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NHL playoff predictions?

The matchups for the 2014 NHL playoffs are set, and they could get epic. The Presidents' Trophy-winning Boston Bruins will take on the Detroit Red Wings, who scraped into the playoffs but are still, you know, the Red Wings. The defending-champion Chicago Blackhawks will take on the rival St. Louis Blues. The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings will meet in an intrastate battle. And Broadway vs. Broad Street is back when the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers square off. Who will win each series? What are your picks for the later rounds?

Which team will win this first-round matchup?

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  • Which team will win this first-round matchup?

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  • Which will be the best first-round series in the NHL playoffs?

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  • Which team will win the Eastern Conference?

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  • Which team will win the Western Conference?

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  • Which of the four division winners has the best chance of winning the Stanley Cup?

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  • Which non-division winner has the best chance of winning the Stanley Cup?

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A year ago, the Montreal Canadiens reigned over all in the Uni Watch Power Rankings. This time around? The St. Louis Cardinals are on top. Do you agree? Click on the logos below to set your top 25!

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The Original Six still rule in the Uni Watch Power Rankings, with the Montreal Canadiens taking the top spot and four more members finding footing in the top six. Do you agree? Or should some newbies take the higher places? Click the logos to set your rankings!

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The NHL in 2013-14

The start of the season might be months away, but that didn't stop the NHL from making news Friday, as the league released its schedule, revealed the names of its four divisions (Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central and Pacific) and agreed to halt play and allow its stars to compete in the Sochi Olympics. So yeah, there's a lot of time to think about it -- and a lot to digest as we look toward the 2013-14 season.

How do you feel about the NHL's four new division names (Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central, Pacific)?

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  • How do you feel about the NHL pausing its season to allow players to compete in the Olympics?

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  • Which team will win the NHL's Atlantic Division in 2013-14?

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  • Which team will win the NHL's Metropolitan Division in 2013-14?

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  • Which team will win the NHL's Central Division in 2013-14?

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  • Which team will win the NHL's Pacific Division in 2013-14?

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  • Which will be the most competitive division in 2013-14?

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Bruins, Stars in blockbuster trade

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli recently said of Tyler Seguin, "He's gotta commit his mind and focus on the one task at hand. He's gotta become more of a professional." Soon after, Chiarelli must have decided Seguin should do that somewhere else, as reports show the 21-year-old, former second overall draft pick has been traded along with two teammates to the Dallas Stars. Did the Bruins pull off a better trade than their TD Garden Arena-mates the Boston Celtics? Will Seguin develop into an elite player in Dallas?

  • Which team made out better in the Bruins-Stars trade?

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  • Which Boston team made the better deal?

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  • Which player would you rather have for the near future?

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  • Will Tyler Seguin develop into an elite player in Dallas?

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