Bring on Vancouver!
Well, the Hawks made it past Calgary in my predicted 6 games by capitalizing on Calgary mistakes and not making too many of their own.
Now, it’s Vancouver. A team that the Hawks had trouble with all year; a team I was hoping they wouldn’t play first round because they’d get bumped before they could get experience.
As I’ve said before, the second round will be the Hawks’ end of the line. I’d love it if it wouldn’t be, but I don’t think the Hawks have the ability to beat the Canucks.
Now, it IS playoffs, and anything can happen, but Calgary was tougher than alot of people imagined; Vancouver will be tougher.
The Hawks will get some great experience in this round, but veteran leadership and a better team will prevail. Vancouver in 5. (It is possible the series could go 6, but I’ll stick with 5.) A great assessment of the series here.