2011 NHL Playoffs: Predictions for Each Quarterfinal Series in the West

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2011 NHL Playoffs: Predictions for Each Quarterfinal Series in the West
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It's been an incredible season for the eighth playoff bound teams in the Western Conference, and predictions that it would go down to the wire have been dead on.

Following the disappointing exit from the playoffs for the Dallas Stars, we now know who will be vying to represent the Western Conference in the Stanley Cup finals.

It promises to be an explosive quarterfinals in the West, with almost every matchup rich with storylines and past history.

A look back at how dynamic and unstable the Western Conference standings have been all season provides the perfect blueprint for the Stanley Cup playoffs.

From the eighth-seeded defending champion to the stories of redemption in California, it’s been a wild season.

In one of the most tightly contested conferences in recent memory, these eight teams are ready to kickoff their postseason dreams.

So without further ado, here are the complete predictions for each quarterfinal series in the Western Conference this year.

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