Conference Finals projections

6-2 in the first round, with both cup picks live. Not bad.

Second round? well… Not so.

Montreal (my east pick) lost to Philly. I knew depending on Price was a risk, but so did Montreal. On a long term basis, it’s probably good for the Habs, in that Price now knows what it’ll take. but still Montreal’s golfing.

chose the pens, won the series. But I still thought it would be tougher than it was.

And I chose Colorado? what was I thinking? I was thinking that half the Avs wouldn’t go down to injury and that Theodore wouldn’t get the flu. Even so, Detroit was much stronger than I figured they’d be, too. (FWIW, I have no problem with Quenville sticking with Theodore. I have huge problems with him sticking with him for four goals, when it was clear in each of the first couple of games that he was “not right” by the 2nd. Faster hooks might have made a difference early. Nothing made a difference later.

And Sharks/Dallas? Dallas deserves to move forward. Good luck to them.

1-3. Ouch. but still 7-5 for the playoffs. I still have time to screw that up.

And so I will.

In the west: I love how Dallas is playing, so I’m going to ride them. Detroit iss also playing well, but Morrow and Turco are playing insanely well. Hate to bet against them. Better yet, f they win the cup, it’ll take some sting out of the Sharks losing, given nobody else did. So Stars, but in 7.

Philly/Pittsburgh: Like Philly. Love Pittsburgh. Pens in 6.

And since any money I won in the first round went right back in the 2nd, I think it’s safe to say don’t use this as your betting advice, folks.