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NHL 2008 Stanley Cup Conference Semi-Final Previews

© NHL 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs

At NHL.com, the conference semi-finals previews have been posted at their Stanley Cup website. Check out the preview of each series, times games will be played, and who will broadcasting the games. The second round of the quest begins Thursday.

Eastern Conference
Montreal – Philadelphia
Montreal Canadiens Philadelphia Flyers
Series | Gamebreakers

Montreal swept Philadelphia in the regular season series. But, a continuing dreadful power play in this series may give Philadelphia a chance in winning this series. If it happens, the Flyers would have to take the Canadiens to 7 games.

My pick: Canadiens in 6

Pittsburgh – New York Rangers
Pittsburgh Penguins New York Rangers
Series | Gamebreakers

I believe that Pittsburgh won the regular season series 5-3 over the Rangers. But, coming off a sweep in the first round, there may be rust on these Penguins. Yet, I think that the Penguins with a scoring punch on 2 or even 3 lines may doom the Rangers chance to win it this time.

My pick: Penguins in 7

Western Conference

Detroit – Colorado
Detroit Red Wings Colorado Avalance
Series | Gamebreakers

This is a tough series to call. It has a history. Yet, the Red Wings swept the Alvanche in the regular season series. But, the playoff are a different story. Colorado’s trade deadline acquisitions seems to be paying off. This series will go the distance but give the edge to the home team. But, Colorado can pull an upset.

My pick: Red Wings in 7

San Jose – Dallas
San Jose Sharks Dallas Stars
Series | Gamebreakers

San Jose survived the first round and will have to do again in the second round against Dallas. They split the regular season series so it may be difficult to pick a winner here. Yet, the only remaining California team must be destined to win with the players they have acquired for this year run for the Cup. But, Dallas could pull an upset here as well.

My pick: San Jose in 7

I was 5-3 in the first round. We’ll see if I do better in the second round.

Get additional playoff details at NHL’s Stanley Cup website, Yahoo NHL Playoffs, or CBC Sports.

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