Scott Reynolds is a fan of the Edmonton Oilers. If you haven't noticed, the Oilers are very, very bad this season. Now that the season is over, Oilers fans are looking forward to watching NHL hockey again -- (get it, because the Oilers don't play NHL hockey).
Scott also writes at SB Nation's Oilers blog, The Copper & Blue, and he decided to use his new excitement to write two whole previews on the entire playoffs. Starting in his native west, Reynolds got the native fans engaged.
As some of you know I've tried to make a habit of counting scoring chances for the Colorado Avalanche this season. That trend may continue in the playoffs, but it may not; the final decision belongs to you, my dear (I think I've been writing too many "gospels") C+B readers! The question is simple: which series would you most like to follow closely for the next couple of weeks? Whichever one (and maybe two) gets the most votes will be the series (uh...yep, still series) featured here at The Copper and Blue. If you need some help deciding, after the jump I'll preview each of the series in the Western Conference with the Eastern Conference previews popping up later on this morning.
Click through to read the entire Western Conference preview, which is entertaining and informative even if you aren't an Oilers fan.
Logically, of course, the next step is covering the East, which Reynolds did in another article.
I'll admit up front that I just haven't seen all that many games between Eastern Conference teams this year. I mean, it's obvious that they mostly suck compared to the West, I just haven't seen it. But that could change! I'll be counting scoring chances for (at least) one series in the first round based on the vote of C+B readers. To vote, head on down to the poll in the Western Conference preview below. The question is simple: which series would you most like to follow closely for the next couple of weeks? Whichever one (and maybe two) gets the most votes will be the series (uh...yep, still series) featured here at The Copper and Blue.