match up of two teams heading in opposite directions.  The Penguins have been red hot, while the Sens have been cool and will be missing their captain Daniel Alfredsson.  I think Pittsburgh will win this series in six.

Washington vs Philadelphia:

This will be a high scoring affair that Washington should take with home ice.  Washington has been one of the hottest teams leading up to the playoffs and the Flyers have cooled off over the past month.  Look for Ovechkin to shine in his first post-season appearance. Caps take it in 6

New Jersey vs New York Rangers

Two division rivals square off and New York has dominated the season series, but I think Brodeur will keep the Devils in it with the home ice advantage.  Jagr has been hot lately, but I think New Jersey will take this in 6.

Tomorrow I will preview the West.

Predictions Wrap-Up

Posted in All-star, Hockey, NHL, Stanley Cup with tags , , , on April 7, 2008 by flamesfan77

Well the regular season is now done, and I am pleased to announce that for the month or so that I have been doing this, I finished with a 77-44 record!:) That is almost a 64% success rate. 

My last two days were 5-2 apiece which helped.

For the playoffs I am just going to make series predictions, which will be by conference over the next two days.

Predictions

Posted in Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, NHL, Ottawa Senators, Stanley Cup, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2008 by flamesfan77

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It is now golf season for more and more teams.  I am now 60-37 after a perfect 4-0 night!:) I should start betting on some of this…

Rangers vs Islanders-Rangers win 4-3

Lightning vs Capitals-Most win for Washington-Caps win 3-2

Blue Jackets vs Red Wings-Red Wings take a close one 3-2

Sabres vs Canadiens-Habs win it 3-2

Senators vs Leafs-Leafs add to the Sens misery 4-3

Blues vs Predators-Predators stay alive with a 3-2 win

Flames vs Wild-Calgary has dominated them this season-Flames win 3-2

Stars vs Coyotes-Coyotes win at home 3-2

Sharks vs Kings-Kings beat the Sharks back up 5-3

Oilers vs Canucks-Oilers play spoilers and win 3-2

The Wild Wild NW

Posted in Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Hockey, minnesota wild, NHL, northwest, Vancouver Canucks with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2008 by flamesfan77

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With less than a dozen games remaining in the NHL season the NW division is once again proving to be the most competitive in the NHL.  Three teams are tied for the division lead and only one is not going to make the playoffs at this point.

If the playoffs started today 4 of the 8 teams would be from the NW division.  Calgary, Colorado and Minnesota are all tied at 84 points with Vancouver sitting only two points back.  Only Edmonton would be on the outside looking in with a respectable 75 points.

This means that the final 10 or less games are more important than ever, and to add to the excitement 95% of the games are played between the division which means anything could happen.  Let the playoffs begin!

Top Ten Teams

Posted in Hockey, Injury, NHL, Scott Niedermayer, smyth, Teemu Selanne, Top ten, top ten list with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Here is my list of the Top Ten NHL teams. I will update this list every Sunday so keep checking!

1 Anaheim Ducks-Are unbeatable with Selanne and Neidermayer

2 Dallas Stars-Richards stars in debut

3 Montreal Canadiens-First in the East

4 San Jose Sharks-Are unbeaten since the deadline

5 New Jersey Devils-Have slipped recently but still contend nightly

6 Boston Bruins-Hot Hot Hot

7 Calgary Flames-Streaky, but will challenge for the division lead

8 Detroit Red Wings-Injuries have taken its tole on this early season powerhouse

9 Colorado Avalanche-Have won three straight with it’s new roster, but will losing Smyth hurt?

10 Toronto Maple Leafs- Yes I said it, they have won 4 of 5 and are in contention for a playoff spot

Give me your feedback!