We decided we'd put together staff predictions for the first round of the playoffs, and since those start tonight we've gotta publish them before the games begin. Without further ado, here are the Stanley Cup of Chowder staff predictions! I used a google doc for this, so without further ado... Staff Predicitions!
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets: 60% Columbus
Jackets in 5. Teams always win when Horton is laid up.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens: 70% Tampa
Lightning in 7, because Steven Stamkos rules and I think Bishop will come back and be solid.
New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers: 80% New York
Rangers vs. Flyers - Rangers in 6. Have you seen the Flyers try to defense?
Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild: 50/50 Split
Wild in 6. I don't need reasons, fuck you.
St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks: 50/50 Split
Blues in 6, because I've had just about enough of Chicago.
Anaheim Ducks vs Dallas Stars: 80% Dallas
Dallas in 7, because the Ducks have been a paper tiger all season and TIM THOMAS.
San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings: 70% San Jose
Sharks in 7, because of Brent Burns
- Cornelius Hardenbergh
And there you have it. All 7 of the playoff series, accounted for. Oh right! There's one more. I assume you're all waiting for that one, considering it's importance. Yes, yes, well here's the deal:
We all picked Boston in 5, 6, or 7
Okay, actually...not all of us. Some people were a little iffy about predicting Bruins series, which I totally respect. But nobody picked the Boring Old Red Wings. Which is a bonus.