Re: NHL playoff predictions
The Sabres would sweep the Leafs. The Sabres define LOADED.
However.. is DiPietro in any shape or form capable of being in net? If he's not capable, NYI will get swept. If he can play in the pipes, they MIGHT steal a game or two.
The Lightning have a chance against New Jersey. It's going to take CRAZY play by Vinny Lecavlier, Marty St. Louis, and Brad Richards *especially Richards, dude hasn't shown up all year* though. I wouldn't bet on it, but I think TB can play with NJ. Depends on Holmvqist (sp?), though. If your asking me to go to Vegas, New Jersey in 6, but I could just as easily see TB do it. Again, NJ could easily own this series with the Madden - Pandolfo line, but then again, if Vinny / Marty play fantastic as well as adequate goaltending (NJ's offense sucks), it could happen.
The Rangers are on fire right now. The Thrashers just don't strike me as good. I think NYR win in 5.
Senators - Pens should be the best match-up. I like the Senators, but it looks like a coin flip.
For the West, I think Calgary has a chance. Maybe it's just me. They lost their last three but the loss to Edmonton means nothing since Colorado is dead. Again, I wouldn't bet against Detroit, but the West is so damn loaded 1-8 that Calgary winning would not surprise me at all.
Ducks vs Wild is also very intriguing. I think Anaheim is loaded as well, but the Wild have a system that wins in the playoffs.
Canucks vs Stars - Canucks. Roberto Luongo's shining moment is about to begin. Also, Marty Turco is a perenial choker every year anyway. Luongo's brickwallness is too much to overcome. All Vancouver needs is opportounistic scoring.
Sharks vs Preds - I like the Sharks, but again, this is a toss up.
Last edited by RandomBalla55 : 04-08-2007 at 01:40 AM.