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Western conference predictions

Earlier tonight, I posted my Eastern conference predictions, and now I’ll do my picks for the West.  I really don’t know that much about any of the teams, and I’ve seen each of them play just a few times, but as I always do, I’ll take a crack at it anyway.  Like my Eastern picks, these will be bare-bones. 

#1 San Jose v #8 Anaheim.  I don’t think the Ducks stand a chance, so I’ll go with Sharks in four.


#2 Detroit v #7 Columbus.  This is the Blue Jackets’ first ever trip to the post season, and as the old adage goes, you have to lose before you learn how to win.  However, I think they’ll steal a game or two, making it somewhat interesting.  Wings in six.

#3 Vancouver v #6 St. Louis.  This might be one of the most boring or one of the most interesting matchups.  I know nothing about the Blues and almost nothing about the Nucks.  Nucks in seven.

#4 Chicago v #5 Calgary.  Blackhawks want this so badly, and they’ll get it.  Hawks in six.

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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.