First, let's see how I did with my picks for the first round:
Rangers/Devils: My pick - Jersey in six. Reality - Jersey in four. So I gave the Rangers too much credit. 1-0
Lightning/Senators: My pick - Ottawa in five. Reality - Ottawa in five. Perfecto! 2-0
Hurricanes/Canadians: My pick - Carolina in seven. Reality - Carolina in six. 3-0
Sabres/Flyers: My pick - Buffalo in six. Reality - Buffalo in six. 4-0
Red Wings/Oilers: My pick - Detroit in five, maybe four. Reality - Oilers in six. Ouch!! 4-1
Stars/Avalanche: My pick - Dallas in five. Reality - Colorado in 5. Double ouch. 4-2
Mighty Ducks/Flames: My pick — Anaheim in seven. Reality — Anaheim in seven. PHEW! 5-2
Sharks/Predators: My pick — San Jose in six. maybe seven. Reality — San Jose in five. Thought Nashville would have put up more of a fight. 6-2.
Only two wrong — and those were two that most people agreed with me on. So on to the next round!
In the East:
Sabres/Senators: Both of these teams play quick hockey, so no matter who wins, it's going to be a very offensive series. But Ottawa dominated Buffalo during the regular season, so I'm going to go with them. Ottawa in six, maybe seven.
Hurricanes/Devils: Jersey has been resting after their sweep of the Rangers. Carolina has been working hard against the Habs. I think this is the round the Devils will run into an obstacle: Carolina in six.
In the West:
Sharks/Oilers: The battle of the teams that nobody expected to be here. The Oilers have shown that they have potential, and they can go up against the best and win. The problem is that we still don't know which Edmonton team will show up. AND they messed up my predictions last round, so San Jose in seven, though this is one I'll probably be wrong on.
Mighty Ducks/Avalanche: The Ducks looked good in the first round. The Avs were impressive. Dallas couldn't compete, and I don't think Anaheim will either. Colorado in six
Now, remember - I'm 6-2 so far in the playoffs. Let the argument begin!!