Wednesday, April 14, 2010

NHL playoffs

I debated back and forth about writing a hockey playoffs/Stanley cup post. I mean does anyone care(about the post NOT about hockey)?

Doesn’t every one have their own opinions? People do need something to read.

Finally I figured that it’s a nice Wednesday and I should write something, so here it is:

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

Series A - #1 Washington Capitals vs. #8 Montreal Canadiens

On paper this looks like a cake walk for Washington. They are the top team in hockey. Their offensive prowess overcomes their lack of a great goalie. I just don’t think that the Cuntnadians will go down without a fight. Price or Halak can steal you games.

Caps in 6

Series B - #2 New Jersey Devils vs. #7 Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers almost got eliminated from playoff contention but Brian Boucher beat the mighty Henrik Lundquist in a shootout Sunday so here we sit.

The Devils have the games best goalie ever. The Flyers have a 3rd string goalie starting that played with Matty Koahnsky. The Flyers have the Devils number beating them 5 out of 6 times. The Cinderella season continues…

Flyers in 7

Series C - #3 Buffalo Sabres vs. #6 Boston Bruins

The Bruins are hot right now. I feel like they have been playing playoff hockey ever since that shit show against the Penguins. They are 4-2 against Buffalo this year. That being said, the Sabres have this years most consistent goalie and possible MVP candidate in Ryan Miller(who looks very waif). They are starting to get healthy at the right time. No doubt this series is going 7.

Bruins in 7

Series D - #4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. #5 Ottawa Senators

I am unsure about this match up. The Sens have rebounded nicely this year after last years debacle. Alex Kovalev getting hurt is not helping the Sens. Brain Elliot actually played very well but can he steal a game let alone a series? How much will Crosby whine this series? How tired are the Penguins after back to back runs to the Stanley cup? I feel that this will get dragged out…Go Sens Go!

Senators in 7

Western Conference Quarterfinals

Series E - #1 San Jose Sharks vs #8 Colorado Avalanche

The Avs have overachieved all year long. They were very close to not making the playoffs(if Calgary played beat who they were supposed to) at all. They are a young inexperienced team. The Sharks have been on cruise control most of the season. They turn it on when they want. They also have Dany Heatly, he killed a man.

Sharks in 5

Series F - #2 Chicago Blackhawks vs. #7 Nashville Predators

I can’t even bullshit about this one. I do not know anyone who plays for the Predators. I couldn’t name one guy. That being said The Blackhawks have goalie issues and are still dealing with Brian Campbell’s injury. But they also have my man Duncan Keith. They should have no problems beating these Preds.

Blackhawks in 4

Series G - #3 Vancouver Canucks vs. #6 Los Angeles Kings

Don’t you do it to me Roberto Luongo. Don’t you go and disappear on me in these playoffs. I can’t explain what happens to him come crunch time even though he won Olympic gold this year. The Kings are a feisty group that won’t quit. If their goalie gets hot they can make it all the way to the Finals.

Canucks in 6

Series H - #4 Phoenix Coyotes vs. #5 Detroit Red Wings
The Red Wings are RED HOT! Smoking Hot! I wouldn’t want to play them right now. It sucks to be the Coyotes. By the way Arizona should not have a hockey team. May as well relocate them to Nebraska in a cornfield.

Red Wings in 5

After each round I will update each match up and how they each fare.

At the beginning of the season, I picked 6 out of 8 Eastern teams to make they playoffs and 4 out of the 8 Western conference teams. 10 out of 16 isn’t bad.

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