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NHL First Round: The Journey Begins

Published by on April 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

It’s been said that the Stanley Cup is the hardest trophy to win in ALL sports. When you look at how many rounds and games a team must play, and everything that must fall into place, it makes a lot of sense.  Health of the team, positional play by key members, the team being in synch, depth, coaching, special teams, there are so many facets that have to click on all cylinders in order for the success to take place.
So how do the teams, four groups (eight teams) in each conference match up and who looks like they will make it to the second round?  Who’s coming in on a roll and who is staggering in?  Let’s have a look at the Eastern Conference first.

Never mind where any of these teams finish...

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