The DobberHockey Crew: Playoff Predictions

Dobber Sports

2007-04-09

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Some of the chumps that contribute to the site think they can out-prognosticate me. Dobber! Are they for real?

Judge for yourself. The full 2007 NHL Postseason Lowdown below…

 

 

DET vs. CGY

Angus: Detroit in six. Calgary's sloppy defensive play catches up to them and Zetterberg returns with a vengeance.
Notch: Detroit in six. This series is a low scoring affair, with only one blowout.
Burnsy: Calgary in six
Lanky: Detroit in seven. Neither team will want to win if the game goes to overtime (23 OT Losses between them this season).
Bugg: Detroit in seven. League's worst road team starts there, and won't recover. Dan Cleary gets hot again
Gunther: Detroit in six. Hasek will play huge.
Dobber: Detroit in five. The Wings are overrated, but Calgary is even more so.

Panel average: Detroit in six.


ANA vs. MIN

Angus: Anaheim in six. Wild can't match the Ducks physical play, and Giguere shines.
Notch: Minnesota in seven. Very physical series, two fights in Game #1.
Burnsy: Anaheim in six.

Lanky: Anaheim in seven. Best two defenders in the league in Pronger and Niedermayer overwhelm Minnesota's back checking forwards.
Bugg: Anaheim in five. Boogeyman might turn the tide versus softer opponents, but skill with a good degree of toughness should make this an easy series.
Gunther: Minnesota in six. While Anaheim appears to be the easy favorite, the Wild have been playing surprisingly well lately.
Dobber: Minnesota in seven. Backstrom will get the full attention of the hockey world.

Panel average: Anaheim in six.

VAN vs. DAL

Angus: Vancouver in six. Marty Turco plays well, but the Sedins give the Stars fits all series long.
Notch: Vancouver in six. Luongo stumbles a tiny bit, but Turco gives way to Smith.
Burnsy: Dallas in seven.
Lanky: Vancouver in four. Dallas can't score on Luongo or the Vancouver defense enough to win a game.
Bugg: Dallas in six. Most boring series of the playoffs will see Luongo come up short in his first playoffs.
Gunther: Vancouver in five. Turco is a great goalie, but Luongo made it his mission to turn his team around.
Dobber: Vancouver in seven. Turco has something to prove…but hey – it’s Luongo.

Panel average: Vancouver in six.

NSH vs. SJ

Angus: Nashville in seven. Peter Forsberg was acquired for a reason.
Notch: Nashville in seven. Hockey at it's finest; speed, hitting, grit, heart, fights, and tons of goals.
Burnsy: San Jose in six.
Lanky: San Jose in five. Thornton (who isn't injured during the playoffs for once), will take over the series.
Bugg: San Jose in six. Cheechoo Train gets back on track to make the difference in closest matchup.

Gunther: San Jose in seven. I think San Jose's power play will make the difference and will win them this series.
Dobber: Nashville in seven. One of two series that are oh-so tough to call.

Panel average: San Jose in seven.

BUF vs. NYI

Angus: Buffalo in four. With DiPietro, this might have gone to six games.
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