April 7, 2012

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: My Thoughts

Well, here we go. The first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Choose a team, get ready...it's hockey like nobody's business. Here are my thoughts / hopes on the match ups....

Ottawa VS NYR:

Go Sens Go! I want the Sens to go far, and do well, but let's face it - they inched their way in. I predict the Rangers will advance, though I want Ottawa to.

Washington Capital vs Boston Bruins:

"Go, go, black and gold!!!" The Bruins are my team of choice (after the Sens) for the Eastern Conference, and the playoffs as a whole.

New Jersey Devils VS Florida Panthers:


Philadelphia Flyers VS Pittsburg Penguins

oooh a tough one. I like the Flyers more, but the Pens have been really strong this season..with or without Crosby. The Pens will advance. But...it'll be tight.

I think that the final two teams in the east will be New York Rangers & Boston Bruins

San Jose Sharks VS St Louis Blues:


LA Kings vs Vancouver Cannucks


Chicago Blackhawks vs Phoenix Coyotes:

Chicago, but I'm mostly neutral here.

Detroit Red Wings vs Nashville Predators


I predict the final two teams in the west will be San Jose Sharks & Detroit Red Wings.

In short? My playoff team of choice is....

The Boston Bruins! I'd also like to see the Rangers & Detroit do well. I'm betting the final will be between Boston & Detroit. Or possibly even Vancouver vs Boston, or Vancouver vs Detroit. I'm assuming Ottawa won't make it past first round..let's hope they'll prove me wrong.

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