My buddy Bart, whom I work with, is one of those sports nuts that can pull numbers and stats for the most obscure sports. Including professional ping-pong.
He would like to chime in and post his picks, so you could take his advice or mine. Probably a good idea to take his…
Nashville over Vancouver in 6 games.
Predators will advance because of strong play of their d-core (Weber and Suter) and Rinne outduels Luongo. If the Sedins show up to play this outcome could be different.
Detroit over San Jose in 6 games.
The Wings will get Zetterberg back and with the strong play of the Wings forwards, coupled with the bad play of Sharks goalie Antii Niemi, the Sharks could be in trouble.
Tampa Bay over Washington in 7 games.
Surprise pick. If Roloson continues playing like this, the Lightning can beat anybody. Alex the Great may cry.
Boston over Philadelphia in 6 games.
Toughest series to predict…Bostonshould annihilate the Flyers who do not have one decent starting goalie out of the 4 that they’ve either used or had to back up in the series versusBuffalo.Bostonshould get it together and take another step to the cup finals.