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2012 NHL Playoffs Preview

Apr 11, 2012

OK hockey fans, the 2012 NHL Playoffs start tonight! This year the race for first place in the league was closer than it’s ever been. 10 teams tallied more than 100 points in the regular season and it’s anyone’s guess who will win the Stanley Cup Finals… actually who are we kidding, everyone knows the Pittsburgh Penguins are unstoppable.

Scary Sidney

Who is going to stop the Penguins? They have Sidney Crosby, by far the best player in the NHL, who is looking healthy and fresh as he got a nice 1 year rest from the concussion he suffered last January in the Winter Classic. If Sid can stay healthy throughout the playoffs, there is no hope for any other team.

Dynamic DuoCrosby Malkin DuoCourtesy of the NHL

Evgeni Malkin might be the other reason why Pittsburgh is the scariest team to face in the NHL Playoffs. “Geno” (Evgeni’s nickname) was the only player to score more than 100 points this year in the NHL regular season, and he even missed 10 games with an injury. Geno is healthy and will be a huge force in the playoffs.

Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia 

The Penguins will show their ferocity right off the bat in the opening round of the playoffs as they have the toughest first round opponents for any contender… the Philadelphia Flyers. It will be a big battle as the Flyers are also stacked with offensive power. NHL future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr is looking pretty strong for his age and his teammates Claude Giroux and Daniel Briere are playing their best hockey ever. The Flyers-Penguins 1st round series should be packed with goals!

Canucks vs Kings

LA Kings QuickJonathon QuickCourtesy of the NHL

As the Penguins make their run in the East side of the bracket, which team will grind their way to the Stanley Cup Finals from the West side? The Vancouver Canucks won their second Presidents Trophy back to back and will have home-ice advantage throughout their playoff run. However, they are also in tough up against a new and improved Los Angeles Kings team full of superstars including their flashy goalie Jonathon Quick.

Have Your Say

Kidzworld predicts a Vancouver Canucks – Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Finals… who do you think will make it? Leave us a comment and let us know!!

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Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
yes it is  :)
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"FBGirl" wrote:I like cheerleading, but definitely NOT a sport! Sports are physical activity with competition and GEAR. The closest thing cheerleaders have to gear are pom-poms. And, yeah. Boys CAN cheerlead, but chances are they will be made fun of(not by me). Cheerleaders do A LOT of physical cheers and stunts, and we use ourselves instead of gear. A lot and most people underestimate cheerleaders for just some girls with poms and uniforms going "go team! yay!" because they have seen that in movies and tv. look up some cheer comp videos and still only some people with change their view of cheerleaders as girls on the sidelines doing uncreative cheers and stupid words to match. I hope this helped you understand a little bit more about cheerleading and cheerleaders. Peace Out!
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"lamiraclelemiracle" wrote:no cheering is not a sport it's something to turn people and the players up I was a cheerleader for 2 years (before I aged out) and we do not only wave pom poms int the air and yell "go team!!". All cheerleaders and coaches put A LOT of effort and time into making and practicing cheers. It is true that cheerleaders turn people and the players on...but it's much more than that. it's about having fun, teamwork, having some more fun, getting some exercise (uh that kinda makes it a sport right?), and great times with the other girls on your squad.   Rant over lol
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Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
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