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NHL Playoff Predictions by the Names: Eastern Conference

Published by on April 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Predicting the playoffs inevitably involves carefully weighing a number of factors including point production, past head-to-head matchups, key injuries, coaching style, and all sorts of other criteria.

What is rarely (if ever) taken into account is team names.

Let's break down the NHL Eastern Conference first round playoff matchups using that as our sole criteria.

 

Eastern Conference

(1) Boston Bruins vs. (8) Montreal Canadiens

Bruins are bears. Bears are fierce wild mammals with formidable jaws and fierce claws. Canadiens are the French-Canadian inhabitants of Quebec, well known for its freezing cold climate and delicious poutine.

While...

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