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Playoff Predictions 2018

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My predictions (biased Ducks version)

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Round 1

Tampa Bay Lightning (A1) vs. New Jersey Devils (WC2)

  • LIGHTNING in 6

Boston Bruins (A2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (A3)

  • BRUINS in 7

Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC1)

  • CAPITALS in 6

Pittsburgh Penguins (M2) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (M3)

  • FLYERS in 7

Round 2

Tampa Bay Lightning (A1) vs. Boston Bruins (A2)

  • BRUINS in 6

Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (M3)

  • CAPITALS in 7

Round 3

Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Boston Bruins (A2)

  • BOSTON in 6


WESTERN CONFERENCE

Round 1

Nashville Predators (C1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC2)

  • NASHVILLE in 6

Winnipeg Jets (C2) vs. Minnesota Wild (C3)

  • WINNIPEG in 6

Vegas Golden Knights (P1) vs. Los Angeles Kings (WC1)

  • KINGS in 5

Anaheim Ducks (P2) vs. San Jose Sharks (P3)

  • DUCKS in 6

Round 2

Nashville Predators (C1) vs. Winnipeg Jets (C2)

  • JETS in 7

Anaheim Ducks (P2) vs. Los Angeles Kings (WC1)

  • DUCKS in 6

Round 3

Winnipeg Jets (C2) vs. Anaheim Ducks (P2)

  • DUCKS in 7

 

STANLEY CUP FINALS

Boston Bruins (A2) vs. Anaheim Ducks (P2)

  • DUCKS in 6

 

CONN SMYTHE TROPHY

John Gibson

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ROUND 1

Eastern Conference

       Lightning over Devils in 7

      Leafs over Bruins in 6

      Caps over Jackets in 5

       Pitts over Philly in 6

Western Conference

       Preds over Avs in 4

       Jets over Wild in 5

        Kings over Knights in 6

        Ducks over Sharks in 7

ROUND 2

Eastern Conference

          Leafs over Lightning in 6

         Caps over Pitts in 7

Western Conference

        Preds over Jets in 7

        Ducks over Kings in 7

ROUND 3

Eastern Conference

               Leafs over Caps in 6

Western Conference

               Ducks over Preds in 7 (in rose colored glasses)

Stanley Cup Final

Ducks over Leafs in 6

Your new 2018 champions The Anaheim Ducks!! …..Ducks…… Ducks…… Ducks….(Rob wake up…. Rob?? Hey man… you ok? You were mumbling something in your sleep right now… something like Hambus, Racks, Gibby?? You most of hit your head pretty hard back there on that rock. I guess no more riding burros at midnight, uh?)

 

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East

PITT in 6 over Philly

TB in 5 over NJ

TOR in 7 over Boston

WASH in 6 over CBJ

Round 2

WASH in 7 over PITT

TB in 6 over TOR

Round 3

TB in 6 over WASH

West

VGK in 6 over L.A.

ANA in 7 over SJ

NASH in 5 over COL

WINN in 6 over MINN

Round 2

ANA in 6 over VGK

NASH in 7 over WINN

Round 3

NASH in 5 over ANA

SCF

NASH in 7 over TB

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49 minutes ago, hoxxey said:

Does anyone know when the winner of the president's trophy has won the Stanley Cup?

35-40% of the time...

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14 minutes ago, wataduk said:

SCF

NASH in 7 over TB

This is your serious version!

My serious version is Boston

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17 minutes ago, ZTHER said:

This is your serious version!

