2006-04-19

Habs vs. 'Canes

Here is the schedule, from NHL.com:

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.

Injuries:

  • 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.

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I love
this photo.

5 Comments:

Blogger KUYA 180 said...

fantastic blog.
I'll be adding you to my blogroll...

Go HABS GO!

4/19/2006 5:41 PM  
Blogger Delicious said...

Come on, man, start talking trash. We want to get the acid queen riled up.

Also -- Mac-using habs fans such as myself are directed to this widget, which gives the date of the month in the form of a Habs sweater -- today, the 20th, it's Backstrom's, not so great, admittedly, but it was Larry Robinson yesterday.

4/20/2006 3:03 PM  
Blogger d-lee said...

There is no way in hell Colsey is coming back for the first round. He's still awaiting another MRI, which means even if all goes well, he's still a couple of weeks away from even practicing. If he returns at all, it won't be until the Cup finals.
So fear not. Erik "Hab Killa" Cole won't be in the mix.

4/20/2006 5:16 PM  
Blogger Jeff J said...

That's too bad about Cole. Good for the Habs, obviously, but not for the fans. The guy is a Hockey Player.

4/20/2006 10:07 PM  
Blogger sacamano said...

Wow. Someone outside Edmonton picking the Oilers. Good on you.

4/21/2006 4:15 PM  

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