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Conference finals predictions

Posted on: May 15, 2010 11:42 pm

Chicago vs. San Jose: Poor Pat Foley. The voice of the Blackhawks has been silenced for the season. That’s what happens when the Stanley Cup playoffs have been sold off to an obscure cable network (Versus) and a fading network (NBC). I rip the two television outlets for the NHL in the U.S. only because Foley no longer will be heard because he is the Hawks local broadcaster. He is the best play-by-play guy in the NHL since the late Dan Kelly. In memory of Foley, then, I must pick the Blackhawks. They are faster, younger and due. Let’s see, the last Cup was in 1961. Despite their recent chokes, the Sharks haven’t suffered enough. They do not have enough grit in the Western Conference final, at least for the Hawks. Chicago in six.

Montreal vs. Philadelphia:  Who let the dogs in? Philly qualified for the playoffs on the last day of the regular season, in a shootout. Montreal the Mediocre certainly didn’t expect to be here. For the first time in the current format a 7 seed is playing an 8 seed. Now we’ve got a battle of unlikely. The Flyers’ 21-year-old budding star James van Riemsdyk is a power forward who could make a difference against the Habs smallish forwards. Speaking of  unknown guys who make an impact, we give you Montreal goalie Jaroslav Halak. Before this playoff season he’d never won a postseason game (97 career minutes, one loss). Now he is the hottest goalie left in the tournament. For the sake of Canada and its 17-year wait for a Cup, take the Canadians in 7.

Category: NHL

Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: May 22, 2010 10:35 am

Conference finals predictions

I completely agree that the Hawks in six is an idiotic prediction.  It wont even take that long for the Hawks to eliminate the Sharks.  We are up 3-0 right now and as of tomorrow we will go for the sweep.  My gut instinct is the Sharks win on Sunday, but the Hawks set a NEW NHL record with their eighth straight road win en route to the finals and Lord Stanley's Cup.  And as far as your boo-hoo, the Sharks had the best record in the west, and IF this would have happened, or That would have have happened talk.  The regular season means NOTHING.  Look at the Washington losing in the first round.  Best record in the Regular season.  The 7 and 8 seeds have knocked everyone out in the East and set records while doing it.  But NONE of that matters this round or next round.  Forget the past.  Live in the now.  And right now, the Sharks look like a team that can't figure out our rookie goalie, our captain serious, our little rat defensive forward who is giving joe Thornton fits, and most importantly, OUR BIG BUFF.  Great regular season by the Sharks.  Maybe next year they need to retool and get some guys who step up their play in the playoffs, not fade away like Joe Thornton and Setagucci.

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: May 22, 2010 9:11 am

Conference finals predictions

Still want to bet heavily on the Sharks?

Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: May 22, 2010 12:42 am

Conference finals predictions

Hmmmm, care to revise your statements about the prediction yet? A 0-3 hole is a tough one to dig out of.

Since: Mar 12, 2010
Posted on: May 17, 2010 5:20 pm

Conference finals predictions

I don't know about whether or not the Sharks have enough grit because I have hardly watched them this post-season-Eastern Conference is where the action and upsets are at. But as little of it as I did watch, I saw the blackhawks play great hockey and I don't disagree with him on them winning in 6. They very well could. As for the Canadiens prediction in 7... WHY NOT?! It would only seem fitting seeing as how they got here right? This has got to be the best post-season I've watched since the 2006 NHL Playoffs. Very exciting hockey being played.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2010 11:55 am

Conference finals predictions

great comments  sharks in 6

Since: Apr 18, 2009
Posted on: May 16, 2010 6:24 am

Conference finals predictions

How are those predictions against the sharks working for you?  Last time I checked the "experts" picks you weren't doing too well.  How in the hell are you going to say the sharks don't have enough grit?  They have the best record in the west and without flukes would have swept colorado, then took down the wings 4-1. Do you even watch hockey?  Someone needs to go ahead and take your name out of the expert book. You have no right to be there.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2010 2:31 am

Conference finals predictions

Well, time to bet heavily on the Sharks.

Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2010 1:14 am

Conference finals predictions

What ridiculous reasoning.  I had a buddie who once bet on the Ball State basketball team to win a game because it was David Letterman's college...of course he lost the bet.  This logic in the Sharks vs. Hawks series is almost as lame.  Come on, really?  The Sharks have not suffered enough?

I totally agree with you on the network bungle. 

Lame logic though...if that even is "logic."

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