Playoffs Predictions

Here are my predictions for who will round out which order to go to the playoffs, and the playoff predictions itself. I tried to use as much insight as possible, and accompanied a rating of each teams three departments (Offence, Defence, and Goaltending) based on this years perfomance and the latest performance. I also invented the GSP (Grade System Points) to make a prediction at who will win the Cup. Please refer to the Legend if need clarification. My own predictions follow.
Regular Season Standings:

EAST:
1.*Pittsburgh (FW:A D:B+ G:A-) GSP:22
2.*Montreal (FW:A- D:B G:B+) GSP:18
3.*Washington(FW:A- D:B- G:B+) GSP:17
4.New Jersey (FW:B D:A G:A+) GSP:22
5.New York (FW:A- D:C+ G:B+) GSP:16
6.Boston (FW:B D:A- G:B+) GSP:18
7.Ottawa (FW:B+ D:C G:C) GSP:10
8.Carolina (FW:B- D:C+ G:B) GSP:12

WEST:
1.*Detroit -Presidents Trophy- (FW:A+ D:A- G:B+) GSP:22
2.*San Jose (FW:A- D:B+ G:A+) GSP:22
3.*Minnesota(FW:B D:A+ G:B+) GSP:20
4.Anaheim (FW:B+ D:A+ G:B+) GSP:21
5.Dallas (FW:B+ D:B+ G:B+) GSP:18
6.Calgary (FW:B+ D:B G:B+) GSP:17
7.Colorado (FW:B D:B+ G:B) GSP:16
8.Vancouver (FW:C- D:B+ G:A-) GSP:16
LEGEND: GSP= GRADING SYSTEM POINTS, FW= FORWARD, D= DEFENCE, G=GOALTENDING, *=DIVISION LEADER, A-D= GRADES
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GRADING SYSTEM:
A+=9 points
A=8 points
A-=7 ‘
B+=6′
So on and so on…
-In the case of a tie break, team with most A’s wins, or in the case of two teams having the same amount of A’s, position battles-
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Playoff Predictions According To The Grading System:
EAST:
First Round:
1.Pittsburgh(22) vs 8.Carolina(12)= 1.Pittsburgh
2.Montreal(18) vs 7.Ottawa(10)= 2.Montreal
3.Washington(17) vs 6.Boston(18)= 6.Boston
4.New Jersey(22) vs 5.New York(16)= 4.New Jersey

Second Round:
1.Pittsburgh(22) vs 6.Boston(18)= 1.Pittsburgh
2.Montreal(18) vs 4.New Jersey(22)= 4.New Jersey

Finals:
1.Pittsburgh(22) vs 4.New Jersey(22)= 4.New Jersey(FW: less than Pit., D:Greater than Pit., G:Better than Pitt.)

WEST:
First Round:
1.Detroit(22) vs 8.Vancouver(16)= 1.Detroit
2.San Jose(22) vs 7.Colorado(16)= 2.San Jose
3.Minnesota(20) vs 6.Calgary(17)= 3.Minnesota
4.Anaheim(21) vs 5.Dallas(18)= 4.Anaheim

Second Round:
1.Detroit(22) vs 4.Anaheim(21)= 1.Detroit
2.San Jose(22) vs 3.Minnesota(20)= 2.San Jose

Finals:
1.Detroit(22) vs 2.San Jose(22)= 1.Detroit (FW: Detroit better than SJ, D:Detroit better than SJ, G: SJ better than Detroit)

Cup Finals: New Jersey(22) vs Detroit(22)
Stanley Cup Champions
New Jersey Devils
(FW: less than Det., D: Greater than Det., G: Greater than Det.)

Obviously there are flaws in the GSP, like the fact that anything can happen in the Playoffs, or the fact that it’s very hard to put numbers on things, but it still gives us an idea of what we might expect. So now I’m going to write MY Playoff predictions- with no point systems or methods, just opinion.

EAST:

First Round:
1.Pittsburgh vs 8.Carolina= 1.Pittsburgh
2.Montreal vs 7.Ottawa= 2.Montreal
3.Washington vs 6.Boston= 3.Washington
4.New Jersey vs 5.New York=4.New Jersey

Second Round:
1.Pittsburgh vs 4.New Jersey= 4.New Jersey
2.Montreal vs 3.Washington= 2.Montreal

Finals:
2.Montreal vs 4.New Jersey= 2.Montreal

WEST:

First Round:
1.Detroit vs 8.Vancouver= 8.Vancouver
2.San Jose vs 7.Colorado= 2.San Jose
3.Minnesota vs 6.Calgary= 3.Minnesota
4.Anaheim vs 5.Dallas= 4.Anaheim

Second Round:
2.San Jose vs 8.Vancouver= 2.San Jose
3.Minnesota vs 4.Anaheim= 4.Anaheim

Finals:
2.San Jose vs 4.Anaheim= 2.San Jose

Cup Finals: Montreal vs San Jose
Stanley Cup Winner
San Jose Sharks (Sorry, Habs fans)

Well those are my predictions and the results of my GSP, what are your predictions and what did you like/dislike about the GSP and/or my predictions?

PLEASE NOTE: Made on THURSDAY, APRIL 3- 2008


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