2011 Playoffs – Round 3 Predictions

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.

mm

Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

3 thoughts on “2011 Playoffs – Round 3 Predictions”

  1. "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"

    GO FUCK YOURSELF ASSHOLE!!!!!!! Your comments above are absolutely idiotic beyond words! U.S. forgetting about hockey? As if that would happen…. Gee, um… Who do you think invented hockey and where the majority of NHL players are from? CANADA!!! It's been 17 looooong fuckin' years since a Canadian based team has won the cup (with help from Gary Bettman) and us proud Canadian hockey fans are way overdue! GO CANUCKS GO!!! In your face Sal. BTW, on XM radio's War Room, you sound like a 12 yr old nerd. Grow some balls already, LOSER!!!

    KB in Canada

  2. @ KB in Canada –

    Well, SOMEONE doesn't have a sense of humor 🙂

    Either that, or you take everything that is said literally.

    Whatever, the case is, you're the one who "doesn't get it."

    Obviously, hockey will NOT be forgotten in the United States if a Canadian team wins the Stanley Cup.

    But sometimes, I think Bettman and the rest of the NHL brass feels that way. Like, if a Canadian team wins, interest in the U.S. will go down. Last year, the Chicago-Philadelphia series brought interest–and ratings–way up in the U.S.

    Feel free to disagree all you want.

  3. Such anger and hostility from Mr. KB. I thought Canadians were supposed to be friendly and polite? Or maybe that's just Canadians that aren't Vancouver fans.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.