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
MTL-OTT Canadiens Senators Senators Canadiens Canadiens Canadiens Senators
TB-DET Lightning Lightning Lightning Lightning Lightning Lightning Lightning
WSH-NYI Capitals Islanders Capitals Islanders Islanders Capitals Capitals
Wild Blues Wild Wild Wild
CHI-NSH Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks
Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks
ANA-WPG Ducks Ducks Ducks Jets Jets Jets Jets
VAN-CGY Canucks Canucks Flames Canucks Canucks Flames Flames
East champion
Rangers Rangers Rangers Lightning Lightning Capitals Rangers
West champion Blackhawks Blackhawks Wild Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks Blackhawks
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