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No tournament like the Stanley Cup playoffs

Updated: April 5, 2004, 8:45 PM ET
By John Buccigross | Special to ESPN.com

Here we go -- the time when we come alive. There is no pressure like Stanley Cup pressure, and this postseason will be one of the best in a long time. There is no clear-cut favorite. Almost every game will be close. There will be heroes and goats. And in the end, one team will live a moment that will stay with them for a lifetime.

Predicting this unpredictable pressure cooker is insane. Impossible. But it makes already meaningful games that much more special. Like you, I'm in a playoff pool. ...

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