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.
Dave – someone I’ve met on Twitter has written an excellent guide on joining the Vancouver Canucks bandwagon. We’re pretty much open to everyone joining our team’s cause. However, I think he’s missed one key point.
DO NOT broadcast the team that you cheer for on the regular season, especially if they’re the Toronto Maple Leafs. Although the same can be said for the following teams as well: the Minnesota Wild, the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers because we all know that the longtime rivalry between our teams isn’t going to be suspended for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Yes, we’re thrilled that you are cheering for our team on in the playoffs. We just like to poke check. It’s fucking fun.
You should also bookmark Brown to Bure, if your a new or old fan. Dave does blog about insightful things about our team. And who knows, you may actually learn something. I certainly have.
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!
Also are you interested in joining a Playoff Pool? Please hit me up for deats on Facebook or Twitter! Or in the comments!