Upset Meter for Every First-Round NHL Playoff Series

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Upset Meter for Every First-Round NHL Playoff Series
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The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs open on Tuesday night, and that means that the upset meters finally have a chance to kick into high gear. With strong lower seeds such as the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers and more parity than ever, this postseason is sure to be filled with more shocking series outcomes than ever.

2012 was filled with plenty of surprising twists and turns as the Los Angeles Kings made a mockery of the tourney en route to the Stanley Cup.

Could we see an epic run from one of the bottom seeds this year as well?

For the sake of this slideshow an upset is merely a lower seed defeating a higher seed. The "upset meter" will be on a scale of 1 to 10, one being as likely as Pavel Brendl playing in the NHL again and 10 being as likely as John Tortorella being snippy with members of the media.

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