Looking Ahead: Five Probable NHL Playoff Matchups

March 10th, 2010 by Eric Warren Leave a reply »
Every year around the middle of April, millions of NHL hockey fans sit transfixed before the television cheering their favorite teams towards the ultimate goal of every NHL hockey player and fan alike, the Stanley Cup. For the fan who cheers on a playoff contender, it is often a period of time filled with emotions like joy and sorrow, love and hate, and sometimes just plain old anger. The fan of non playoff teams however, only experience one emotion, and it's usually not what you might think. One would think that a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs for example would be full of sorrow and frustration, but that generally isn't the case. No, we're a hearty bunch us Leaf's fans. We cheer for someone else. Every year boasts it's share of surprises, there's almost always a Cinderella story, a team that just makes it in, and makes it past the first round to everyone's surprise, finally, almost inevitably, they fall to a better team. While this isn't always the case, it usually happens. There are of course other surprises, for example. Once power houses in the Western Conference, it appears as though the Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks may not be even be invited to the dance, let alo ...

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