- Martin Broduer is finished. Yes his team did play like crap in front of him, but he got out dueled by Brian freaking Boucher!
- 2003 Mattias Ohlund is back, but he has changed his name to “Alex Edler”.
- Andy Sutton only wants to speak with experts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmVdVJ1sRJI
- Everyone in charge of Sweden’s Olympic Hockey team needs to be fired for leaving Mikael Samuelsson off that roster.
For the 1st round of the playoffs I went 4/8 with my predictions. I would have been better off flipping a coin when making my selections. Well for round 2 I’m back and with a vengeance. I will be providing a pick verses a coin, If that coin beats me I think I might have an aneurysm. Without further ado here are my round 2 picks. Sharks (1) vs Red Wings (5)
I was a moron to think that the sharks could change their ways. The Sharks aren’t finishers; they were getting 50 plus shots against a very average Avalanche team and still barely squeaking out wins. The Avalanche managed to keep the top line of Heatley, Thornton and Marleau at a combined -7 for the series, what is going to happen when that top line has to go against Mike Babcock and reigning Selke winner Pavel Datsyuk? The Red Wings are closers, as seen in there dismantling of the Coyotes in game seven on the road. The Sharks will choke again, the Red Wings will make the Western Conference finals, again.
Thumbs pick:Red Wings in 6 games.
The Canucks had the Blackhawks down and out last year and let that series slip away (ohh the horrible memories). Last year it seemed as if the Canucks were worried that they couldn’t go goal for goal with the Blackhawks, but with Hart trophy finalist, Henrik Sedin, leading this year’s Canucks attack (an offense that had the 2nd most goals for this regular season) the Blackhawks should be very worried.
Thumbs pick:Canucks in 6.
Coin pick: Blackhawks
Penguins (4) vs Canadiens (8)
Bruins (6) vs Flyers (7)
Thumbs pick :Penguins in 7 and Flyers in 6
the coin: Canadiens and Flyers
That wraps up this column, I now have to get to my 2nd job so I can pay off all my gambling losses from the 1st round (You know if gambling was legal and all).