Colorado plays Detroit yet again. This is a rivalry you can take to the bank. Well, minus Colorado's supreme goalie. I can see Detroit winning this one early but if they become cocky like they always seem, they will lose control of this series.
Detroit in 6.
Straka, Jagr and Kasper playing their old team. Man I hope the Penguins can pull it off, the Rangers are a tough team with an insane amount of firepower, Fleury and or Conky must be sharp as tacks. This should be a high scoring series despite the goal tenders efforts. Expect alot of puck movement and lightning quick plays every shift.
Maybe Avery will throw down against Georges
Penguins in 4 as always but realistically, Penguins in 7.
The Flyers vs Canadians is one I did not see happening at all. I don't know how to call this one. Philly will maybe grind em out and slowly break their will and unless Montreal pulls it together and starts playing some serious 60 minute hockey, don't expect them to make it to the next round. Biron's glovehand was swift against the Capitols and Price as they say is the next coming of Roy. This will be another series that ends late.
Flyers in 7.
The Sharks vs The Stars, another matchup I didn't see happening. I believe their season series was tied at 4-4 and both teams had a legit shot at catching Detorit late in the season cept Dallas shit the bed in their last 10 and San Jose went 11 straight before losing. Again in this series, the goaltenders are marvelous and will be tough to beat. San Jose was extremely sloppy against the Flames and barely got out alive and unless they change pace, they will be going home. Dallas was solid soo far this post season, they shit the bed in game 5 but I don't see them making too many more mistakes.
Dallas in 7.
All these second round matches provide us with some serious goaltending. Theodore, Lundqvist, Turco, Nabokov, Fleury, Price, Biron, Hasek/Osgood, these are some mad goalies but the majority of them haven't been this far in the playoffs before. This is an exciting year of playoffs and I can't wait for Game 1 on Friday