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The Predatorial’s 2013 Eastern Conference Predictions


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Another year, another set of predictions to get done. Today, as the season preview series wound down to a finish yesterday, we start by looking at our predictions for the Eastern Conference. We’ll break it down by division, then playoff matchups, and finally a conference champion.

Check out our view after the jump:

ATLANTIC DIVISION
1: New York Rangers*
2: Pittsburgh Penguins*
3: Philadelphia Flyers*
4: New Jersey Devils*
5: New York Islanders

NORTHEAST DIVISION
1: Boston Bruins*
2: Ottawa Senators*
3: Toronto Maple Leafs
4: Buffalo Sabres
5: Montreal Canadiens

SOUTHEAST DIVISION
1: Washington Capitals*
2: Florida Panthers*
3: Tampa Bay Lightning
4: Carolina Hurricanes
5: Winnipeg Jets

* = Playoff Spot

FINAL CONFERENCE STANDINGS

1: New York Rangers
2: Washington Capitals
3: Boston Bruins
4: Pittsburgh Penguins
5: Philadelphia Flyers
6: Ottawa Senators
7: Florida Panthers
8: New Jersey Devils

FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS

New York Rangers (1) vs New Jersey Devils (8) – New York Rangers advance

Washington Capitals (2) vs Florida Panthers (7) – Washington Capitals advance

Boston Bruins (3) vs Ottawa Senators (6) – Ottawa Senators advance

Pittsburgh Penguins (4) vs Philadelphia Flyers (5) – Philadelphia Flyers advance

SECOND ROUND MATCHUPS

New York Rangers (1) vs Ottawa Senators (6) – New York Rangers advance

Washington Capitals (2) vs Philadelphia Flyers (5) – Philadelphia Flyers advance

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS MATCHUPS

New York Rangers (1) vs Philadelphia Flyers (5)

EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPION: New York Rangers

There you go, the hype surrounding the New York Rangers this season is very legit. I don’t see many stopping them on the way to the Cup Finals. That being said, the Flyers with a chance to meet the Rangers in the Conference Finals seems like a great matchup as well.

Either way, I’ll probably be way off, but there you go