Month: May 2007

Prediction: stanley cup final

Two for Elbowing: Third round predictions…: So, I’m 9 for 12 for the playoffs, my best run in years. The two conference finals: Anaheim/Detroit: Anaheim in 5. Ottawa/Buffalo: I’ll pick Buffalo in 7. (now, watch Ottawa sweep…) And, because I didn’t believe in Ottawa quite enough, I went 1 for 2, and 10 for 14 so far in the playoffs (too bad I didn’t have money down this year…) In the final? Ottawa in 5. I think they’re playing better right now. but there are so many wildcards, you could flip coins and get it right. Guigere outplaying Emery? Or will Emery start getting recognition for how well he’s played? Wlll Pronger be the good witch or the bad witch? will he focus his game or go *pop* again? The ducks are doing a “win it for Teemu”, which, if Teemu plays well, could make this interesting. I think it’s going to be a fun series, no matter what. Either team could win it in five, but I think it’s Ottawa’s year. My conn-smyth candidates: Alfreddson if Ottawa wins, Guigiere if Anaheim...

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Third round predictions

Time for Conference final predictions. I was 6 of 8 in the first round. In the second round, I picked: I picked San Jose in 6. sigh. whine. moan. grump. Actually, I said: Detroit/San Jose: San Jose in 6. Going to be a fun series, but I think San jose is better. but Detroit worries me if the Sharks falter a bit, and Hasek is, well, Hasek. Which hit it on the head wonderfully, except for the fun part. the Sharks DID falter, the Red Wings didn’t, and Hasek was, well, very Hasek-like. Damn him, anyway. Anaheim in 7: thanks to Luongo, it was almost that close. Buffalo in 6: but congrats to the rangers for a great run. Ottawa in 6: and New Jersey found it was just not like the good old days, Lou behind the bench or no. Ran out of pixie dust, Lou. So I ended up 3-4, missing the one series I really wanted to get right. Of course. So, I’m 9 for 12 for the playoffs, my best run in years. The two conference finals: Anaheim/Detroit: Anaheim in 5. Hasek can’t be hasek-like enough to beat the Ducks, and with Schneider out — I don’t know about you, but Chelios playing 25 minutes a game doesn’t worry me, but after seeing him in game 6 against the sharks, Chelios on the power play...

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