Thursday, April 24, 2008

Stanley Cup Playoffs -- Predictions Part II

By Rick Morris

6-2 record in the first round this year, but in all fairness it was mostly chalk advancing.

EASTERN CONFERENCE
SECOND ROUND
Montreal over Philadelphia in 6
New York Rangers over Pittsburgh in 7

CONFERENCE FINALS
New York Rangers over Montreal in 6

WESTERN CONFERENCE
SECOND ROUND
Detroit over Colorado in 6
San Jose over Dallas in 5

CONFERENCE FINALS
Detroit over San Jose in 7

STANLEY CUP FINALS
Detroit over New York Rangers in 6

NOTES
I stated that Anaheim was the team to beat going into the playoffs, followed by Detroit, followed by San Jose. The Ducks' shocking collapse leaves the Winged Wheel atop the charts in my book right now. The revival of the Avs rivalry will be epic. As for Dallas, I'm really sticking my neck out, but I believe their first-round blow-through was flukish. Montreal should skate circles around the Philly blue line and I believe the Rangers' experience will win out in the closest second-round series.

2 comments:

That Guy said...

Any chance your hatred for the AVS is playing a major part in your pick? HA HA HA

Rick Morris/FantasyDrafthelp.com said...

Loathing the Avs and believing they will go down just goes hand-in-hand :-)

--Rick