Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the 2013 Stanley Cup as the NHL Champions.
The Hawks scored two goals near the end of Game 6 to defeat the Boston Bruins to win the series 4-2.
Patrick Kane wins the Conn Symthe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs.
I am surprised this year to have picked the winner in the correct number of games. So, I finished with 10-5 record with 86 games played out of 92 games predicted.
Cannot wait for next season to begin in October.
As I stated yesterday, picking awards winners is difficult. But, all finalists and winners deserve congratulations on their great season.
Last night on NHL Network, the NHL announced the winners of several awards. Story here.
Here are the winners along with my picks.
Well, picking awards winners is difficult. But, all finalists and winner deserve congratulations on their great season.
Update 16 June 2013:
Two other awards were also award on Friday, they were:
The NHL has announced the schedule for the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals. It is the first Original Six Series in the Cup Final since 1979. It should be a very competitive and exciting series to watch this year. Here is the schedule:
|WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013||8 p.m.||BOSTON AT CHICAGO|
|SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013||8 p.m.||BOSTON AT CHICAGO|
|MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013||8 p.m.||CHICAGO AT BOSTON|
|WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013||8 p.m.||CHICAGO AT BOSTON|
|*SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013||8 p.m.||BOSTON AT CHICAGO|
|*MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013||8 p.m.||CHICAGO AT BOSTON|
|*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013||8 p.m.||BOSTON AT CHICAGO|
The games will be broadcasted on NBC or NBC Sports Network in the States and CBC and RDS in Canada.
During the Finals, the winners to the 2013 NHL awards will be announced.
So, which team do I think will it this year?
I’m definitely think the Hawks are the team to beat. They have proven it all season with someone stepping up each game. Penalty killing has been outstanding this playoff run as well as goal tending. Corey Crawford is definitely leading candidate for the Conn Symthe Trophy if the Hawks win. Better results on the power play, winning face-offs, and controlling the neutral zone during 5 on 5 will be keys for Hawks.
The Bruins playoff run this year has been the production of their top forwards. This would need to continue against the Hawks especially on the power play. Like the Hawks, the Bruins goal tending has been solid as well. The health of their defense will be a key factor in this series. It will take another team effort like they did against the Penguins to beat the Hawks this year. If the Bruins win the series, the leading Conn Symthe contenders would be Tuuka Rusk or any one of the top forwards.
I like the Hawks in 6.
Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the Campbell Bowl as the NHL Western Conference Champions.
Patrick Kane step up last night with a hat trick to help the Blackhawks win this series in 5 games. Since winning the President Trophy, the Hawks look like the favorite team to beat.
It’s going to be Original Six Stanley Cup final series. I am definitely looking forward to a great final series
With this result, I have an overall 9-5 record with 80 games played out of 86 games predicted.
Congratulations to the Boston Bruins on winning the Prince of Wales Trophy as the NHL Eastern Conference Champions.
Although I picked the Pens to win this series in 6, I was impressed with the Bruins’ sweep of the Penguins. They look like a team who wants to win the Stanley Cup this year.
With this results, I am now 8-5 with 75 games played out of 80 games predicted.
Today is a important day in history. It is about the sacrifices made on the beaches of Normandy by our military and those of our Allies.
Ronald Regan speech in 1984 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this event comes to my mind of what these fine men did on this day. Rush mentions his recent visit to this site here.
A special thanks to those who served our country during that time. Michelle Malkin’s tribute.