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Atomic Wedgie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: At the centre of the hockey universe
Joined: 07.31.2006

May 2 @ 9:52 AM ET
Good day, Hockeybuzzers.

For those of you who haven't participated in official prediction threads before, there is no prize for being the most right or the most wrong.

The purpose of these threads is strictly to demonstrate your level of hockey IQ, to prove to others that yes you predicted that Petr Mrazek would win the Conn Smythe Trophy, and most importantly to call out Hockeybuzz blowhards on their bullpoop when they tell you in June that they just knew Colorado was going to poop the bed.

The rules are this: copy and paste the template below into a new post. Then fill in your predictions. You can put in as little or as much as you like.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not comment on other people's predictions in this thread. Do that in the regular threads.

PLEASE NOTE: This thread will be locked at 7 pm tonight, forever preserving your brilliant prognostications.

So now, without further ado, here are the Official HOckeybuzz 2022 NHL Playoffs Prediction Thread questions:

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Before you even read my predictions, you should know I am a Hockeybuzz genius because:

First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina:

Tampa vs. Toronto:

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers:

Washington vs. Florida;

St. Louis vs. Minnesota:

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton:

Nashville vs. Colorado:

Dallas vs. Calgary:


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic:

Metropolitan:

Central:

Pacific:

Stanley Cup Finalists:

Stanley Cup Champions:

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner:

Player with most playoff points:

Goalie with most playoff wins:

Player with most PIM:


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is __________ because:

The Cinderella team this year is going to be __________ because:

If my team doesn't win, I want __________ to win because:

I hope that __________ goes out in four straight, because:

Take _________ as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because:

Avoid ________ in your pool this year, because:

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this:
dmnted
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Space for Rent
Joined: 08.30.2006

May 2 @ 10:02 AM ET


So now, without further ado, here are the Official HOckeybuZz 2022 NHL Playoffs Prediction Thread questions:

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Before you even read my predictions, you should know I am a Hockeybuzz genius because:

First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Carolina in 6

Tampa vs. Toronto: Tampa in 6

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: NY Rangers in 7

Washington vs. Florida; Florida in 6

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: Minnesota in 7

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Edmonton in 6

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado in 5

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary in 6


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Tampa

Metropolitan: NY Rangers

Central: Colorado

Pacific: Calgary

Stanley Cup Finalists: AVs vs Tampa

Stanley Cup Champions: for the 3 peete Tampa Bay Lightning

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: Stamkos

Player with most playoff points: Stamkos

Goalie with most playoff wins: Valasiky

Player with most PIM: Maroon


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is __Florida_ because: their goalie BOB

The Cinderella team this year is going to be __________ because:

If my team doesn't win, I want _TAMPA_ to win because: dynasty has begone

I hope that _TAMPA__ goes out in four straight, because: I'm a Leafs fan

Take _________ as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because:

Avoid ________ in your pool this year, because:

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this: blood hell
mr.sir
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
Joined: 01.18.2015

May 2 @ 10:07 AM ET

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Before you even read my predictions, you should know I am a Hockeybuzz genius because:

First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina:
Canes
Tampa vs. Toronto:
Leafs
Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers:
NYR
Washington vs. Florida;
FLORIDA
St. Louis vs. Minnesota:
Minny
Los Angeles vs. Edmonton:
Edm
Nashville vs. Colorado:
Nash
Dallas vs. Calgary:
Cal

Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Leafs

Metropolitan: NYR

Central: Nash

Pacific: Cal

Stanley Cup Finalists:
Leafs Cal
Stanley Cup Champions:
Leafs
Conn Smythe Trophy Winner:
Campbell
Player with most playoff points:
Marner
Goalie with most playoff wins:
Campbell
Player with most PIM:
Lucic

The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is ___Avs______ because:
Goaltenders
The Cinderella team this year is going to be __NYR________ because:
Goaltending

If my team doesn't win, I want ____canes______ to win because:
Brind’amour will bring cup here
I hope that ____Boston______ goes out in four straight, because: they are evil

Take ___Kerfoot______ as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because:
King Alexander is clutch

Avoid _TB_______ in your pool this year, because:
they got spanked in 1st rd
If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this:
Plan the parade. In jack we trust
prock
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Bobby Ryan + 1st rounder for Clarkson, ON
Joined: 08.30.2007

May 2 @ 10:13 AM ET
First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Carolina

Tampa vs. Toronto: Toronto

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: Rangers

Washington vs. Florida; Panthers

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: Minnesota

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Los Angeles

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado

Dallas vs. Calgary: Dallas


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Toronto

Metropolitan: CArolina

Central: Colorado

Pacific: LA

Stanley Cup Finalists: Toronto

Stanley Cup Champions: Colorado

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: Mackinnon

Player with most playoff points: Matthews

Goalie with most playoff wins: Kuemper

Player with most PIM: Kadri


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is __________ because:

Calgary - one line team playing over their heads in a weak division and conference

The Cinderella team this year is going to be __________ because:

LA - really could be anyone from the west. I just think LAs youth could step up.


