NHL Barometer: An Unlikely Champ?
NHL Barometer: An Unlikely Champ?

This article is part of our NHL Barometer series.


Here is the 2014 playoff preview, based on a final four of Montreal-New York and Colorado-San Jose, with a finals of Montreal-Colorado and Stanley Cup champ of Colorado. I will group the first-round match-ups by the divisional brackets, making it easier to show the conference semi-finals.

My rankings, which will appear separately, are based on games played and expected points per game, PPP, +/- and PIMs by skaters and wins/shutouts by goalies. If your quarters, semis and finals differ, adjust rankings accordingly.

But first, here's how I think that the playoffs will play out.

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Jan Levine
Levine covers baseball, basketball and hockey for RotoWire. In addition to his column writing, he's the master of the MLB and NHL cheatsheets. In his spare time, he roots for the Mets.
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