Pretty confident in our chances, but this series is going to drive me nuts.
I was anxious and nervous throughout the first two games of the Van series, but a lot calmer through games 3-5 given that we had the series lead. However, against STL we're going to spend a lot of time watching tie games...which does not bode well for my nerves.
Quick played 3 games against the blues....gave up 1 goal.....if our best player is once again our best player we'll be on our way to the conference finals.
I think the kings will fair much better against the blues than SJ did. Sharks allowed 6 pp goals, thats huge. If the Kings PK keeps up the solid play thats going to be a big blow to the STL offense. If only the kings could get their powerplay going. I say sit them in front of replays of the phili powerplays for the next few days.
I think the Sedins exposed the Kings PK a bit, but the Blues do not have the kind of skilled playmaking exemplified by the Sedins. The Kings will be staring themselves in the mirror. Size and grit vs. size and grit. The one guy that kinda worries me outside of their top players is Andy McDonald.
Bring it on Blues!!!
This will be the Black and Blue series. Both teams will be very physical.
I think the Blues are the bigger team and they play heavy.
We will need Clifford in on our 4 line.
Who should be scratching since Richardson is playing so well?
Penner or Carter? Penner is slower than Carter but he does checks from time to time. Carter is way too soft for my taste. If it was up to me, Carter will be seating a few games just so he knows this is playoff and you need to finished all your checks.
Andy McDonald, you really got to watch him. He is small but very shifty and fast. That being said, it will be interesting to see how he handles how physical this series will be.
This is going to be one of the most physical playoff series in franchise history, not going to top the Toronto series obviously but it will be close. I saw these two teams play towards the end of the season and it was the most physical game of the year by far.