Habs vs. 'Canes
Game 1: Saturday, April 22nd 7:00 PM at Carolina
Game 2: Monday, April 24th 7:00 PM at Carolina
Game 3: Wednesday, April 26th 7:00 PM at Montreal
Game 4: Friday, April 28th 7:00 PM at Montreal
Game 5: Sunday, April 30th 7:30 PM at Carolina
Game 6: Tuesday, May 2nd 7:00 PM at Montreal
Game 7: Thursday, May 4th 7:00 PM at Carolina
Key for Montreal success: Use Photoshop to paint a Bruins sweater onto Eric Staal with the name 'Thornton' on the back. Hey, it worked in '02 and '04.
Key for Carolina success: Keep using whatever dark magic they used in the regular season series with the Habs.
- Steve Begin is out with a sprained knee. His uncanny recuperative powers will see him back into the lineup before the series is over.
- Francis Bouillon returned last night from a bruised ankle.
- Ray Whitney has a lower-body problem and is day-to-day.
- Erik Cole is out with a fractured neck vertebra. I fear he will make an emotional return mid-series and lift the 'Canes to victory.
Interesting Fact: The Hurricanes have a league-leading seven players whose last name begins with 'W.'
On the basis of Colby Cosh's B.S. (that's Big Spreadsheet), I'm going to predict a Habs win. Unwise? Pshaw. Any system that says the Habs and Rangers are 50 times more likely to win the Cup than the Devils is good enough for me.
My other quick n' dirty picks for the first round are Ottawa, New Jersey, Buffalo, Edmonton, Dallas, Calgary, and San Jose.
Calgary over Buffalo in the final.
Poor Sean Avery. Unwanted by Detroit, L.A. and now Sportsnet.
Next stop for Sean: the WWE.
I love this photo.