My first round predictions kicked ass. Let’s get right out and say it. I got six out of eight and at one point I was six out of six. I picked the Islanders, they won. I picked the Lightning, they won. I picked the Capitals and they won. I piked the Penguins and they won. That’s right. I got the whole Eastern Conference right. Out West, I got the Sharks and the Stars right, but the Blackhawks and the Ducks screwed me. Jerks.
I know the second round has already started, but three of the four series are tied at the moment so my pick won’t be biased based on the current situation. The one round that isn’t tied… well, I mentioned in my first round picks post that the team who is now ahead was my pick to win the West… so there you go.
Let’s not forget that with the Bruins not making the playoffs for the second straight season, I really don’t give a shit about any of this. I’m just doing these posts because I always do them. They just aren’t fun without the Bruins.
Having said that, here’s the East:
The Islanders and the Lightning. I hate them both. I’m going to pick the Lightning because they aren’t from New York.
The Capitals and the Penguins. The Marquis Matchup. Crosby vs Ovetchkin. It’s always been Crosby before. This time it’s Ovetchkin. I am picking the Caps.
On to the West:
The Stars and the Blues. I’m going with the Stars. Mostly so Tyler Seguin can rub shit on the Bruins nose. Which begs the question, is Seguin still hurt? I don’t know. I don’t care.
The Predators and the Sharks. The Sharks are up two games to none. They screw me over every time I pick them, and I once swore I will never pick them again. This year, I’m so full of hockey hate (thanks, Bruins) that I am picking them to win it all. Well, at least to win the West. Not sure they can beat the Caps. Whatever, I am picking Jumbo Joe Thornton and the Sharks.
So the Conference Finals will be Tampa Bay vs Washington, and Dallas vs San Jose.
You heard it here first.
And if you bet based on my picks YOU WILL LOSE! You have been warned.