Well I followed up a 7-1 first round with a 2-2 second round.
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Western Conference Finals
I like the Stars in a mild upset. They are playing great and getting the play in net they need from Turco. I think the Wings have cruised a bit too easily so far and the intensity of the Stars will allow them to jump out early in the series. It will be interesting to see what the Wings do if they lose a game or two in net. Does Hasek come back in?
Eastern Conference Finals
I have been watching the Eastern Conference closely and I think this will be the best series of all played in both conferences all year. These two teams don't like each other, but do respect the talent on the other team. The games will be physical, there will be fights, and there will be great talent on display. I am a Flyers fan and make no attempt to hide that. I am going with the Flyers in a really tight series here. I see no reason why they cannot upset the Pens. They won the season series and the players on Philly know Crosby and Malkin well from junior days. The Pens are the closest team in the East with forwards talent that matches the depth of Philly. However, the Pens are more top-heavy than Philly. The defenses are a toss-up and I give the edge to Biron in goal. He has been to the Conference Finals with Buffalo and understands the pressure. Also, I think the Flyers players like playing for Stevens and the Pens don't like playing for Therien.
So that means the Stars vs Flyers for the Cup.
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