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Conference finals predictions

In this season’s playoffs, I correctly picked seven of eight matchups in the first round and three of four in the second round.  Cumulatively, I have 10 correct picks and only two incorrect.  Interestingly enough, the only series that I missed in the second round was Carolina/Boston.  As much as I love my team, I didn’t think they had enough to knock off the Bs. 

The Conference finals begin tomorrow, and it’s time to get my picks out in the open.  This time, I’ll give a little bit of analysis.

First, the West. 
I’ll pick experience over innocence.  Wings in six.  The last time the Blackhawks made a playoff run this deep, Pat Kane and Jonathan Toews were six years old.  Their roster is loaded with some very skilled, but very young players.  None of us need a refresher about Detroit’s playoff history or the age of their roster.

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