This blog is just going to be about the Penguins post-season. Today I am going to preview the playoffs, and here is the way I see the final Eastern Conf. standings.
3. New Jersey
7. New York
As you can see, I have the Penguins playing the Devils in the first round of the playoffs, a very winnable series for the Pens. The last time these two teams played, the Penguins annihalated the Devils 6-1. I would much rather play the Devils in the first round than the Hurricanes based on recednt play. I really wish it was the Flyers though, because 1. it would be fun 2. I think we'd win. Anyway, if the Pens beat the Devils, which I think they will, they will have a tough draw in round two. I see the other first round winners being Boston, New York (Yes, New York), and Philadelphia. That would pit Boston vs. New York and Pitt vs. Philly. If it comes down to these three teams, consider the Flyers-Pens series as the ECF. If the Pens win, they would likely face Boston in the ECF. I think the Penguins would beat the Bruins, based on recent play. The last time they played, the Penguins won even though Mathieu Garon was in net for the Penguins, and he sucks.
That isn't my prediction yet, but just a preview. I think the additions of Chris Kunitz and Billy Guerin are huge and the departure of the infamous Ryan Whitney is even bigger. We will see, and I will be back when the playoff seeds are finalized.
Let's go Pens