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Tuesday, May 08, 2007 

Predictions

Not being a prophet nor the son of one, my predictions are always a bit dicey. But I've been downright giddy at the prospect of both the Detroit Red Wings and the San Antonio Spurs going deep into the post season. Here's some thoughts and early predictions.

Hockey

This is a terrific time for hockey fans, with one of the better and more bitter conference finals in years. Detroit vs. Anaheim. Ottawa and Buffalo. Both contests feature a lot to love, and a lot to hate. I doubt there are many fans who don't have strong opinions about every team.

For me, its simple. I love the Big Red Machine. I despise the Disney Ducks (not only for what they did to my MN Wild back in '03). So that match up is important to me. The Eastern finalists should be a terrific match, and there is already bad blood between the two clubs. While I would love to see Detroit win it all, their play off mettle seems streaky. Of course, the last time they made it past the first round meant a Stanley Cup (they also had Hasek then, as well). I would love to see them do it again. If they don't, I think Ottawa will.

Basketball

Ever since the glory days when the Admiral commandeered the San Antonio Spurs, I have loved that team. Having Poppovich and Tim Duncan just made it better. I think whoever wins that match up will face the Pistons in the championship, but the Western team will win.

As of this writing, the Spurs just dropped Game 2 to the Suns. I'm not worried - the Spurs always lose one game. Usually its there first game of the series, but they have to relax and get all the kinks out. I don't think they like to hurt other teams feelings with a sweep. If they can bounce back and take this series, I think they'll have the whole thing wrapped up.

Baseball

The season is just getting started for the boys of summer, but I'll hazard a few guesses. Being out in SoCal, we automatically no longer root only for our beloved Twinkies, but also for the San Diego Padres. We had the chance to go watch them beat the Washington Nationals last Wednesday night, and they have a beautiful stadium.

Both teams, the Twins and the Padres, are good, and the Padres made the playoffs last year. Both teams are currently in third place in their divisions. If the Twins can get healthy and hold their team together, they could be playoff bound. Unfortunately, that's a big if. The Padres, on the other hand, won't have to do that much to make the playoffs. I think it looks better for them. But I'm holding out for my Twinkies.
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So those are my predictions. What do you think? Chime in with your own in the comments!


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