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Title: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: jmorgan on August 10, 2020, 01:40:54 PM
The quest for the 2020 Stanley Cup begins tomorrow with these first-round matches.

Eastern Conference:

(1) Philadelphia Flyers vs. 8 Montreal Canadiens
(2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (7) Columbus Blue Jackets
(3) Washington Capitals vs. (6) New York Islanders
(4) Boston Bruins vs. (5) Carolina Hurricanes

Western Conference:

(1) Vegas Golden Knights vs. 8 Chicago Blackhawks
(2) Colorado Avalanche vs. (7) Arizona Coyotes
(3) Dallas Stars vs. (6) Calgary Flames
(4) St. Louis Blues vs. (5) Vancouver Canucks
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: UltraPrice on August 10, 2020, 02:19:51 PM
My predictions:

Canadians in 7
Lightning in 6
Capitals in 6
Bruins in 5

Golden Knights in 7
Avalanche in 5
Stars in 6
Blues in 6
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: TPIR_rules on August 10, 2020, 11:17:28 PM
Here are my first round & Stanley Cup Final predictions:


Philadelphia over Montreal in 5
Tampa Bay over Columbus in 6
Washington over NY Islanders in 6
Carolina over Boston in 6
Vegas over Chicago in 6
Arizona over Colorado in 7
Dallas over Calgary in 5
St. Louis over Vancouver in 5


Stanley Cup Final: Tampa Bay over Dallas
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on August 14, 2020, 07:07:34 PM
Totally didn't see this thread (somehow) while I was rather active in the OILF section.  No picks from me, but I don't think I could've or would've made them anyway.  It's a total wildcard with the postseason.  Both teams that benefited from bonus Hockey (Overtime) lost to even the series.  That was some greatness between Tampa & Columbus and then to a lesser extent, Boston & Carolina.  I'm so glad that Hockey didn't change postseason rules to shootouts and 3-on-3 (though the latter is actually exciting while the former is a better tie-breaker for soccer).

Meanwhile, it may be early, but the most embarrassing and historic playoff loss might not be that as Montreal totally dominated Philadelphia.  They hung in there in their 2-1 loss earlier this week, but maybe Carey Price is not onboard with a total rebuild, but rather, a man with something to prove.  I don't know or think it'll happen, but the Canadians are a current example of the fact that games don't cancelled due to lopsided odds; it's all about one's performance in said game
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: UltraPrice on August 22, 2020, 01:37:10 AM
Second round matchups are set

Flyers vs. Islanders
Bruins vs. Lightning

Golden Knights vs. Canucks
Avalanche vs. Stars

My predictions:
Flyers in 7
Bruins in 6

Golden Knights in 5
Avalanche in 6

Also if Tampa Bay loses the series, it will be yet another early playoff exit which gets Jon Cooper fired.
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: UltraPrice on August 22, 2020, 01:40:51 AM
Also if Tampa Bay loses the series, it will be yet another early playoff exit which I believe gets Jon Cooper fired.
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: TPIR_rules on August 22, 2020, 11:20:25 AM
My second round predictions:


NY Islanders over Philadelphia in 6
Tampa Bay over Boston in 6
Vegas over Vancouver in 6
Dallas over Colorado in 7
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: jmorgan on September 04, 2020, 11:42:45 PM
For the 27th year in a row, there will not be a Canadian team winning the Stanley Cup as Vegas eliminates Vancouver. Next up, Vegas takes on the Dallas Stars.
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: mellongraig on September 04, 2020, 11:48:08 PM
Well they tried and kept it close for most of the game but sometimes being down in a hole from 3-1 it can be tough to come back from that deficit. If there is any good thing the off season will not be as long as it has in years past.
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: jmorgan on September 05, 2020, 11:13:00 PM
Dallas and Vegas in the Western Conference Finals.

New York Islanders and Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: UltraPrice on September 06, 2020, 12:41:53 AM
For the first time since 1993, the Islanders are in the Conference  Finals.

