Stanley Cup Prediction Time!!


Jun 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the Stanley Cup Final logo on the ice during media day in preparation for game one of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

With the puck about to drop on the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals it is time to arbitrarily guess who the victor will be. When you really get down to it, the winner does not matter, as long as we get to see grown men cry as they lift Lord Stanley’s Cup. If that happens we all win. Speaking of winners, the NHL has to be happy with this year’s matchup. You have the history with the original six teams, you have stars galore, and you have two of the last four cup winners looking to legitimize their legacies.

The Prediction:

Boston wins in six. You can take that to the bank. Here is why:

While I was weighing the match ups, which was really just me saying each city aloud like I’m Ron Burgandy reading a question marked teleprompter, I realized that I had just recently faced a similar Boston v Chicago decision. While most of the details are irrelevant, the quest to find my next city to call home came down to Boston and Chicago. Long story short, I picked Boston. Thus the next logical step is to view this hockey final as a cosmic re-interpretation of my inner struggle. Therefore the Bruins have to win…because if they don’t I will have my confidence shaken to its core and and seriously question my moving to Boston over Chicago decision. That will be the start of a seriously damaging phase where I make important life decisions based on sporting event outcomes, a phase that will eventually result in me living in a dingy basement thumbtacking athletes faces to a bulletin board and connecting said faces with an intricate string web all in an effort to divine whether or not I should go to the store to pick up some milk. So yea….the Bruins have to win.

Also the Bruins have a stronger contingent of ex-Panthers which has been scientifically proven to be the ONLY factor in determining outcomes of the playoffs. Anyway, enjoy the action, it should be a wild ride. Feel free to share your prediction in the comments section below.