May 13 2011 06:03PM
Did you honestly think that Tampa Bay was going to beat Washington in the second round of the playoffs this year? You dirty rotten liar. No one thought Tampa Bay was going to win. How dare you sully the good name of this website with all of your falsehoods?
All nine of the Nation writers in this playoff picking game - ignoring for a moment that Brownlee oddly refuses to play along - picked the Washingtons to lay a capital beating on the Lightnings.* All nine gentlemen picked the Caps to win and all nine are incorrect, including Lowetide who leads the pack with an 11-1 record through two rounds.
*See what we did there with the Capitals pun? What quality writing.
1 - Lowetide - OilersNation - (8-0) (3-1) - (11-1)
T2 - Jonathan Willis - OilersNation - (8-0) (2-2) - (10-2)
T2 - Cam Davie - CanucksArmy - (7-1) (3-1) - (10-2)
4 - Pat Steinberg - FlamesNation - (6-2) (3-1) - (9-3)
T5 - Jason Gregor - OilersNation - (6-2) (2-2) - (8-4)
T5 - Wanye - OilersNation - (6-2) (2-2) - (8-4)
T5 - Kent Wilson - FlamesNation - (6-2) (2-2) - (8-4)
T5 - Thom Drance - CanucksArmy - (5-3) (3-1) - (8-4)
9 - Steve Lansky - TheLeafsNation - (4-4) (3-1) - (7-5)
And now for the expert analysis.
WHATS WITH ALL THE SWEEPS?
Seriously. What's with all the sweeps? If you had told us that neither Eastern Series would go to a fifth game we would have cold cocked you right in the grill. We don't tolerate unqualified speculation, particularly when it comes to the second round of the playoffs.
One can't help but find both Washington and Philadelphia rolling over to be super strange. We can't decide if it had more to do with the superiority of the Bruins and the Bolts, if an exacting first round had taken its toll on the two losing teams or if they just plain suck.
In any event the victors are well rested and ready to go to war in what will be a most excellent Eastern Conference matchup.
WHATS WITH THE STUPID CANUCKS?
How are these clowns through to the Conference Finals? Try as they might, the Vancouver squadron was able to stay out of it's own way long enough to take down Nashville and amazingly face the Sharks now in the Conference Final. You had best believe that your ol' pal Wanye is taking the Sharks to win the West. There is just no way the Canucks can keep this up.
Now that it has all been said and done we can end our annual boycott of round two and begin watching games again. Round one always rules, round two is lame and then it's good from then on.
That's what she said.