Initial thoughts looking at the matchups..
Rags/Sens- Rags in 6
Bs/Caps- Bs in 7
Panthers/Devils- Devils in 5
Pens/Flyers- Pens in 6
Nucks/Kings- Nucks in 7 (bad matchup for VAN imo, Quick could win that series by himself)
Blues/Sharks- Sharks in 7
Yotes/Hawks- Hawks in 6
Preds/Wings- Preds in 7
All the matchups seem pretty good, I'm hoping Pittsburgh can correct their D enough to hold off the Flyers. Should be a good series, but a BIG letdown if the Pens lose. With the team they have, they can't go out early 3 years in a row.
Caps will give the Bruins a run for their money, but I'll take the team that's won the cup as opposed to the one who's nucleus has never made the conf. finals.
Kings were the worst possible matchup for Van.. Not sure what to expect from the Blues.. Preds and Wings should be a very good series as well.
Best time of the year.