My Conference Finals predictions:
Lightning over Islanders in 6
Golden Knights over Stars in 5
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: TPIR_rules on September 06, 2020, 03:03:09 PM
My Conference Finals predictions:


Tampa Bay over NY Islanders in 6
Dallas over Vegas in 7
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: jude_este on September 14, 2020, 11:34:04 PM
For the first time since 2000, The Dallas Stars are headed to the NHL Finals after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 in overtime to win the Western Conference final 4-1.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/stars/2020/09/14/nhl-playoffs-stars-top-golden-knights-reach-stanley-cup-final/5792224002/
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: GoldenBulldog on September 15, 2020, 12:45:00 AM
The Dallas Stars are in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years!!!

And I couldn't be more prouder!!!

:mrgreen:
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on September 15, 2020, 04:49:45 PM
Congrats to your team.  Though I felt bad for Vegas (not that much though based on their goalie decisions) it's amazing how a team that's been in the league for 3 years has been one of the last four teams left 2 of those three years.  Last year was a painful loss, but still amazing I think.

The Stars should be okay in the finals.  Saying they'll have their hands full doesn't mean too much.  It's a level playing field for all competing postseason teams (excluding the qualifying round losers).  It's totally the opposite of the NBA
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: PatrickRox80 on September 16, 2020, 12:46:59 PM
The Stars won't know their opponents just yet thanks to the Isles forcing Game 6 last night.
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: UltraPrice on September 17, 2020, 11:21:13 PM
It's Tampa Bay and Dallas in the Finals after the Lightning eliminated the Islanders in overtime tonight.

I predict Tampa Bay wins in 6.
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on September 17, 2020, 11:30:05 PM
Should be a great final, but I think the Lightning are due
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: pannoni1 on September 18, 2020, 10:50:11 AM
An all-Florida sports sweep is certainly possible this year, with the Lightning in the finals, the Heat up 2-0 in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, the Rays in first place in the AL East with the playoffs just around the corner, and who knows what will happen in the NFL even if FL's teams have been bad recently, though at least Jacksonville won their opener. This is the first time that the Stanley Cup finals have been against teams who are located in southern states, something you'd expect more with the NCAA football championship. In fact, this is the second southernmost possible Stanley Cup Final matchup (only the Stars and Panthers are located more geographicaly southward). I'll bet Canada is VERY upset about that fact since not only the land up north has had such a long title drought, the teams who could win it aren't even close to Canada!
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: geniusinmath on September 18, 2020, 11:38:08 AM
I say the Stars will win it in 6.
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: TPIR_rules on September 18, 2020, 07:35:47 PM
My Stanley Cup Final prediction:


Tampa Bay over Dallas in 6
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: Teddy on September 18, 2020, 08:26:17 PM
I can do you one better:

Tampa Bay in seven
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on September 19, 2020, 02:39:11 PM
Dallas in seven


I'm rooting for Tampa Bay, of course, but Dallas is a very good team.  They were doing well before everything was shutdown.  Both teams are good, really; they do have their flaws.  However I think the Stars will win their first cup in over 20 years, but not before losing four of their first three games (winning one of their first three though)
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: pricefan18 on September 19, 2020, 03:17:54 PM
Dallas in seven


I'm rooting for Tampa Bay, of course, but Dallas is a very good team.  They were doing well before everything was shutdown.  Both teams are good, really; they do have their flaws.  However I think the Stars will win their first cup in over 20 years, but not before losing four of their first three games (winning one of their first three though)

I believe you mean three of four....since you can't lose four out of three... :p
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on September 19, 2020, 03:31:53 PM
I believe you mean three of four....since you can't lose four out of three... :p


That's right.  Thanks pricefan.  Not sure how I posted that!
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on September 28, 2020, 11:08:19 PM
Tampa Bay has done it!  They are your 2020 Stanley Cup Champions!
Title: Re: 2020 NHL Playoffs
Post by: UltraPrice on September 29, 2020, 02:53:42 AM
For the first time since the 2003-04 season, Tampa Bay wins the Stanley Cup.  Great bounceback after getting swept in the first round past season.