Carolina defense can shut down nearly any offense, Columbus added to an already good team and Jones is the best defenseman I have seen in the playoffs. I am biased, I like Torts so I am going with Columbus in the finals.
St. Louis has the best GK in the playoffs, The sharks have nine players with 45 or more pts. I have not watched as many western games so I will have to guess the Sharks will get to the finals.
So cup champs, I will go with my heart again Columbus. I think Torts is the best coach in the NHL, with a really good GK and the best defenseman.
What do I know
, I thought my Sabres would get 90 pts this year.
Bruins or sharks
My thoughts exactly.
At the start of the Season i had TBL vs WSH and SJS vs NSH, ofc with SJS winning it ( after they acquired Karlsson ) but with what is left now....i would actually say CBJ after the massive shots they fired at TDL.
Bruins. Sharks might have won that series but they have battle scars. Losing Pavelski and possibly Donskoi will hurt them a lot. Im still gonna root for the underdogs tho especially AVS and CBJ.
Oh also blues.
maybe the sharks if I had to pick the one most likely to win. But its pretty wide open now.
CBJ def bos, NYI def car, STL def dal, COL def sjs. CBJ def nyi, COL def sjs. "COL def cbj. MacCuppin mvp!" Who knows? Flip a coin...
Heart says CBJ, CAR, or DAL. Head says BOS, SJS. STL looks dangerous too, and it feels like Trotz could singlehandedly do it for NYI. Gonna be a bananalands finish
That Dallas - blues series is gonna be boring. I predict a lot of 2-1 and overtime games. Could go either way but I'll say blues.
Colorado and San Jose series will be a lot of north-south high scoring games. Should be fun to watch. Avs.
I got bruins going to the final. Car and NYI should be a good series. I'm going with NYI.