I'm surprised the Blackhawks made it to the conference finals. I won't be surprised if the Red Wings knock them out in 5 games or less.
AFA the Red Wings waltzing to the Cup: I wouldn't go bet on it just yet. I think the Penguins learned a huge lesson last year, and Carolina has all kinds of confidence in their goalie [who backstopped them to the Cup in 2006] and has a good chunk of that team still around. Would it surprise me if Detroit did it? No - but I don't think it's a slam dunk by any means.
That said, I think Detroit's days on top of the NHL are really numbered. I figure they've got maybe 2 more years and that's it - after that, they'll still be a very good team but not a perennial Cup favorite. I also think Dan Cleary is playing the best hockey of his career by far - the kind of hockey that makes you realize why he was a #7 overall pick.