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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Friday @ 12:42 PM ET
Eklund: Predicting the East Play-in Rounds And the Order of the Top Teams
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Friday @ 12:51 PM ET
Eklund: Predicting the East Play-in Rounds And the Order of the Top Teams
- Eklund

Pens in 3.
Leafs in 5.
Canes in 4.
Isles in 3.
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Friday @ 12:52 PM ET
Leafs in 3. Talka bout "4 Lines' for BJS, who will score? How will they stop all that skill and speed?
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Friday @ 12:55 PM ET
Brind'amour has not been playing the underdog card at all.

His message, and the message from the team, has been that the regular season match up doesn't matter and that the Canes are the favoured team and should play with that attitude.

The message is that they're a good team. They're the better team. Play like it and show them just how much better.

The Canes are a pretty quiet group of players. He's been trying to inject some swagger.
bullethead7
Season Ticket Holder
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Oshawa, ON
Joined: 07.26.2007

Friday @ 12:56 PM ET
Leafs in 5 very tough games
Isles in 4
Canes in 5
Pens in 4

TB
Was
Bos
Phi
Hunkulese
Calgary Flames
Location: QC
Joined: 09.30.2006

Friday @ 12:58 PM ET
Leafs in 3. Talka bout "4 Lines' for BJS, who will score? How will they stop all that skill and speed?
- RogerRoeper


They sure figured it out last year.
Kooleus
Los Angeles Kings
Location: LA (home of King Alex), CA
Joined: 11.17.2018

Friday @ 12:58 PM ET
Hey Ek. A week ago you posted an article with all of this detailed analysis of winning percentages since January 1, and then regulation points since January 1...you know, the one with a bunch of incorrect data.

That data showed Florida to be heavy favourites against the Islanders. Also showed NYR to be favourites against Carolina. But now you pick the opposite?

So you first come up with some random criteria to determine who will win, but then ignore it for 2 of the 4 series. Nice work.
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Friday @ 12:58 PM ET
They sure figured it out last year.
- Hunkulese



With Panarin and Duchene being their top playoff scorers...

Oh and Vasilevsky had a .857 save % in that sweep...
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Friday @ 1:02 PM ET
They sure figured it out last year.
- Hunkulese


the Blue Jackets scored 30 goals in the playoffs last year.

10 of those came from Duchene and Panarin.
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Friday @ 1:04 PM ET
the Blue Jackets scored 30 goals in the playoffs last year.

10 of those came from Duchene and Panarin.

- BINGO!



Exactly. They are simply not the same team. They worked "Hard" last year, yes. But they had the talent to go with it. And will the Leafs poop the bed like Tampa did and their goaltending be that bad? Doubtful.
bruceflyers
Joined: 06.16.2012

Friday @ 1:06 PM ET
I don’t care very much for articles that willfully ignore The Flyers.

What are you trying to hide?!?

LET’S GO FLYERS !! !!!
Hardbalz
Joined: 06.08.2011

Friday @ 1:29 PM ET
Pens
Blue Jackets
Canes
Islanders
Each series is a sweep
Let’s get to the draft
jkumpire
Location:
Joined: 03.16.2009

Friday @ 1:58 PM ET
CBJ in 4 or 5.

Bingo, I understand that a lot of offense left the CBJ last year.

Last time I checked this is the 2019-2020 season, not the 2018-2019 season. The CBJ lost more man-games than any team in the league this year, including most of their offense. All but Josh Anderson are healthy now, and a lot of young players did well this season.

And at best for Toronto the Goalie situation is a wash, especially with the well-known weakness in the Leaf's D-core that leaves Anderson hung out to dry too many nights.

It should be a good series, but dismissing the CBJ is a bad call.


BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Friday @ 2:14 PM ET
CBJ in 4 or 5.

Bingo, I understand that a lot of offense left the CBJ last year.

Last time I checked this is the 2019-2020 season, not the 2018-2019 season. The CBJ lost more man-games than any team in the league this year, including most of their offense. All but Josh Anderson are healthy now, and a lot of young players did well this season.

And at best for Toronto the Goalie situation is a wash, especially with the well-known weakness in the Leaf's D-core that leaves Anderson hung out to dry too many nights.

It should be a good series, but dismissing the CBJ is a bad call.

- jkumpire


i think the jackets can make it interesting, but I don't think the have the firepower to actually hang in there if the game opens up.

