Well... Rich Peverly beat him to it, so I guess I won't be too concerned.
I think the Kings will handle this, though. It's odd. For the first time in a few years there isn't a team that I hate playing for the Cup (Detroit, Detroit, Philly, Vancouver). I would say it'll be a stress-free Cup finals, but as soon as I thought to type that I remembered I am on HF Boards
I'm going to root for the Kings as they've never won the cup and would be the 1st 8th seed to do so. Kings have played the best of all the teams in the playoffs and if they do the same in the final they deserve it.
Jeff Carter makes it 2-0 for the Kings ... Holmgren held responsible for his stupidity ?
I don't think those deals are stupid. He got Schenn, Couturier, and Simmonds back, which long term will probably be better. Besides it wasn't lack of offense that did them in. It was Pronger's concussion and Bryzgalov's inability to stop pucks. Richards and Carter would not be the difference on that team
It's been so long now, I don't remember if Zidlicky stepped it up in the playoffs for the Preds or not. He's been pretty good this playoff with the Devils, I think he's even playing their top pair now.
You can tell the Preds are growing as a franchise when it seems every season now an ex-Pred is doing something in the playoffs! Can't wait till everyone currently ON the roster puts it together and delivers in Nashville.