Stanley Cup Final Expert Picks

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The Experts
Picks Overview
  Keith Jones Jay Zawaski Mike Felger Steve Somers
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Blackhawks In 5 Blackhawks In 6 Blackhawks In 6 Blackhawks In 6
Picks Analysis
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Keith Jones, 94WIP and NBC/NHL Studio Analyst, CBSPhilly.com
Blackhawks In 5
One word: Toews. T-o-e-w-s. It’s that simple.
Jay Zawaski, 670 The Score, CBSChicago.com
Blackhawks In 6
Chicago's depth at forward will create many scoring opportunities and provide problems for Tampa. The Blackhawks also have an abundance of experience at this stage and are full of leaders who understand how to handle the spotlight.
Mike Felger, 98.5 The Sports Hub, CBSBoston.com
Blackhawks In 6
I think the Lightning give them a real run. Tampa is good. And Steven Stamkos, it’s about his time. He’s going to get one before it’s all said and done. He’s growing up into a man. And Tampa might be better than Chicago, they might be. But Chicago is so damn clutch, and at the end of the day, they’re going to pull it out.
Steve Somers, WFAN, CBSNewYork.com
Blackhawks In 6
Usually, the only thing you can predict with post season hockey is the unpredictibility - the unexpected, even when we’re down to the final two. With hockey, size does matter, so we’ll go with the more physical and bigger Chicago Blackhawks, a team that will use that size to bang and bump the more speedy and finesse team in Tampa Bay. And with Chicago having “Been there and done that,” with a more experienced goalie, we’ll go with Chicago in six games.