I LOVE PLD but you have to admit the roster leaves a lot to be desired. Hard working and some great talent on D, but they look kind of like the Preds teams from 2005-15 that were always good enough to be competitive in the first round but never really got anywhere.
Kooleus
Los Angeles Kings
Location: LA (home of King Alex), CA
Joined: 11.17.2018

Friday @ 2:44 PM ET
LOL at you guys talking about CBJ. Did anyone catch Tanner's article on his other site. Let me recap:

-Leafs will win the Cup
-they have the best depth at centre in the NHL
-the best LW depth
-the best RW depth
-the best 4th line
-the best 7th defenseman
-the best roster ever constructed in the cap era

There wasn't any reference to Jfresh cards and WAR levels though. But they probably are the best too.
hawk35
Season Ticket Holder
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: NF
Joined: 08.26.2009

Friday @ 2:58 PM ET
Nice "Leaf baiting".

Jackets? ...... Ya, right. Leafs in 3. And each game by two or more goals.
Vukota
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.29.2007

Friday @ 3:07 PM ET
Not looking ahead but I’m pretty sure if the Isles win they are playing Tampa. Did something change since then?
SolidGoldBricks
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Robidas Island, MI
Joined: 10.30.2013

Friday @ 3:11 PM ET
Not looking ahead but I’m pretty sure if the Isles win they are playing Tampa. Did something change since then?
- Vukota




Depends who wins the play-ins doesn't it? I think there's a re-seed based on who wins. So if Montreal beats Pitt, they don't become the 5 seed.

I could be wrong.
bruceflyers
Joined: 06.16.2012

Friday @ 3:25 PM ET
Nice "Leaf baiting".

Jackets? ...... Ya, right. Leafs in 3. And each game by two or more goals.

- hawk35


So just to be clear...shanny is NOT getting fired then?!?

Thank you.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Friday @ 3:46 PM ET
So just to be clear...shanny is NOT getting fired then?!?

Thank you.

- bruceflyers

So just to be clear... if/when the Flyers are eliminated, which team's bandwagon will you be jumping on then? With all your vast bandwagon jumping experience... Ahhhhh, Beavis?????

Thank you
PT21
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 03.04.2008

Friday @ 3:48 PM ET
Depends who wins the play-ins doesn't it? I think there's a re-seed based on who wins. So if Montreal beats Pitt, they don't become the 5 seed.

I could be wrong.

- SolidGoldBricks


1. Round robin decides seeds, but ties from rr record are broken by reg season ppg.

2. Teams that 'play-in' to playoffs are ranked afterwards according to regular season record (ppg), with no bearing on rankings of play-in record.

3. After that, per usual.

Thats what my understanding is.
Crushers68
New Jersey Devils
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Joined: 02.17.2009

Friday @ 3:52 PM ET
LOL at you guys talking about CBJ. Did anyone catch Tanner's article on his other site. Let me recap:

-Leafs will win the Cup
-they have the best depth at centre in the NHL
-the best LW depth
-the best RW depth
-the best 4th line
-the best 7th defenseman
-the best roster ever constructed in the cap era

There wasn't any reference to Jfresh cards and WAR levels though. But they probably are the best too.

- Kooleus


No, stopped reading Tanner’s crap months ago when he spouted off all his BS political views. The guy’s head is a train wreck.

But the comments don’t surprise me, he’s a Leaf Homer
Crushers68
New Jersey Devils
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Joined: 02.17.2009

Friday @ 3:55 PM ET
So just to be clear... if/when the Flyers are eliminated, which team's bandwagon will you be jumping on then? With all your vast bandwagon jumping experience...
- gergeswillems
Ahhhhh, Beavis?????


Thank you


You rang?
PT21
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 03.04.2008

Friday @ 4:02 PM ET
LOL at you guys talking about CBJ. Did anyone catch Tanner's article on his other site. Let me recap:

-Leafs will win the Cup
-they have the best depth at centre in the NHL
-the best LW depth
-the best RW depth
-the best 4th line
-the best 7th defenseman
-the best roster ever constructed in the cap era

There wasn't any reference to Jfresh cards and WAR levels though. But they probably are the best too.

- Kooleus


Partial to Maple, is he now?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/foo...apleandchilliroaste_87749

It seems like I should start reading this guy, since everyone else does.

So, what other site?
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Friday @ 4:07 PM ET
Partial to Maple, is he now?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/foo...apleandchilliroaste_87749

It seems like I should start reading this guy, since everyone else does.

So, what other site?

- PT21

Comedy Central...

https://editorinleaf.com/...ple-leafs-stanley-cup-14/
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