The Pittsburgh Penguins were battered in a sweep by the Boston Bruins! I totally did not expect this whatsoever. I was really hoping that this series would have gone a full seven. This sweep makes the Canucks being swept by the San Jose Sharks a lot better. Poor baby Sidney Crosby probably needs somebody to give him a hug tho!
Western Conference Final Review
I was in favour of the Chicago Blackhawks in winning the series against the Los Angeles Kings in seven games. They did it in five.
Stanley Cup Finals Prediction
I originally predicted that the Pittsburgh Penguins to be the 2013 NHL Champions. Since they were swept off their feet by the Boston Bruins in four games I now realize the second place team this year no longer has a chance nor did they originally deserve it. I’m in favour of the Chicago Blackhawks winning the series against the Boston Bruins in the best of seven games.
The 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are now underway. I made some predictions for the first round last year which were disastrous. My prediction rate isn’t the best but it isn’t exactly a science to it like visiting a fortune teller… So I am going to do the same this year and stick with it…
In favour of the Pittsburgh Penguins over the New York Islanders in a sweep of four.
In favour of the Montreal Canadiens over the Ottawa Senators in the best of seven.
In favour of the New York Rangers over the Washington Capitals in the best of seven.
In favour of the Boston Bruins over the Toronto Maple Leafs in the best of seven.
In favour of the Chicago Blackhawks over the Minnesota Wild in a sweep of four. (Suck it Koivu!)
In favour of the Detroit Red Wings over the Anaheim Ducks in the best of seven.
In favour of the St. Louis Blues over the Los Angeles Kings in the best of seven.
In favour of the Vancouver Canucks over the San Jose Sharks in the best of seven.
The NHL 2011 – 2012 NHL Season has come to an end (at least abruptly for the Maple Leafs and their fans – better luck next year?). The Canucks have won their second consecutive President’s Trophy and I was there when they clinched the 2-point 3-0 win over the Oilers. I was glad to be there in person as a fan and a lover of the sport and the team.
I’m pleased that the Canucks’ season continues on into the playoffs and I’m confident that our team will advance to the Final series. To twist the words of the Stark clan, “Stanley Is Coming”. This cup will grace our city once again and be awarded to the greatest team in the league!
Here are my predictions for Round 1 of the 2012 NHL Playoffs:
In favour of the New York Rangers over the Ottawa Senators in five.
In favour of the Washington Capitals over the Boston Bruins in seven.
In favour of the New Jersey Devils over the Florida Panthers in seven.
In favour of the Philadelphia Flyers over the Pittsburgh Penguins in seven.
In favour of the Vancouver Canucks over the Los Angeles Kings in six.
In favour of the St. Louis Blues over the San Jose Sharks in seven.
In favour of the Chicago Blackhawks over the Phoenix Coyotes in six.
In favour of the Detroit Red Wings over the Nashville Predators in seven.
And there we have it Vancouver. Are you ready to commit regicide?! DOWN WITH THE KING!
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