Stanley Cup Playoffs: Previously on The Rant...

David Stearns@CrossIceFeedAnalyst IMay 11, 2009

CHICAGO - MAY 11:  An ice girl for the Chicago Blackhawks clears hats and towels off of the ice after Patrick Kane #88 scored a hat rick goal in the third period against the Vancouver Canucks during Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 11, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks won 7-5. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The following took place before the second round:

Picks:
(1) Boston vs. (6) Carolina: Carolina in 6 games
(2) Washington vs. (4) Pittsburgh: Washington in 7 games

(2) Detroit vs. (8) Anaheim: Detroit in 7 games
(3) Vancouver vs. (4) Chicago: Chicago in 6 games

These were witnessed, so don't think I'm making this stuff up.

As for the first round, I was off by one series, and somewhere along the lines of six games. But...the way this round is shaping up...I'm not going to say it. Just look above, do the math, and you'll know.

Will post again really soon. I promise.

This has been one of the most exciting playoffs I've ever seen, with some renewal of rivalries of epic proportions and a possible new one next round...(Detroit vs. Chicago? Just as I predicted before the playoffs).