If my team doesn't win, I want __________ to win because:

Colorado - love the team the've built.

I hope that __________ goes out in four straight, because:

Boston - I'd like to see the door shut on that annying team. I want to hear Jack Edwards whining that the league screwed them over.

Take _________ as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because:

Tavares - experienced guy that really wants it, and will be out to try to make up for last year.

Avoid ________ in your pool this year, because:

Kadri. Career season, and he'll surely get suspsended in round 1.

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this:

The East will be very entertaining.
Scabeh
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Muzzin might be superior to Seth Jones - James Tanner, QC
Joined: 02.25.2007

May 2 @ 10:14 AM ET
Before you even read my predictions, you should know I am a Hockeybuzz genius because: I once easily predicted a Habs in 7 victory against the Leafs despite overwhelming opinions of the contrary.

First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Carolina

Tampa vs. Toronto: Tampa

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: Rangers

Washington vs. Florida; Florida

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: St-Louis

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Edmonton

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Florida

Metropolitan: Carolina

Central: St-Louis

Pacific: Calgary

Stanley Cup Finalists:
Calgary vs Carolina

Stanley Cup Champions:
Carolina

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner:
Sebastian Aho

Player with most playoff points:
Johnny Gaudreau

Goalie with most playoff wins:
Jacob Markstrom

Player with most PIM:
Milan (frank)ing Lucic


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is Colorado because: Despite being pretty damn great at every position, this is a team that is lacking that killer instinct and desperately need Landeskog back.

The Cinderella team this year is going to be St-Louis because: No one sees them as a threat but they could easily go all the way.

If my team doesn't win, I want Minnesota to win because: What a story that would make after buying out Suter/Parise.

I hope that Toronto goes out in four straight, because: It is less painful than in 7... or is it?

Take Carolina as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because: They have the most depth of any team out there... if their goaltenders are healthy.

Avoid Florida in your pool this year, because: Their defensive woes will show in the playoffs, unless Ekblad goes back to playing exactly how he was before getting injured.

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this: Not getting help in net will be the Leafs downfall of what could have been a great year.
Drapz
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Windsor, ON
Joined: 07.10.2007

May 2 @ 10:22 AM ET
First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Boston

Tampa vs. Toronto: Toronto

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: Pittsburgh

Washington vs. Florida; Florida

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: Minnesota

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Edmonton

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary

Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Toronto

Metropolitan: Boston

Central: Minnesota

Pacific: Calgary

Stanley Cup Finalists: Minnesota

Stanley Cup Champions: Toronto

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: Auston Matthews

Player with most playoff points: Mitch Marner

Goalie with most playoff wins: Marc-André Fleury

Player with most PIM: Milan Lucic


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is ____Florida______ because: Their home games are played while teams are on vacation

The Cinderella team this year is going to be _____Toronto_____ because:


If my team doesn't win, I want _____Minnesota_____ to win because: Marc-André Fleury

I hope that _____Tampa_____ goes out in four straight, because: Perry

Take ____Boston_____ as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because: They dove for 4th.

Avoid ____Washington____ in your pool this year, because: Ovi is too beaten up and can't carry them any more.

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this: This parade has been planned for over half a century and it had better be good. We will show the truckers what public support looks like.
PatC80
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I would never let my children play hockey. The risk of getting drafted by Edmonton is too high", ON
Joined: 08.11.2011

May 2 @ 10:27 AM ET

First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Carolina

Tampa vs. Toronto: Toronto

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: Rangers

Washington vs. Florida; Capitals

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: St. Louis

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Edmonton

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Leafs

Metropolitan: Hurricanes

Central: Colorado

Pacific: Flames

Stanley Cup Finalists: Toronto and Calgary

Stanley Cup Champions: Leafs, yeeah!!!

