Well folks. Here we are. The NHL Stanley Cup finals.
Last night, Philadelphia beat Montreal 4-2 to advance to the finals where they will face the Chicago Blackhawks (who swept the San Jose Sharks). So much for me wanting an Original six final.
For the record, the picks for the conference finals were:
King: San Jose/Montreal
We do feel the need to apologize to Montreal. We hadn’t picked them at all until the conference finals, and that pick came with the following warning: “King: Just that this guarantees Montreal’s failure since we’ve never picked them until now.” Sorry about that one, Habs.
Anyways, the picks for the Finals!
Beer: Chicago. I’ve been saying since they swept the sharks that by rights, they should mop the floor with whoever came out of the east. Well, now we know it’s Philadelphia. I expect the Flyers will make it tough but fall in the end. The Blackhawks are going to bring home Stanley.
King: Blackhawks, they seem to be following the plan. Last year, conference finals to lose to rival. Old school team…..make it this year after a little trouble in the first round.
So there you have it folks. We’re voting Blackhawks. (Now watch the Flyers somehow win!)
Enjoy the games!
Beer and King