The only interesting match up will be the Vk vs Sens. All others teams that will advance will have finished ahead of the team they are playing against in the regular season.
TT will lose to TRW because they still aren't positional sound.
DMF will lose because they don't have the depth.
Nats will lose because they won't be able to compete against the snipers of JRC. Not disprespecting Nats though, if they had won against TT they would have likely beaten TRW. They are the true surprise of the season. For a team that everybody underrated, they had a great season and probably developed the most out of all the other teams.
Reps et al - no surprises from teams 9 thru 12. Those teams started off with a weak core hand selected by coaches who were out of their element. Then combined that with weak coaches with coaches kids that were also very weak , they were doomed before they even stepped on the ice. Plus, Being told that you weren't going to be able to coach again next year only two months into the season probably also added more weight to a team that was already sinking.
To the coaches who have kids on a AAA team that aren't truly a AAA caliber, let the experience of the Reps HC and Rebs Hc be a lesson. Both those kids and their daddy coaches are playing AA next year. You can only shelter the truth from yourselves and your kid for so long. Enjoy the ride for those that were able to muster another year. Next year will likely be your last. Then your kid will have to earn his time rather than being gifted it all year long.
Enjoy the playoffs.