Fans' first-round predictions
Below are the matchups followed by the number of posts and blogs picking each team to win and link to the results of SporsNation voting. Just for fun we threw in a word picture that weights the team names based on how many times they were picked to win.
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Eastern Conference picksBruins (82), Canadiens (7) SportsNation voting favors Boston
Penguins (56), Flyers (33) SportsNation voting favors Pittsburgh
Devils (52), Hurricanes (37) SportsNation voting favors New Jersey
Capitals (77), Rangers (12) SportsNation voting favors Washington
Western Conference picksSharks (77), Ducks (8) SportsNation voting favors San Jose
Blackhawks (53), Flames (32) SportsNation voting favors Chicago
Canucks (55), Blues (30) SportsNation voting split
Red Wings (80), Blue Jackets (5) SportsNation voting favors Detroit
Bloggers' predictions (click through to respond)CommunityEds | awesomewes1 | Matt 55000 | JoeJoeTTM | L3mUIX66 | romo2witten82 | Manitou 1 | spaceman126 | AJ crazy legs slice | xbrunettexbombshellx | ARKHOGS123 | DougDrabek1992 | NYandMU | orionben666 | Lionsfanatic52 | speedllama
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