Well, here it is. I confess I have not followed the NHL at all this season, with the exception of checking in on the Leafs every now and then. And they (the Leafs) have been a nice surprise. This “first” playoff run will be great experience for the youngsters. I would LOVE to see them put the Capitals out in the first round. Also, I hope Edmonton can continue their “cinderella” season. Finally, Pens to repeat!
I have not been following the NHL very closely this year, Toronto’s season was just too brutal to watch after they fired Randy Carlyle. I have never been a big Randy fan but you can’t argue with the Leaf’s record with and then without him as coach.
Given the above, here’s my WAG at who will win the Stanley Cup. I’ve thought St. Louis has had a real shot for several years now but have a feeling this is the season they believe they can win and will do something special. I’m also want to see the NYI go deep.
I know this is blasphemous to say but with the NBA playoffs starting soon and with the Warriors and the Raptors having great and very good seasons, I will be tempted to watch as much basketball as hockey probably.
Here’s my NHL Bracket:
While I managed to get onto the Yahoo! website just under the wire and created this before the first games were played, I’ve been working on a project and so am only now posting my bracket. Of course, Baylor lost yesterday in one of the first upsets, so it’s already “blown up”. As I stated last year, I don’t follow NCAA Basketball, so this is more of an exercise in statistics than anything else. Good luck to all the teams competing this year!