a blog by Iron Horse
With the NHL playoffs coming and no Boston Bruins in the picture I had to find some other way to give myself incredible anxiety while watching these games so for a 3rd year running here is my NHL Bracket.
Here is my bracket, you can add me on NHL.com @Gehrig28
Going with some pretty obvious picks here as the playoffs seem to be pretty laid out to me. But I'll go over the series to watch in the first round and why.
First off the Islanders Panthers series will probably be the one I'm most unsure about, Florida has been good all year but I'm pretty sure Jagr has more playoff experience than the rest of the team combined. The X factor will come down to the goalies in this series whether Luongo can stay strong and if Halak can get back in time before the series is out of reach. I have the Islanders winning in 6 and this is my biggest upset in terms of seeding but I just think the Islanders are better than people give them credit for. These are the two most underrated teams in the playoffs by far.
Next up we have the "First round Blues", versus the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blues will have to show everyone they mean business this year and what a better way to do so than going out and defeating the Stanley Cup defending champions. I still have the Blackhawks in this series though, they are just too good and unless Corey Crawford poops himself in his first games back like he did against Columbus the other night they should win in 6.
Last but most certainly not least we have the Kings and the Sharks, these two teams already have a fantastic playoff rivalry the last few years. Leading up to this, the premiere marquis matchup of the first round for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. I honestly will watch every single game in this series just because I know how bad these teams want to beat each other. I still have LA beating the Sharks though, as I think the Sharks still don't have the back end they need defensively to make a run. Especially past the Kings who have had their number these last few years.
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