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First Round Playoff Predictions

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The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs opens tomorrow.  Here are my predictions on the first round series.

Washington defeats Montreal   Montreal has Jaroslav Halak in goal, who is one of the hottest goalies in the league and that is reason to think an upset is not impossible, but Washington is too good.  They have too strong a team.  They were first place and had the biggest goal differential in the league.  They have too many offensive weapons to lose in the first round to an eighth seed, who would have been 12th in the west with the same record.

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All Aboard….Dater’s Picking The Wings

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And you can take that “all aboard” how you want.  To the unititiated, it could refer to the red and white bandwagon the MSM is climbing back on.  And it’s filling up.  To 19 of you, though, it means The Hasek.  It’s been open since May of 2007, I think. Is that right?  I can’t remember. But I do know this.  When certain people predict rainbows and firetrucks with puppies and hookers?  That’s when I get nervous. 

This should frigging terrify you if you’re a Wing fan.  And if you’re not a Wing fan, well you can suck it.  That’s another post though.


But in the playoffs, it’s always the team that does everything consistently well that comes out on top, which is why I say the Detroit Red Wings will come away with their fifth Stanley Cup since 1997.

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A Look At Composite Sticks

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Wayne Karl at TSN,

TSN hockey analyst Pierre McGuire emphatically proclaimed – in an oft-repeated on air clip - that they “stink! Get rid of them!” and Martin Brodeur once said, “they should be illegal.”

Ten years later, the one-piece composite hockey stick is anything but outlawed – it has been embraced as the weapon of choice by almost all NHL players, and is one of the most significant success stories in the hockey business in decades.

All from a rather quiet introduction in the second half of the 1999-2000 season when Easton Hockey convinced then-New Jersey Devils rookie Scott Gomez to be the first NHLer to use “the most technologically advanced stick ever,” the Synergy.


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Is This A Threat, Perhaps A Warning?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic,

A WhiteOut shouldn’t be stained with pockets of red.  The interior of Jobing.com Arena should not resemble Santa Claus with a bloody nose.

In other words:  Stay away, Red Wings fans.

With the Coyotes hoping to win the franchise’s first playoff series since 1987, this is an appeal to all hockey fans in the Valley.


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Ready, Set, Start The Playoffs

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

A day at a time folks, one game, one win, one loss, move on.

My NHL.com blog today.

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Vinik’s Vision

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

The new Lightning owner talks about the future plus Vinny Lecavalier discusses the moves.

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Round 1 Coverage On Versus

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 13, 2010)- VERSUS, the fastest growing sports cable network in the country, will drop the puck on its wall-to-wall coverage of the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday, April 14.  The network will start the night at 6:30 p.m. ET with the first Playoffs edition of Hockey Central followed by the first game in the Ottawa Senators/Pittsburgh Penguins series at 7:00 p.m. ET.  VERSUS will air another Hockey Central show at 9:30 p.m. ET followed by Game 1 in the Detroit Red Wings/Phoenix Coyotes series at 10 p.m. ET.  VERSUS concludes its first night of coverage by joining Game 1 of the Colorado Avalanche/San Jose Sharks series in-progress following the conclusion of the Red Wings/Coyotes telecast.

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Spezza Is The Key

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from Bruce Garrioch of Off The Posts,

The road to the Stanley Cup final goes through the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Do the Senators stand a chance? Absolutely.

No, they won’t have Alexei Kovalev. I’m not sure that’s a big loss.

The key for the Senators to win is Jason Spezza.

He has to be the No. 1. He has to go head-to-head with Sidney Crosby.


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Pronger’s Time

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

When the playoffs arrive, Pronger goes from nasty to nastier. His game becomes more intimidating, more punishing.

Opponents skate through the slot with caution, realizing Pronger thinks it’s his territory.

“We all know his style in the season, but when the playoffs come, you kind of notice a little bit of difference in his play,” left winger Simon Gagne said after Monday’s light practice in Voorhees, where the Flyers prepared for the upcoming playoffs against New Jersey. “He might be a little more physical. That’s the way I’ve seen it. That’s the way I saw him play in his last two playoffs in Anaheim.

“He’s a physical guy during the season, but when the playoffs come, he’s got that little bit of extra edge.”

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Canucks With The Cup

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Kevin Dupont at NBC Sports,

Before the 2009-’10 NHL season began I picked the Canucks to win the Stanley Cup. Well, I’m not turning back now. ‘Nucks all the way, baby.

I see it clearly: first Cup in the franchise’s history. Old Canuckleheads Harold Snepsts and Tiger Williams tag team Roberto Luongo amid the wild on-ice celebration at GM place, wrest the Cup away from the stunned team captain and disappear with it into Gastown before Henrik Sedin gets a chance to hoist it above his head….

Let’s look at some of the other top Cup contenders and why they won’t measure up to the distant sons of King Richard Brodeur:


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