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: Matthews

Player with most playoff points: Gaudreau

Goalie with most playoff wins: Campbell

Player with most PIM: Lucic


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is Florida because they are banking on questionable goaltending:

The Cinderella team this year is going to be Washington because, they've been through the grind:

If my team doesn't win, I want Colorado to win because: Nazem Kadri

I hope that Edmonton goes out in four straight, because, come on, it's Edmonton:

Take Nylander as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because he'll put up 18 points:

Avoid Barkov in your pool this year, because they will not get past the 1st round

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this: Leafs finally win the CUP!!!!
TheMussel
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.24.2013

May 2 @ 10:28 AM ET
Before you even read my predictions, you should know I am a Hockeybuzz genius because: I'm due

First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Boston

Tampa vs. Toronto: Toronto

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: NY

Washington vs. Florida; Florida

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: St. Louis

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Edmonton

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Toronto

Metropolitan: Boston

Central: St. Louis

Pacific: Calgary

Stanley Cup Finalists: Toronto, St. Louis

Stanley Cup Champions: Toronto

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: William Nylander

Player with most playoff points: Matthews Austin

Goalie with most playoff wins: Campbell

Player with most PIM: Lucic


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is Florida because: They haven't proven they can get it done in the show

The Cinderella team this year is going to be St. Louis because: They still have a talented team, a couple years removed from a cup win

If my team doesn't win, I want Minnesota to win because: nobody cares about minnesota

I hope that Edmonton goes out in four straight, because: Watching the world's best player consistently fail to find success with a crappy club will make for great offseason drama

Take Swayman as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because: Swayman is good and Boston can be stingy

Avoid Kadri in your pool this year, because: he will be suspended

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this: go leafs go
bryant
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 06.28.2011

May 2 @ 10:31 AM ET


Before you even read my predictions, you should know I am a Hockeybuzz genius because:

First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Boston

Tampa vs. Toronto: Toronto

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: rangers

Washington vs. Florida; Florida

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: St. Louis

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Edmonton

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: leafs

Metropolitan: bruins

Central: col

Pacific: Edm

Stanley Cup Finalists:

tor vs col

Stanley Cup Champions:

Colorado

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: mckinnon

Player with most playoff points: Marner

Goalie with most playoff wins: whoever Colorado goalie is

Player with most PIM:
Clifford

The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is __________ because:
Florida
The Cinderella team this year is going to be __________ because:
Leafs
If my team doesn't win, I want __________ to win because:
Colorado
I hope that __________ goes out in four straight, because: Tampa bay

Take _________ as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because:

Avoid ________ in your pool this year, because:

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this:
Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: Isn't Cooley 5"11? You know who else is 5"11? Sydney Crosby. - Scabeh
Joined: 04.06.2011

May 2 @ 10:31 AM ET
First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Boston

Tampa vs. Toronto: Toronto

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: Rangers

Washington vs. Florida; Florida

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: St. Louis

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Edmoton

Nashville vs. Colorado: Nashville

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Panthers

Metropolitan: Rangers

Central: Colorado

Pacific: Flames

Stanley Cup Finalists: Panthers and Flames

Stanley Cup Champions: Panthers

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: Giroux

Player with most playoff points: Giroux

Goalie with most playoff wins: Bobrosvky

Player with most PIM: Lucic


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is Carolina because: BINGO! sucks balls and they have no goalies

The Cinderella team this year is going to be Rangers because: Igor is bes

If my team doesn't win, I want Florida to win because: they are the most exciting team and have also toiled for so long in the toilet

I hope that Edmonton goes out in four straight, because: it would be funny

Take Giroux as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because: he's been on a mission in Florida and they should go far if Ekblad is healthy

Avoid MA Fleury in your pool this year, because: he's not that good

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this: I love lamp
Dozzer
Referee
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Too Bad
Joined: 09.15.2010

May 2 @ 10:32 AM ET
First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Carolina

Tampa vs. Toronto: Toronto

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: NY

Washington vs. Florida; Washington

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: Minnesota

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Los Angeles

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Toronto

Metropolitan: NY

Central: Colorado

Pacific: Calgary

Stanley Cup Finalists: Toronto, Colorado

Stanley Cup Champions: Toronto

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: Matthews

Player with most playoff points: Matthews

Goalie with most playoff wins: Campbell

Player with most PIM: Simmonds


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is Florida because: style is based too much on offence

The Cinderella team this year is going to be Toronto because: it’s time

If my team doesn't win, I want Colorado to win because: I still love Kadri

I hope that TB goes out in four straight, because: I’m a leafs fan

Take Marner as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because: he’s gonna rack up a bunch of points

Avoid Penguins in your pool this year, because: I don’t see that team going far

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this: Matthews will be way ahead of everyone when it comes to point production
Karine Hains
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Lévis, QC
Joined: 10.27.2018

May 2 @ 10:37 AM ET
Before you even read my predictions, you should know I am a Hockeybuzz genius because: I know better than to think anyone can actually predict with any level of certainty what will happen in the playoffs. I mean the Habs made the Cup final last year, that says it all.

