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Sean Maloughney
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Edmonton
Joined: 09.26.2010

Apr 7 @ 2:16 PM ET
Sean Maloughney: 2019 Playoff Predictions
RoloTahmasee
Joined: 07.24.2009

Apr 7 @ 2:18 PM ET
So, word has it that McDavids X-Rays are negative and he was just being a giant pu$$y?
quinneroma
Calgary Flames
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 07.26.2015

Apr 7 @ 2:26 PM ET
I like your predictions, however History shows us that rarely do the first seeds make it, let alone both! I hope you're right! Tampa Bay are tough up and down their lineup, however, an injury to Vasilevskiy, and/or Stamkos/Kucherov disappearing when the hits and nastiness pick up... I don't know! Anything can happen, and that's why we watch!
FinnGod
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: ND
Joined: 01.25.2018

Apr 7 @ 2:26 PM ET
Not one person has picked my canes to go 16-0 yet...that’s depressing
Avalanchephenom
Joined: 04.19.2014

Apr 7 @ 2:31 PM ET
Avs are better than people give them credit, they will take a couple of games , Calgary in 6 or 7 doubt its a sweep
Bolts91
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Clearwater, FL
Joined: 06.06.2018

Apr 7 @ 2:39 PM ET
LIGHTNING-BLUE JACKETS - Bolts in 4
BRUINS-MAPLE LEAFS - Leafs in 6
CAPITALS-HURRICANES - Canes in 6
ISLANDERS - PENGUINS - Penguins in 5

FLAMES-AVALANCHE - Flames in 4
PREDATORS-STARS - Predators in 5
BLUES-JETS - Jets in 7
SHARKS - GOLDEN KNIGHTS - Knights in 6
Not_Yan
Boston Bruins
Location: it's an excellent product, easier, quicker, and even better than real mashed potatoes.
Joined: 04.19.2013

Apr 7 @ 2:44 PM ET
LIGHTNING-BLUE JACKETS - Bolts in 4
BRUINS-MAPLE LEAFS - Leafs in 6
CAPITALS-HURRICANES - Canes in 6
ISLANDERS - PENGUINS - Penguins in 5

FLAMES-AVALANCHE - Flames in 4
PREDATORS-STARS - Predators in 5
BLUES-JETS - Jets in 7
SHARKS - GOLDEN KNIGHTS - Knights in 6

- Bolts91


Nobody asked you
Leafsmart
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Fredericton, N.B.
Joined: 12.18.2013

Apr 7 @ 3:02 PM ET
Sean Maloughney: 2019 Playoff Predictions
- freelancer

They say those dill pickles are sour too.
WSCTeton17
Joined: 07.29.2013

Apr 7 @ 3:17 PM ET
Seems like a lot of people aren’t giving Colorado or Dallas much credit. People have this idea about Colorado that they have zero depth beyond the big 3 up front. Their depth has actually been pretty decent for a little while now and obviously Grubauer has been great whereas Calgary’s goaltending hasn’t. It wouldn’t surprise me if this is an upset. I’ll take the Blues in the west
13sundin13
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Vancouver, BC
Joined: 06.29.2006

Apr 7 @ 3:25 PM ET
Picking the two top teams in each conference with the best team in the league winning it all isn’t the most unique prediction in the world but I guess it’s the safest. Seems like everyone is really picking the Blues as the “dark horse”, the Jets don’t seem to be getting a lot of credit, maybe due to recency bias.
Wildschwein
Location: On October 8th 1871, Rieder fell asleep with a lit cigarette while visiting Chicago.
Joined: 11.17.2012

Apr 7 @ 4:35 PM ET

ISLANDERS - PENGUINS - PENGUINS IN 4

Gut hunch tells me that this one is going to be over fast.

- freelancer



MaximumBone
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Every day is a Klefbom day, BC
Joined: 06.15.2012

Apr 7 @ 4:40 PM ET
Byram, Cozens or Zegras.
KINGS67
Season Ticket Holder
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Joined: 01.29.2010

Apr 7 @ 5:05 PM ET
Byram, Cozens or Zegras.
- MaximumBone

Still won’t matter until they find a goalie and better defense.

Same old merry go round. Have/had plenty of scorers but no back end
MaximumBone
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Every day is a Klefbom day, BC
Joined: 06.15.2012

Apr 7 @ 5:22 PM ET
Still won’t matter until they find a goalie and better defense.

Same old merry go round. Have/had plenty of scorers but no back end

And how else do you propose we find an elite Dman?We've been down the trading path and that didn't go well. You get 'em through the draft which is why Byram tops the list and why we have Bouchard and Jones in the system.

