2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: 10 Bold Predictions for Conference Finals

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2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: 10 Bold Predictions for Conference Finals
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We might as well call the 2013 Eastern and Western Conference finals the tournament of champions, since the remaining four teams have all hoisted the Stanley Cup since the start of the 2008-09 season.

"I think it’s pretty impressive, knowing about parity in the league and how hard it is to get back there," said Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien on Thursday. "To know that somebody is going to win [the Stanley Cup] twice in, at the most, four years is pretty impressive, I think."

All of the clubs that have advanced past the second round of the playoffs are four-line teams with quality goaltending and great coaching. There isn't much separating them in their respective matchups, which should result in each series going six or seven games.

Let's take a look at 10 bold predictions for the conference finals, which start on Saturday.

Note: All quotes obtained firsthand or from Bruins media website.

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