My serious version is Boston

Ahhhhhh
You wanted the Duck fan version?
Round 1

Ducks in 4

Round 2

Ducks in 4

Round 3

Ducks in 4

SCF

Ducks in 4

Conn Smythe
Nick Ritchie

 

 


 

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ROUND 1
Eastern Conference
      Lightning over Devils in 5
      Bruins over Leafs in 7
      Caps over Jackets in 6
      Philly over Pitts in 6
Western Conference
       Preds over Avs in 5
       Jets over Wild in 6
       Knights over Kings within 5
       Ducks over Sharks within 6

ROUND 2
Eastern Conference
       Lightning over Bruins in 6
       Caps over Philly within 6
Western Conference
       Jets over Preds within 6
       Ducks over Knights within 7

ROUND 3
Eastern Conference
       Lightning over Caps in 6
Western Conference
       Ducks over Jets in 7

Stanley Cup Final
Ducks over Lightning in 7 (ROSE colored glasses)

CONN SMYTHE TROPHY
John Gibson

Alternative: Caps over Lightning and whoever gets out of the West.

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Even though I am clearly incapable of getting anything hockey related correct these days ever (Buffalo in the playoffs, hello!), I still feel confident making bold predictions. Hot take alert: I think the team that hockeys the hardest and stays healthier than the others will win. You heard it here first. 

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50 minutes ago, wataduk said:

Ahhhhhh
You wanted the Duck fan version?
Round 1

Ducks in 4

Round 2

Ducks in 4

Round 3

Ducks in 4

SCF

Ducks in 4

Conn Smythe
Nick Ritchie

 

 


 

This is great. I have a mental image of Ritchie trying to take a bite out of the giant maple leaf on the Conn Smythe trophy now. Someone needs to tell him it tastes like maple syrup and we might just get an MVP performance out of him this spring. 

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NASH in 4 over COL
WINN in 5 over MINN
VEGAS in 7 over LA
ANA in 7 over SJ

TB in 5 over NJ
BOS in 7 over TOR
CLBS in 7 over WASH
PHIL in 7 over PITT
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WINN over NASH
ANA over VEGAS

BOS over TB
PHIL over CLBS
_________________

WINN over ANA
BOS over PHIL
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BOS over WINN

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West

  • Nashville in 5
  • Winnipeg in 6
  • Vegas in 7
  • Ducks in 6

East

  • Tampa in 7
  • Toronto in 6
  • Washington in 7
  • Pittsburgh in 5

Round 2

  • Winnipeg in 6
  • Ducks in 6
  • Tampa Bay in 7
  • Washington in 6

Conf Finals

  • Ducks in 6
  • Tampa Bay in 6

Finals

  • Ducks in 7

 

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3 hours ago, hoxxey said:

Does anyone know when the winner of the president's trophy has won the Stanley Cup?

As Zther pointed out it already happened quite a few times. I think the last team to do so were the 2013 blackhawks. 

 

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I usually don't do predictions so this is me having some (Ducks biased) fun

Round 1 

EAST

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils

  • Tampa in 6

Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Boston in 7

Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Columbus in 6

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers

  • Philadelphia in 7

Round 2

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins

  • Tampa in 7

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers

  • Philadelphia in 6 (CBJ is too excited they don't have to face the pens. They go for drinks and Philly takes advantage)

Round 3

Tampa Bay Lightning  vs. Philadelphia Flyers

  • Tampa in 6


WEST

Round 1

Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche

  • Nashville in 4

Winnipeg Jets vs. Minnesota Wild

  • Winnipeg in 6

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Los Angeles Kings

Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks

  • Anaheim in 6

Round 2

Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets

  • Nashville in 6

Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings

  • Anaheim in 4

Round 3

Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks

  • DUCKS in 6 (johansen loses it and gets taken to the loony bin where he spends the rest of his days drawing Ryan Kesler faces on the walls) 
     

STANLEY CUP FINALS

Tampa Bay Lightning  vs. Anaheim Ducks

  • Anaheim in 8 (the NHL can't get enough of this match-up and decides to let it go to best of 9. Just kidding. Anaheim in 7)

CONN SMYTHE TROPHY

Playoffberg shows up and takes home the Conn Smythe only to have it stolen by Corey Perry.

