That said, since I'm putting my neck out on the line, I'm betting you all would too. Wanna be a modern day Nostradamus? OK, then how about just predicting some hockey? Knew you would.
We're going to run this contest through the begining of the Panthers opening face-off. Go ahead and post your divisional champs and five other playoff teams from each division; then, predict the Eastern and Western Conference champs; THEN, give me your Stanley Cup champs for 2007. According to PinnacleSports.com, Buffalo and Ottawa are the early favorites to hoist the Cup this spring.
So what do the winners get? I don't know yet, but trust me, it'll be cool. Maybe something nice from the Stanley Cup Finals, maybe a jersey. Maybe a pizza party. Who knows. But it's free, and you can't beat that.
Here's the format:
Eastern Conference -- Southeast: XXXXX; Northeast: XXXX; Atlantic: XXXX. Playoff teams: XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX.
Western Conference -- Pacific: XXXX; Northwest: XXXX; Central: XXX. Playoff teams: XXX, XXX, XXX, XXX, XXXX.
Stanley Cup Finals: XXXX vs. XXXXX.
Stanley Cup champs: XXXXXXX.