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First Annual OBG "Pre-Season" Playoff Predictions

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 22: Ryane Clowe #29 of the San Jose Sharks hits Steve Eminger #26 of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2008 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Ben LivingstonCorrespondent IJune 18, 2016

Back on October second, we kicked off the season with the first-ever round of OBG's pre-season predictions, giving a look at what the final standings might look like.

However, the second part of these "pre-season" predictions—the playoff predictions—didn't come soon enough after the first part to make it in before the Flyers and Penguins began the season; in fact, they're just coming now, a good two weeks into the season.

That being the case, we're going to keep them short and sweet, as we've already briefly run down each team's outlook. More detailed discussion of these picks may come later, but for now, here are your First Annual OBG "Pre-Season" Playoff Predictions...

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
#8 Devils vs. #1 Canadiens: Canadiens in 6
#7 Hurricanes vs. #2 Capitals: Capitals in 7
#6 Rangers vs. #3 Flyers: Flyers in 5
#5 Penguins vs. #4 Bruins: Penguins in 6

Western Conference Quarterfinals
#8 Predators vs. #1 Sharks: Sharks in 4
#7 Kings vs. #2 Blackhawks: Blackhawks in 4
#6 Wild vs. #3 Flames: Flames in 6
#5 Red Wings vs. #4 Canucks: Red Wings in 7

Eastern Conference Semi-Finals
#5 Penguins vs. #1 Canadiens: Penguins in 6
#3 Flyers vs. #2 Capitals: Flyers in 6

Western Conference Semi-Finals
#5 Red Wings vs. #1 Sharks: Sharks in 6
#3 Flames vs. #2 Blackhawks: Flames in 7

Eastern Conference Finals
#5 Penguins vs. #3 Flyers: Flyers in 7

Western Conference Finals:
#3 Flames vs. #1 Sharks: Sharks in 5

Stanley Cup Finals
#E3 Flyers vs. #W1 Sharks: Sharks in 5

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