The Cup Playoffs begin tonight. So I think it is the appropriate time to make my predictions for the series. I know, I probably shouldn't jinx it, since my predictions have previously been somewhat different from what occurs in reality. But I've got faith in my Bruins and this Kool Aid tastes awesome (and surprisingly like beer)!
I'm going to open with prediction for the series: Boston in 3 and a Third Games.
Game 1: The Bruins will be a little rusty from the extra days off. They'll play tight and not up to our expectation of the Bruins. Final score 19 to 0.
Game 2: The Bruins will settle down and play their game. Everyone who picked CHicago will realize their folly in thinking the Blackhawks were similar to the Bruins. Bruins win 36 to 0.
Game 3: The Bruins will start to feel the creep of guilt. The Hawks will score their first goal after Toews lets a wrister fly on a powerplay. Tuukka will glove it casually think about freezing the puck. Then drop it in the net behind him so as not to completely demoralize them. Because Tuukka is a classy guy. Final score 23 to 1
Game 4: The Hawks completely unhinge. Boston tries their best to ease the pain, but even with the Bruins pulling people out of the stands at random it's too late, the psychological damage has been done. Chicago could not stop a beach ball from getting into the net at this point. The game will be called at the end of the first period to keep anyone in Chicago from being injured by overexposure to second hand awesomeness through their TV. People not native to Boston don't have the level of tolerance to second hand awesomeness so it's really in the best interest of everyone's safety. FInal score (at the end of one period) 56 to -12.
That's my thoughts. I see no reason to expect otherwise. To any Hawks fans reading this I welcome your alternative predictions. To any B's fans who feel my prediction is too pessimistic (I understand, I honestly feel like I tempered my expectations a bit, especially after last year with the damn Caps). I welcome your thoughts, reactions, and comments.