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Serious version                Ducks favored version

West                                 West

  • Nashville in 5                 same
  • Winnipeg in 6                 same
  • Vegas in 7                      same
  • Ducks in 6                      same

East                                  East

  • Tampa in 6                     Tampa in 5
  • Boston in 7                     Boston in 6
  • Washington in 7             Jackets in 6
  • Pittsburgh in 5                Pittsburgh in 6

Round 2                            R2

  • Nashville in 6                 Winnipeg in 7
  • Ducks in 6                      Ducks in 6 
  • Tampa Bay in 7              Boston in 6
  • Pittsburgh in 6                Pittsburgh in 6

Conf Finals                       CF

  • Nashville in 6                 Ducks in 6
  • Tampa Bay in 6              Boston in 6

Finals                               SCF

  • Tampa in 7                     Ducks in 6 over Boston AKA 'The Z Special'

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I can't bring myself to pick Nashville so I'm going for the homer version too. Mine is eerily similar to Z's.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Round 1

Tampa Bay Lightning (A1) vs. New Jersey Devils (WC2)

  • LIGHTNING in 5

Boston Bruins (A2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (A3)

  • BRUINS in 6

Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC1)

  • CAPITALS in 5

Pittsburgh Penguins (M2) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (M3)

  • PENGUINS in 6

Round 2

Tampa Bay Lightning (A1) vs. Boston Bruins (A2)

  • BRUINS in 7

Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (M2)

  • CAPITALS in 7

Round 3

Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Boston Bruins (A2)

  • BOSTON in 6


WESTERN CONFERENCE

Round 1

Nashville Predators (C1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC2)

  • NASHVILLE in 4

Winnipeg Jets (C2) vs. Minnesota Wild (C3)

  • WINNIPEG in 7

Vegas Golden Knights (P1) vs. Los Angeles Kings (WC1)

  • KINGS in 7

Anaheim Ducks (P2) vs. San Jose Sharks (P3)

  • DUCKS in 6

Round 2

Nashville Predators (C1) vs. Winnipeg Jets (C2)

  • JETS in 6

Anaheim Ducks (P2) vs. Los Angeles Kings (WC1)

  • DUCKS in 6

Round 3

Winnipeg Jets (C2) vs. Anaheim Ducks (P2)

  • DUCKS in 7

 

STANLEY CUP FINALS

Boston Bruins (A2) vs. Anaheim Ducks (P2)

  • DUCKS in 5

 

CONN SMYTHE TROPHY

John Gibson

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ROUND 1
Eastern Conference
      Lightning over Devils in 5
      Bruins over Leafs in 7
      Capitals over Jackets in 5
      Penguins over Flyers in 6
Western Conference
       Predators over Avalanche in 4
       Jets over Wild in 5
       Kings over Knights in 6
       Ducks over Sharks in 6

ROUND 2
Eastern Conference
       Bruins over Lightning in 7
       Penguins over Capitals in 6
Western Conference
       Predators over Jets within 7
       Ducks over Kings within 6

ROUND 3
Eastern Conference
       Penguins over Bruins in 6
Western Conference
       Ducks over Predators in 6

Stanley Cup Final
Ducks over Penguins in 7 (Battle of the Birds!)

CONN SMYTHE TROPHY
Corey Perry

Alternative: Tampa Bay VS Winnipeg.

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2 hours ago, nieder said:

I can't bring myself to pick Nashville so I'm going for the homer version too. Mine is eerily similar to Z's.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Round 1

Tampa Bay Lightning (A1) vs. New Jersey Devils (WC2)

  • LIGHTNING in 5

Boston Bruins (A2) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (A3)

  • BRUINS in 6

Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (WC1)

  • CAPITALS in 5

Pittsburgh Penguins (M2) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (M3)

  • PENGUINS in 6

Round 2

Tampa Bay Lightning (A1) vs. Boston Bruins (A2)

  • BRUINS in 7

Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (M2)

  • CAPITALS in 7

Round 3

Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Boston Bruins (A2)

