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Can't decide who wins the West. I think it ends up being the most closely contested series of the entire playoffs, with each team taking a split of the first two games in each location, the home teams winning Games 5 & 6, and Game 7 going to overtime. All I know is that whoever wins the West is taking the Cup.
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I'm going with Penguins in 5. Boston's tough, but Pittsburgh just has too many weapons offensively. They look like the team to beat. As for the West, I really hope it's Chicago in 4 because I hate the Kings so much (still mad at them for beating the Devils last year), but I feel it's going to take the full 7 for the Blackhawks to win.
The real question is if they do reach an agreement, what kind of season can they possibly have. If we assume they can pull the team together in a month, we have hit mid- March, which puts us close to Stanley Cup time.