2010 NHL Playoffs: Round 3 Analysis & Stanley Cup Final Prediction

May 24th, 2010 by Steve Thompson Leave a reply »
Well Round 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs is over and at least I got 50% of this round right, meaning I'm still at .500 for the whole playoff series.  The next series is make or break for me.  Hopefully there will be a better final than the two anti-climatic series we saw in this round.

There were no players who were especially bad in the previous round so I'll skip that section, though I will be mentioning some possible changes when I analyze the losing two teams.

So I'll go straight to that section and then make my make or break pick for the Stanley Cup winner.


The Future Of The Losing Teams

Normally, when a team makes it to the Conference Final and loses, the experts say, "Just a few more changes, and they could win the Stanley Cup next season."  Unfortunately, that is not true for the two losing teams this year.

Montreal Canadiens

This is the team that went farther than anybody predicted and fashioned two enormous upsets, including one that may be the second best of all time, over the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins.  The problem is that these ...

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