Pittsburgh has remained a top-heavy team. There is one big worry when it comes to the Habs. Out of all the Eastern Conference playoff teams, Montreal is the worst possession team. Many experts view the Habs as vulnerable, having been matched up against a nothing-to-lose, everything-to-gain Sens team that is riding a wave of momentum into the playoffs. Ottawa finished the regular season to sneak into the playoffs.
Both he and Canadiens superstar P. Subban are poised to be difference-makers in this series because of their incredible puck-moving abilities and cannon shots. The health of Montreal winger Max Pacioretty could be a big factor in this series. Pacioretty suffered a late-season upper-body injury when he slammed into the boards against the Florida Panthers on Apr. The Habs are hoping their leading point-getter will be ready for Game 1.
Hart Trophy candidate Carey Price has what it takes to carry the Canadiens on his back to a deep playoff run. The Lightning were tipped by many as a hot preseason pick to become genuine Stanley Cup contenders. Steven Stamkos and Co.
GM Steve Yzerman has done an excellent job of meshing together a roster that has the right mix of experienced veterans and an abundance of talented youngsters. The Red Wings were plagued by shoddy goaltending down the stretch. Tampa has a clear goaltending edge with Ben Bishop standing between the pipes. Detroit finished second in the league with a You get the feeling that these are two franchises going in opposite directions. While the window appears to be closing for the Wings, the Bolts are a team on the rise.
Both captains are capable of dominating a series. Ovechkin has become a true foot player under the watchful eye of head coach Barry Trotz, while Tavares finally has a genuine surrounding cast after GM Garth Snow did a superb job solidifying the Isles during the offseason and through successful recent drafts.
As is the shaky play of goaltender Jaroslav Halak down the stretch. The uncertain health of defensive leader Travis Hamonic is a big worry. This has all the makings of a grind-it-out, physically draining series. Trotz has the Caps playing tight, hard-nosed hockey. Give the edge to the Ovi and the Caps. They also have the advantage of having a clear-cut No. You know that these fans are going to bring a ton of energy with the whiteout. All of his moves have paid off. Winnipeg is an underrated group.
Underestimate the Jets at your peril. They can be physically dominant or beat opponents through pure skill. The Blues have a different look this season.
Hitchcock is yet to name his No. Jake Allen is likely to get the nod. The health of Blackhawks ace Patrick Kane could swing this series in either direction. Picture of the Week. Playoff Bracket Excel sheet, with calculations and standings self.
I'm completely aware of the nhl having its own online thing to make your bracket, "compete against your friends" and such I made an excel sheet for my friends and I. This blank bracket file is xlsm there is one macro that needs to be enabled in order to define the points of every participant.. This is how it works: Rename each "Pool member" sheet to the name of the corresponding member or team name, or whatever you guys use to define each other.
This will automatically generate a list in the "Standings" worksheet with the list of sheets of the players added, along with their points it'll obviously be 0 to start. Fill out the brackets for each person they submit a filled bracket to you, the only thing you need to do is fill out the games they predict for each series.
The box is the first box to the right of every team except for Eastern Conference champion, which is the first box to the left. After all entries are in, the only thing you need to do if you're managing the pool is keep track in the "Master" sheet.
You just need to enter the series games ,,, etc in the same way you filled out the sheets for the other sheets. It will automatically calculate the score for each player, show it on their own sheet AND show it on the standings sheet you just need to sort it, if you want to. So technically speaking, the 1 point for predicting the amount of games is a "chance" point Before I get burned for that It also encourages borderline fans the same way borderline basketball fans go into the march madness bracket; it's all about chance..
So basically, you can get up to 3.