The Final Four of Hockey. No Blackhawks. No Penguins. No Capitals. And those pesky Canucks are still around.
The number 1 seed versus the number 2 seed. It’s actually refreshing to see the top two teams in the conference finals.
Series: Vancouver Canucks (1) vs. San Jose Sharks (2).
My Prediction: Sharks UPSET in 6 games.
Comments: If you haven’t guessed by now, I really don’t want the Canucks to win. Because let’s face it: if a Canadian team won the Stanley Cup, every man, woman and child in the United States would forget that hockey ever existed. The consequences are dire.
Besides, the Sharks are long overdue for a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Fancy seeing you here, Bruins and Lightning.
Series: Boston Bruins (3) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (5).
My Prediction: Bruins win in 5 games.
Comments: Like the Sharks, the Bruins seem long overdue for a shot at The Cup, too.
And you know what would be the most awesomest thing ever? A Sharks-Bruins Stanley Cup Final where Joe Thornton is named the series MVP.