Found April 30, 2013 on The Hockey Program:
(Sidney Crosby ladies and gents.....  Photo Credit: AP/Gene J. Puskar)   When I looked at Colin Fitts' excellent Western Conference Preview, it hit me. Let's do this almost Dobberhockey style. The Eastern Conference features a few teams not expected to make it but yet they did. Justin Glock from The Hockey Writers did most of the work for me with the East it seems. This looks like a completely backwards way of doing a preview but we are going to try this anyway. Anyhow, here are our predictions for Round 1. Eastern Conference QF Predictions 1 PIT vs 8 NYI PIT in 5 2 MTL vs 7 OTT MTL in 5 3 WSH vs 6 NYR etc. WSH in 7 4 BOS vs 5 TOR  BOS in 5 The first thing that is going to be asked is why? There is no need to get fancy here as you want to know who is going to win, right now. However here is the rationale for each series in quick form. Pens over Islanders in 5 WHY?: This is simple. Sidney Crosby is going to play and when he ...
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