The playoffs are fast approaching. With only six games left everyone is scoreboard watching because even one point can change the whole playoff picture. Currently the Blackhawks are sixth in the Western Conference with 92 points. They are four points... Read More »

The playoffs are fast approaching.

With only six games left everyone is scoreboard watching because even one point can change the whole playoff picture.

Currently the Blackhawks are sixth in the Western Conference with 92 points. They are four points behind the fifth place Predators and are five points ahead seventh place Dallas.

Unlike in the NCAA tournament or the NBA playoffs the NHL reseeds after each round. What that means is the top seed will play the lowest remaining seed in the second round.

So currently the Blues are in first. If they win and Dallas were to upset Vancouver then St. Louis would play Dallas in the second round.

Therefore seeding is always very important in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

In this piece I tried to look ahead at where each team might get seeded and then who their opponents might be. If you disagree about a certain matchup sound off below and let me know why.