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Todays predictions and Alexei Cherepanov

Along with the rest of the hockey world, I am completely shell shocked by the death of Alexei Cherepanov.  Quite literally, I don’t know what to say other than my heart goes out to his family and to the Rangers organization.  My only memory of Cherepanov was a vicious hit that was delivered upon him by Brandon Sutter in a World Juniors game.  I can’t believe what has happened today.

Last week, I started sharing the hockey picks that I make at work.  These are just for fun, and I typically make four picks every weekday.  Last week, I made eight picks.  I got six picks correct straight up, and I got one score exactly right.  I make these picks at about 10:00 every morning, and today’s picks included two afternoon games.  Today, I picked:
Detroit to beat Carolina 4-2.  Obviously, I’m hoping for a different outcome
Buffalo to beat Islanders 3-2
Vancouver to beat Washington 3-1
St. Louis to beat Toronto 4-0

St. Louis and Buffalo won their games, but not by the scores that I predicted.  The way I figure it, I should be lucky to nail one pick per month, but I got off to a good start with one nailed on the second day. 

Canes debut the black sweater tonight.  More on that in a few minutes

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David Lee is a restaurant manager with an unused degree in political science.  He can be found at Carolina Hurricanes games, Scrabble tournaments and indie-rock shows.  Sometimes, all in the same day. 

David has contributed to CBC.ca for their Stanley Cup playoff coverage in 2006 and to the New York Times Slapshot blog for theirs in 2008. Red and Black Hockey was founded in July of 2005.