Damn it, the Sharks made it to the next round. As you can see, I am not very good with predictions and analysis. But hey, why not do it again for the next round. Here goes:
(1) San Jose Sharks vs. (5) Detroit Red Wings
Though I dislike both teams, this one is easy. I hate San Jose way more. Detroit in six.
(2) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (3) Vancouver Canucks
This is rematch of last year's series. Chicago won last year, this year will be the same. Plus, it would just be damn funny to see Hossa make it to the finals...just to lose, again. Luongo will be great, but not good enough. Chicago wins this in six.
(4) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (8) Montreal Canadiens
I think this one will be close. If Halak can hold off the crazy offense of Washington, he should be able to do the same with Crosby, Malkin, and friends. But then again, Ovechkin is no Crosby. I think these teams match up well. Edge to Crosby, Pittsburgh in six.
(6) Boston Bruins vs. (7) Philadelphia Flyers
I am just going to flip a coin and guess on this one. Boston in five.