Vulgar Statistics: Conference Finals Power Rankings And My Picks
I figured that instead of hiding cells, I’d just give you guys all the info and make peace with it not fitting in the column.
#1 Pittsburgh vs. #4 Boston
Why Pittsburgh will win – They’re the best team left in the east, goaltending issues aside.
Why Boston will win – The aforementioned goaltending issues, and much like the Islanders, Boston is the type of effort-based team with evenly distributed talent that could give the Penguins trouble.
The Pick – Pittsburgh in 7 – They’re just playing too well right now.
#1 Chicago vs. #5 Los Angeles
Why Chicago will win – There isn’t a team in the NHL with a better top four than Toews, Kane, Shark, and Hossa. No, not even Pittsburgh.
Why Los Angeles will win – There isn’t a team left in the playoffs with a better defense and goaltender.
The Pick – Chicago in 7 – I think the Detroit series woke Chicago up a little bit and when both of these teams play their best, I think Chicago comes out on top every time.