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Upsets, goalies and playoff beards

Updated: April 15, 2009, 1:03 PM ET
ESPN.com

With the Stanley Cup playoffs kicking off Wednesday, our experts took some time to ponder what lies ahead. ESPN.com's Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun and ESPN The Magazine's E.J. Hradek answer these 10 burning questions:

1. Which player will surprise everyone in the playoffs? Scott Burnside: Boston Bruins winger Michael Ryder. Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli took a significant gamble when he gave Ryder a three-year deal worth $12 million in the offseason. It's paid off with Ryder bouncing ...

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