2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Six Teams You Will Want to See

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2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Six Teams You Will Want to See

It's the time of year where hockey fans put away the TV guides, forget about their favorite TV shows and focus on one thing: Playoffs, baby.

The 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin in just more than a month and the battle for the top eight seeds has already begun to heat up.

A team can be in sixth place before a game, but drop to ninth or tenth by the night’s end, it’s that tight.

Scoreboard watching becomes a ritual for fans and players alike across North America, eager to see who has won and lost and how it all plays out in the standings.

This year, there are some intriguing teams fighting for a playoff spot, six in particular, who are on the bubble right.

These teams are not the division leaders, fighting for the top four spots in their respective conferences.

They're not the teams one would expect to see in the finals, or even make it past the first round of play. They don't strike the average fan as a team that has any capability of doing anything other than having a hard-fought first round exit.

Then again, once you get in, you've got a shot, and all these teams are the kind that would definitely make it good while it lasted.

So, why do you want to see these six teams make it to the dance?

Well, they each have their own reasons; some looking to climb back to the top where they once sat, others looking for another shot at that cup that slipped away and some who have never been there before, but want it just as bad as everyone else.

These teams are the kind that when they make it to the playoffs, they suddenly have a much bigger crowd sitting on the bandwagon, and for good reason.

These are the six teams you most certainly want to see in the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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