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Zane “The Train” Heiple’s Predictions
Only four teams remain in the battle for the Stanley Cup and other than the New York Rangers, who saw this as the final four. But that’s the great thing about the NHL playoffs every game, every series is a battle and only the team that is willing to grind during every game will have the right to hoist the cup. In round two I did not land any correct picks when it came to how many games they would be won in, but I did predict the east right, so my playoff record stands at 5-7.
Bad Chad Carlson’s Predictions
As has been proven over the years, the NHL Playoffs are completely unpredictable. Teams that dominate the regular season fall short and are upset throughout the postseason, some even in the very first round. This year is no different, as the two favorites in the league, the Pittsburgh Penguins from the East and the Vancouver Canucks from the West, both were upset in the first round. Now, there continue to be surprise teams in the conference finals…two matchups that many (ok all) didn’t seem coming.
Eastern Conference Finals:
(1) New York Rangers vs. (6) New Jersey Devils: The Rangers are the only team in the conference finals that many actually believed would be there. After a hard-earned seven game series victory over the Washington Capitals, they now face Martin Broudeur and the New Jersey Devils. There’s just something about the Devils that seems to be clicking this postseason, and Broudeur is playing the way a championship goalie does this time of year. It’ll a hard-fought series, but the Devils will pull the upset. Predicted Winner: Devils in six games
Western Conference Finals:
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