Welcome to the third annual SNN Predicts series of articles (fourth overall, if you count the 2004 version done on the forums, lost to the mists of time but notable for the fact that I went 0-4 in series involving the Flames), in which we act like we know what we’re talking about and make our (mostly) blindingly obvious predictions, with a shocking amount of success, considering some mainstream reporters usually wind up under .500 by the time the Stanley Cup is finally awarded somewhere around Canada Day. Round One in the East seems like a cake walk, which is why someone is going to pull off the shocking upset, and Round One in the West seems much more open, which is why every team you’d expect to win will. It’s the way of the world. Countdown to the first article pronouncing Vancouver “Canada’s team,” and urging Canadians to root them to our first Stanley Cup since 1993? Let’s say T minus ten days.
Matt and Gerard were comically late getting their entries to me, so this goes up mere minutes before the start of the playoffs. But it’s on time! Improvement from last year! After the jump, let’s see some predictions…
Not really much to say about tonight’s game that hasn’t been said already. The Caps’ stars left their gameplan in a bin, and all tried to do it all themselves. The Habs block a million shots, Halak stops the other million, and it’s 2-1 for the bleu, blanc, et rouge over the red, white, and blue.
Conference semis start tomorrow. We’re on the clock, gentlemen.