None of the eight teams that made the playoffs in the Western Conference folded, so it’s official now, the Minnesota Wild are not going to be involved.
Here are my picks for the winners of the conferences and the Cup (and yes, I’m aware that Washington is a little weak in the goaltending department).
Boston (4), Washington (6), Carolina (5), Philadelphia (7)
Washington (6), Philadelphia (5)
Washington (6) – Conference Champs
San Jose (5), Columbus (7), St. Louis (5), Chicago (7)
San Jose (5), Chicago (5)
Chicago (6) – Conference Champs
Stanley Cup Finals
Washington over Chicago in 6
Since I put in all of 2 minutes thought into these predictions, I’d say I have a pretty good chance at nailing these. Until I checked the scores for Wednesday and found that teams I picked to advance out of the first round went 0-4. Wow. I am something special.