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    My playoff bracket and NHL Awards ballot

    The Colorado Avalanche will surprise the hockey world and get to the Stanley Cup final, but will lose to the Boston Bruins, says senior writer Ken Campbell. There aren't too many surprises, however, on his NHL Awards ballot for the 2013-14 season.

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    Need one player to bring home the Stanley Cup? Toews is your man

    Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is the Swiss Army Knife of NHL superstars. There isn’t a brand of hockey in which he doesn’t excel and that makes him the ideal pick to lead a team to NHL glory.

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    Why take Stamkos over Crosby or Toews? Goals are still the goal in the playoffs

    Stamkos is the most complete, elite goal-scorer in the NHL today and he’s kept up a torrid pace after Martin St-Louis was traded away. And in the end, no matter how good your ‘D’ is, you still need to score to win. That's why he's the best guy to lead a playoff team.

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    Building a playoff team from scratch? No doubt you take Drew Doughty first

    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty hurts foes in every way possible and is a deadly big-game player, which is the reason why I'd take him first if I was building a team to win in the playoffs.

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    Four most likely sweeps in the first round

    Four-game sweeps are destroyers of post-season drama, but they're a blessing to teams hoping to rest up for the next round. At least one sweep is probable, but three others are possible in Round 1.

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    Insane Game 7 goes to overtime after teams tie 7-7

    Blainville-Boisbriand advanced to the Quebec League semifinal by beating Rimouski on the road in the most incredible come-from-behind circumstances. Nikita Jevpalovs played the hero.

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    NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket

    A new era of the Stanley Cup playoffs begins this spring as the divisional format is introduced. Rather than teams being re-seeded after each round, this year's playoffs will follow a hard bracket - and we'll update this one daily.

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    Ryan Kennedy’s Lottery Mock Draft

    Now that the order has been established, THN's resident prospect expert jots down his initial list on how the draft may go down in Philadelphia this summer.



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