Playoff Bracket Thread

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Big comeback by the Cats tonight.
Almost every Game 5 this year has been awesome so far, with the exception of the garbage officiating of course. Flames, Kings, Panthers, Leafs, Rangers all rallied to come back.

Trouba with the iffy hit on Cindy last night. Game completely changed once he went down. If the Pens are without him, that might be a series changer; or at least force a Game 7. That was the best game of the playoffs so far in my book.
 

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Looks like Wild are one and done. Goalie swap to Talbot not working out. Down 4-0, ouch
 

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Leafs got absolutely hosed by -- shocker -- absolute shit officiating that gave Tampa a garbage 5-on-3. A phantom high stick and a soft high stick call.

Wild out means no first round pick for Chicago in the Fleury trade. Man I hope the Avs destroy the Blues as thoroughly as they did the Preds. Will be interesting to see what happens with Fleury in the off-season.
 

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Looks like Wild are one and done. Goalie swap to Talbot not working out. Down 4-0, ouch

Didn't help ex hawk Ryan Hartman had a career season with 34 goals and got blanked in the playoffs, ouch
 

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Well. what do you know -- when the refs put the fucking whistles away, like they should have been doing all along, the best games of the playoffs occur.

If you didn't watch the entire Dallas/Calgary Game 7 last night, I feel sorry for you. One of the most insane goalie performances I've ever seen by Oettinger. There was a sequence in the OT not too long before the goal where he made about 5 Grade A saves in immediate succession, absolute bedlam. By far the best playoff game this year.

Best series of the first round, it's either Calgary or New York. Rangers coming back from being down 3-1 is awesome; and the way they came back in each game, with at least one game being down two goals (the game Crosby got hurt if I recall right) -- awesome. Panarin was looking like garbage for the majority of the game, then he scores the GWG.

Both Tampa and Edmonton came back from being down 3-2 in the series. Think the guys on ESPN said that whoever wins game 5 wins 80% of the time, but they obviously bucked that trend.

Really pumped for the battle of Alberta with Calgary and Edmonton. Also, a rematch of Tampa with Florida -- sign me up, considering how awesome their last series was.
 

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Know this is late but wanted to start a thread on this -- pretty simple, list the teams you think will (or want to) advance. If you want to put the games go ahead. If you want to put more than the 1st round go ahead.

Mine ( a few of these based more on who I want to win rather than who I think will win).

Flames
Avs
Wild
Kings (I felt dirty typing that just now, but seeing the Oil choke again is just too tempting).

Leafs (again, dirty, but fuck Tampa and their 3-peat)
Bruins
Rangers
Panthers

Well, guess I still got 4 teams alive out of 8.

Picks for Round 2 (hopefully):

Avs
Flames
Panthers
Rangers

I really hope the Panthers can somehow come out of the East. Anyone but Tampa. Plus I would love to see an Avs/Flames WCF.
 

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That always makes me happy :)

The battle for Alberta looks to be a good one, but I think the Avs are coming out of the west.
 

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That always makes me happy :)

The battle for Alberta looks to be a good one, but I think the Avs are coming out of the west.
Yeah the Avs look unbeatable right now, but it all depends on health. I really hope it's an Avs/Flames WCF -- that would essentially be like the Blackhawks/Kings series of 2014, which was one of if not the best playoff series I've ever viewed in my life; even though it still hurts like a muthaphucka.
 

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Yeah the Avs look unbeatable right now, but it all depends on health. I really hope it's an Avs/Flames WCF -- that would essentially be like the Blackhawks/Kings series of 2014, which was one of if not the best playoff series I've ever viewed in my life; even though it still hurts like a muthaphucka.
I think in terms of the Avs I am not totally sold on Darcy, and yeah not because I am a biased Hawks fans that 2014 series was one for the ages.
 

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