09 April 2007

MIND BULLETS!

Now that the Oilers season has shuddered to a stop on one flat tire and three bare rims, it's time to leave Toby Peterson behind and make some completely unscientific playoff predictions! In the East, the only team I like is Buffalo. I think they have a good shot at going all the way, and I used to be a childhood fan so they'll probably be the team I follow through the dance. In the West, I dig San Jose and Minnesota for no reason other than a gut feeling. The Wild in particular are a long shot, with their #1 goalie on the IR list, but I could see them getting on a roll. When it comes to San Jose, I just have a soft spot for their ridiculous jerseys.

So, who do y'all think will take home Lord Stanley's Cup? Predictions based on "facts" and "statistics" are strongly discouraged. Everyone knows the playoffs are a crapshoot.

12 comments:

court said...

In the East, I like Buffalo (for Ryan Miller's hair) and the Devils (for a couple of ex-Sioux boys).

In the West, I gotta go with the Wild (duh) and our virgin goalies.

Unfortunately, the team I least want to win is usually the one who does, so just to spare myself the disappointment later, I'm gonna say Anaheim wins the whole damn thing.

Anonymous said...

Minnesota wins.

Anonymous said...

I say Nashville wins! So there! Ha!

Katie O'D said...

Anaheim's the team with the best shot, but I'm picking San Jose.

Buffalo's out in the first round due mostly to a dramatic Game 3 in which Ryan Smyth sets up the game-winning Mike Sillinger goal in triple overtime after getting his teeth knocked out by an errant MAB pass. Oh wait...nevermind.

Anonymous said...

Ty Conklin for the win in Game 7 against Prongs. Book it.

D. said...

Conks! I forgot about him.

pickles said...

can you believe it? to think of all the guys that left the oilers after last year, at this moment, ty conklin has the best shot at getting a stanely cup ring. well, and spacek, too, i guess...but that's not nearly as ironic.

Lord Bob said...

So, who do y'all think will take home Lord Stanley's Cup? Predictions based on "facts" and "statistics" are strongly discouraged. Everyone knows the playoffs are a crapshoot.

In that case, Edmonton over Toronto in six, Joffrey Lupul with the Conn Smythe. You heard it here first (and most probably last)!

D. said...

Loops is definitely taking the Conn Smythe. It's a no brainer.

sally said...

San Jose's taking it home. True story.

Before you know it, we'll all have some hot shirtless pictures of Vesa Toskala back in Finland holding the Cup while in water, ala Martin Brodeur.

Shannon said...

We're forgetting Bergeron with the Isles! Can't he have the Conn Smythe trophy? He deserves it!

Doogie said...

West: Nashville beats Anaheim, because there must be a God that hates Chris Pronger as much as I do.

East: Buffalo beats Pittsburgh. In a battle between hella awesome and hella young but awesome, I think the hella awesome wins.

Cup: Nashville beats Buffalo. Because God also hates Buffalo. Wide right, y'all. Wide right.