  • BOSTON in 6


WESTERN CONFERENCE

Round 1

Nashville Predators (C1) vs. Colorado Avalanche (WC2)

  • NASHVILLE in 4

Winnipeg Jets (C2) vs. Minnesota Wild (C3)

  • WINNIPEG in 7

Vegas Golden Knights (P1) vs. Los Angeles Kings (WC1)

  • KINGS in 7

Anaheim Ducks (P2) vs. San Jose Sharks (P3)

  • DUCKS in 6

Round 2

Nashville Predators (C1) vs. Winnipeg Jets (C2)

  • JETS in 6

Anaheim Ducks (P2) vs. Los Angeles Kings (WC1)

  • DUCKS in 6

Round 3

Winnipeg Jets (C2) vs. Anaheim Ducks (P2)

  • DUCKS in 7

 

STANLEY CUP FINALS

Boston Bruins (A2) vs. Anaheim Ducks (P2)

  • DUCKS in 5

 

CONN SMYTHE TROPHY

John Gibson

THAT's BOLD, Nieder, extremely so. Drunken BOLD perhaps? :ph34r:

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10 minutes ago, DucksProg said:

THAT's BOLD, Nieder, extremely so. Drunken BOLD perhaps? :ph34r:

I feel the need to pick some slightly unexpected results. The playoffs very rarely goes to plan with the favorites winning. My picking Washington and Winnipeg are both more 'I hope this happens' picks because I'd love to see the Penguins and Predators knocked out early.

 

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Pacific Division

ANA vs. SJS-Ducks in 5

VGK vs. LAK-Vegas in 6

Central Division

WPG vs. MIN-Jets in 6

NSH vs. COL-Preds in 6

Atlantic Division

TBL vs. NJD-Tampa in 6

TOR vs. BOS-Leafs in 7

Metro Division

WSH vs. CBJ-Caps in 5

PIT vs. PHL-Pens in 7

West Semis

ANA vs. VGK-Ducks in 6

NSH vs. WPG-Jets in 7

East Semis

WSH vs. PIT-Caps in 6

TBL vs. TOR-Tampa in 7

West Final

ANA vs. WPG-Ducks in 6

East Final

WSH vs. TBL-Caps in 7

Stanley Cup Final

ANA vs. WSH-Ducks in 6

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I noticed this thread well after the first game of the post season started, I'm just gonna parrot wataduck w/ Ducks in 16. 

Conn: Grantzlaf embodies the spirit of Pahlsson. 

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Pacific Division

ANA vs. SJS -Ducks in 6

VGK vs. LAK -Vegas in 5

Central Division

WPG vs. MIN -Jets in 6

NSH vs. COL -Preds in 5

Atlantic Division

TBL vs. NJD  -Jersey in 7

TOR vs. BOS -Leafs in 6

Metro Division

WSH vs. CBJ -Caps in 5

PIT vs. PHL -Pens in 4

West Semis

ANA vs. VGK -Ducks in 6

NSH vs. WPG -Jets in 7

East Semis

WSH vs. PIT -Pens in 6

NJD vs. TOR -Leafs in 7

West Final

ANA vs. WPG -Ducks in 7

East Final

TOR vs. PIT -Leafs in 7

Stanley Cup Final

ANA vs. TOR -Ducks in 5

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43 minutes ago, Fisix said:

Damn.  WE are a bunch of homers.

And proud of it! Those other teams can sod off on our way to the Cup!

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37 minutes ago, FanSince1993 said:

I would say Ducks will be eliminated by Kings in the second round. Nashville or Pittsburgh will win it all.

Seems like HeWhoWatchDuckOnPond in disguise

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45 minutes ago, FanSince1993 said:

I would say Ducks will be eliminated by Kings in the second round. Nashville or Pittsburgh will win it all.

Kings aren't going to make it out of Vegas.

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21 minutes ago, Fisix said:

Kings aren't going to make it out of Vegas.

I'm waiting for the Pittsburgh-esque shelling by Vegas on LA.

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