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Vancouver's First Round Opponent Is...?

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By my fake wrist watch the playoffs are a little less than a month away, so let's ignore the slow Bataan Death March of another off day and wildly speculate as to our future.

Before we begin let's assume a few things:

  • The Sedins will eventually begin scoring, sending Tony Gallagher into his greatest depression ever
  • Alex Edler will shake off his frowny face from comments made by AV and staple his next nearest opponent into the Van Allen belt
  • Chris Higgins will no longer be inflected by anything on this planet ever again. Ever.
  • Mason Raymond will oh nevermind
  • The goalie the team will lean on this spring will be oh nevermind
  • The Canucks don't go in the tank in their final 13 games, causing this website to explode and for all of us to become fans of an entirely different sport

St. Louis has the conference lead on Vancouver by five points, a comfortable lead but not insurmountable. Right behind Vancouver by nine points is Dallas. I feel that's a big enough window to make one final assumption: Vancouver won't cough up the second seed, meaning they'll get whoever ends up in 7th (currently Phoenix who - by Lucifer's beard - they play tomorrow) or 8th (currently Colorado).

There's quite the bottle neck for the 8th seed right now and if I'm a Hawks fan I don't feel out of the woods yet either. But they're better off than Anaheim and Minnesota who I'm sticking a fork in.

With all those random assumptions on the proverbial table, pick your poison below and junk up the comments with your thoughts.