Lake Erie Monsters v. Ontario Reign
Toronto Marlies v. Hershey Bears
The Jackets and Kings have talented minor team squads. Last year, the Manchester Monarchs, the minor team of the Los Angeles Kings, won the Stanley Cup. This year, the Ontario Reign, the minor team of the Los Angeles Kings, are almost right back where they were last year. Last year, the Springfield Falcons, the minor team of the Columbus Blue Jackets, were extremely close to making the postseason. Both teams are extremely talented and have plenty of youth. With that said, knowing the Jackets organization is deep, this team is better than the Reign.
Prediction: Monsters in 7
As the Bears as the local team of where I reside, it would be logical for a local to pick them over the Marlies. However, the Marlies are way more talented than the Bears. They have premium skill they are keeping in the minors as the Maple Leafs are tanking. They want their young guys to learn success in the minors, than take over this team and suddenly achieve greatness.
Prediction: Marlies in 7
What are your predictions? More to come…