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Eastern Conference

1 KINGSTON FRONTENACS (46-17-5) vs
8 OSHAWA GENERALS (27-33-8)

Top Prospects

Kingston: LW Michael Dal Colle (NYI), LW Lawson Crouse (FLA), D Ronald McKeown (CAR), RW Spencer Watson (LA), Lucas Peressini

Oshawa: C Anthony Cirelli (TBL)

2 BARRIE COLTS (43-22-3) vs
7 MISSISSAUGA STEELHEADS (33-30-5)

Top Prospects

Barrie: RW Kevin Labanc (SJ), LW Andrew Mangiapane (CGY), G Mackenzie Blackwood (NJD)

Mississauga: Alex Nylander, Michael McLeod

3 NORTH BAY BATTALION (35-23-10) vs
6 PETERBOROUGH PETES (33-28-7)

Top Prospects

North Bay: Mike Amadio (LA), Matthew Santos, Brett McKenzie

Peterborough: C Hunter Garlent, C Eric Cornel (BUF),

4 NIAGARA ICE DOGS (35-26-7) vs
5 OTTAWA 67’s (36-29-3)

Top Prospects

Niagara: D Blake Siebenaler (CBJ), RWJosh Ho-Sang (NYI), LW Brendan Perlini (ARI), C Jordan Maletta (CBJ), D Vince Dunn (STL), G Alex Nedeljkovic (CAR),

Ottawa: C Dante Salituro, RW Jeremiah Addison, D Stepan Falkovsky, D Evan de Haan, D Jacob Middleton

Western Conference

1 ERIE OTTERS (52-15-1) vs
8 SAGINAW SPIRIT (24-36-8)

Top Prospects

Erie: C Dylan Strome (ARI), C Alex Debricant, D Travis Dermott (TOR),

Saginaw: C Mitchell Stephens (TBL), D Markus Niemelainen, D Keaton Middleton


2 SARNIA STING (42-19-7) vs
7 SAULT STE MARIE GREYHOUNDS (33-27-8)

Top Prospects

Sarina: LW Pavel Zacha (NJD), C Travis Konecy (PHI), LW Mark Mistele (LA), D Jakob Chychrun

Sault St. Marie: RW Zachary Senyshyn (BOS), C Blake Speers (NJD), LW Tim Gettinger, RW Boris Katchouk, LW Jack Kopacka


3 LONDON KNIGHTS (51-14-3) vs
6 OWEN SOUND ATTACK (32-25-11)

Top Prospects

London: C Mitch Marner (TOR), LW Matthew Tkachuk, LW Christian Dvorak (ARI), LW Kole Sherwood (CBJ)

Owen Sound: RW Bryson Cianfrone, LW Petrus Palmu

4 KITCHENER RANGERS (44-17-7) vs
5 WINDSOR SPITFIRES (40-21-7)

Top Prospects

Kitchener: Ryan MacInnis (ARI), Jeremy Bracco (TOR),

Windsor: Brendan Lemieux (WPG), C Logan Brown, D Mikhail Sergachev, D Logan Stanley, G Michael DiPietro, C Gabe Vilardi

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Let's start with the East with my predictions.

Kingston is a stacked team, but Oshawa pulled an upset against Erie last year to go to the Memorial Cup. This year, I do not think the Generals will be going far at all, especially with the loss of Cole Cassels (VAN), son of Andrew Cassels (former Captial, Canuck, Whaler, and Blue Jacket).

I am going with a sweep by Kingston. (4-0)

The Barrie/Mississauga matchup is an intriguing one as Barrie looks to be a weaker team on offense and defense; however, they have MacKenzie Blackwood in net, who was the starter for Team Canada in the WJC in December. The Steelheads have two talented forwards that will probably be going in the top 10 of this year's draft in Alex Nylander and Michael McLeod. Nylander is the son of former NHL, Michael Nylander (played with New York Rangers and Washington Capitals). McLeod is a young center that teams will pursue in the first round.

My guess is Blackwood carries this team to a 6 game series decision. (4-2)

Next is North Bay/Peterborough. Both teams don't have elite prospects, but have mediocre prospects. Cornel is a good prospect the Sabres picked up a couple seasons ago.

My guess is the Petes pull an upset in 7 (3-4)

To finish off the East is Niagara/Ottawa. The Ice Dogs are stacked with first round picks in Perlini and Ho-Sang. They also have Alex Nedeljkovic, the starting goalie for team USA at the WJC. The 67's had Travis Konecy from the Philadelphia Flyers, but traded him to the Sarina Sting at the deadline.

