The Roundtable is back this weekend. We are making conference predictions this time around. Today we deal with the Eastern Conference Finals which begin this evening. The staff at FFH make their predictions on the series.
Who do you think will win the Eastern Conference Finals and why?
Paul - My pick is the Tampa Bay Lightning. Why? I'm from there and I'm still a homer. Seriously, Guy Boucher has this group playing a fierce brand of up-tempo hockey that I haven't seen in a long time; in fact, this team is better than the 04 Cup team. Not only are they fast, they are relentless pursuers of the puck; they typify the adage "People and Pucks to the Net" as they never give up on the play. The key factor will be the battle of the netminders. I like Tim Thomas a lot, but I think the 'Bolts have the edge here.