Whatever. This is what my bracket looked like after the first round.
Actually, it was bloodier. With less excitement.
Getting your two Cup picks getting blown out in the first round will piss you off something fierce, let me tell you. Despite that Club Fuckery, I still went four for eight, that's about as good as flipping a coin. You want good pro hockey insight, you come right fucking here.
In case you didn't get enough, here's the next round, which I've conveniently posted nearly two games late. But you'll see I'm so stupid I'll still go against the results and pick what everyone now knows will not happen. Somehow giving validity to it all. Poetic isn't it?
Kings in 7.
The Coyotes are a dogged team. I'll give you a minute to collect yourself. They work hard, are well coached, and have a goaltender that is just feeling it right now. If the Blackhawks could stop enjoying themselves from being themselves they may have won that series. That, and Corey Crawford absolutely blows. The Predators dispatched the old, and wobbly Red Wings handily. No surprise, not this year at least. They've been caught off guard by the Coyotes, but this series is far from over. They'll regain composure, and I originally expected them to take it in 6. That looks doubtful now, but stranger things have happened. By the way I'd love to see the Coyotes run the table. Fantastic.
Predators in 6.
I didn't hear the whistle" Hunter finally saying, "Fuck the egos, we're doing it the way we always should have been."
Caps in 7.
Flyers in 4.
I would put any stock in my predictions but if you're an idiot, I would say we're looking at Flyers East vs. Flyers West for a final. Nashville could easily get in the way of that, they looked poised in the first round, not so much now. It would definetely make for an interesting Cup Final with all the story tie-ins. And a big fuck you to whoever loses.