- Besides the Rangers, this is the best match-up the Bruins could have asked for. Cam Ward might be able to steal a game, but Eric Staal is going to face Zdeno Chara every freaking game, so who knows how much Carolina will be able to score.
- Bruins in 6
- The only guarantee besides Pierre Maguire creaming himself while being between these benches is that you will see some great hockey.
- The key to this series is Simeon Varlamav - Is he to dumb to realize where he is or will the pressure get to him. Caps fans, if you see Theodore in net, the series is over.
- Penguins in 7
- This series has all the makings for an upset for the Wings
- Hot goalie, physical team, and superhot scoring line on the Ducks might chase Osgood.
- I'm going to follow Scotty's logic though (I know) - In seven games can anyone beat the best?
- Red Wings in 7
- Probably the best goaltending match up of the 4 series
- I like the youth and scoring of the Hawks over the experience and grit of the Canucks
- Blackhawks in 7
Here is the leaderboard after the 1st round (put your 2nd round picks in the comments)
Bress – 28
Nemmy – 24
Mr. W – 22
Heals – 27 (swept the east)
Brando – 17
Lars – 16
Alex – 51
Mac – 24