`The Paperless One's Hockey Picks
April 14, 2002
Might I remind you that The Paperless One picked Pat Quinn's Team Canada for the gold in this year's Olympics...
Paperless predicts that the Habs, under the inspiration of Saku Koivu (not to mention all the great former Leafs on the team), will kick Boston's ass and make chowder out of them!
Montreal in 5.
Ottawa, as lame in the post-season as they normally are, will come into their own this year as they will defeat the injury-riddled Flyers - even thought Daniel Alfredson looks like Jerry Stiller with that moustache!
Ottawa in 7.
As much as I hate the New Jersey Devils and their clutch-and-grab style, they will likely beat the Carolina Hurricanes...why? Two words: Martin Brodeur!
Devils in 5.
The Leafs will level these clowns all the way back to 1993 (that would be the last time these guys even saw a playoff win). They will, however, allow them one mercy win along the way.
Yashin, Peca, and the Polish Prince will be no match for the boys, even if Cujo's hand goes wacky again.
Leafs in 5.
Vancouver have been playing playoff hockey for months now, so Todd Bertuzzi already has a start on his playoff beard.
Canucks will perform a major upset with a win in 7 hard-fought games.
Patrick Roy. Nuff said.
Colorado in 6.
Phoenix, even without Danny Markov (injured still?) and Sergei, will swindle a victory over Teemu and the boys...wait a minute, there are no boys, Teemu's all by himself!
Coyotes in 6.
Did I really pick Chicago in 4? I must have been drunk. Maybe I meant Chicago in 7.
Leafs in 6.
Devils and Senators? Aren't they one and the same? Devils in 5.
Colorado will rain on Vancouver's well-fought parade in 5.
Chickenlago will remember what post-season play is all about and defeat the Wily Coyotes in 6.
Revenge is a dish best served cold...Leafs in 6.
Colorado in 7.
You wish, Paperless. Leafs in 6? Are pigs flying or what?!?
Even Paperless can dream, folks.