First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Carolina in 6 if Freddie comes back from Injury if not Boston in 6

Tampa vs. Toronto: Tampa in 6. As entertaining as the Leafs can be to watch and as strong as their are up front they cannot win until the have a proper D corps and good goaltending.

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: Rangers in 5. Sorry but time has come for the Penguins to plan the post Sid Geno and Letang era.

Washington vs. Florida; Florida in 6. I like Ovi but I think the Panthers are just too strong up front, plus I want Chiarot to go deep.

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: The Wild in 6, just a gut feeling really.

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Edmonton in 7 (providing Smith doesnt suffer another injury). Great attack by McD and Drai will have to deal with Kopitar and Danault, that's not easy to do.

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado in 6 but it will be hard fought and gritty series.

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary in 5. Time for Johnny Hockey to shine in the post season


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Florida

Metropolitan: Rangers

Central: Colorado

Pacific: Calgary

Stanley Cup Finalists: Rangers

Stanley Cup Champions: Avalanche

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: MacKinnon

Player with most playoff points: MacKinnon

Goalie with most playoff wins: Kuemper

Player with most PIM: Ryan Reaves


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is Toronto because: they keep trying to win with the same formula year in, year out. There's no arguing that they are an attacking force but a defensive (and goaltending) farce.

The Cinderella team this year is going to be the Rangers because: Just the balance across the lines and the strength everywhere. Shesterkin has had a great season and it will carry on in the post season.

My team most definitely will not win (although they may win the lottery), so I want Colorado or Florida to win because: Lehkonen is such a hard worker and was so useful to the Habs for years that he deserves to lift lord Stanley's mug with the Avs. Big Ben was a force on the Canadiens' blue line for 3 years and the Panthers are fun to watch.

I hope that no one goes out in four straight, because: the playoffs are much more fun when series are tight and go to the wire. I take no pleasure in seeing humiliation, not even if it's the hated Bruins or Leafs.

Take Lehkonen as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because: Colorado will go far and he's now a mainstay on their power play, chances for a lot of points.

Avoid Ovechkin in your pool this year, because: the Caps won't make it past the 1st round

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this: Goaltending will matter a lot this year, the Canes would have much better chances if Anderson was healthy, same goes for the Preds and Sarros...
Santo_44
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 10.20.2014

May 2 @ 10:38 AM ET
[quote=Atomic Wedgie]Good day, Hockeybuzzers.

For those of you who haven't participated in official prediction threads before, there is no prize for being the most right or the most wrong.

The purpose of these threads is strictly to demonstrate your level of hockey IQ, to prove to others that yes you predicted that Petr Mrazek would win the Conn Smythe Trophy, and most importantly to call out Hockeybuzz blowhards on their bullpoop when they tell you in June that they just knew Colorado was going to poop the bed.

The rules are this: copy and paste the template below into a new post. Then fill in your predictions. You can put in as little or as much as you like.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not comment on other people's predictions in this thread. Do that in the regular threads.

PLEASE NOTE: This thread will be locked at 7 pm tonight, forever preserving your brilliant prognostications.

So now, without further ado, here are the Official HOckeybuzz 2022 NHL Playoffs Prediction Thread questions:

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Before you even read my predictions, you should know I am a Hockeybuzz genius because:

First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Carolina

Tampa vs. Toronto: Toronto

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: Pittsburgh

Washington vs. Florida; Florida

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: Minnesota

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: LA

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado

Dallas vs. Calgary: Dallas


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Toronto

Metropolitan: Pittsburgh

Central: Minnesota

Pacific: LA

Stanley Cup Finalists: Toronto and Minny

Stanley Cup Champions: Toronto

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: Matthews

Player with most playoff points: Matthews

Goalie with most playoff wins: Campbell

Player with most PIM: too lazy for his one. Gudas for fun


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is Carolina because: Freddy is hurt and they don’t have the star power

The Cinderella team this year is going to be Minny because: MAF and they are underrated

If my team doesn't win, I want Minny to win because: think about your own Leaf anxiety about the cap…now imagine having 14 M in dead cap the next few years…these fans deserve a run because it ain’t happening anymore after this year.

