It is an absolute shame that one of these two powerhouses will be knocked out in round one. The perennial favourites vs the team built to win now.
I would never bet against a Mike Babcock coached team, and the Red Wings are the only team I trust to be able to flip the switch and turn it on come playoff time. But I really believe the Predators can win not only this series but the entire playoffs. Nashville as Stanley Cup champions? I can totally see that happening.
Here's the statistical breakdown. Click on the stats for larger imagery: