Thursday, April 29, 2010

N.H.L. 2nd Round Picks

I had a rough time with my picks in the first round. All of the top three seeds in the Eastern Conference are on the golf course and Jacques Lemaire is now heading into retirement. But who would have expected that Washington would be out of the playoffs after one round? There are too many guys on that team that are not willing to pay the price in the playoffs and a power play that was putrid. Mike Green and Alex Semin did not register a point in the series when the Caps had the man advantage. I'll be interested to see if Washington makes any major changes this summer. Picks are below with the seeds in parentheses.

Western Conference
San Jose (1) over Detroit (5) in six games.
Chicago (2) beats Vancouver (3) in seven.

Eastern Conference
Pitt (4) over Montreal (8) in six.
Philly (7) beats Boston (6) in seven games.

Below are my first round picks with the actual results in parentheses.

Eastern Conference
(4) Pittsburgh over (5) Ottawa in six games. (Pitt in 6)
(3) Buffalo sweeps (6) Boston. (Boston in 6)
(2) New Jersey defeats (7) Philly in five games. (Philly in 5)
(1) Washington beats (8) Montreal in five. (Montreal in 7)

Western Conference
(3) Vancouver over (6) L.A. in five games. (Vancouver in 6)
(2) Chicago defeats (7) Nashville in four. (Chicago in 6)
(5) Detroit beats (4) Phoenix in six games. (Detroit in 7)
(8) Colorado wins against (1) San Jose in seven games. (San Jose in 6)

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