IF THE PLAYOFFS STARTED TODAY: Predictions

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HOCKEY GM ADIVCE

With us just having past American Thanksgiving, that is usually the point where teams that are in a playoff spot, stay in a playoff spot, judging by statistics.

So here is what the playoffs would look like if they started today, and lets determine how the bracket would go.

Eastern Conference (Round 1)

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins (Leafs in 7 FINALLY beating the Bruins)

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres (Tampa Bay in 5)

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Montreal Canadiens (Columbus in 6)

New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals (Capitals in 6)

Western Conference (Round 1)

Nashville Predators vs Dallas Stars (Nashville in 6)

Winnipeg Jets vs Minnesota Wild (Winnipeg in 5)

San Jose Sharks vs Colorado Avalanche (Sharks in 7)

Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks (Flames in 6)

Eastern Conference (Round 2)

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Tampa Bay Lightning (Lightning in 7)

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Washington Capitals (Capitals in 6)

Western Conference (Round 2)

Nashville Predators vs Winnipeg Jets (Jets in 7)

San Jose Sharks vs Calgary Flames (Sharks in 5)

Eastern Conference Finals

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals (Capitals in 7)

Western Conference Finals

Winnipeg Jets vs San Jose Sharks (Jets in 6)

STANLEY CUP Finals

Game 1: Washington 4 - Winnipeg 1

Series: WSH 1 WPG 0

Game 2: Winnipeg 5 - Washington 2

Series: WSH 1 WPG 1

Game 3: Winnipeg 3 - Washington 2

Series: WPG 2 WSH 1

Game 4: Washington 6 Winnipeg 1

Series: WPG 2 WSH 2

Game 5: Winnipeg 2 Washington 0

Series: WPG 3 WSH 2

Game 6: Winnipeg 5 Washington 4

AND YOUR 2019 STANLEY CUP WINNERS ARE THE WINNIPEG JETS!

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