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PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS

It’s that time of year again to have some fun and make some bold playoff predictions. I know that everyone in this site think that THEY are the experts… so here is a challenge going out to all of you: Make your predictions too! To make it interesting, let’s alocate points to every round you get right… Here are the rules:

Gaborik open to a return to the Wild

TwinCities .com is reporting that Marian Gaborik is keeping his mind open about a new contract with the Wild. HTR feels “sure he is … money talks and Lemaire is gone.” Why wouldn’t he think about it.

Leafs and Tampa Swap Picks?

The leafs trade with tampa at the trade deadline left many people wondering what was going on. With Lecavalier’s new contract starting next year the lightning could use some cap space. Rumors are that the leafs took on Kolzig in an attept to land a top 2 pick on draft day. The rumor is that the leafs would agree to take on Malone’s contract in exchange the lightning would give their first rounder (2nd overall) for the leafs first rounder (7th overall and one of their second rounders)

Possible replacements for Lemaire

Now that Jacques Lemaire has officially stepped down as head coach of the Minnesota Wild the Star Tribune is speculating on possible replacements. Some of the names that are mentioned include Kevin Constantine, Guy Carbonneau, Peter Laviolette and others.

Leafs In Running For Swedish Monster

It looks like the Maple Leafs have their sights set on bringing a new goaltender into the fold. And, by all reports, he’s a Monster.

Sources told the Star the Leafs are interested in Swedish goalie Jonas Gustavsson, who goes by the nickname “Monster.” He led Farjestad to the Swedish Elite League title this season.The 6-foot-3, 24-year-old goalie had a 1.96 goals-against average and .932 save percentage in 42 games.

Lemaire and Gaborik futures uncertain

The Star Tribune is reporting that the future is uncertain for both Gaborik and Lemaire in Minnesota.

Wings lock up Franzen long term

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Red Wings have signed Johan Franzen to an 11 year deal.

Top 3 Prospects

This will go through each teams top 3 prospects. To set up a debate on which team has the best top 3 prospects.

West:

Brent Sutter to coach the Flames?

The Calgary Sun is suggesting this morning that if the Calgary Flames exit the playoffs early Mike Keenan may be fired and could possibly be replaced by Devils head coach Brent Sutter.

Markov , Schneider gone! So are hopes?

Andrei markov is out for three weeks with a knee injury and Mathieu Schneider is gone for the season with shoulder surgery on the way.
What does this do the the habs post season chances.