I hope that TB goes out in four straight, because: I’m a Leaf fan

Take Mikheyev as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because: He’s going to score

Avoid CGY players in your pool this year, because: they are getting upset

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this:Anti Leaf fans will have a bad summer
PrinceLH
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Belleville, ON
Joined: 07.06.2007

May 2 @ 10:49 AM ET
Boston vs. Carolina: Boston in 7

Tampa vs. Toronto: Tampa in 6

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: NY Rangers in 5

Washington vs. Florida; Florida in 7

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: St. Louis in 6

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Edmonton in 7

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado in 4

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary in 5


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Tampa

Metropolitan: Rangers

Central: Colorado

Pacific: Calgary

Stanley Cup Finalists: Colorado vs Tampa

Stanley Cup Champions: Tampa Bay

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: Hedman

Player with most playoff points: Point

Goalie with most playoff wins: Vasilevky

Player with most PIM: Tkachuk


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is Pittsburgh

The Cinderella team this year is going to be the Rangers

If my team doesn't win, I want Washington to win because the Leafs are my team.

I hope that Tampa goes out in four straight, because I want the Leafs to win.

Take Boston as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because of Experience.

Avoid Minnesota in your pool this year, because: They're over-rated.

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this: The Atlantic Division is the division of Death. The 4 teams that made the playoffs are all Cup contenders.
Atomic Wedgie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: At the centre of the hockey universe
Joined: 07.31.2006

May 2 @ 10:56 AM ET
Before you even read my predictions, you should know I am a Hockeybuzz genius because: I was Rick Vaive's paperboy.

First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Boston. Hurts me to say it, but if Andersen is hurt, this thing is over. Boston knows how to win.

Tampa vs. Toronto: Tampa in 5 or 6. Yeah, sorry. I think Toronto is a really good team, but I think Tampa is a gooderer team. And I don't think Campbell is up to it - goaltending can win a series, and Tampa has too much of an advantage.

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: Rangers will win this in 5. Pittsburgh's day is done.

Washington vs. Florida; Florida. They finished 22 points ahead of the Capitals. I don't care about playoff history - it's irrelevant.

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: St. Louis. Sucks to be a Minny fan, because they are salary cap-crippled after this year. Go take a look on CapFriendly - it's franking fugly.

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: I don't really watch many Western Conference games, so let's let my heart pick: Edmonton. I always cheer for Canadian teams.

Nashville vs. Colorado: I really want to cheer for Nashville here, but they have no franking chance.

Dallas vs. Calgary: Go Flames Go. Even my head thinks Calgary will win this.


Third Round Winners: Gotta be careful here I don't pick a team I said would be eliminated in round 1!

Atlantic: Tampa. Sorry

Metropolitan: Rangers.

Central: Colorado

Pacific: Flames over Oilers, but man, it will be fun if we get to see another battle of Alberta. How long has that been?

Stanley Cup Finalists: Too boring to pick Tampa, so I'm going to say Rangers. Too boring to say Colorado, so I'm going to say Flames.

Stanley Cup Champions: The Red Mile will go nuts.

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: Johnny Hockey

Player with most playoff points: Kucherov

Goalie with most playoff wins: Markstrom

Player with most PIM: Kadri!


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is Washington because: people are pointing to Florida teams choking in the playoffs 20 years ago, or the fact that it's not a great hockey market. It's irrelevant. Florida is a good team - Washington has no chance.

The Cinderella team this year is going to be Nashville because: I didn't really have any other team to pick. They are about the only team I don't give much of a chance to win, so what the hell, maybe they will surprise and I look like a genius.

If my team doesn't win, I want Calgary to win because: They are a Canadian team, the town will go franking insane, and most importantly we need to BRING STANLEY HOME!!!

I hope that Washington goes out in four straight, because: Ovechkin actively promotes a madman who is committing crimes against humanity. I think it's absolute horsepoop that the press turns a blind eye to this. It's a franking disgrace.

Take Antti Raanta as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because: you can probably grab him late, and he may be the guy they have to ride.

Avoid Matthews in your pool this year, because: it's risky, risky pick.

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this: It's the best Leafs team of all time. But they aren't heavy enough to win the way the games are currently called. I hope I eat these words.
senstroll
Location: New Fan, Needs to watch Ballet, ON
Joined: 02.22.2008

May 2 @ 10:58 AM ET
First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Boston

Tampa vs. Toronto: Tampa

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: Rangers

Washington vs. Florida; Florida

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: Minny

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Edm

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Boston

Metropolitan:Rangers

Central: Minnasota

Pacific: Calgary

Stanley Cup Finalists: Calgary vs Boston

Stanley Cup Champions: Calgary

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: johhny Gewdrow

Player with most playoff points: johhny Gewdrow

Goalie with most playoff wins: markstrom

Player with most PIM: Clifford


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is __________ because: Leafs


The Cinderella team this year is going to be __________ because: Calgary

If my team doesn't win, I want __________ to win because: nobody

I hope that __________ goes out in four straight, because: TB, because im a leafs fan

Take _________ as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because: Minny, cuz nobody ever cares about them

Avoid ________ in your pool this year, because: Leafs, cuz leafs

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this: playoff hockey is torchure
jribout
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 01.24.2011

May 2 @ 11:09 AM ET
Good day, Hockeybuzzers.

