Friday, April 29, 2011

2011 NHL Playoff Predictions - Round 2

As I type this the second round has already started and two of the first games have been played. Not a big deal though because you're a moron if you base your picks on watching game one of a seven game series.

Before I start with my picks I have to say that I didn't do to bad with my round one selections. Overall I was 5-3 and even managed to predict the actual game outcomes of three of those series (thank you San Jose, Washington, and Tampa Bay).

So here are my second round picks:

Western Conference
(1) Vancouver vs. (5) Nashville - Nashville in 7
As you can tell from my first column, I hate the Canucks. Their first round win pissed me off because I stayed up late to watch OT only to have Edler score and piss me off so much that I couldn't sleep. I'm going with the Predators because I think they have more heart than the Canucks.

(2) San Jose vs. (3) Detroit - San Jose in 6
This should be a great matchup between two veteran teams. I think this is the year that the Sharks go to the Finals and the Wings are just too damn old.

Eastern Conference
(1) Washington vs. (5) Tampa Bay - Washington in 6
I really want Tampa to win this series but I think the Caps have learned from their past playoff failures.

(2) Philadelphia vs. (3) Boston - Boston in 7
Last year Boston had the meltdown of all meltdowns when they were up 3 games to none over Philly only to lose the series to them in seven games. After both of these teams lucked out and made it past the first round it's hard to say who's going to win. I'm taking Boston because I don't like Philly's 3 Musketeers that they have in net and Boston will be out for revenge.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Scream 4 is actually really good!

I just got back from a sneak preview screening and I really recommend checking it out.There was great references to the other 3 movies yet it felt like it's own movie.

I have to say that the ending was great and will probably have everyone talking about it.

Now, not only was the movie great but the highlight was a larger gentleman who was eating a giant pizza. The best part is that he was sitting in this tiny seat with his giant Pizza 73 4 pack box.I didn't see if he actually had the wings and the giant cookie in there too but either way it was pretty epic.

Scream 4 - B+
Giant guy with even bigger pizza box - A++

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

2011 NHL Playoff Predictions

So I didn't want my first post to be about sports but since tonight is the first night of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs I though that I should get this one out of the way rather than post my predictions after the first round is over.

"Oh yeah, I knew that Phoenix was going to eliminate Detroit."

Wester Conference
(1) Vancouver vs. (8) Chicago - Chicago in 7
To be honest if I had to put money on this series I would say that Vancouver should win. But as you'll find out soon enough I hate the Canucks so I'm guessing the Canucks choke at home.

(2) San Jose vs. (7) Los Angeles - San Jose in 6
Similar to the VAN/CHI series I want LA to win but San Jose is too good and with Kopitar being injured I don't think the Oilers Kings have what it takes.

(3) Detroit vs. (6) Phoenix - Phoenix in 6
Detroit is limping into the post season and Phoenix is flying under everyone's radar. Plus, I'm sure the NHL would love to make an announcement about where the Coyotes will be playng next season so to be a pain in the ass to the NHL the Coyotes will be playing in round 2.

(4) Anaheim vs. (5) Nashville - Nashville in 7
I think this is going to be the best first round matchup. I like Nashville's goaltending so I'm going to give them the edge here.

Eastern Conference
(1) Washington vs. (8) New York Rangers - Washington in 5
I don't know why I felt the need to put "Rangers" beside New York. If you're reading this you probably follow hockey enough to know that the Islanders are terrible.

(2) Philadelphia vs. (7) Buffalo - Buffalo in 6
Philly's goaltending will once again be their downfall and they could be in even bigger trouble if Pronger has to miss any of the series.

(3) Boston vs. (6) Montreal - Boston in 4
The Bruins are going to roll over the Habs physically and Price just hasn't been that great in the playoffs in the past.

(4) Pittsburgh vs. (5) Tampa Bay - Tampa in 7
I like Pittsburgh and they've been playing great without Crosby and Malkin but Tampa's been great since acquiring Roloson who should've gotten a ring with Edmonton in '06.

I'm going out on a limb by predicting that we're going to see a Boston/San Jose final. Keep in mind that I'm never good at predicting the playoffs so who knows how many I'll get right. As long as Chicago can beat Vancouver all will be good in the hockey world.