Tomorrow! Tomorrow! Tomorrow! The NHL playoffs start tomorrow!
The playoffs are bittersweet because my Nashville Predators didn't make it in this year. BOO HOO! And my back-up team, the Flyers, didn't make it either. DOUBLE BOO HOO! But that doesn't mean I won't be enjoying the 2013 playoffs. Especially since we almost didn't have a season this year!
I'm not really sure who to root for yet—all I know is I'm not rooting for Vancouver. I'm not rooting for Patrick Kane, either. The rest of the Blackhawks are fine, but Kane can go kick cans.
Anyway, I'll decide on that later. Here's how things match up:
Minnesota Wild vs Chicago Blackhawks Detroit Red Wings vs Anaheim Ducks San Jose Sharks vs Vancouver Canucks Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins Ottawa Senators vs Montreal Canadiens New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins
I wish I could say different, but I predict the most obvious outcome—it'll be Pittsburgh and Chicago in the finals. Both teams have had stellar seasons, seasons far and away better than any other teams in their conference. St. Louis and Detroit both have some good momentum going right now, but they're just not as consistent, nor are they as strong in the playoffs. The Penguins and the Blackhawks are just on fire.
Who do you think will be in the finals? And who'll win the Cup this year?
The ______________ will be the 2013 Stanley Cup Champions!