For those of you who haven't participated in official prediction threads before, there is no prize for being the most right or the most wrong.

The purpose of these threads is strictly to demonstrate your level of hockey IQ, to prove to others that yes you predicted that Petr Mrazek would win the Conn Smythe Trophy, and most importantly to call out Hockeybuzz blowhards on their bullpoop when they tell you in June that they just knew Colorado was going to poop the bed.

The rules are this: copy and paste the template below into a new post. Then fill in your predictions. You can put in as little or as much as you like.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not comment on other people's predictions in this thread. Do that in the regular threads.

PLEASE NOTE: This thread will be locked at 7 pm tonight, forever preserving your brilliant prognostications.

So now, without further ado, here are the Official HOckeybuzz 2022 NHL Playoffs Prediction Thread questions:

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Before you even read my predictions, you should know I am a Hockeybuzz genius because:

First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Carolina

Tampa vs. Toronto: Toronto

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: Rangers

Washington vs. Florida; Florida

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: St Louis

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Edmonton

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Leafs

Metropolitan: Rangers

Central: Avalanche

Pacific: Flames

Stanley Cup Finalists: Flames

Stanley Cup Champions: Leafs

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: Nylander

Player with most playoff points: Nylander

Goalie with most playoff wins: Campbell

Player with most PIM: Reaves


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is Tampa because: lose first round

The Cinderella team this year is going to be __Rangers ________ because: Shesterokin

If my team doesn't win, I want Flames to win because: Canadian team and Sutter

I hope that Tampa goes out in four straight, because: Leafs more rested

Take Mickey as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because: he is on a heater

Avoid ___kucherov _____ in your pool this year, because: it first round

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this:

- Atomic Wedgie
correct perry is an arsehole
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Calgary
Joined: 01.04.2021

May 2 @ 11:21 AM ET
First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Carolina

Tampa vs. Toronto: Tampa

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: NY Rangers

Washington vs. Florida; Florida

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: Minnesota

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: LA

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Florida

Metropolitan: Canes

Central: Colorado

Pacific: Calgary

Stanley Cup Finalists: AVs vs Florida

Stanley Cup Champions: Avs

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: Makar

Player with most playoff points: McKinnon

Goalie with most playoff wins: Kuemper

Player with most PIM: Kadri


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is __Toronto_ because: their goalie

The Cinderella team this year is going to be __________ because:

If my team doesn't win, I want _Florida_ to win because: Jumbo

I hope that _Toronto__ goes out in four straight, because: Laffs fans

Take _________ as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because:

Avoid _____any leaf___ in your pool this year, because:

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this:
Fakepartofme
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Living rent free... in your head, ON
Joined: 09.20.2010

May 2 @ 11:34 AM ET
First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Canes

Tampa vs. Toronto: Tampa in 6. Hope Im wrong, but we'll see.

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: Rangers

Washington vs. Florida; Florida

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: St Louis

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Edmonton

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary


Third Round Winners:
Once the Leafs are out, the below doesnt matter to me.
Atlantic:

Metropolitan:

Central:

Pacific:

Stanley Cup Finalists:

Stanley Cup Champions:

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner:

Player with most playoff points:

Goalie with most playoff wins:

Player with most PIM:


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is _____Pittsburg_____ because: they are past their prime.

The Cinderella team this year is going to be __Edmonton__ because: Its about time McDavid goes deep in the playoffs

If my team doesn't win, I want _Edmonton___ to win because: Their my 2nd fav team, and I want to see all the BS the hockey media spew about how Toronto missed out on hyman.

I hope that _Boston___ goes out in four straight, because: Fack them.

