This article is part of our Neutral Zone Wrap series.
You might hate to hear it, but parity is alive and well in the NHL. All eight opening series turned out to be relatively even affairs. Even the most vaunted #1 seed looked like average joes against the bottom side – one getting humiliated while the other squeaked by in rather unconvincing fashion. And the remaining 'favorites' didn't get off easy, but you could've guessed that from the first two statements. But hey, that's playoff hockey, folks.
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