Little Fish in a Giant pond

Monday, April 13, 2009

My first round hockey playoff picks

Eastern Conference

Montreal vs Boston
My how a things can change in just one year! The only thing that hasn't changed since last year, is that the Habs still don't have the heart to match their depth. They made a last heroic effort to cling to that last playoff spot this season, but it won't last. Bruins in five.

New York (R) vs Washington
Strangely enough, Avery's return actually seemed to help the Rangers this season, but ultimately, he and Richter will not be enough to overcome Ovechkin and Théodore. Capitals in six.

Carolina vs New Jersey
The Canes have been red hot toward the end of the season, maybe even enough to upset the most successful goaltender of all time. Hurricanes in seven.

Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh
The Flyers gave us one Hell of a show last year, but in the end they were not strong enough to overcome Sid and his crew. This year the Penguins are not quite the juggernaut they were last season so the Flyers actually have a chance of getting past them this year, but I still say the Pens have the advantage. Penguins in seven.

Western Conference

San Jose vs. Anaheim
It's nice to start writing about the Western Conference without having to begin with Detroit for a change! The sharks are so big, strong, and fast that they almost don't even need to have one of the best goaltenders in the league between the pipes. Unfortunately for their opponents, they also have that advantage. Sharks in five.

Detroit vs Columbus
I hate the wings with a passion, but I know a winner when I see one. Red Wings in six.

Vancouver vs St. Louis
What can I say? I have a soft spot for Sundin. Canucks in five.

Chicago vs. Calgary
With the late addition of Jokinen, the flames have been on a rampage, though they seem to have cooled toward the end of the season. Flames in seven.


  • Fish, you're quite a sport fan which is good. Only sport I ever enjoyed was basketball. Then I spent lot of time in swimming pools, less swimming more watching girls in bikinis.

    By Blogger LeDaro, at 4:48 PM  

  • lol

    Either sport will keep you healthy! (Unless of course one of those women catches you gawking at her... in which case your life expectancy decreases substantially)

    By Blogger Fish, at 5:15 AM  

  • It was mutual. One girl pretended accidentally run into me few times while swimming. So one day I was fully prepared and let her come in and put my arms around her tight. She simply laughed and said, "naughty you". So far so good. I am safe my friend.

    By Blogger LeDaro, at 6:23 AM  

  • Wow that's smooth! I'm impressed good sir!

    By Blogger Fish, at 8:22 AM  

  • Fish, you’re easy to impress. Actually your post looked quite lonely so decided to leave a comment. However I must not make anymore confessions as, after all, you’re a lawyer Fish and not Father Fish(Priest) - lawyers who get people into trouble for saying innocent things :)

    By Blogger LeDaro, at 11:42 AM  

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