All 4 series are going to be tight, one goal wins in every game (through game 1's). The 8 teams are only separated by a hair. The parity of the NHL now is amazing, no team really outperformed another, the upcoming weeks are going to be exciting.
Did you see the NBC schedule again? This weekend we have the pleasure of watching the Rangers and the Red Wings, (and the Pens) just like, oh every other week during the year (except for the Washington games), how about showing San Jose or Montreal some love? Is it really too tough to expose a Canadian team or a West coast team to the American public, or maybe, NBC can only pick 4 teams to broadcast throughout the year...
Red Wings in 7
Sharks in 5
Canadians in 7
Penguins in 6
I'm pulling for the Avalanche, but they won't get it done. The Sharks seem to have an edge over the Stars early, Turco will struggle, The Canadians will get it done in another slugging series, and the youth finds a way in Pittsburgh.