Jackson took a group of us non-Canadians to a Bruins/Blackhawks game in Boston last fall, and rekindled my interest in the Blackhawks. Seeing as Jackson has posted his picks for the first round, I figured I would post my completely novice guesses just so I can belittle him if I happen to guess correctly.
'Wings d Preds in 6. Ellis is gonna win 2.
Sharks d Flames in 4. Flames are going down hard.
Avs d Wild in 6. Wild are too boring to win.
Stars d Ducks in 7. Could go the other way in 7.
Montreal d Boston in 5. Boston will win one at home.
Pittsburgh d Ottawa in 5. Crosby with 16 points.
Caps d Flyers in 6. Caps are gonna drop one at home, probably game 1.
Rangers d Devils in 7. Though I couldn't care less.
If you place any bets based on these picks, I will expect my usual commission.