Take _________ as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because:

Avoid ________ in your pool this year, because:

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this: By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed.
Garfield512
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Pooping in your slippers.
Joined: 11.09.2006

May 2 @ 11:46 AM ET
First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Carolina in 6

Tampa vs. Toronto: Tampa in 7

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: NY Rangers in 6

Washington vs. Florida: Florida in 5

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: Minnesota in 7

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Edmonton in 6

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado in 4

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary in 5


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Florida

Metropolitan: Carolina

Central: Colorado

Pacific: Calgary

Stanley Cup Finalists: Florida

Stanley Cup Champions: Colorado

PS: Corey Perry will take out Tavares again in game 1 with a knee to the head.
GreatGigInTheSky
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: "Yeah, Garth is a tool"- Garf, ON
Joined: 06.12.2017

May 2 @ 12:24 PM ET
Before you even read my predictions, you should know I am a Hockeybuzz genius because:

First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Carolina in 7

Tampa vs. Toronto: Toronto in 6

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: Pittsburgh in 7

Washington vs. Florida: Washington in 7

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: St. Louis in 6

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Edmonton in 6

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado in 5

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary in 5


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Toronto

Metropolitan: Carolina

Central: Colorado

Pacific: Calgary

Stanley Cup Finalists: Colorado

Stanley Cup Champions: Toronto

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: Bill Ny

Player with most playoff points: Bill Ny

Goalie with most playoff wins: Campbell

Player with most PIM: Simmonds


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is __________ because: Florida, because it's just my opinion.

The Cinderella team this year is going to be __________ because: No one

If my team doesn't win, I want __________ to win because: Colorado, because I don't completely hate them.

I hope that __________ goes out in four straight, because: Tampa, because my heart can't take this poop

Take _________ as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because: Mikheyev, because shorthanded goals

Avoid ________ in your pool this year, because: Florida players in general, again, because I think they're not all that.

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this: I'm sticking to my guns. Called Leafs vs Avs in the season prediction thread, too.
Canada Cup
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: I’m willing to sit down with the Governor General. I’ll bring the beer. , ON
Joined: 07.06.2007

May 2 @ 12:29 PM ET
Good day, Hockeybuzzers.

For those of you who haven't participated in official prediction threads before, there is no prize for being the most right or the most wrong.

The purpose of these threads is strictly to demonstrate your level of hockey IQ, to prove to others that yes you predicted that Petr Mrazek would win the Conn Smythe Trophy, and most importantly to call out Hockeybuzz blowhards on their bullpoop when they tell you in June that they just knew Colorado was going to poop the bed.

The rules are this: copy and paste the template below into a new post. Then fill in your predictions. You can put in as little or as much as you like.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not comment on other people's predictions in this thread. Do that in the regular threads.

PLEASE NOTE: This thread will be locked at 7 pm tonight, forever preserving your brilliant prognostications.

So now, without further ado, here are the Official HOckeybuzz 2022 NHL Playoffs Prediction Thread questions:

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --

Before you even read my predictions, you should know I am a Hockeybuzz genius because:
The threshold is incredibly low
First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina:

Boston in 6. I believe you need a goalie Bingo
Tampa vs. Toronto:

Toronto in 6 because Zezel is a genius and I couldn’t survive a game 7
Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers:
NYR in 7. Pitt injuries and getting goalies
Washington vs. Florida;
Florida in 5 because Putin has Ovi’s family in captivity
St. Louis vs. Minnesota:
Minnesota in 7. They’ve got as much toughness and a bit more flair
Los Angeles vs. Edmonton:
Edmonton in 5. They’re better

Nashville vs. Colorado:
Colorado in 5. This year for sure right? Right Naz, right?
Dallas vs. Calgary:

Calgary in 4. Dallas sucks
Third Round Winners:

Atlantic:
Leaf’s, natch
Metropolitan:
Bruins (it’s happening)
Central:
Minnesota
Pacific:
Colorado
Stanley Cup Finalists:
Leafs and Colorado
Stanley Cup Champions:
Uhm, Leafs
Conn Smythe Trophy Winner:
Marner
Player with most playoff points:
Marner
Goalie with most playoff wins:
Nylander
Player with most PIM:
Naz

The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is ___canes_______ because: No goalie

The Cinderella team this year is going to be __Leafs________ because: everyone is so mean to the

If my team doesn't win, I want __a thermonuclear war________ to win because:

I hope that __________ goes out in four straight, because:

Take __Muzzin_______ as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because: he’s dead anyway. Or maybe JT

Avoid ___peeing_____ in your pool this year, because: it’s gross

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this:

- Atomic Wedgie
I hope we achieve a fair tax system and that someone pummels Corey Perry
landros 2
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Centre of universe
Joined: 02.07.2007

May 2 @ 12:50 PM ET
Good day, Hockeybuzzers.

For those of you who haven't participated in official prediction threads before, there is no prize for being the most right or the most wrong.

