Looking At The Other Semi-Final Matchups

I was .500 in my first round predictions, which is actually better than I usually do at such things. Ah well.

So without further filler, my take (for what it's worth) at the other semi-final matchups. Sharks-Stars preview tomorrow.

Montreal vs. Philadelphia -- Their what-was-that three game fade against Boston after having treated the Bruins like washrags in the first three games notwithstanding, the Canadiens have so much more than the Flyers this one is the biggest mismatch in this round.
Predicted winner: Montreal

Pittsburgh vs. New York Rangers -- Any attempt by Sean Avery to pull a stunt on Sidney Crosby will be immediately slapped down by the officials, guaranteed. The Penguins have way too much firepower for the Rangers to keep up.
Predicted winner: Pittsburgh

Detroit vs. Colorado -- Ah, the hottest rivalry in recent NHL history now enters its second generation. The Avalanche have the kind of speed that can penetrate the Red Wings defense, and if Jose Theodore stays strong this becomes officially v-e-r-y interesting. I'm going with the upset.
Predicted winner: Colorado