My prediction is Niagara wins in 5. (4-1).

Now, it is time for the Western Conference.

The Erie Otters are the best team in the OHL, and have star players including Dylan Strome and Alex Debricant. Debricant should go in the first round, and Strome was taken third overall in the 2015 NHL Draft. The Spirit have two 6' 6" defensemen the Otters will have to go through, but that might not be a problem with the speed they have.

My prediction is the Otters sweep the Spirit (4-0)

The Sting are just as talented as Erie, and have plenty of first rounders. They have Pavel Zacha, taken 6th overall in the 2015 draft; and Travis Konecy, taken 24th overall in the 2015 draft. Sarina also has Chychrun, who will probably go in the Top 5 in the upcoming draft. Sault St. Marie has guys that will probably go late in the first round/early second round.

My prediction is Sarina in 5. (4-1)

Another stacked team in London takes on the Owen Sound Attack. The Knights are loaded with guys that will be future NHLers, including Mitch Marner, Christian Dvorak, and Matthew Tkachuk. Marner was taken 4th overall in the 2015 draft, and Tkachuk may go 4th in the 2016 NHL Draft.

My guess is the Knights sweep the Sound Attack (4-0).

The most interesting matchup looks like the 4 v. 5 matchup in the West. The Rangers and Spitfires have quality prospects. Kitchener has Ryan MacInis, son of former NHL Al MacInis; and Jeremy Bracco, a 2nd round pick of the Maple Leafs in 2015. The Spitfires have top prospects in the 2016 and 2017 NHL Drafts, making them a potential force to reckon with the next two or three years. First, they have center Logan Brown and a pair of defensemen in Mikhail Sergachev and Logan Stanley, who will all probably go in the first round. In 2017, they have a 16 year old starting goaltender in Michael DiPietro, and a young center in Gabe Vilardi, who was tied 2nd in points for 2017 NHL eligible players in the OHL with 39. They also have Brendan Lemieux, a current Winnipeg Jet after the Evander Kane blockbuster.

My prediction is the Spitfires upset the Rangers in 7. (3-4)

What are your thoughts on the OHL playoffs? Who will go far? Who will far short? Comment below and also read my Columbus Blue Jackets blogs. More to come…
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Blog Archive

