Wednesday, January 10, 2007

If the playoffs started RIGHT NOW...Round 2

Unless you consider the Canucks defeating the Stars, the Sharks defeating the Wings, or the Canes defeating the Thrashers in round 1 as upsets, then there really weren't any. This would be an unusual occurence, but oh well.
On to round 2.....

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Round 2

1. Buffalo vs Carolina. Nice! A rematch from last year! This time the Sabres are ready. They are healthy for the most part, especially on defence. They win this series in 6 games because the Canes are a tough team and don't go down easily.

2. New Jersey vs Montreal. Wow, you don't see these teams play eachother much in the postseason. This is bloody tough to predict. But I'll say the Habs take this one in 7 games because I think they have a team that is built for the playoffs more-so than the Devils do. I like the Habs' heart and depth on their current team.

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Round 2

1. Anaheim vs San Jose. Sheesh, not again! Given the nature of Pronger and Beauchemin's injuries, they still aren't back yet. The team had rallied to beat the Wild in the first round, but the Sharks are healthy and hungry, and take this one in 7 games.

2. Nashville vs Vancouver. Not good. Nashville has too much skill, and defeat the lunchpail Canucks in 6 games. Naslund retires, returns to Sweden, and works in a meatball factory.

3 Comments:

At January 11, 2007 at 7:21 AM , Anonymous Mike said...

Hmmm, I'd go the other way with the Devils. They're playing pretty solid hockey (right now) and get decent offense from Elias, Gionta, Gomez and some others. Although, I just realized they lost to the Blues last night, please ignore that. They'd take the Habs in 5-6 games.

Everything else seems right. I'd fight ya on the Canucks, but seriously, Vigneault would need to become a wizard to get them to beat the Preds four times.

 
At January 11, 2007 at 11:23 AM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I always underestimate the Devils since they lost Stevens and then Niedermayer. This year is no different!
Yeah, it's pretty tough to think that the Nucks could beat the Preds or even the Sharks and Ducks. Then again, I didn't see the Oilers getting to the Finals last year either!

 
At January 28, 2007 at 11:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm a HABS fan and a Devils fan ! :)

I was wandering, what was the last time that Montreal beat New Jersey?

 

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