Chuck and I are kicking it Miss Cleo-style and find we’re really on the same page about Round 1 of the Playoffs.
No.1 Washington Capitals vs No.8 New York Rangers
Chuck: Capitals. Because I like way more guys on the Capitals than I do on the Rangers.
Pants: Capitals. I have always hated the Rangers and I don’t want to see Dawn or Mike Green cry. Too many early-round exits, time to deliver on some promise.
No.2 Philadelphia Flyers vs No.7 Buffalo Sabres
Chuck: Flyers. Because I want to see Scott Hartnell’s beard get an assist like in those Verizon ads
Pants: Flyers, even though I don’t like it. Holding out hope that Ryan Miller can shut it down.
No.3 Boston Bruins vs the No.6 Montreal Canadians
Chuck: Killer B’s, baby. I hate the Canadiens with the fire of 1 million suns.
Pants: Bruins. Cassy hearts Bergy and I haaaaaaaaaaate PK Subban. And Carey Price. And the rest of ‘em.
No.4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs No.5 Tampa Bay Lightning
Chuck: This will be a great series. Penguins.
Pants: PENS. OBVIOUSLY.
No.1 Vancouver Canucks vs. No.8 Chicago Blackhawks
Chuck: Canucks. With the Sedin Twins, they’re are just too strong right now and the Hawks just made it in by the skin of their teeth and some miracle of math.
Pants: Hawks. Because it’s nice here inside my delusions. Considering crashing the power grid so they can’t plus in the Sedinbots at night.
No.2 San Jose Sharks vs No.7 Los Angeles Kings
Chuck: Sharks, but the Kings could make this very interesting….
Pants: Sharks. Because I have teal nail polish that matches my free SJ jersey perfectly. Also, Logan Couture, Rookie of My Life.
No.3 Detroit Red Wings vs No.6 Phoenix Coyotes
Chuck: Red Wings. Oldest team in the NHL (average age 31.4 years). 15 players over the age of 30. That is a whole lotta experience there….
Pants: Red Wings. Imagine what would happen if they lost to Phoenix?! A girl can dream.
No.4 Anaheim Ducks vs No.5 Nashville Predators
Chuck: Predators. Two words: Pekka. Rinne.
Pants: Preds. Both teams have been so strong, but the Preds have really surprised me.
Give us your predictions, why you feel that way and if you think we are bonkers for thinking the Capitals and Sharks might actually live up to something for once in their lives.