I was very excited for Round 1 (Read More) and it more than lived up to the bill. I am still excited about Round 2, but not to the same extent. The potential for big upsets has passed and the frequency of games is going to be less, and well it just isn't as exciting given those things and the fact that the Oilers are well established in the off season activities. But one thing that can make it more exciting is predictions!
My record from Round 1 (just looking at winners) was 2 for 4 in the west, and 3 for 4 in the east for a total of 5 for 8, with a couple of those bang on with the number of games as well. Really the only one I was way out on was Detroit, and well I admit it was a gamble that didn't pay off.
So Round 2:
Vancouver (1) vs Nashville (5) - Nashville in 5, I'm going with my heart and not my head here, usually a bad idea.
San Jose (2) vs Detroit (3) - San Jose in 7, I went into this year picking SJ to go to the end, I'll stick with them.
Washington (1) vs Tampa Bay (5) - Caps in 4, these guys are the real deal and Roli is too old.
Philadelphia (2) vs Boston (3) - Flyers in 7, this one is a toss up for me, Phillie seems like the deeper team