NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions: Conference Finals

May 15th, 2010 by Stephen Dupej Leave a reply »
We come down to the last four teams standing in the NHL’s Stanley Cup tournament, and while the dominant San Jose Sharks and Chicago Blackhawks will have a showdown in the West, the surprise Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens will battle it out for supremacy in the East.

Before I get to my picks for the Conference Finals, I’d like to say that I got a lot of negative comments on my article Why a Montreal-San Jose Stanley Cup Final Is Bad for TV , stating that I didn’t want either the San Jose Sharks or the Montreal Canadiens to reach the final.

I am not rooting against the Habs or the Sharks to reach the finals; I was just saying that Montreal and San Jose meeting in the Stanley Cup Final is not the best for television purposes, and if the Habs do make the final, I would not like to see a Canadian team playing a warm-weather team in the final once again, like the last three times a Canadian team advanced to the NHL's biggest stage.

Lighten up, already!


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