I watched all of the Hawks-Wild series. I think the Ducks were a legit team, but the Hawks' regular season dominance is a more accurate reflection of their actual skill level than the Ducks' was. Some Wings fans are programmed to remember Corey Crawford as that scared 3rd stringer that got forced into the Playoff game against the Wings a bunch of years back, but the dude is legit, and their defense is STACKED. Minnesota created nothing against them. They're basically a super-powered version of Detroit (not unsurprising given the Bowman connection). Toews and Kane are "star" players that aren't as offensively dominant as, say, Crosby and Malkin, but they play hard all over the ice. Plus, Chicago has redeveloped their role players, which was a predictable problem for them in '11 and '12 after their contract with the devil (and the CBA) to stockpile as much top-level talent as the old CBA would "allow".
But I feel good about Detroit right now, so I'm going Detroit in 6 (the most popular answer). I would not be in furious indignation if Chicago ends up with a 3-0 lead on us - they are that good. But much of this regular season really was an unexpected tryout to figure out which of our "B" or "C" level prospects could be NHL'ers, and what roles they would play. Abdelkader suddenly looks like he's built for the Playoffs, ala Franzen or Kesler (not to that level, but you get the poitn). Nyquist is a stud, and Kindl is worlds better than he was when he came up. And there's few, if any, goalies I would trade Howard for right now in terms of how he's played in the Playoffs.
If we get any type of secondary scoring, Datsyuk and Z will eventually show up. But I do think we need a split in Chicago, or we won't be able to dig out against a team like this.