NHL Hockey Season is Over!
So the Vancouver Canucks missed the playoffs (as did all 7 Canadian NHL Teams for that matter) which means the first couple of playoff rounds are meaningless (to me). However it is hockey and the road to the Stanley Cup has to start somewhere! I’ll watch but only as time permits. I have done picks for the last 5 years and usually do not bad. You can read last year’s picks and results here. As always here are my 2016 first round NHL Playoff Predictions:

Western Conference
Dallas Stars (C1) vs. Minnesota Wild (WC2) – Dallas in 5 games

St. Louis Blues (C2) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (C3) – Chicago in 6 games

Anaheim Ducks (P1) vs. Nashville Predators (WC1) – Anaheim in 7 games

Los Angeles Kings (P2) vs. San Jose Sharks (P3) – Los Angeles in 6 games

Eastern Conference

Florida Panthers (A1) vs. New York Islanders (WC1) – NY Islanders in 5 games

Tampa Bay Lightning (A2) vs. Detroit Red Wings (A3) – Tampa Bay in 7 games

Washington Capitals (M1) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (WC2) – Washington in 5 games

Pittsburgh Penguins (M2) vs. New York Rangers (M3) – NY Ranges in 7 games

Agree or disagree with my picks? Leave a comment below or send me a tweet and we can chat.


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