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2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Dream First-Round Matchups

It's so close you can taste it.

The playoffs are mere weeks away, and the race for the playoffs is as close as it has ever been in both Conferences. Teams jockeying for position on a nightly basis, desperately trying to capture two more points, while hoping the teams around them suffer a not so fortunate outcome.

It is at this time every year that we start to look at who each team could potentially face in the first round, as teams seed themselves accordingly for the next two weeks before we will know the actual matchups.

For now we can all dream about the potential series' that could await us come April.

Series that we have seen in the past, and know it would turn into an all out battle, with players, coaches, and cities all who don't like each other. Whether there have been many matchups between the two teams, or only a few, there are those series every year that you cannot help but hope for.

The is a series you know you just cannot miss.

Here are the best potential first-round series this year.

Excuse me while I dream out loud.

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