In honour of hockey moving the French language election debate to tonight, I figure we could make some predictions on what will happen in this years playoffs...
My dream Stanley Cup Final is Chicago v. Montreal, so if and until they are knocked out, that is where my picks are going...
Tampa over Pittsburgh (because that former Oiler Rollie the goalie will steal a couple of games, not unlike what Halak did to them last year)
Phoenix over Detroit (because Phoenix will make Gary Bettman happy, which of course makes the rest of us unhappy)
Washington over NYR (Ovechkin finally wakes up)
Chicago over Vancouver (See dream Stanley Cup final above)
Anaheim over Nashville (Too many Finns in one place gonna give those country music hicks fits) - BTW, I like country music in certain doses
Montreal over Boston (these two teams have met in the playoffs 32 times and God's hockey team have taken the series 24 times - I figure the 25th time will also turn out to be the number of cups the Habs will have won, including this year.)
Buffalo over Philadelphia (Cause I really dont like the Flyers)
San Jose over LA (I really dont know about these two but happy that there is a guarantee that at least one team from California gets knocked out of the playoffs given that they have sent three teams to the playoffs and Canada has only sent two)