More hockey predictions!
Once again, I batted .500. I'm going to start flipping a fucking coin. Guess which one of the following will be incorrect and win not a goddamn thing!
Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia: Come on. Did anyone outside of professional jackass Bobby Clarke think a bunch of young kids, an untested goalie, a free agent signing and a deadline deal would end up four games from playing for Lord Stanley's drinking glass? It's a hell of a story. And it ends at the hands of the most dynamic duo of youth in the sport since Gretzky and Messier. If the Penguins don't fuck this up, can anyone see anything but multiple championships in their collective future? Penguins in six.
Detroit vs. Dallas: There is A Country For Old Men when you have Johan Franzen pretending to be Mike Bossy. Nine goals in four games? Will Randal overuse italics? Stay tuned, true believers! Oh, yeah, the hockey. Dallas is finally living up to its talent (having added playoff-tested and former Conn Smythe winner Brad Richards hasn't hurt), but overtime games, especially those of the near-140-minute variety, can go either way. The Stars are good, but not good enough. Red Wings in six.