The 2013 NHL playoff seeds and matchups are finally set, which naturally leads fans and pundits alike to make a series of predictions heading into the postseason.
There are obvious predictions, such as guessing that Sidney Crosby and his Pittsburgh Penguins will make it to the Eastern Conference Final (at least) or that Jonathan Toews will lead the playoffs in scoring.
While those sorts of predictions are fun, in this slide show we're going to try and look outside the box a little bit—these events are things that aren't among the most likely to happen, yet certain circumstances could unfold, giving way to these bold predictions.
Feel free to leave your own bold predictions in the comments section. The conversations about the unknown heading into the postseason are one of the best parts of this time of year, after all.