*Originally Posted April 7, 2008*
Do not listen to your average Joe. This is a great time for sports. Baseball, the world’s greatest sport, has just gotten underway. The NFL Draft, possibly the best sports weekend of the year, is a few weeks away. The NBA playoffs, which is way better than March Madness, is about to begin. Finally, the Stanley Cup playoffs, which is perhaps the best playoffs in all of sports, is also about to begin. All Penguin fans are very excited for good reason; they see that a Stanley Cup is within reach. I will break down who I believe will raise that cup and have really long beards by the beginning of June.
I firmly believe that the best teams in the Eastern Conference come from the Atlantic Division. The Senators still scare me, but the Penguins should get by in a longer series than the experts prognosticate. I see the Flyers shutting down Ovechkin and getting by the Capitals. The Rangers and Devils is by far the best series in the first round.
Who cares about the Western Conference?