So since we can’t do the second annual Paul Mara Memorial Boneheads/Festivus Playoff Beard Extravaganza Contest and Picnic … how about we have a little game to see who can best predict the first round of the playoffs?
Anybody got a catchy name for that?
I have a copy of “100 Ranger Greats” sent to me by co-author John Halligan just before he passed away. It will go to whomever picks best. I’ll ask youse guys for suggestions for the best possible tiebreaker in case more than one ‘Head goes 8 for 8, or whatever the winning number is.
And we’re not having a shootout, so just forget about that right now.
The rules: Pick all eight first-round series and the number of games, right in the comments section. Do it by 7 p.m. tonight. Whoever picks the most series correctly wins the book. OK?
Here are the Official Blogfather picks:
Caps over Canadiens in 5.
Devils over Flyers in 6.
Bruins over Sabres in 7.
Penguins over Senators in 5.
Sharks over Avalanche in 6.
Blackhawks over Predators in 6.
Canucks over Kings in 5.
Red Wings over Coyotes in 6.
One of the good things about the Rangers’ elimination is that the great pro Sam Rosen will be doing some the Versus games instead of Cliche Machine Beninati.