The NHL Playoffs have arrived and where would NHL fans be without some well-researched guidance? In order to make these projections I have painstakingly broke down every series based on the following criteria (and presented the results with two simple, straight-forward images):
- Goaltending Match-up
- Playoff Experience
- Where is the Money? (Vegas odds)
- Historical Rivalry? (Past performances vs. opponent)
- Special Teams
- The X-Factor: More subjective things such as physicality, leadership, likelihood of injuries or momentum, and anything else I deemed qualitatively important.
2008 Stanley Cup Final: New York Rangers vs. Anaheim Ducks