As much as I want to believe that teams win with talent and skill it has become painfully obvious that the eventual winner of the Stanley Cup has already been decided in an NHL backroom. The NHL needs certain teams to make deep playoff runs and the officiating has been paramount in seeing that the plan comes to fruition. I can already tell you who will come out the first round. In the west it will be L.A., Phoenix, Nashville and St. Louis while in the East it will be The Rangers, Florida, Philly and Washington. The winner of the cup will be the Rangers. Mark my words. Why waste two months watching this crap when it has already been decided. Anyone want to bet?