01 #038; No. 12
01 #038; No. 12
02 CBJ- Opting to Forget October
02 CBJ- Opting to Forget October
02 CBJ: Thoughts on Change
03 CBJ: Potential Options
03 CBJ: Potential Options
03 CBJ: Potential Options
03 Game No. 13- Columbus Blue Jackets @ San Jose Sharks
05 Post-Game Recap No. 13- Big Win
05 Game No. 14- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Los Angeles Kings
06 Game No. 15- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Anaheim Ducks
06 Game No. 15- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Anaheim Ducks
06 Game No. 15- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Anaheim Ducks
07 CBJ Post-Game Recap- Game No. 14 (@LA) and Game No. 15: @ANA
07 CBJ Post-Game Recap- Game No. 14 (@LA) and Game No. 15: @ANA
07 CBJ: Catching Up With News
07 CBJ: Catching Up With News
11 Game No. 16- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Vancouver Canucks
12 CBJ Post Game Recap No. 16- Another Home Loss
13 CBJ- Catchup on the News
14 CBJ Game No. 18- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Arizona Coyotes
15 #038; No. 18
17 CBJ Game No. 19- Columbus Blue Jackets v. St. Louis BlueS
18 CBJ Post-Game No. 19- The Young Streak Continues
18 CBJ Post-Game No. 19- The Young Streak Continues
18 CBJ- Catch Up du jour
19 CBJ- Catchup No. 2
19 CBJ Game No. 20- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Ottawa Senators
19 CBJ Game No. 20- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Ottawa Senators
20 CBJ Game No. 21- Columbus Blue Jackets v Nashville Predators
20 CBJ Game No. 21- Columbus Blue Jackets v Nashville Predators
20 CBJ Game No. 21- Columbus Blue Jackets v Nashville Predators
20 CBJ Game No. 21- Columbus Blue Jackets v Nashville Predators
20 CBJ- New All Star Format and Thoughts
22 No. 21
22 CBJ- Bye Week and the Boom or Bust of It
22 CBJ- Injury Update
22 CBJ- Bye Week and the Boom or Bust of It
22 CBJ Game No. 22- Columbus Blue Jackets v. San Jose Sharks
22 CBJ Post-Game- No. 22
24 CBJ- Quarter Season Thoughts
25 CBJ Game No. 23- Columbus Blue Jackets v. New Jersey Devils
28 Rumor Blog
28 Rumor Blog
29 CBJ- Cross-Check Costs Columbus
30 #038; 25
30 #038; 25
30 CBJ- Johansen to Brooklyn??
04 CBJ-15 Things to Remember From 2015
05 CBJ- Rumor Chart UPDATED
05 CBJ Game No. 41- Minnesota Wild v. Columbus Blue Jackets
05 CBJ Post-Game No. 40- Capitalizing On Capitals
05 CBJ- Rumor Chart UPDATED
06 CBJ Post-Game No. 41- Wild End, Add to the Losses
06 CBJ- Catch Up to Start 2016
06 CBJ- Catch Up to Start 2016
06 CBJ- Catch Up to Start 2016
06 CBJ- Catch Up to Start 2016
06 CBJ- Catch Up to Start 2016
07 CBJ- New Year, New Blockbuster
07 CBJ- Kerby Rychel for Jonathan Drouin?
07 CBJ- Rumor Chart (Updated Following Day of Trades)
10 CBJ Post-Game No. 42/43- Home and Home Battle
10 CBJ Post-Game No. 42/43- Home and Home Battle
12 CBJ- Connuaton On Waivers
14 CBJ- Catchup (1/14/16)
15 CBJ-If the Season Ended Today
16 CBJ Game No. 46- Colorado Avalanche v. Columbus Blue Jackets
17 CBJ Post-Game No. 46- Late Push Helps
17 CBJ- Rumor Chart (1-17-16)
17 CBJ-Trade Rumors (1/17/16)
19 CBJ Game No. 47- Washington Capitals v Columbus Blue Jackets
20 CBJ Post-Game No. 47- Doubled Down
20 CBJ Post-Game No. 47- Doubled Down
21 CBJ Game No. 48- Calgary Flames @ Columbus Blue Jackets
21 CBJ- Future Top Defensive Pairs
21 CBJ- Other Young Defensemen
21 CBJ- Rumor Chart (1/21/16)
22 CBJ Post-Game No. 48- Bob Down, Team Out
23 CBJ Game No. 49- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins
25 CBJ Post-Game No. 49- B's Best Blue Jackets
25 CBJ Game No. 50- Montreal Canadiens v. Columbus Blue Jackets
26 CBJ Post-Game No. 50- Hat Trick Helps Home Team
26 CBJ Game No. 51: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Montreal Canadiens
26 CBJ Game No. 51: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Montreal Canadiens
27 CBJ Post-Game No. 51- Looking Up
27 CBJ Post-Game No. 51- Looking Up
30 CBJ- All Star Game Predictions
30 CBJ- Center of Attention
30 CBJ- All Star Game Predictions
31 CBJ- Second Half Predictions
01 CBJ- General Thoughts on All Star Game and My Predictions
02 CBJ- Rumor Chart (2/2/16)
02 CBJ- Thoughts on Dennis Wideman
02 CBJ Game No. 52- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Edmonton Oilers
03 CBJ Post-Game No. 52- Last Place
03 CBJ- Solution Out There?
