Who?! What?! What is going on here?
Yeah yeah, it’s been a while but I’ve been super busy at work the past few weeks and the Oilers have really sucked.
So here we go. MMS on the last few weeks + playoff predictions.
Screw league news…it’s the playoffs!
Here are the first round match-ups with my predictions.
Los Angeles Kings(8) at Vancouver Canucks(1)
I want the Kings to win, however I think the Canucks won’t choke until the 2nd round. Canucks in 5.
San Jose Sharks(7) at St. Louis Blues(2)
Blues take this in 6.
Chicago Blackhawks(6) at Phoenix Coyotes(3)
I’ve grown to like the Coyotes. I’ll be cheering for them this playoff run, however I don’t think they will beat the Hawks. Hawks in 7.
Detroit Red Wings(5) at Nashville Predators(4)
Predators are another team I think will make some noise this post-season. Predators in 7.
Ottawa Senators(8) at New York Rangers(1)
I think this might be the Rangers year…my choice out of the East. Rangers in 6.
Washington Captials(7) at Boston Bruins(2)
Bruins in 5.
New Jersey Devils(6) at Florida Panthers(3)
Devils in 5.
Philadelphia Flyers(5) at Pittsburgh Penguins(4)
The first round series I think everyone is looking forward to. Will be the best series as well. Both top-notch teams. Flyers in 7. Edit (2012-04-10 12:03pm): Nevermind, I guess Bryzgalov and Briere are hurt…I’ll go with the Pens in 7.
Question of the Week
Make your playoff predictions in the comments.
Fight of the Week
Final Standings: Just for posterity sake.
Congrats to Zackman35 for winning the Yahoo pool, and congrats to Ktown who ran away with the Keeper pool.
Oil Kings/WHL Playoffs
Playoff hockey is awesome.
At the end of the season, the Oil Kings had finished first in the league with 107 points. Michael St. Croix finished 8th in league scoring (first on the team) with 105 points in 72 games (45 goals). Laurent Brossoit finished 2nd in goaltending.
Reinhart will be good. He’s currently the #3 guy on a team behind Pysyk and Lowe (youngest D man too I believe). He gets 2nd PP time, as well as 2nd PK time. Pysyk is the best D man out there quite often, although Gernat has been getting my attention every now and then.
As for forwards, Kristians Pelss has had a great playoffs as has Curtis Lazar (LAZAR!!!!!).
I highly highly recommend to get out and catch a game if you can. Great stuff (and looks as though it may be a quick series, with a possible 3rd round match-up against either Moose Jaw or Medicine Hat).
Barons have clinched their division and sit tied for first in the conference with 95 points in 73 games (2nd in the league). No Baron is in the top 40 of scoring, and Keller leads the team in scoring (finished 48th in league scoring) with 49 points in 71 games (21 goals). Danis currently sits 3rd in league goaltending (and was named a first team all star).