NHL Playoffs 2013: Expert Predictions from Around the Web for Stanley Cup Final

Steve SilvermanFeatured ColumnistJune 11, 2013

NHL Playoffs 2013: Expert Predictions from Around the Web for Stanley Cup Final

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    In the end, all the words and analysis won't mean a thing.

    The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks will decide who wins the Stanley Cup with their play on the ice. Head coaches Claude Julien of the Bruins and Joel Quenneville of the Blackhawks will have some input, but the players will decide who lifts Lord Stanley's chalice.

    However, that doesn't stop hockey analysts from having opinions on the outcome of this classic series that pits two Original Six teams in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1979.

    Here's a look at some of the expert predictions from around the web.

ESPN Analyst Barry Melrose

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    ESPN analyst Barry Melrose picked the Bruins to win the Stanley Cup Final in six games.

ESPN Hockey Expert Pierre LeBrun

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    ESPN hockey information man Pierre LeBrun picked the Blackhawks to win the Stanley Cup Final in seven games.

Sports Illustrated Hockey Writer Alan Muir

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    Sports Illustrated NHL writer Alan Muir picked the Bruins to win the Stanley Cup Final in seven games.

CBS Sports Hockey Writer Brian Stubits

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    CBS Sports hockey writer Brian Stubits picks the Bruins to win the Stanley Cup Final in six games.

ESPN Hockey Analyst John Buccigross

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    ESPN hockey analyst John Buccigross picks the Blackhawks to win the Stanley Cup Final in seven game.

CBS Sports Hockey Writer Adam Gretz

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    CBS Sports hockey writer Adam Gretz picks the Blackhawks to win the Stanley Cup Final in six games.

Sports Illustrated Hockey Writer Adrian Dater

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    Sports Illustrated hockey writer Adrian Dater picks the Blackhawks to win the Stanley Cup Final in seven games.

Boston Globe Columnist Kevin Paul Dupont

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    Boston Globe columnist Kevin Paul Dupont picks the Bruins to win the Stanley Cup Final in six games.

ESPN Anchor Steve Levy

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    ESPN anchor Steve Levy picks the Bruins to win the Stanley Cup Final in six games.

Boston Globe Bruins Beat Reporter Fluto Shinzawa

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    Boston Globe Bruins beat reporter Fluto Shinzawa picks the Bruins to win the Stanley Cup Final in seven.

Fox Hockey Expert Jon Paul Morosi

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    Fox Sports NHL writer Jon Paul Morosi picks the Bruins to win the Stanley Cup Final in six games.

Chicago Tribune Sports Columnist David Haugh

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    Chicago Tribune sports columnist David Haugh picks the Blackhawks to win the Stanley Cup Final in seven games.

Chicago Tribune Blackhawks Beat Reporter Chris Kuc

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    Chicago Tribune Blackhawks beat reporter Chris Kuc picks the Blackhawks to win the Stanley Cup Final in seven games.

Bleacher Report Featured Columnist Steve Silverman

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    Bleacher Report featured columnist Steve Silverman picks the Boston Bruins to win the Stanley Cup Final in six games.