The purpose of these threads is strictly to demonstrate your level of hockey IQ, to prove to others that yes you predicted that Petr Mrazek would win the Conn Smythe Trophy, and most importantly to call out Hockeybuzz blowhards on their bullpoop when they tell you in June that they just knew Colorado was going to poop the bed.

The rules are this: copy and paste the template below into a new post. Then fill in your predictions. You can put in as little or as much as you like.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not comment on other people's predictions in this thread. Do that in the regular threads.

PLEASE NOTE: This thread will be locked at 7 pm tonight, forever preserving your brilliant prognostications.

So now, without further ado, here are the Official HOckeybuzz 2022 NHL Playoffs Prediction Thread questions:

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --

Before you even read my predictions, you should know I am a Hockeybuzz genius because:

First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Carolina

Tampa vs. Toronto: Toronto

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: Pittsburgh

Washington vs. Florida; Florida

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: Minnesota

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Edmonton

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Carolina

Metropolitan: Florida

Central: Minnesota

Pacific: Calgary

Stanley Cup Finalists: Carolina / Calgary

Stanley Cup Champions: Carolina

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner:Andersen G Carolina

Player with most playoff points:Guadreau

Goalie with most playoff wins:Marskstrom

Player with most PIM: Tkachuk


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is ____Rangers______ because: to much dependence on Goalies

The Cinderella team this year is going to be ___Carolina_______ because: Brindy

If my team doesn't win, I want ___don’t care_______ to win because:

I hope that ___Tbay_______ goes out in four straight, because:

Take _____DeAngelo____ as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because:

Avoid __Rangers______ in your pool this year, because: upset coming

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this:

- Atomic Wedgie

Carolina wins cup in 7 game series against Calgary.
winsix
Season Ticket Holder
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Henry Hudson's Farchild 24 South Porcupine
Joined: 04.03.2016

May 2 @ 12:58 PM ET
Atomic Wedgie Good day, Hockeybuzzers

Before you even read my predictions, you should know I am a Hockeybuzz genius because: I solved the theory of everything.

First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Boston in 7

Tampa vs. Toronto: Toronto in 6

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: Pittsburgh in 7

Washington vs. Florida; Washington in 6

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: Minnesota in 5

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Edmonton in 5

Nashville vs. Colorado:Colorado in 4

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary in 6


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Toronto

Metropolitan: Washington

Central: Colorado

Pacific: Edmonton

Stanley Cup Finalists: Toronto, Edmonton

Stanley Cup Champions: Toronto

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: Mitch Marner

Player with most playoff points: Connor McDavid

Goalie with most playoff wins: Jack Campbell

Player with most PIM: Tom Wilson


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs are the Panthers because: Bobrovsky sucks

The Cinderella team this year is going to be Edmonton because: they will suck less than Colorado, especially after Kadri is suspended.

If my team doesn't win, I want LA to win because: They are terrible

I hope that the Canes go out in four straight, because Bingo will lose his mind

Take the Minnesota Wild as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because: they are dirty and know "playoff hockey"

Avoid the Giroux or the Panthers in your pool because they can't defend and Giroux has never had a meaningful playoffs.

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this: Panthers will be embarrassed
Zezel
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Go Leafs Go, ON
Joined: 02.28.2011

May 2 @ 1:22 PM ET
First Round Winners:

Boston vs. Carolina: Boston

Tampa vs. Toronto: Toronto

Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers: Pittsburgh

Washington vs. Florida; Florida

St. Louis vs. Minnesota: Minnesota

Los Angeles vs. Edmonton: Edmonton

Nashville vs. Colorado: Colorado

Dallas vs. Calgary: Calgary


Third Round Winners:

Atlantic: Toronto

Metropolitan: Pittsburgh

Central: Minnesota

Pacific: Calgary

Stanley Cup Finalists: Minnesota & Toronto

Stanley Cup Champions: Toronto

Conn Smythe Trophy Winner: William Nylander

Player with most playoff points: Mitch Marner

Goalie with most playoff wins: Jack Campbell

Player with most PIM: Wayne Campbell


The most over-rated team going into the playoffs is __________ because: Tampa because LEAFS

The Cinderella team this year is going to be __________ because: Minnesota because they can score and grind


If my team doesn't win, I want __________ to win because: Edmonton because they are my western bandwagon team

I hope that __________ goes out in four straight, because: Tampa because LEAFS.

Take _________ as your sleeper pick in your pool this year, because: Nylander because he's the most underrated player in the league.

Avoid ________ in your pool this year, because: Kucherov because LEAFS.

If you remember nothing else I said about the 2022 NHL Playoffs, remember I said this: LEAFS.
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