What's up fellow Bleacher Reporters. After the end of the 08-09 season I got curious. I asked myself questions like...
Could it have been different?
Who might've won the cup instead?
So I decided to do a NHL 09 simulation of the season on my xbox 360. I updated every change so it would be identical to the real stuff. So here is how it should've gone according to the machine.
2. Buffalo Sabres*
1. San Jose Sharks*
2. Edmonton Oilers*
5. Colombus Blue Jackets
6. Dallas Stars
8. St. Louis Blues
Pittsburgh(1) def. Boston(8) in 5 Games
Senators(7) def. Sabres(2) in 7 Games
Capitals(3) def. Devils(6) in 6 Games
Flyers(5) def. Rangers(4) in 7 Games
St. Louis(8) def. San Jose(1) in 5 Games
Red Wings(7) def. Oilers(2) in 6 Games
Chicago(3) def. Dallas(6) in 4 Games
Calgary(4) def. Colombus(5) in 4 Games
Pittsburgh(1) def. Ottawa(8) in 4 Games
Capitals(3) def. Flyers(5) in 6 Games
Chicago(3) def. St. Louis(8) in 6 Games
Calgary(4) def. Detroit(7) in 7 Games
Pittsburgh(1) def. Washington(3) in 7 Games
Calgary Flames(4) def. Chicago Blackhawks(3) in 5 Games
Stanley Cup Finals
G1: Calgary def. Pittsburgh 3-2(OT)
G2: Pittsburgh def. Calgary 4-1
G3: Pittsburgh def. Calgary 1-0
G4: Calgary def. Pittsburgh 4-2
G5: Pittsburgh def. Calgary 5-4(OT)
G6: Pittsburgh def. Calgary 3-0
Pittsburgh wins the Stanley Cup
Fleury wins Conn Smythe.
Why can't the Calgary in this game be more like the real ones(laugh)?
Looks like Pittsburgh wins anyway.
There were some pretty weird standings.
Sharks get knocked out in the first round just like the real world.
Surprised Calgary beat Detroit.
Damn Pittsburgh beats Caps again(laugh).
Overall not bad.
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