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04-29-2013, 12:26 AM
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Reasons Philadelphia should win this series

-Advantage in Goaltending(Fuhr is money in the playoffs)
-Advantage in #1 and #2 defensemen
-Advantage in 1st pairing, 3rd pairings
-Advantage in overall special teams play(Pittsburgh's power plays will be slightly more effective than Philadelphia's, but Philadelphia's penalty kill will be significantly more effective than Pittsburgh's)
-Advantage in 3rd and 4th lines
-Bert Olmstead, Andy Bathgate, and Sweeney Schriner's playoff resumes are very underwhelming compared to their ES offense
-Pittsburgh has stated multiple times they are going to thrive on puck possession and skating, but Philadelphia boasts a very good skating team as well
-Philadelphia has more physicality and toughness throughout their forward corps
-Pittsburgh has 6 left handed defensemen, which will hurt their breakouts and transition offense because of defensemen being forced to pass on their backhand for every pairing. Philadelphia's top pairing is L-L, but the bottom two pairings are L-R.

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