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02-09-2013, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Hollywood3 View Post
The way Manitoba and Sask dominated their opponents last night I doubt that either will lose. Of course, you never know when a goaltender will come up with a 50 save performance.

It is odd that Manitoba crushed Regina so badly all season, yet the Cats have basically been .500 against Sask, Calgary, and UBC.

While upsets are plausible, all signs point to a Manitoba-Alberta final. Barring injuries, I would say that Alberta's only chance is if Mucha is stellar in goal.
I am surprised Alberta's only chance of beating Manitoba is if their goaltender is stellar. Throughout the season, they won 3 of 4 matchups, and outshot Manitoba every game, for a total of 162 shot for and 111 against, outscoring Manitoba 16-10. I would have thought that either team would be capable of winning without the need for a goaltender stealing a game. Your top 35 rankings shows Alberta #1 and Manitoba #5. Surely the #1 team has a fighting chance against #5?

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