Pick 'em: NHL Playoff Polls
It depends on what you mean by "serious contender," presumably
The St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings face off in the West for what should be the highest quality of play in the second round of the NHL playoffs.
The Nashville Predators and Phoenix Coyotes faceoff in what should be a goaltending duel between two unsung teams.
Who will win the NHL Eastern Conference series between the Florida Panthers and the New Jersey Devils?
The St. Louis Blues host the San Jose Sharks in the NHL Western Conference quarterfinals.
The New York Rangers are heavily favored as the first seed in the NHL Eastern Conference playoffs against the Ottawa Senators.
Polling for predictions on the first round NHL playoff series between the Phoenix Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers resume their intra-state rivalry with a big first-round NHL playoff matchup.
The Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings are both stingy defensive teams with outstanding goaltenders, but Vancouver's offense should prevail in a seven-game playoff series.