Using the order of finish in my picks, here are the First Round match-ups.
Washington over Montreal
Pittsburgh over Buffalo
Boston over Tampa
New York Rangers over Philadelphia
Washington over New York
Pittsburgh over Boston
Eastern Conference Finals
Pittsburgh over Washington (and NBC loves the match-up)
Vancouver over St. Louis
Los Angeles over Anaheim (great cross-town rivalry)
Nashville over Detroit (finally)
Chicago over San Jose
Chicago over Vancouver
Los Angeles over Nashville (seven games - Kings win on home ice)
Western Conference Finals
Los Angeles over Chicago
Stanley Cup Finals...
It will be a great match-up between Pittsburgh and Los Angeles with Pittsburgh having the home ice advantage by virtue of three points or less difference during the regular season.
Sidney Crosby will take the Conn Smythe when the Pens win it on home ice in game seven.
Here are some guesses (not predictions) of the top three in each category and the projected winners.
Alex Ovechkin (winner)
Niclas Lidstrom (winner in his swan song season)
Pekka Rinne (winner)
Gabriel Landeskog (winner)
Jack Adams Trophy
Barry Trotz (Winner - Finally)
Jennings Trophy (Included for all the Jennings Trophy Watch fans)
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