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 wins.