However, the lack of offensively skilled players throughout the lineup is the real problem. Outside of the big three, the forward corps is devoid of lateral thinkers that can keep up (sorry, Gagner). It leads to the team not being able to catch up when they fall behind or keep up when they have the lead. Klefbom, Nurse and Larsson (every year but this year) are 3 solid top-4 Dmen and Sekera has been in the past. Add a more secure 2RD and this D corps can saw-off and that's all it needs to be able to do.

Over the next couple years, the team needs to replace Lucic, Chiasson, Rieder and Gagner with one of Nyquist or Zucker, Connor Brown, maybe Andre Burakovsky, our high pick from this year (if Byram isn't available) and some guys from the AHL (Marody, Benson, Gambardella, Currie, etc). That's the path to success outta this.
DeflatedPucks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: NYC, NY
Joined: 04.29.2016

Apr 7 @ 6:10 PM ET
Bless you sean
JLO961
Edmonton Oilers
Location: MTL, QC
Joined: 01.16.2013

Apr 7 @ 6:38 PM ET
The thing is....when the Avalanche upset the Flames in the 1st round, the rest of these predictions become useless...

Avs in 6, they will get it done and "that one line" will light up Calgary's shotty goaltending.

I predict Blues vs Penguins (it should be Tampa but those Pens just know how to get it done).
AxlRose91
Joined: 09.24.2013

Apr 7 @ 7:16 PM ET
These are flat out awful predictions. With the firepower in Colorado, you seriously think they’ll be swept? Duuuumb
doublechili
New York Islanders
Joined: 02.17.2019

Apr 7 @ 7:48 PM ET
Penguins over Isles in a 4 game sweep and then Carolina beats the Pens in 5 games?

Okey dokey. I didn't realize that CAR was that much better than the Isles. Good to know. That's why we come here to consult the experts.
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Apr 7 @ 7:53 PM ET
Don't agree with these predictions. Calgary has major goaltending questions. I think Colorado makes that a tough 1st round series.

MaximumBone
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Every day is a Klefbom day, BC
Joined: 06.15.2012

Apr 7 @ 7:55 PM ET
Penguins over Isles in a 4 game sweep and then Carolina beats the Pens in 5 games?

Okey dokey. I didn't realize that people are wise to make at least one upset pick because the chances of every "favourite" going through are incredibly slim and the very nature of predictions are an effort to claim bragging rights on the off chance your upset pick works out. Further, I had no idea that picking one team over another team means the first team is superior to both teams. It never occurred to me that because A > B and B > C that does not require that A > C. The possibility that team matchups, injuries and puck luck can play factors in a series and that the better team doesn't always win hadn't crossed my mind.

I've never encountered predictions before and thus have not yet come to terms with this, but I'll take this knowledge to heart going forward and not complain about peoples' projections- even when they run counter to my own.

- doublechili

That's a good idea
RafiDRW
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Bill Cosby’s Magic Weiner, TN
Joined: 04.16.2016

Apr 7 @ 10:22 PM ET
LIGHTNING-BLUE JACKETS - Bolts in 4
BRUINS-MAPLE LEAFS - Leafs in 6
CAPITALS-HURRICANES - Canes in 6
ISLANDERS - PENGUINS - Penguins in 5

FLAMES-AVALANCHE - Flames in 4
PREDATORS-STARS - Predators in 5
BLUES-JETS - Jets in 7
SHARKS - GOLDEN KNIGHTS - Knights in 6

- Bolts91

(frank) off.
flashfire
Joined: 10.02.2006

Apr 7 @ 11:18 PM ET
Don't agree with these predictions. Calgary has major goaltending questions. I think Colorado makes that a tough 1st round series.
- RogerRoeper


2nd overall with those goalies...and the Flames D is in another league

As for the Avs major firepower

Calgary scored 289 goals
Avs scored 260

Its the playoffs and anything can happen but Calgary is the overwhelming favorite
Rang
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 08.21.2006

Apr 7 @ 11:35 PM ET
2nd overall with those goalies...and the Flames D is in another league

As for the Avs major firepower

Calgary scored 289 goals
Avs scored 260

Its the playoffs and anything can happen but Calgary is the overwhelming favorite

- flashfire


All true but it's a long season and teams go in and out of playing well.
I wonder what the numbers would look like over the last 30 days?
geta02it
Calgary Flames
Location: AB
Joined: 11.10.2007

Apr 7 @ 11:41 PM ET
All true but it's a long season and teams go in and out of playing well.
I wonder what the numbers would look like over the last 30 days?

- Rang

And why the Leafs lose...
flashfire
Joined: 10.02.2006

Apr 7 @ 11:55 PM ET
All true but it's a long season and teams go in and out of playing well.
I wonder what the numbers would look like over the last 30 days?

- Rang


When the Avs were fighting for their lives and the Flames were a lock resting guys and trying not to get hurt?
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