I went 6-for-8 in Round 1. Not bad. Not great. I missed Colorado and I took San Jose. Those were wrong.
Here goes for Round 2.
Boston over Montreal in 5: The only way the Habs stand a chance is to make this one go long. They have to use their speed and try to kill the Bruins that way. Montreal cannot get involved in this one physically. I also like Tuukka Rask right now. I know Carey Price has been excellent. I go with Big Z and the Bee’s.
Pittsburgh over New York in 6: The Penguins had all kinds of issues during Round 1. That’s the way it was for them last spring against the Islanders as well. This one just looks like it will be a slam dunk for the Pens to me. I don’t know why. I guess I just like Henrik Lundqvist a little better than Fleury right now.
Chicago over Minnesota in 4: I think the Hawks make short work of Minny. The Wild don’t have a Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. The Wild don’t have the goaltending. Corey Crawford deserves more respect. Minny might breathe a sigh of relief getting out of Round 1. Just the way I feel.
Anaheim over Los Angeles in 7: This could be epic. Love both these teams. They have great depth and might beat the heck out of each other. I just think Anaheim is ready to get it done. The big factor is Quick. He willed the Kings to victory in the last round. I don’t think there is any question about that.
I will add Don’s soon.
Don’s first pick was Bruins in 4. That’s the last text I received from him.
First, he said 5, then he changed in his mind and got into his Boston pajamas and called the sweep.
Got these from don before the Ranger game last night:
‘m also taking Rangers in six, primarily because of the goaltending. Sid keeps the Penguins around that long, probably.
The Kings are on a roll. And now so is Quick. LA over Anaheim in six
I’m taking Chicago to sweep the Wild.
Bobby could you make your picks please?