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1999 NHL PLAYOFFS

THE QUEST FOR LORD STANLEY'S CUP


Final Notes
"Dallas wins the Stanley Cup." Still can't get used to hearing that. I'd just like to take my stand that I wanted Buffalo to win. It's a true hockey city in the north rather than a bandwagon sports city like Dallas. They also deserved to finally beat Dallas in a championship since the Bills lost two straight Super Bowls to those dang Cowgirls. As for the ending it was also disquisting. I don't necessarily like the crease rule but they have to follow the rules at the time of the game. The NHL's ruling that Brett Hull had possesion is just a crappy excuse because they screwed up. They knew they couldn't end the finals by saying "Opps! Our bad!" so they had to make up something else. Hasek clearly had posession of the puck. I offer this: If the situation had been overtime of the last game and everyone hadn't rushed onto the ice would this goal have counted. Most people would have to admit that it would not.


1st Round Matchups
(Number Indicates Seed)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
1 New Jersey vs. 8 Pittsburgh
2 Ottawa vs. 7 Buffalo
3 Carolina vs. 6 Boston
4 Toronto vs. 5 Philadelphia
WESTERN CONFERENCE
1 Dallas vs. 8 Edmonton
2 Colorado vs. 7 San Jose
3 Detroit vs. 6 Anaheim
4 Phoenix vs 5 St. Louis
2nd Round Matchups
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Pittsburgh vs. Toronto
Buffalo vs. Boston
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Dallas vs. St. Louis
Colorado vs. Detroit
3rd Round Matchups
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Toronto vs. Buffalo
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Dallas vs. Colorado
Finals Matchup
Dallas vs. Buffalo


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