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How many games for round 2?

Canucks in 4
1
6%
Canucks in 5
5
28%
Canucks in 6
12
67%
Canucks in 7
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Preds in 7
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Preds in 6
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Preds in 5
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Preds in 4
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Canucks - Preds - Predictions?

Postby Cornuck » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:22 pm

No time to celebrate this one - Round 2 Game 1 starts tomorrow night at 6pm Pacific.

Here's a link to the Preds' board on this series.
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Re: Canucks - Preds - Predictions?

Postby Cornuck » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:26 pm

The Preds have good D and a great goalie, but the Ducks got past that and scored a lot of goals in Round 1.

Once again, I think our depth is an advantage. If Luongo has stabilized, he should be a force for the rest of the playoffs. We're still fairly healthy, and although some rest would be nice - we have no choice.

Our forwards are better, but once again the Sedins will face heavy checking. That leaves more opportunity for everyone else.

Canucks in 6. I won't be surprised if we lose game 1. There could be a 'round 1 hangover' going on in Canuckland.
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Re: Canucks - Preds - Predictions?

Postby Fred » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:16 pm

I wonder what determines when each series start, TV ??

The Canucks will fair better against Nashville than they did aginst the Hawks IMO. Rinne is very good but to be honest Crawford looked every bit as good. The Preds depend on their system and if they fall behind the door will open IMO
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Re: Canucks - Preds - Predictions?

Postby Cookie La Rue » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:23 pm

Not giving any specific predictions publicly, i want the Canucks to win the series, that's all. If the hangover lasts for 2 games like last round i'll be ok. :roll:

It starts equal, both with the same chances and let's see where the pendulum swings...
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Re: Canucks - Preds - Predictions?

Postby Farhan Lalji » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:32 pm

If last night marked the night where the Canucks "grew"......in terms of their mental toughness, then I think the Canucks will take it in 5. And I say this to not disrespect Nashville, but because I think the Canucks simply have too much talent for the Preds. Canucks match the Preds in terms of defensive prowess, and Luongo should be able to play as well as PR.....since Nashville, unlike Chicago, doesn't have a history of having completely mindfucking Luongo.

I think this series will boil down to the Canucks.....and whether they take "breathers" or not (i.e. think Edmonton regular season, back-to-back, and Games 4 and 5 of last series). How the Canucks deal with their "emotional hangover" will come into play.

If all is well, the Canucks should take this in 5. However - since I do not want to disrespect the Hockey Gods at what they might perceive to be arrogance, along with the fact that I think the Preds are better than I'm giving credit (although I DID pick the Preds to beat the Ducks), I think this series goes to the Canucks in 6 games.
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Re: Canucks - Preds - Predictions?

Postby dr.dork » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:44 pm

I said 5 games.

Why did I say 5 games ? Well, I had a panic attack during game 6 and hit my panic button so hard I broke it. Luckily I was calm and collected during game 7 (aka self medicated with beer) so I didn't need the panic button. And if the Canucks dispatch the Preds in 5 I am hoping I won't need my panic button.

So it is either 5 games or I am moving closer to the beer store. Take your pick hockey gods.
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Re: Canucks - Preds - Predictions?

Postby the toucan kid » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:15 pm

So it is either 5 games or I am moving closer to the beer store. Take your pick hockey gods.


I would just move closer anyway...

I said 6. I expect a tight, hard fought, but eventually won series.
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Re: Canucks - Preds - Predictions?

Postby Tiger » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:39 pm

The Preds have good D and a great goalie, but the Ducks got past that and scored a lot of goals in Round 1


Ducks have a lot stronger , tougher first line than the Canucks do.. Sedin's have been disappointing so far. Thank god for depth scoring and the "new" 2nd line.. Kesler and Burrows carried the team most of the last series. We didn't do that well against the Preds in the regular season because they are a great disciplined defensive team with a great goaltender. They have found the offence button in the playoffs so its going to be an interesting series.

If the Sedins play as well defensively as they did in game 7 we will win it in 5 or 6 ( my prediction ) . If not we aren't going far in the playoffs and may lose this series..I have no doubts that our 2, 3 and 4 lines will put in 100 % and are superior to Nashvilles.. Luongo will have to play a strong game too but is capable of matching their goaltending.
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Re: Canucks - Preds - Predictions?

Postby Linden Is God » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:29 pm

Canucks in 6, in which may be the lowest scoring series of all time. Really, I wonder what's the lowest total goals in a series is?

From now on, can we refer to Nashville as the Predaturds?
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Re: Canucks - Preds - Predictions?

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Re: Canucks - Preds - Predictions?

Postby Canuck-One » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:21 pm

Vancouver Canucks (1) vs. Nashville Predators (5)
Thursday, April 28 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
Saturday, April 30 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
Tuesday, May 3 at Nashville, TBD CBC, VERSUS
Thursday, May 5 at Nashville, TBD CBC, VERSUS
*Saturday, May 7 at Vancouver, 8:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
*Monday, May 9 at Nashville, TBD CBC, VERSUS
*Wednesday, May 11 at Vancouver, TBD CBC, VERSUS
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Re: Canucks - Preds - Predictions?

Postby LotusBlossom » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:55 pm

Canuck-One wrote:Vancouver Canucks (1) vs. Nashville Predators (5)
Thursday, April 28 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
Saturday, April 30 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
Tuesday, May 3 at Nashville, TBD CBC, VERSUS
Thursday, May 5 at Nashville, TBD CBC, VERSUS
*Saturday, May 7 at Vancouver, 8:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
*Monday, May 9 at Nashville, TBD CBC, VERSUS
*Wednesday, May 11 at Vancouver, TBD CBC, VERSUS


Detroit's been sitting on their collective asses until Friday but the Canucks just played last night and are the first ones to go..lol And why doesn't Nashville not have start times? Seriously? Gotta love the NHL

scheduling :?
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Re: Canucks - Preds - Predictions?

Postby ClamRussel » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:21 pm

...Montreal & Boston playing back to back nights?!?

Why not Tampa & Pitt tonight......Mtl & Bos tomorrow....you could even have San Jose & Detroit start tomorrow as well (nothing wrong w/ game 1 in the west happening the same night as game 7 in the east; not like it has an effect on each other). Scheduling is a disgrace. Van & Nash could have started Fri.
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Re: Canucks - Preds - Predictions?

Postby dr.dork » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:38 am

ClamRussel wrote:...Montreal & Boston playing back to back nights?!?

Why not Tampa & Pitt tonight......Mtl & Bos tomorrow....you could even have San Jose & Detroit start tomorrow as well (nothing wrong w/ game 1 in the west happening the same night as game 7 in the east; not like it has an effect on each other). Scheduling is a disgrace. Van & Nash could have started Fri.


Montreal and Boston had to play back to back because they had a gap of three days after the third game, I think. So they had to play back to back to finish in time and not delay round two (don't want to play in july and all that).

I don't know about the weird 6:00 pm start times (probably so it isn't too late in the east). But playing every other day shouldn't be a huge deal.
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Re: Canucks - Preds - Predictions?

Postby LotusBlossom » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:58 am

dr.dork wrote:
I don't know about the weird 6:00 pm start times (probably so it isn't too late in the east). But playing every other day shouldn't be a huge deal
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All about maximizing all viewership out east. Not a bad idea really, since it's the only game on tonight.
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