04 CBJ Game No. 53- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Vancouver Canucks
06 CBJ Post-Game No. 54- Close Call In Calgary
07 CBJ- Playing With Parody
09 CBJ Game No. 55- New York Islanders v. Columbus Blue Jackets
09 CBJ- Rumor Chart (Updated: 2/9/16
09 CBJ- Looking Into Loui
10 CBJ Post-Game No. 55- Collapse in Columbus
11 CBJ Game No. 56- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Anaheim Ducks
12 CBJ- Murray Staying
12 CBJ Post-Game No. 56- Out of Basement
12 CBJ- Tyutin To Detroit??
13 CBJ- Jack Johnson Rumors
13 CBJ- Seth Jones and Contract
13 CBJ Game No. 57- Ottawa Senators v. Columbus Blue Jackets
14 CBJ- Defensive Help Out There
14 CBJ Post-Game No. 57- Another Win
15 CBJ- Who Could Go?
16 CBJ Game No. 58- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Boston Bruins
17 CBJ Post-Game No. 58- More Points, Even In Losses
18 CBJ- Rumor Chart (Updated: 2/18/2016)
18 CBJ- Last Season Repeats Itself
19 CBJ Game No. 49- Buffalo Sabers v. Columbus Blue Jackets
20 CBJ Post-Game No. 59- Blanked by Buffalo
20 NHL Trade Deadline Preview- Metropolitan Division
21 NHL Trade Deadline Preview Pt. 2- Atlantic Division
21 NHL Trade Deadline Preview Pt. 3- Central Division
22 NHL Trade Deadline Preview Pt. 4: Pacific Division
22 CBJ Game No. 60- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins
22 CBJ Game No. 60- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins
22 CBJ Game No. 60- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins
23 CBJ Post-Game No. 60- Win In Beantown
23 CBJ-Making A Case For An Outdoor Game In Central Ohio
23 CBJ Game No. 61- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Detroit Red Wings
25 CBJ Post-Game No. 61- Comeback Costs Columbus Extra Point
26 CBJ Post Game No. 61- Hatty Helps; Hurts Devils' Chances
26 CBJ- Falk On Waivers, And Somehow Clears
26 CBJ Post Game No. 61- Hatty Helps; Hurts Devils' Chances
26 CBJ- Falk On Waivers, And Somehow Clears
26 CBJ- Bankruptcy Battle Worsens
26 CBJ- Goalie Going Soon?? Look at the Depth
27 CBJ Game No. 63- Florida Panthers v. Columbus Blue Jackets
27 CBJ Game No. 63- Florida Panthers v. Columbus Blue Jackets
27 Columbus Trades Scott Hartnell to Nashville for Kevin Fiala
28 CBJ Post-Game No. 63- Hot Streak Continues via Comeback
28 CBJ- The Monkey Is Off The Captain's Back
28 CBJ- Rumor Chart
29 CBJ Game No. 64- Columbus Blue Jackets @ New York Rangers
29 My Reactions to Trades- Deadline and Before (Longest Blog Pd
29 CBJ- Rumor Chart(2/29/16) Final Time Before the Draft.Enjoy!
29 CBJ- Quiet Deadline, But Bridge Boooone
01 CBJ Post Game No. 64- So Close, Yet So Far
02 CBJ- On Fire In February
03 CBJ- Three Guys on Team North America
03 CBJ- 75% Through
04 CBJ Game No. 65- Edmonton Oilers v. Columbus Blue Jackets
05 CBJ Post-Game No. 65- Seesaw Battle for Young Guns of NHL
05 CBJ Game No. 66- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Philadelphia Flyers
06 CBJ Post-Game No. 66- Tired and Ticked
07 CBJ- What Would Jones' Contract Look Like?
08 CBJ Game No. 67- Detroit Red Wings v. Columbus Blue Jackets
09 CBJ Post-Game No. 67- What An Upset + Bobrovsky is Returning
10 CBJ- Healthier Equals Better (Injuries)
11 CBJ Game No. 68- Columbus Blue Jackets v Pittsburgh Penguins
13 CBJ Game No. 69- Columbus Blue Jackets v Tampa Bay Lightning
13 CBJ Post-Game No. 68- Mr. Popper's Penguins Even Series
14 CBJ Post-Game No. 69- Blanked By Bolts; Tampa Sweeps Cbus
14 CBJ- Punch May Penalize Prout (But How Many Games??)
17 CBJ Game No. 70- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Detroit Red Wings
19 CBJ Post-Game No. 70- Wings Win Season Series
19 CBJ Game No. 71- Columbus Blue Jackets v. New Jersey Devils
20 CBJ Post-Game No. 71- Bjork Brings Back Win
20 CBJ Game No. 72- Columbus Blue Jackets @ New Jersey Devils
21 CBJ Post-Game No. 72- Devil Debuts Deflate Jackets
23 CBJ- Boll/Bellemare Incident Being Reviewed By League
23 CBJ Post-Game No. 73-Flying High Over Flyers via Comeback
26 #038; Prospects
26 Looking at the NCAA Ice Hockey Championships + Predictions
26 CBJ- Which Guy is Right for Columbus in 2016 NHL Draft
26 CBJ Post-Game No. 74- Canes Collect Points @ Cbus; Boll Gone
26 CBJ Game No. 75- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Nashville Predators
27 CBJ Post-Game No. 75- Preyed On By Predators
