Monday, April 2, 2012

Playoff Matchups Round #2 2012

Eastern Conference:

(1) Edmonton Oil Kings vs. (6) Brandon Wheat Kings
Oil Kings:
- Strengths - Very deep. Balance scoring. Formidable defense.
- Weaknesses - Goaltending can be flaky at times, discipline.
Wheat Kings:
- Strengths - High end scoring. Top end defense. Big bodies everywhere.
- Weaknesses - Inconsistant goaltending. Lack of forward depth.
Prediction: Oil Kings in 6

(2) Moose Jaw Warriors vs (4) Medicine Hat Tigers
- Strengths - Rugged. Plays playoff style hockey. Defense is stout.
- Weaknesses - Scoring depth is lacking. Team speed is below average.
- Strengths - Top end scoring. Strong goaltending. Big bodied team.
- Weaknesses - Lack of team depth. Team defense is suspect.
Prediction: Warriors in 7

Western Conference:

(1) Tri-City Americans vs. (5) Spokane Chiefs
- Strengths - Top end scoring. Great team defense. Solid goaltending.
- Weaknesses - Smaller team. Lack of defensive depth.
- Strengths - Gritty. Solid team defense. High gamesmanship.
- Weaknesses - Inconsistant goaltending, lack of scoring from forwards.
Prediction: Americans in 5

(2) Kamloops Blazers vs. (3) Portland Winter Hawks
- Strengths - Great team depth. Solid goaltending. Solid top end scoring.
- Weaknesses - Lack of defensive depth. Smaller team.
Winter Hawks:
- Strengths - High end offense. Defensive depth. Speedy team.
- Weaknesses - Suspect goaltending. Lack of grit.
Prediction: Winter Hawks in 6

Rundown From Round 1:

Eastern Conference:

Oil Kings vs. Ice
-Prediction: Oil Kings in 5
-Finished: Oil Kings in 4

Warriors vs. Pats
-Prediction: Warriors in 7
-Finished: Warriors in 5

Hitmen vs. Wheat Kings
-Prediction: Wheat Kings in 6
-Finished: Wheat Kings in 5

Tigers vs. Blades
-Prediction: Tigers in 7
-Finished: Tigers in 4

Western Conference:

Americans vs. Silvertips
-Prediction: Americans in 4
-Finished: Americans in 4

Blazers vs. Royals
-Prediction: Blazers in 5
-Finished: Blazers in 4

Winter Hawks vs. Rockets
-Prediction: Winter Hawks in 5
-Finished: Winter Hawks in 4

Giants vs. Chiefs
-Prediction: Giants in 7
-Finished: Chiefs in 6

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