Predicting the First-Round Matchups for the 2012 NHL Playoffs

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Predicting the First-Round Matchups for the 2012 NHL Playoffs
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The NHL season starts in just over a month and I'm sure that we are all twiddling our thumbs waiting for the drop of the puck. Instead of constantly reviewing trades, signings and rumors, or looking over the college football rankings for the umpteenth time, I decided to do a little walk into the prediction territory by picking out the potential first round match-ups for the 2011-2012 postseason. 

With the flurry of signings that most teams made during these long summer months, the race for the playoffs seems tighter than ever before. Only a couple of teams in each conference have extremely low chances of making the playoffs with most being in contention for a top eight spot.

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