Stanley Cup Playoffs 2015: Our predictions for this year's postseason
Did we decide to all be a bunch of homers and pick the Blackhawks? Find out!
The 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin Wednesday night with a full slate of games, including a much-anticipated matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators. There will be a lot to cover over the next few weeks as the teams sort out a new champion, but we wanted to put our cards on the table and toss out some predictions.
Who doesn't love written documentation of being wrong??
So here are the predictions from me and several of the other SCH writers, who may or may not have used my strategy of asking the dog who to choose. I, for one, commend Brandon for having the balls not to pick the Blackhawks. I don't know if we're homers, but most of us still see Chicago as the team to beat entering this year's playoffs now that Patrick Kane is back. My dog does, too. She's just smart like that.
Anyway! Here are the picks:
|NYR-PIT||Rangers||Rangers ||Rangers||Rangers ||Rangers||Rangers||Rangers|
|STL-MIN||Wild ||Wild ||Wild||Blues||Wild||Wild||Wild|
|East champion ||Rangers||Rangers||Rangers||Lightning||Lightning||Capitals||Rangers|
|Stanley Cup champion||Blackhawks||Blackhawks||Rangers||Blackhawks||Blackhawks||Blackhawks||Blackhawks|
|Conn Smythe winner ||Jonathan Toews ||Corey Crawford||Devan Dubnyk ||Corey Crawford||Corey Crawford||Corey Crawford||Jonathan Toews|