So here are my predictions and expectations.
Western Conference :
Canucks vs Kings. I predict (if Luongo doesn't choke) that the Canucks will win in 6. I also hope they do. The Canucks have been so unlucky throughout the few last years when it comes to playoffs and there is absolutely no way the Bruins should have won the Cup. Hell! They didn't even deserve to beat the Canadiens in the first round, let alone win the fuckin' Cup!
Blues vs Sharks. I predict The Blues will win in 5 (I was going to say 6, but that's always what we say when we don't want to take risks. I stick to 5). I want The Blues to win because they haven't been in such a good position for a quite a few years now, and I really like Halak. Being a Montreal Canadiens fan who really never accepted the trade, I have to support the Blues. Great goalies this year in St-Louis two, and the goalies always have a good part to play in victories, especially when it comes to the playoffs!
Black Hawks vs Coyotes. I predict the Black Hawks will win in 6. The Black Hawks still have a great team with unbelievable offensive players, there really isn't anything that should prevent such a strong team to beat the Coyotes. I don't really mind which team wins though.
Red Wings vs Predators. I predict the Red Wings will win in 7. These two teams are amongs my favorites. Detroit is my second favorite after Montreal, and Nashville comes closely behind. I think Nashville, even though they made it to the playoffs two years in a row, are amongs the underdogs of the NHL. I still think the Red Wings will beat them. But I said in seven, so maybe Nashville will win.
Eastern Conference :
Rangers vs Senators. Both team are rather good, but I doubt the Senators can do much against the Rangers. Lundqvist might be the reason why I think the Rangers will get the upper hand in this one. I say Rangers in 6. I do not really care who wins.
Capitals vs Bruins. I predict the Capitals will win this one in 7. Both teams are solid, but the Capitals have a greater offense. This might be more of an hope than an actual prediction. I really don't want the Bruins to win this, and I just hope the Capitals will be able to pull this off and beat this team I deeply hate, not just because I'm a Montreal Canadiens fan, but because I hate the unsportmanship of this team, their lucky garage-league goalie and Lucic and Chara are amongs the vicious bastards in the league. I want the Caps to win this.
Devils vs Panthers. Sadly, I will have to go with the Devils here, in let's say... 6 games. I dislike the Devils style of playing. They are one of the most boring teams in the league and yet, they still make it to the playoffs because their boring playing style pays-off. Brodeur also is a solid goaltender. So yeah... the Devils will win, even if I don't want them to.
Penguis vs Flyers. Penguins in 6 (or maybe 7). And this is both a prediction and a hope. Well, my hope would be to see the Penguins crush the Flyers in 4, but still. If the Bruins are not the most vicious and cheap team in the league, than the Flyers are. These goons do not deserve to win, even though they have solid players.
It's a little early to guess, but I'm going to say that St-Louis and New York might meet each other in the finals, and hopefully the Blues will win this :)