Sports Topic for 4/25/07: NHL Playoffs...And then there were 8

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    Apr 25, 2007 4:37 PM GMT
    First round of the NHL Playoffs are in the books and the 2nd round starts tonight:

    Eastern Conference:

    Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Rangers - This should be a GREAT series and the trash talking has started already. Sabres are the favorites and have all of the pressure on them. Rangers are peaking at the right time and served notice by routing the Trashers in their opening round...Sabres in 6

    New Jersey Devils vs. Ottawa Senators - The Devils are Brodeur. Once he solved the Lecalvier/St. Louis Lighting, the Devils cruised through round 1. The Sens routed the young Pens in 5 and have the depth that the Lightning lacked....Senators in 7

    Western Conference:

    Anaheim Mighty Ducks vs. Vancouver Canucks - Anaheim was very impressive in Round 1 - knocking out the Wild in 5. Vancouver had a tough series vs. the Stars and come in against a rested team...Ducks in 5

    Detroit Red Wings vs. San Jose Sharks - I'm probably a little biased, but I think this will be the best series of the 2nd round. Both teams are experience. Sharks have the size - Red Wings the speed. When all appears even, home ice usually makes the difference...Red Wings in 7
  • RSportsguy

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    Apr 25, 2007 11:37 PM GMT
    I'll be rooting for my Red Wings, but this will be a very tough round.
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    Apr 27, 2007 12:29 AM GMT
    good call LeftofCenter...

    I say it will be the Sabres and the Devils, and the Red Wings and the Ducks as well. Even though I'm secretly hoping the Rangers will pull it off, the Sabres are just a better team this year...

    I'm guessing it will be the Sabres and the Red Wings for the Cup...

    I LOVE HOCKEY PLAYOFFS...WooHoo!!!
  • craigindc

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    Apr 27, 2007 4:04 AM GMT
    should be some good games...rooting for the Wings all the way
  • Thirdbeach

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    Apr 27, 2007 5:13 PM GMT
    I'm rooting for the Canucks. I think they still have a shot at it this year.
  • RSportsguy

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    Apr 29, 2007 12:36 AM GMT
    The Red Wings really needed to pull this game out today! It would have been very frustrating to go out to San Jose down 2 games to none. GO WINGS!
  • RSportsguy

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    May 03, 2007 9:43 PM GMT
    WOW! What a game on Wednesday night! The Red Wings really pulled that one out. It is now a best of 3 series! Go Wings!
  • RSportsguy

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    May 08, 2007 8:52 AM GMT
    GO WINGS!!!
  • RSportsguy

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    May 12, 2007 2:18 PM GMT
    What a game 1!! The Ducks look very fast and physical. I hope our ability to roll 4 lines will eventually take a toll on them. I always liked the way that the Niedermayer brothers play! GO WINGS!!