2010 NHL Playoffs: Predicting the Western Conference’s Second Round

April 29th, 2010 by Hunter McDowell Leave a reply »
Written By Nick Lush and Hunter McDowell

The first round action has come to its conclusion and, as expected, the Western Conference’s top three seeds all made it through without having to take a seventh-game.

The only upset in the four playoff series really wasn't much of an upset at all, as the streaking Detroit Red Wings managed to defeat this season’s feel-good story, the Phoenix Coyotes, in seven games.

So with all top three seeds moving on and the perennial playoff-contending Red Wings in the mix, what can we expect from the second round? 

Can the Sharks continue to shake off memories of yesteryear in the face of what looks to be an unfavorable match up? Can the Canucks shake off the league-wide conspiracy to keep them out of the finals, even if that conspiracy goes straight to the top?

Let’s take a look at what could and should happen in the next round.



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