So, it looks like it will be a Red Wings / Penguins final this year for the Stanley Cup.
I for one am glad this has been the outcome, the two teams that were clearly the best heading in to the playoffs come out to face each other for Lord Stanley's cup. The two teams look to sweep in the conference finals, and that hasn't happened since the Pens/Hawks did it in 1992, and that turned into a great Stanley Cup final (only the 94 Rangers team topping it since of course ) So it should be a great series.
As much as I hate the team formed entirely by the grace of Gary Bettman in the Pens, they got the stars to fill in what will be a great story line. The Red Wings, the closest thing to a prevailing hockey tradition, the dynasty (even though I know they got some great young players also), vs. the Pens, with all their young potential HOF talent, the team of destiny.
I think this restores some credibility to the league, rather than the random crap shoot that the Stanley Cup playoffs has evolved in to for quite some time (no, there is no such thing as a hot goalie you ride, thats a complete illusion).
I am rooting for the Red Wings, of course. You guys?
Go WINGS! I don't ever want Crosby to lift the Cup until he stops his act.
I'm with you buddy. I don't think I could choke down a Penguins Cup right now although at least there's some solace in the fact that we got our ***** handed to us by the Cup winners. Makes that part a bit more palatable.
...although, trying to decide if I'd rather see McCarty or Avery hoist the Cup, is like trying to decide if I'd rather die from Ebola or Aliens exploding out of my stomach. On the one hand, McCarty would probably go broke drinking in the trailer park and gambling, and have to sell his ring again... while Avery might lose his ring, finger-banging Amy Winehouse on some nude beach in Europe (surely on his list of attention grabbing tactics this summer)
I'd love to see McCarty win the cup again. He's a hard player who looks out for his team and since he sorted out Claude Lemieux he's been one of my favoured players.
Aye, two teams both not alike in dignity. In fair Detroit where we lay our scene ....
Both cities have been devastated by economic woes, yet the NHL franchises located in the two have endured in two totally different ways. If not older it seems like the Detroit tradition is bigger than the Pittsburgh tradition seeing as Motor City hums along without intervention by white knight owners or fortuitously bouncing lottery balls.