if the Wings run the table on the last two games ("PHEW!" to last night) we could mathematically hit the 7th seed, with help, but as long as we get in, i'm cool with whomever we play... it would be rough to see that 21 year consecutive post-season streak broken.
that said, i really want the Hawks. we have taken them to a SO every game, minus that Sunday afternoon blow out. if we get tossed, hey... expected, but, if we squeak it out, huge upset. shit, an 8-seed won the cup last year!
barring a future Cup final, this will be the last time we'll get some Hawks playoff action, for a quite some time, so I will relish the "Detroit Sucks" chant.