Based on the quarter-final series, here are my picks:
Preds over Coyotes in 6 games. As soon as Mike Smith realizes he's not a Vezina level goaltender the desert dogs keel over.
Flyers over Devils in 5 games. Philly has too much grit and firepower and although Brodeur is good, he's not as good as he used to be.
Blues over Kings in 7 games. I think this is going to be a fun series, but I'll take the genius of Ken Hitchcock in the end.
Rangers over Capitals in 6 games. Washington over-performed in the opening round. NY under-performed.