The Second Season is about to begin…

Posted on April 20, 2006 by

The playoffs are important to the revenue of the NHL, and after a farce of a strike, they need fans to stay tuned or the networks will start showing poker and lawn bowling instead…

In any case, for what it is worth, here are my picks!

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EASTERN CONFERENCE

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#1 OTTAWA vs. #8 TAMPA BAY

FINALLY they won't be knocked out by the Maple Leafs in the first round…

Ottawa in 5

#2 CAROLINA vs. #7 MONTREAL

I am a Bruins fan. That makes me an ABM (Anybody but Montreal) fan.

Carolina in 6

#3 NEW JERSEY vs. #6 NY RANGERS

Tough call… These guys have been close all year, but I have to give the edge to the Devils. They have been hot at the end and, well, they have Brodeur…

New Jersey in 6

#4 BUFFALO vs. #5 PHILADELPHIA

Forsberg is back, Sabres are going to be tough, but I think Philly will take them.

Philadelphia in 6

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WESTERN CONFERENCE

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#1 DETROIT vs. #8 EDMONTON

Edmonton did well against Detroit during the season, but, as much as I would love to see it happen, I am not sure they can beat the Red Wings juggernaut… In any case, just to be controversial, I am calling for a huge Edmonton upset!

Edmonton in 7

#2 DALLAS vs. #7 COLORADO

Stars won't lose to them again this year.

Dallas in 5

#3 CALGARY vs. #6 ANAHEIM

They were even during the season… Kiprusoff vs. Giguere… both goaltenders have the opportunity to be heroes… BUT… I have a personal distaste for Calgary that hasn't gone away since they pulled their farm team from my home town, so I'm going to call on Anaheim to kick their butts, just in spite!

Anaheim in 6

#4 NASHVILLE vs. #5 SAN JOSE

Having spent time in San Jose and seen the Sharks play at the newly renamed “HP Pavillion” Center, I have a soft spot for San Jose. PLUS… Nashville has an unknown between the pipes, and San Jose has the league's scoring leader, ex-Bruin Joe Thornton, and he's hot right now (I'm still not over that trade!).

San Jose in 6>

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