28 CBJ Game No. 76- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Washington Capitals
30 CBJ- Russians Relocating? What Does This Mean For CBJ + NHL
30 CBJ Post-Game No. 76- Washington Wins Winningest Trophy
03 CBJ P5: Columbus Blue Jackets v. Pittsburgh Penguins
03 CBJ P5: Columbus Blue Jackets v. Pittsburgh Penguins
04 CBJ P6: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Nashville Predators
04 CBJ P6: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Nashville Predators
04 CBJ P6: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Nashville Predators
04 CBJ- Cuts Continue (10-4-16)
05 CBJ Postgame No. 6: Overtime Continues Successful Preseason
05 CBJ- Cuts Continue (10/5/16)
05 CBJ Postgame No. 6: Overtime Continues Successful Preseason
06 CBJ P7: Columbus Blue Jackets v. Boston Bruins
06 CBJ P7: Columbus Blue Jackets v. Boston Bruins
06 CBJ P7: Columbus Blue Jackets v. Boston Bruins
06 CBJ P7: Columbus Blue Jackets v. Boston Bruins
08 CBJ P7: Slow Start Hurts Columbus in Preseason
08 CBJ P8: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Pittsburgh Penguins
12 NHL: Week of Retirement
12 CBJ: Contrast Between Two New Captains
12 NHL: What is Edmonton Doing?
12 CBJ: Savard Speculation
12 CBJ: Opening Night Rosters Set
12 CBJ: Opening Night Rosters Set
13 CBJ Game No. 1: Columbus Blue Jackets v. Boston Bruins
13 NHL: Predicting Standings- Who Makes and Misses Playoffs
13 NHL: Predicting Standings- Who Makes and Misses Playoffs
14 CBJ Post-Game No. 1: Underrated Rivalry; Comeback Loss
14 CBJ Post-Game No. 1: Underrated Rivalry; Comeback Loss
15 CBJ Game No. 2: Columbus Blue Jackets v. San Jose Sharks
17 CBJ Post-Game No. 2- West is Best
18 CBJ- Soupy Situation
19 CBJ- Notes from Around the League and the World
20 CBJ- Is Kekalainen on the Hot Seat?
21 CBJ Game No. 3- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Chicago Blackhawks
25 CBJ- Weekend of Wins; California Trip for Game Number Five
25 CBJ- Weekend of Wins; California Trip for Game Number Five
26 CBJ Post-Game No. 5: Kings Get Extra Point
27 CBJ Game No. 6: Columbus Blue Jackets @ San Jose Sharks
29 CBJ Game No. 7: Columbus Blue Jackets @ Anaheim Ducks
29 CBJ Post-Game No. 6- Power Outage; Sharks bite Blue Jackets
29 CBJ Post-Game No. 7- Strong Start Leads to Shutout; CBJ Win
29 CBJ Post-Game No. 7- Strong Start Leads to Shutout; CBJ Win
01 CBJ Game No. 8- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Dallas Stars
02 CBJ Post-Game No. 8- Up and Down, Jackets Get Extra Point
03 CBJ Happenings- Player Assignments
03 CBJ Happenings- Player Assignments
03 CBJ Happenings- Player Assignments
03 CBJ Happenings- Player Assignments
04 CBJ Game No. 9- Columbus Blue Jackets v Montreal Canadiens
05 CBJ Post-Game No 9- Double Digit Domination; 10-0 Win v Habs
05 CBJ Game No 10- Columbus Blue Jackets @ St. Louis Blues
06 CBJ Post-Game No. 10- Blue Jackets Get the Blues; OT Loss
07 CBJ- Seth Jones on IR with a Fractured Right Foot
07 CBJ- Seth Jones on IR with a Fractured Right Foot
08 CBJ- Can the Offense Keep Up?
09 CBJ Game No. 11- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Anaheim Ducks
10 CBJ Post-Game No. 11- Winning At Home
10 CBJ Game No. 12- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins
12 CBJ Post-Game No. 12- Fast and Furious Five: Unanswered Goal
14 CBJ Post Game Lucky No. 13- Home Domination Double Up
15 CBJ Game N. 14- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Washington Capitals
16 CBJ Post-Game No. 14- Comeback Columbus Costs Capitals Point
17 CBJ- Werenski for Calder
18 CBJ Game No. 15: Columbus Blue Jackets v. New York Rangers
19 CBJ Post-Game No. 15: Columbus Continues Streak
20 CBJ Game No. 16- Columbus Blue Jackets @ Washington Capitals
21 CBJ Post-Game No. 16- Final Minute Effort
21 CBJ Game No. 17- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Colorado Avalanche
21 CBJ Game No. 17- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Colorado Avalanche
22 CBJ Post-Game No. 17- One Point in Overtime
23 CBJ Game No. 18- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Calgary Flames
28 CBJ Update: The Thanksgiving Weekend
29 CBJ Game No. 21- Columbus Blue Jackets v Tampa Bay Lightning
29 CBJ Game No. 21- Columbus Blue Jackets v Tampa Bay Lightning
30 CBJ Post-Game No. 21- Hartnell and Sons