Good Stick Lehky
Rejoint: jun 2017
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I’m not going to predict the round robin, since that’s just a crapshoot, but here are my play in predictions:
PIT in 3
NYR in 5
NYI in 4
CBJ in 5
EDM in 3
ARI in 5
VAN in 4
WPG in 5
PIT & EDM are clearly the far superior teams, with 2 superstar forwards. CHI or MTL might win a game, but they can’t beat EDM/PIT.
The Rangers have 3 goalies that I trust more than Carolina’s goalies. And they’re missing Pesce & Hamilton. And the Rangers have Panarin and Zibanejad. This will be the most exciting series to watch, and I see the Rangers coming out on top.
I’m not sure about NYI vs FLA. I’m picking the Isles because I’ve learned to never bet on the Panthers. The Isles defensive system wins on this one.
CBJ vs TOR will be a close series. Maybe not exciting, because of the way the Jackets play, but it’ll be close. I went with the team with the better D and G to win the series.
ARI wins because they have the better goalie. Neither team scores much, so the goaltending will decide this series.
MIN may be underrated by some people. While the Wild can do some damage, I can’t see them beating a Canucks team as skilled as this one is. MIN won’t be able to overcome the difference in skill or goaltending.
WPG has the better goalie, and is built for playoff hockey. Meanwhile Gaudreau disappears come playoff time. The Jets’ defense isn’t good, but Hellebyuck and their forward depth can make up for it.