As the Flames won't be participating in the second season, fans of non-playoff teams have the blessing of watching 16 teams beat the crap out of each other for the holiest of grails in the professional sports.
So lets hear your predictions for the first round predictions and I'll have standings put together after the first round, please state your picks for each series including the number of games it will take for the series to be completed. For those who need a reminder here are the 8 matchups.
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
#1 Washington vs. #8 Montreal
#2 New Jersey vs. #7 Philadelphia
#3 Buffalo vs. #6 Boston
#4 Pittsburgh vs. #5 Ottawa
Western Conference Quarterfinals.
#1 San Jose vs. #8 Colorado
#2 Chicago vs. #7 Nashville
#3 Vancouver vs. #6 Los Angeles
#4 Phoenix vs. #5 Detroit
If Needed - The Tiebreaker series will be Phoenix vs. Detroit if more is needed Pittsburgh and Ottawa will be used.
So let's see out of M&G is the best prediction guru.